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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 >>

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 >>





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