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Bad weather stalls aerial deer cull

Bad weather stalls aerial deer cull

Adverse weather conditions have prevented Parks Victoria from completing its deer aerial shooting trial which commenced on Tuesday, May 7.

PV said the operation will resume on Wednesday, May 15 and, subject to weather conditions, continue until Friday, May 17.

The areas of the park subject to shooting will be closed on these dates but the park is open this weekend (May 11-12).

The shooting trial will be conducted in the Mt Bogong, Bogong High Plains and Mt Feathertop areas of the Alpine National Park.  No shooting will occur within 300m of any private property or public roads adjacent to the Deer Control Area boundary.

The Great Alpine Road, the Bogong High Plains Road and Wallace’s Hut will remain open.

While the shooting areas will be closed, large areas of the park will remain open to visitors, including Mountain Creek Camping Area and visitor sites along the Mitta Mitta River.

Mt Buffalo National Park, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek Alpine Resorts, and Dinner Plain will not be affected.

PV also said some areas of the Alpine National Park have been affected by fire and are currently closed. For up-to-date information on fire affected areas, visit parkweb.vic.gov.au.