Map and monitor with DeerScan

Stakeholders should be clear about what will be monitored during their program.

While the preceding steps cover what type of monitoring is to be done, there should also be discussion about exactly what information must be collected, and why. Some issues to consider before monitoring  begins include:

  • Who is the information for and how will they use it?
  • Who will gather the information?
  • Who will analyse the information?
  • What type of strategy will be put in place to ensure collected data  are promptly fed back (eg to landholders or agencies) in an appropriate and useful form?
DeerScan is a new and free community resource for landholders, community groups and pest controllers.
DeerScan can be used to:
  • map sightings,
  • report problems or damage caused by deer, and
  • document control actions.

It can be used to inform your neighbours and local biosecurity authorities about current deer problems. You can use DeerScan to record new (and historical) observations of deer in your local area, as this will help to build a detailed picture of deer populations.

All deer information you enter will be managed securely and discretely.

You can access DeerScan via www.deerscan.org.au or download the ‘FeralScan’ App and follow the deer prompts

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How to record:
  1. Register your Name, or simply record data using your email address.
  2. Record where you have seen feral/wild deer, evidence, damage, and control actions.
  3. Submit your record, and view it on the website.
  4. View other sightings in your local area.