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The Stalk

The Winter 2024 edition of The GAC’s quarterly e-newsletter, The Stalk, is out now…READ IT HERE

Next Game Animal Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Game Animal Council will be online on 20 June 2024, starting at 8.30am and finishing around 12noon. Please contact if you wish to attend.

Pause in wapiti legal action a win for Fiordland

The Game Animal Council welcomes the agreement between Forest & Bird and the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) to pause legal proceedings over the management of wapiti deer in Fiordland National Park and looks forward to working with DOC and FWF on a Herd of Special Interest…READ MORE

Fiordland Wapiti Foundation Legal Action

The Game Animal Council’s statement regarding Forest & Bird’s legal challenge against the community agreement at the heart of the deer management and conservation work undertaken by the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation in Fiordland National Park…READ MORE

NZ Game Animal Hunting Research Project

Contribute to important research to understand more about the NZ hunting sector. This will help us and other stakeholders make better decisions for hunting into the future…READ MORE

Wild Deer Management and Meat Recovery Report

The GAC recently completed a report into meat recovery associated with wild deer management in New Zealand. This contributes to our collective understanding for how some recently applied deer management approaches fit within the deer management system…READ MORE

Briefing to the Incoming Ministers of Conservation and Hunting and Fishing

The Game Animal Council’s Briefing to the Incoming Ministers of Conservation and Hunting and Fishing is available HERE.

Better Hunting

The Game Animal Council has launched our brand new online hunter training platform, Better Hunting, and it is available and free to use for hunters and other backcountry users wanting to further develop their skills…READ MORE