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New Game Animal Councillors

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:07 am | Game Animal Council

Sharon Salmons, Tim Gale and Steve McFall have all been appointed by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage to serve on the Council until November 2021. More >>

Hunters concerned with second round of firearms reform

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:21 am | Game Animal Council

“The Government’s second round of firearms reforms has hunters concerned that they will be burdened with onerous and unnecessary compliance and costs,” says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. More >>

Better understanding the key to recreational access

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 10:24 am | Game Animal Council

WorkSafe NZs recent policy clarification regarding the Health and Safety at Work Act and the current Walking Access Act Review are timely initiatives that will help preserve New Zealanders access to recreational opportunities, according to Game Animal ... More >>

Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:53 am | Game Animal Council

A report claiming that Predator Free NZ could be derailed by conflict over how to maintain biodiversity should not discourage New Zealanders from getting involved in conservation, says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. More >>

Game Animal Council welcomes private land exemption to Bill

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:50 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council has welcomed the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee’s recommendation that an exemption be included in the Arms Amendment Bill to allow for the continued management of game animals on private land. More >>

Arms Amendment Bill will not significantly impact hunting

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:57 am | Game Animal Council

The Arms Amendment Bill announced by the Government contains provisions to allow for the continuation of recreational and commercial hunting of large game animals, according to Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. “Military-style semi-automatic ... More >>

MSSA’s unnecessary for recreational hunting

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 9:22 am | Game Animal Council

“The conversation New Zealand is now having regarding the use of military-style semi-automatic firearms (MSSA’s) is important and the Game Animal Council wishes to clarify several aspects in relation to their use for hunting game animals,” ... More >>

Responsible tahr management can benefit everyone

Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 3:53 pm | Game Animal Council

“The resumption of DoC’s Himalayan Tahr control work will naturally have recreational hunters feeling nervous,” says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. “However, through the work of the Tahr Liaison Group, the Game Animal Council has helped to ... More >>

Predator control funding welcomed

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 10:08 am | Game Animal Council

News that the Government is investing nearly $20 million from the Provincial Growth Fund into innovative predator control methods so as to reduce the reliance on 1080 is a major step in the right direction, says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. More >>

Wanaka helicopter crash

Friday, 19 October 2018, 3:54 pm | Game Animal Council

A helicopter crash near Wanaka has claimed the lives of pilot Nick Wallis and Department of Conservation staff Paul Hondelink and Scott Theobold. More >>

New Tactical Plan for Tahr Management Agreed

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 12:24 pm | Game Animal Council

A new tactical plan for reducing the overall number of tahr in the Southern Alps was agreed at the meeting of the Tahr Liaison Group meeting in Christchurch yesterday. The Minister of Conservation, Hon Eugenie Sage, had asked the Game Animal Council ... More >>

Game Animal Council Condemns Threats by Anti 1080 Group

Friday, 8 December 2017, 9:04 am | Game Animal Council

“Those making threats to people’s lives, to aircraft and to contaminate our meat and milk should be pursued with the full force of the law and brought to justice” said Don Hammond, Chairman of the Game Animal Council. More >>

Game Animal Council calls hunters to kill illegally deer

Friday, 27 October 2017, 5:41 pm | Game Animal Council

“The Game Animal Council condemns the illegal release of Sika Deer in Taranaki. This is a mindless act perpetrated by protesters opposed to the use of 1080 poison. Whilst there have been issues surrounding the use of 1080 in our environment this ... More >>

Game Animal Council Condemns 1080 Threat

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 2:54 pm | Game Animal Council

“The Game Animal Council condemns attempts to blackmail New Zealand into stopping the use of 1080 poison” said Don Hammond, Chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council. The use of 1080 poison has been controversial throughout its history with ... More >>

New access system for Te Urewera

Friday, 19 December 2014, 3:07 pm | Game Animal Council

‘Hunters from throughout NZ and especially the North Island, will welcome the start of the new access system for Te Urewera’ says Don Hammond, Chairman of the NZ Game Animal Council. This follows a moratorium on the issue of new access permits ... More >>

Game Animal Council

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:35 pm | Game Animal Council

The recent settlement between the Crown and Tūhoe has resulted in a new framework for managing land that was previously known as Te Urewera National Park. As part of that new framework management of access to the land is being reviewed. More >>

Whitetail deer Under Threat

Friday, 29 August 2014, 11:03 am | Game Animal Council

“The Game Animal Council, local hunters and landowners are concerned at a perceived decline in the number of Whitetail deer in the Glenorchy herd at the head of Lake Wakatipu” said Don Hammond Chairman of the Game Animal Council. More >>

 

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