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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 >>

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 >>