The current system makes no sense
Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Under the current system fallow deer, a species introduced into Tasmania in 1835 as a hunting stock, remains a semi-protected species, with severe limitations on when and how it can be killed, and serious fines for those who flout the law. A farmer can apply for crop protection permits but there is significant red tape involved. Despite the red tape, the damage to farmers is increasing. Significant damage to crops is also caused by native species, but this is controlled by commercial hunting. Although their numbers are rapidly escalating, deer are the exception. This does not make any sense. Please tell the Minister you support commercial use of deer culled under the existing crop protection system.