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Changes to tahr control operations positive

Discussions between the Game Animal Council and the Department of Conservation have resulted in some positive changes to where the Department will focus tahr control outside Aoraki/Mt Cook and Westland Tai Poutini National Parks…READ MORE

The Stalk – Spring 2020

The spring edition of the Game Animal Council’s quarterly e-newsletter is out now.

Next Game Animal Council meeting

The next meeting of the Game Animal Council will be held at the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association Head Office, 3 Collina Terrace, Thorndon Wellington on Monday 28 September 2020. The public is free to attend.

Long-term outcomes should be priority in tahr management

The Game Animal Council welcomes greater involvement in the implementation of the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan while remaining concerned at the decision to proceed with the full allocation of helicopter control hours in the national parks…READ MORE

Tahr Control Operational Plan 2020-2021 Submission

The Game Animal Council’s detailed submission on the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan…READ MORE

Hunters for conservation

The Game Animal Council is welcoming Conservation Week and highlighting the great conservation and community-led volunteer work done by hunters…READ MORE

New Game Animal Councillors appointed

The Minister of Conservation has appointed five new councillors and a new Chair to the New Zealand Game Animal Council…READ MORE

Valued introduced species included in Biodiversity Strategy

The New Zealand Game Animal Council welcomes the inclusion of valued introduced species into Te Mana o Te Taiao – Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020READ MORE

New firearms laws and what they mean

In June 2020, the Arms Act was significantly amended. Some of the changes to the Arms Act will come into effect immediately. Others will come into force in six months – December 2020, some in 12 months (June 2021), some in two years (June 2022) and the final provisions – the registry – in three years…READ MORE