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Antlerless deer hunt bookings open

Recreational hunters can use a new online booking system for Tasmania's antlerless deer season.

Registrations open today (Tuesday) for allocations of access to public land for dates between the 7th of April and the 15th of November.

Groups can have a maximum of four hunters and must nominate a party leader to book up to two spots over the antlerless season.

Fallow deer were introduced to Tasmania in the 1830's and over generations their hunting has become a deeply entrenched tradition in Tasmania.

The Invasive Species Council advocates Tasmania more intensely managing feral deer as they cause losses in the millions of dollars to agriculture and severe environmental damage, urging they be treated as a pest animal in line with other parts of Australia.

For details about how to use the booking system, or to submit an application for an allocation, head to www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/booking