Deer no longer dear on KI
04 September 2014
The Kangaroo Island NRM Board has developed a policy for domestic deer on Kangaroo Island, whereby deer are a declared species. This means that ownership and husbandry of deer is now subject to much stricter controls.
The policy aims to prevent a feral deer population establishing on Kangaroo Island, and protect the environment, industry and people from the damage and hazards caused by deer. Deer cause physical damage and also can potentially transmit important agricultural diseases.
Deer are regarded as high risk animal because they are difficult to contain and have elusive habits in the wild.