Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been notified that Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in Bunyip State Park. This program commenced in August 2020 and will continue until February 2022.
Control is being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors, Victorian Pest Animal Control (VPAC). These activities are done in accordance with an Authority to Control Wildlife permit issued by the Game Management Authority.
Upcoming control nights are as follows, from 6pm to 7am:
• Monday 1 March – Thursday 4 March 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
• Monday 29 March – 1 April 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
You may observe signage in the park indicating dates of the upcoming control program. Each sign will be flagged when control is underway. A map of the control areas is attached for your reference, reflecting recent opening of the northern section of Bunyip State Park. Deer control areas will be closed to the public on control nights between 6pm to 7am, and re-open during the day (unless otherwise closed).
While our contractors use authorised suppressors, deer legal rifles will still emit noise, which may be heard in the area.