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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

Submission on the Arms Regulations Review of Fees 2022

The GAC’s submission on NZ Police’s consultation and proposals regarding firearms licence fees is available here.

Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Conservation

GAC’s briefing to incoming Minister of Conservation, Hon Willow-Jean Prime. This provides an overview of the GAC and its activities, as well as key issues involving the NZ hunting sector.

Submission on the Natural and Built Environment Bill

The NBE Bill focuses on environmental and development values for supporting current and future generations. The GAC advises incorporating valued introduced species and their importance to the public and for recreational, mahinga kai and commercial harvest into the Bill…READ MORE

2021-22 Annual Report

Read the GAC’s 2021-22 Annual Report including our Performance Report and Independent Auditor’s Report here.

DOC/LINZ Long Term Insights Briefing Feedback

The GAC’s submission on Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the Department of Conservation’s Long Term Insights Briefing on how can we help biodiversity thrive through the innovative use of information and emerging technologies…READ MORE

Statement of Performance Expectations 2022-23

The SPE sets out the Game Animal Council’s planned activities, performance targets and forecast financial information for the financial year from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

2022 Hunter Survey results

The GAC ran an online survey in November 2022 to gauge the thoughts of hunters on matters relating to what impacts their hunting, game animal management, the condition of the animals and environment where they hunt and what they would like to see from the GAC’s advocacy into the future. Results are here.