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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 >>

Game Animal Council Working To Improve New Rules For Firearms Users

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:25 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is applying its expertise in the use of firearms for hunting to work alongside Police, other agencies and stakeholder groups to improve the compliance provisions for hunters and other firearms users. The GAC has been ... More >>

Successful Tahr Study Could Provide Additional Hunting Opportunities

Monday, 16 November 2020, 3:28 pm | Game Animal Council

A Game Animal Council funded study has established it is possible to contain male tahr on private land providing additional hunting opportunities and potentially reducing conflict between guided and recreational tahr hunters. Most tahr hunting, both recreational ... More >>

Give Hunting A Go During Get Outdoors Week

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 12:08 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is pleased to be supporting Get Outdoors Week 2020, a national campaign encouraging Kiwis to get out and explore the great outdoors, safely. “We know there are significant physical health challenges across our communities, but ... More >>

Kārearea Has Hunters Backing For Bird Of The Year

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 8:23 am | Game Animal Council

New Zealand’s hunters have overwhelmingly decided to back the kārearea/NZ falcon in this year’s Bird of the Year competition following a poll run by the Game Animal Council (GAC), the NZ Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) and Hunters for Conservation. ... More >>

Hunters To Choose Their Champion For Bird Of The Year

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 11:02 am | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council (GAC), the NZ Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) and Hunters for Conservation are providing hunters with the opportunity to choose either the kārearea/NZ falcon or the whio as their ‘champion’ bird to back in the upcoming ... More >>

Changes To Tahr Control Operations Positive

Monday, 14 September 2020, 11:11 am | Game Animal Council

Discussions between the Game Animal Council (GAC) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have resulted in some positive changes to where the Department will focus tahr control outside Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks. Reallocation ... More >>

Long-term Outcomes Should Be Priority In Tahr Management

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 6:56 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council welcomes greater involvement in the implementation of the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan outside Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks and will engage constructively with DOC to balance conservation values ... More >>

Hunters For Conservation

Sunday, 16 August 2020, 2:15 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is welcoming Conservation Week and highlighting the great conservation and community-led volunteer work done by hunters through the ‘Hunters for Conservation’ #huntingisconservation badge. “Hunters spend a lot of time ... More >>

New Game Animal Councillors Appointed

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 12:50 pm | Game Animal Council

The Minister of Conservation has appointed five new councillors and a new Chair to the New Zealand Game Animal Council. “Grant Dodson has been appointed Chair of the Game Animal Council and takes over from Don Hammond who has been Chair since ... More >>

Valued Introduced Species Included In Biodiversity Strategy

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 10:48 am | Game Animal Council

The New Zealand Game Animal Council welcomes the inclusion of valued introduced species into Te Mana o Te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020 . “Valued introduced species like deer, tahr, chamois and wild pigs have been here ... More >>

DOC Announces Tahr Cull At Eleventh Hour

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:02 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is extremely disappointed at DOC’s failure to carry out meaningful consultation with the hunting sector when it comes to managing tahr. “We, along with other members of the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group, received ... More >>

DOC Tahr Plan Based On Hazy Science Could Cost Jobs

Monday, 29 June 2020, 12:14 pm | Game Animal Council

DOC’s 2020-2021 Draft Tahr Control Operational Plan as presented to the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group is not founded on adequate science and is a departure from plans previously supported by the hunting sector, says Game Animal Council Chair ... More >>

Hunters Demonised By Government Ad

Sunday, 21 June 2020, 4:43 pm | Game Animal Council

The Game Animal Council is concerned that a new government ad campaign aimed to keep children safe online unnecessarily demonises hunting. Keep it Real Online is a series of ads designed to provide advice to families to deal with online pornography, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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