This code outlines the basic requirements for persons responsible for the welfare and husbandry of deer. It provides guidance on a range of requirements for the welfare of deer, including:
- duty of care
- food and water
- protection from climate extremes and predators
- protection from disease and injury
- accommodation and handling
- management practices
- humane destruction.
Compliance with this code is not mandatory. However, by complying with this code you can demonstrate that you have met your legal obligations.