Riverina farmers have welcomed regulation changes that align deer management with that of other pest species.
The move gives all gun licence holders in the state the right to cull wild deer populations on private property in a bid to reduce herd numbers.
The changes, announced by NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall on Friday, remove the need to obtain a game hunting license to participate in deer-management activities on private land.
Bruce Angel, who has run a mixed-farming site east of Tarcutta since 1973, said unmanaged deers has been "an ongoing issue for us".
"It's been gradually worse over the past 10 years. Back then, it was unusual to see feral deers and now it's far more common as it is with feral pigs," Mr Angel said.
"It is a biosecurity concern, but anything that will help us control feral animals is welcomed.
"Anything that will make it easier for us to control deers would be much appreciated."
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Similarly, NSW Farmers Wagga district branch chair Alan Brown said the changes would now allow better control of deer numbers.
"They're reaching pest status now as they're increasingly common," Mr Brown said.
"Particularly in the eastern half of the Riverina region, where it's hillier with more places to hide."
"It will allow the same control we have for other feral species - foxes, rabbits and dogs.
"That that should be sufficient to allow proper control as there are no viable means of poisoning or trapping."
Mr Brown said that feral deers have become more common because they have been "steadily moving up from Victoria into more agricultural land".
In July, Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said: "The current policy settings limit the ability of landholders and farmers to effectively manage the species.
"Deer pose a particular problem during drought, and this government will do what it can to assist farmers through these incredibly tough times."
NSW Farmers President James Jackson said it is encouraging to hear that the NSW Government plans to support the changes with increased education, awareness and enforcement through the relevant agencies.
"It's not just about the practical changes that will make control activities on individual properties easier," he said.
"It's also about aligning the messaging around deer with that of other pest animals. Deer management must be understood as a biosecurity duty that everyone is obliged to meet."
"Alongside these changes that make ground shooting easier, NSW Farmers' has also been calling for increased aerial shooting, coordinated landscape scale approaches and that deer be subject to a biosecurity control order."