Warning to walkers on the Wild South Coast Way on the Heysen Trail.
There will be an extensive animal control cull of feral deer on the Fleurieu Peninsula by PIRSA and other organisations, between 1 and 14 May 2023.
Walkers may be affected if in the region of Boat Harbour Beach, Tunkalilla Beach and the trail to Ballaparudda Creek campground.
The cull will use helicopters carrying thermal technology to detect deer, allowing them to be culled even in dense scrub. Flights will be on week days and weekends, mainly around dawn and dusk, when thermal cameras can detect targets most easily.
The Wild South Coast Way will remain open to walkers during the operation
No shoot and low flying buffers will be put in place around the Wild South Coast Way (Heysen Trail) and Bullaparudda campground, as well as public roads and infrastructure.
The buffer zone relating to the Wild South Coast Way is displayed in orange on the map above.
There is no risk to people or livestock, but if you are in affected areas you may hear low flying helicopters and the sound of gun shots in the distance.
You can find out more information about the operation on the Parks Closure and Alerts page.