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New research supports managing deer for biodiversity over carbon storage

New research shows deer have little impact on the carbon storage of our intact indigenous forests and supports biodiversity protection as the primary goal of deer management…READ MORE

The Stalk – Spring 2023

The spring 2023 edition of The Stalk e-newsletter is out…read it here.

Appointment of new Game Animal Councillors

The Minister of Conservation has appointed three new Councillors to help carry out the statutory functions of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC)…READ MORE

Discounts Policy Review – Context, Issues and Options Paper

The Game Animal Council recently submitted on DOC’s discount policy for recreational facilities and services…READ MORE

Volunteers are the heart of the hunting sector

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…READ MORE

Himalayan Tahr Control Operational Plan 2023/24

The 2023/24 Plan has been released and can be found here. The Game Animal Council’s advice to the Department provided as part of the Tahr Plan Implementation Liaison Group process is available here.

Follow the 5 Ps for a safe and successful Roar

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; plan for the best, prepare for the worst, provide your intentions, positively identify your target and pick the right animalWATCH THE VIDEO AND READ MORE