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Be on the lookout for deer as rutting season gets underway

  RESIDENTS are being warned to be on the look out for deer as the pest species’ rutting season gets underway. Each year during the rutting season – generally between May and August – the visibility of deer increases as they move down from the escarpment and into urban areas, as the stags compete for … Continue reading

Reports of deer hunting at Stanwell Park

HUNTERS have allegedly cut up the carcass of a deer with a large machete in the early hours of this morning at Stanwell Park. Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of illegal hunting close to a residential area after gun shots were heard in the vicinity of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and The Drive about 3am. … Continue reading

Escarpment deer to be treated the same as other feral animals

THE NSW Government is reportedly planning to ease restrictions around shooting feral deer. Primary Industries Minister Adam Marshall said he was looking at classifying the deer in the same way as other feral animals due to “exploding” populations. The news follows a number of feral deer wandering on North Beach last week. The North Wollongong … Continue reading

‘Rampant’ deer population ‘out of control’ says Keira MP

URGENT bipartisan action is needed to address the current crisis of the growing wild deer population in the Illawarra. NSW Shadow Treasurer, State MP for Keira, Ryan Park has written to the newly appointed Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall MP to request a meeting to discuss options for immediate action. Mr Park claims deer populations … Continue reading

Research into Mynor problem with deer

AS part of the Wollongong Indian Myna Action Program (WIMAP) Wollongong City Council is working with the University of Western Sydney’s Native and Pest Animal Unit on a study of the pest birds within the Wollongong Local Government Area. The research project will utilise sighting data submitted by WIMAP workshop participants to determine current and … Continue reading

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