A resident survey can be used to gather information on feral deer impacts and the severity of each. Additionally, survey results can increase understanding of the diversity of opinions on feral deer in the community, what management actions would or wouldn’t want to be seen implemented, and management actions residents have tried in the past.
Best practice is to do multiple surveys over a defined period to see how impact has changed over time.
Surveys can be distributed via several methods including on social media pages e.g., community Facebook groups, through Council or other organisations, or printed and distributed at community events.
The below survey is a template. Download the Word Document if you would like to make any changes.
Template developed by the National Feral Deer Action Plan.