A significant expansion of deer populations in the Alpine and Mt Buffalo National Parks, and surrounding areas, has been observed over the past decade, with increased impacts on environmental, social and economic assets. Parks Victoria introduced a deer control trial to try and address these issues. The focus to date has been on ground shooting; Parks Victoria is now adding aerial shooting to the trial.
Parks Victorias deer aerial shooting trial will be carried out on the following dates Mt Buffalo from Tuesday 16th October until Friday 19th October 2018 (inclusive)
The areas of the park subject to shooting will be closed on the dates listed above
The Great Alpine Road and the Mount Buffalo Tourist Road will remain open.
While the shooting areas are closed, large areas of both parks remain open to visitors, including Lake Catani campground, the Horn, the Gorge and the Chalet. If you require further information or have any questions, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.