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Firearms legislation must be fair to hunters – 14 September 2019

The Game Animal Council is concerned that the Government’s second tranche of firearms legislation  may contain unreasonable provisions that will unfairly impact hunters…READ MORE

Game Animal Council supports new tahr plan – 10 September 2019

The Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2019-2020, which runs until 30 June 2020, has been released by the Department of Conservation…READ MORE

New Game Animal Councillors – 13 August 2019

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…READ MORE

GAC General Manager position advertised – 8 August 2019

The GAC is currently advertising for a new GM (independent contractor) to lead the organisation’s operations. This is a great opportunity to work for the preservation and enhancement of hunting in NZ…READ MORE


Makarora 1080 Operation 17 September 2019

GAC has been informed that DoC is planning a prefeed of non-toxic cereal baits as part of a 1080 predator control operation in the Makarora, Wilkin, Young, Blue, Cameron and Fish Valleys…READ MORE

Aerial possum control – Clarence Valley – 23 July 2019

Vector Free Marlborough Limited will be commencing the aerial application of 1080 bait to the Clarence Valley control area in Marlborough, from daylight on Wednesday 24th July 2019…READ MORE

Details of Firearms Buy-Back Scheme announced – 20 June 2019

The Government has announced details of the six-month buy-back and amnesty scheme…READ MORE