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Perth Valley Tahr Trial A Success

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 10:16 am | Game Animal Council

Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) and the Game Animal Council have released findings from a research programme to assess tahr survivorship through the Perth River predator removal operation. Before the operation began, which included the use of aerial 1080 ... More >>

Hunting Industry Requires Domestic Support

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:14 am | Game Animal Council

NZ Game Animal Council, SCI (NZ), NZPHGA Media Statement New Zealand’s guided hunting industry has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and is appealing for support from domestic hunters looking for a unique hunting experience. “Guided hunting ... More >>

Safety The Priority For Hunters Under Level 2

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 10:20 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council, Mountain Safety Council and New Zealand Deerstalkers Association are urging hunters to ‘play it safe’ when hunting resumes on public conservation land under COVID-19 Alert Level 2. “It’s really exciting to be able to go hunting ... More >>

Safe Domestic Travel Should Be Considered At Level 2

Monday, 4 May 2020, 2:28 pm | Game Animal Council

The New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and Game Animal Council are joining other tourism and recreation organisations in calling for an easing of domestic travel restrictions at Alert Level 2. “Hunting guides, helicopter operators, ... More >>

Hunters Must Respect The Rules

Friday, 24 April 2020, 4:43 pm | Game Animal Council

Game Animal Council General Manager Tim Gale says it is really important that hunters respect the rules around hunting in plantation forests. “While hunters play an important role in managing game animal numbers in many plantation forests, hunting ... More >>

Some Hunting Allowed Under Level 3

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 11:49 am | Game Animal Council

The Government has announced the rules for hunting under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Hunting will be allowed only on private land and with the landowner’s permission. The Government has also stipulated that this must be within your region and bubble, ... More >>

Hunting Should Be Reconsidered Under Level 3

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:53 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is recommending to government that further consideration is given to allow deerstalking and other large game animal hunting to take place under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. The Game Animal Council has requested that consideration ... More >>

Level 3 Rules Still Mean No Hunting

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 4:15 pm | Game Animal Council

If the Government decides to take us down to Alert Level 3 next week, it will still mean hunting is not allowed, says Game Animal Council General Manager Tim Gale. “The Government confirmed today the rules around Alert Level 3. Unfortunately, those rules ... More >>

Hunting Banned Under New Government Order

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 4:32 pm | Game Animal Council

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted. The Game Animal Council, NZDA, Police and other agencies have given consistent guidance that hunting, like many other recreational activities, should ... More >>

Hunters Should Do The Right Thing, Stay At Home

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:03 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council and the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) are urging all hunters to do the right thing and stay at home while New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level Four. “Being at Level Four means that unfortunately hunters ... More >>

New GM for NZ Game Animal Council

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:36 pm | Game Animal Council

The New Zealand Game Animal Council has announced the appointment of Tim Gale as its new General Manager. More >>

App launched to record Himalayan tahr returns

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 9:30 am | Game Animal Council

Recreational hunters targeting Himalayan tahr can now record and submit their hunting contributions using a new mobile phone app designed by the Game Animal Council and the Department of Conservation. More >>

Hunters backing the kārearea for bird of the year

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 11:06 am | Game Animal Council

The kārearea or NZ falcon has been chosen by hunters and supporters of the Game Animal Council as the hunter’s choice for this year’s Bird of the Year competition. More >>

Firearms legislation must be fair to hunters

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 9:54 am | Game Animal Council

“The Game Animal Council is concerned that the Government’s second tranche of firearms legislation released today may contain unreasonable provisions that will unfairly impact hunters,” says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond. More >>

Game Animal Council supports new tahr plan

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 4:23 pm | Game Animal Council

The Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2019-2020, which runs until 30 June 2020, has been released by the Department of Conservation. More >>

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 >>