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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

Hunters backing the kārearea for bird of the year – 30 October 2019

The kārearea or NZ falcon has been chosen by hunters and supporters of the Game Animal Council as the hunter’s choice for this year’s bird of the year competition…READ MORE

Arms Legislation Bill requires significant improvement – 23 October 2019

The Game Animal Council (GAC) has appeared before Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee to outline significant issues with the Arms Legislation Bill…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

Matukituki pre-feed operation – 25 November 2019

The Department of Conservation is carrying out a predator control operation in the Matukituki Valley…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