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FeralScan is a community resource to help people monitor, map and manage pest animals.

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What to record

DeerScan is a purpose-built community website and App for recording deer sightings, damage and control actions.

Sightings or evidence of deer

Such as the species of deer, observations or direct sightings, hoof prints, scats, deer calls, or camera photos. The more information you record, the more useful the deer map will become over time. Trends in movement will start to emerge, which can be used to decide where control should be undertaken.

Deer impacts or problems

Such as damage to native vegetation, destruction of residential gardens, crop damage, damage to vineyards, and damage to motor vehicles etc. By recording the damage caused by deer, local authorities can become more informed about where and when problems are occurring - This can help to guide local control programs.

Control activities

Activities may include the use of fences or acoustic deterrents, trapping and ground-based shooting. Recording control activities can help you to keep a record of what methods have been used, and can help you to document how much effort is required to reduce the problems deer cause.

All information regarding control is managed privately.

How to record information

  1. Register and Login
  2. Register as a new user here. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here. 

  3. View existing data on the Map
  4. Zoom to your location on the map, and click on any existing records. Please note, only publicly visible records display on the map. Private records will not display on the map.

  5. Adding a new record
  6. Select the 'Record Data' button at the top-left of the Map, and then select 'Sightings', Damage' or 'Control'.

  7. Selecting the location for your record
  8. Click on the map to place a marker at the location for your record.

  9. Submit your record
  10. Answer the questions and submit your record. You can select to share your record with everyone (Public), or keep the record private (Private).

View Group Records

If you are a member of a private group, click on 'Select Data' at the top right of the Map, and select your group name. Once selected, the map will display your group's records. If you wish to create or join a local private group, contact us for assistance.

When part of a private group, you can view all records from all members (including private records) which can help you to prevent wild deer problems, respond to wild deer issues, and plan future control activities together as a Group.

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