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Hunting banned under new Government Order – 4 April 2020

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted…READ MORE

Information on COVID-19 and hunting

Do the right thing, stay at home…READ MORE

Tiakina Ngā Manu predator control operations paused under alert level 4

DOC is pausing its Tiakina Ngā Manu predator control operations, as non-essential work is halted under COVID-19 alert level 4, and staff and contractors self-isolate at home…READ MORE

Hunters need to do the right thing, stay at home

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…READ MORE

Hunters have role in managing deer herds and supporting industry

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is encouraging hunters to consider the long-term sustainability of deer herds and the environment when deciding where and what to hunt in the coming months…READ MORE

NZ hunting businesses: COVID-19 support

The Government has announced a $12.1 billion support package to assist New Zealanders and businesses get through…More information on the package and how to access it is available here

GAC on The Educated Hunter

The Educated Hunter’s Matt Gibson sat down with Don to learn about how the GAC works, the challenges we face, past challenges, recent wins, and future plans. The podcast is available here.

App launched to record Himalayan tahr returns

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…READ MORE