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Pause In Wapiti Legal Action A Win For Fiordland

Friday, 10 May 2024, 5:28 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council welcomes the agreement between Forest & Bird and the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation to pause legal proceedings over the management of wapiti deer in Fiordland National Park. More >>

Online NZ hunter training platform launched

Monday, 30 October 2023, 6:19 am | Game Animal Council

Better Hunting, a new free-to-use e-learning platform specifically designed for New Zealand hunters, was launched at the 2023 Sika Show over the weekend and is available at www.betterhunting.nz. Developed by the Game Animal Council and supported through ... More >>

Appointment Of New Game Animal Councillors

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:39 am | Game Animal Council

The Minister of Conservation has appointed three new Councillors to help carry out the statutory functions of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC). “It is exciting to welcome three new Game Animal Councillors to our team,” says GAC Chair Grant ... More >>

Volunteers Are The Heart Of The Hunting Sector

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 11:04 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is celebrating National Volunteer Week by giving a big shout out to the hundreds of volunteers that dedicate their time and effort to making a contribution to New Zealand’s hunting sector. “Volunteers are absolutely essential ... More >>

Follow The 5 Ps For A Safe And Successful Roar

Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 11:23 am | Game Animal Council

With thousands of hunters about to head into the hills for the annual deer Roar, the Game Animal Council is reminding them to follow the 5 Ps for a safe and successful Roar; p lan for the best, p repare for the worst, p rovide your intentions, p ositively ... More >>

New Firearms Legislation Will Relieve Stress On Hunters

Friday, 4 November 2022, 1:33 pm | Game Animal Council

New legislation that will enable firearm licence holders to continue to lawfully possess and use firearms, while their application for a licence is being processed, will go a long way to relieving the stress on the hunting community caused by the ... More >>

Game Animal Management To Be Highlighted At Sika Show

Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 10:31 am | Game Animal Council

This weekend’s return of New Zealand’s biggest hunting event, The Sika Show, is an opportunity to further emphasise the importance of game animal management and hunter-led conservation, says the Game Animal Council’s Tim Gale. “There is no ... More >>

Forest & Bird Misrepresent Te Ara Ki Mua

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 5:27 am | Game Animal Council

The wild animal management strategy, Te Ara ki Mua, represents a significant opportunity to create enduring management solutions for game animals (deer, tahr, chamois and wild pigs) that will bring major conservation benefits for New Zealand despite the ... More >>

Lake Sumner Deer Management Programme A Success

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:28 am | Game Animal Council

A pilot management programme undertaken by the Game Animal Council, in collaboration with the Department of Conservation, New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) and local landowners has successfully removed 126 breeding hinds from the Lake Sumner ... More >>

Deer Management Funding Welcomed

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:09 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is welcoming $30 million allocated in Budget 2022 to implement the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy: Deer Management and Goat Control. The funding, distributed over four years, will go towards initiatives ... More >>

Guide Released To Assist Management Of Red Deer

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 11:02 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) has released a guide for hunters to help them better manage New Zealand’s red deer during the upcoming Roar period and beyond. “The New Zealand Red Stag Ageing Guide has been developed, with input from professional ... More >>

Look After Your Mates This Roar

Friday, 11 March 2022, 10:42 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is encouraging hunters to take all the necessary safety precautions to look after their mates during the upcoming Roar. “The Roar is the highlight of the hunting calendar and for some people it’s bigger than Christmas,” ... More >>

Collaborative Deer Management Project For Fiordland

Monday, 24 January 2022, 8:50 pm | Game Animal Council

A deer management project jointly developed by the Department of Conservation, Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) and the Game Animal Council is about to get underway in Fiordland National Park. Designed to supplement existing management programmes, such as that ... More >>

Get Outdoors And Harvest From Nature’s Food Basket This Summer

Monday, 22 November 2021, 6:38 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is pleased to again be supporting Get Outdoors Week and is encouraging Kiwis to get out, explore and harvest from nature this summer. “Get Outdoors Week is about encouraging people into the outdoors and to enjoy all ... More >>

Valued Introduced Species Require A Modern Management Approach

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 2:46 pm | Game Animal Council

Valued introduced game animal species including deer and wild pigs require a consistent and modern management approach that recognises both their environmental impacts and their value to our communities, says the Game Animal Council. “Valued introduced ... More >>

Game Animal Council thanks Lou Sanson

Monday, 13 September 2021, 10:12 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is extending its thanks to outgoing Director-General of Conservation Lou Sanson for his dedication to conservation and recreation in New Zealand. “As a lover of nature and keen outdoorsman Lou has lived and breathed ... More >>

2021-22 Tahr Plan Reflects Pragmatic Management Approach

Monday, 10 May 2021, 1:32 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is welcoming the release of the Himalayan Tahr Control Operational Plan 2021-2022 as a pragmatic approach to tahr management but remains committed to developing a long-term management programme for New Zealand’s tahr. ... More >>

Looking After Our Game Animals And Their Habitat

Monday, 22 March 2021, 11:16 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) has launched an online resource to help hunters implement good game animal management practices and achieve beneficial hunting and conservation outcomes. “ Looking After Our Game Animals is intended to explain in simple terms ... More >>

Are You Roar Ready?

Monday, 15 March 2021, 11:07 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is reminding hunters to be well prepared ahead of their autumn hunting trips by making sure they are ‘roar ready’. “Hunters are extremely excited about this year’s deer roar,” says GAC General Manager Tim ... More >>

Game Animal Council Welcomes Extra Effort To Process Firearms Licenses

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 10:06 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) has welcomed a commitment from the NZ Police to put more resources towards processing outstanding firearms licenses. As of December 2020, 9800 new licence applications and 2940 licence renewals sat outstanding. “The GAC ... More >>





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