Story: Conservation – a history

Deer control, Fiordland

Deer control, Fiordland

From 1965, helicopters were used in deer control operations. This helicopter is recovering carcasses and delivering them to the Ranginui, moored in Fiordland National Park, in 1971. The deer were later sold as wild venison. Since the 1990s, deer can be killed for sale only in a licensed slaughterhouse.

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Control of introduced animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015