The recent aerial deer cull which was labelled a "success" by Parks Victoria has come under fire from member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy.
He said the cull, which saw 249 deer killed from a helicopter near Mount Bogong, was a "smorgasbord of culled deer" for wild dogs in North East Victoria.
Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio said the program allowed shooters to leave deer carcasses where they fell but dismissed concerns it was feeding wild dog populations.
Mr McCurdy said photographs published in The Weekly Times this week proved the minister was "dead wrong".
"The Andrews government has no idea of the damage their ill-informed policy is doing," he said.
"Landholders are already facing a battle to keep their livestock safe from wild dogs.
"But the government is making their job infinitely harder by littering nearby public land with a smorgasbord of culled deer."
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Ms D'Ambrosio told Parliament "while wild dogs visit deer carcasses during the recreational hunting season, the primary mode of decomposition for the carcasses was through invertebrates, as opposed to consumption by wild dogs."
She said the carcasses were only removed when they had "an impact on visual amenity or water quality", otherwise thy were left "where they fall".
Mr McCurdy said not only would the dead deer fuel wild dog populations but also that of other predators, including foxes and feral pigs.
Shadow Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said Labor was taking an "out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach".
"The minister has basically set up an all-you-can-eat buffet for these horrific predators," he said.
Comment was sought from the North Eastern Deer Stalkers Association, based near Wangaratta, but a spokesman declined to comment.
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