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The Stalk – Winter 2020

The latest edition of the GAC’s e-newsletter, The Stalk, is out now…READ MORE

Perth Valley tahr trial a success

Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) and the Game Animal Council have released findings from a research programme to assess tahr survivorship through the Perth River predator removal operation…READ MORE

Hunting industry requires domestic support

New Zealand’s guided hunting industry has been severely impacted by COVID-19 and is appealing for support from domestic hunters looking for a unique hunting experience…READ MORE

Hunters urged to use Tahr Returns App at Level 2

With the tahr rut upon us and people heading back into the hills following the COVID-19 lockdown the Game Animal Council is encouraging tahr hunters to make use of the new Tahr Returns App…READ MORE

Safety the priority for hunters under level 2

The Game Animal Council, Mountain Safety Council and New Zealand Deerstalkers Association are urging hunters to ‘play it safe’ when hunting resumes on public conservation land under COVID-19 Alert Level 2…READ MORE

Information on permits, ballots and DOC facilities under Alert Level 2

The Department of Conservation has released information on these issues ahead of hunting resuming on public conservation land under COVID-19 Alert Level 2…READ MORE

Hunters pleased with rules for level 2

The rules around COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will allow hunters to access public conservation land and travel to their favourite hunting spots…READ MORE

Safe domestic travel should be considered at level 2

The New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association and Game Animal Council are joining other tourism and recreation organisations in calling for an easing of domestic travel restrictions at Alert Level 2…READ MORE

Transition to Alert Level 3

We have been getting plenty of questions from people wanting information on the specific rules for hunting under Level 3. This is what we know…READ MORE

Hunting is a safe activity

Fish & Game New Zealand and the Game Animal Council say that compared to other outdoor recreational activities, hunting is a very safe outdoor activity…READ MORE

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.