Latest News

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

Arms Legislation Bill Submission- 18 October 2019

The Game Animal Council has made a submission outlining our significant concerns with the Arms Legislation Bill…READ MORE

Game Animal Council supports new tahr plan – 10 September 2019

The Tahr Control Operational Plan for 2019-2020, which runs until 30 June 2020, has been released by the Department of Conservation…READ MORE

Important Notices

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

Makarora 1080 Operation – 14 October

DoC have informed us that an aerial 1080 operation in the Makarora, Wilkin, Young, Blue, Cameron and Fish Valleys within Mt Aspiring National Park will occur on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October (weather permitting)…READ MORE

Routeburn, Caples, Dart 1080 operation using deer repellent – 19 September 2019

DoC have confirmed that an aerial application of poison cereal baits containing 1080 will occur in the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys on Friday 20 September. The bait will include deer repellent as per the negotiated agreement with GAC and the NZDA…READ MORE