Doc Condemns Illegal Release Of Deer And Vandalism


The Department of Conservation (DOC) is condemning the actions of irresponsible individuals who have illegally released sika deer into North Taranaki conservation forests in alleged retaliation for DOC’s use of 1080 in the region.

DOC’s Director-General Lou Sanson said an anonymous tip off about the deer prompted immediate action and DOC is working to track down the deer and keep the region deer free. Department hunters have so far destroyed five of the illegally released deer.