DeerScan app popular with Agfest patrons

​​The Game Services display has been a hit with patrons at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) tent at Agfest at site 827, eighth avenue. 

Game Services is part of the Agriculture and Water display which also includes AgriGrowth, Safe Farming Tasmania and Water. 

One of the key conversation starters from patrons at the display this year has been the DeerScan app which reports sightings of wild fallow deer as part of the deer census project. 

Bronte Dare in front of the Game Services display at Agfest 2021

Bronte Dare from Game Services at Agfest 2021

Cadet for Game Services Bronte Dare said the DeerScan app has received positive feedback and there has been plenty of engagement. 

“There has been lots of uptake of the DeerScan app which is very helpful, and it is good to see the public being positive and engaging with the app,” Bronte said. 

“Many patrons at Agfest have been interested in finding out more about Game Services in Tasmania and it gives us an opportunity to broaden who we chat with and assists us in finding out how we can communicate through various methods. 

“The best aspect of being involved in Agfest for me is being able to talk to the community and have a chat about the app and the work we do.” 

The AgriGrowth display has also been buzzing with eager patrons wanting to find out more about the FarmPoint helpline and website, and find out more about the Tassie Harvest Trail which encourages residents interested in agriculture employment opportunities to apply for one of the diverse harvest roles in the state. 

Safe Farming Tasmania has also been a popular topic of interest with visitors to the DPIPWE tent with a current focus on quadbike safety. Water staff have also been on-site answering questions from the public about water and dam licensing. 

If you are headed to Agfest this year, come on over to the DPIPWE tent and also check out the Biosecurity Tasmania, EPA Tasmania, Parks and Wildlife Service, Land Tasmania, NRM North and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture displays. Recreational Fisheries are also at Agfest at site North 66. 

Display promoting Tassie Harvest Trail with vegie garden in foreground


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