Know your deer

In Victoria, licences can be obtained for recreation game hunting of the following game species:

  • Sambar Deer
  • Hog Deer
  • Red Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Chital Deer
  • Rusa Deer

Game species are resilient to harvesting and are able to adapt to extreme and unpredictable environmental conditions. They occur in relatively large numbers and have a high replacement potential, as they mature quickly and can breed at an early age.  They are fast escapers and are very wary in nature. The deer species page provides you with more detail on each species.

                               Fallow Deer (hind)