Latest News

Next Game Animal Council Meeting – February 2020

The next Game Animal Council meeting is taking place on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February 2020 at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland…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.

Become a GAC Councillor!

We are currently accepting nominations for positions on the Game Animal Council. The deadline for nominations is 24 February 2020. The nomination form is available here.

New GM for NZ Game Animal Council – 28 November 2019

The New Zealand Game Animal Council has announced the appointment of Tim Gale as its new General Manager…READ MORE

App launched to record Himalayan tahr returns – 26 November 2019

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

Important Notices

Prohibited Firearms Pest Management Exemption Process – December 2019

A summary of the criteria and how to apply for an endorsement and permit to possess prohibited firearms for animal control…READ MORE

Firearms Prohibition Orders consultation – 14 November 2019

The Government is considering introducing a Firearms Prohibition Order regime in New Zealand. Police are seeking the public’s views on whether such a regime should be introduced…READ MORE