Pest animals - feral deer

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015

Deer are a major, emerging pest problem. They are damaging to the natural environment and to agricultural businesses. The two most abundant species in South Australia are fallow and red deer.

Impact

Fallow deer (Dama dama)

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 Identification points

Red deer (Cervus elaphus)

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Identification points

Hog deer (Axis porcinus)

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Identification points

Chital deer (Axis axis)

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Identification points

Rusa deer (Cervus timorensis)

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Identification points

Sambar deer (Cervus unicolor)

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Identification points

Control

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