73rd NZDA National Conference

Members of the Game Animal Council attended the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association’s 73rd Annual Conference,  in Queenstown, in 2021. Hosted by the Southern Lakes Branch of NZDA, the conference theme was ‘hunting is conservation’. GAC Councillors and staff enjoyed engaging with NZDA members and other hunting sector stakeholders from all over the country and discussing how we can improve hunting opportunities while contributing to good conservation outcomes.

GAC General Manager Tim Gale addressed the Conference. You can read his speech HERE.


The Sika Show

Unfortunately the 2020 and 2021 Sika Shows didn’t take place due to COVID-19 however the 2019 version was a fantastic opportunity to talk to  hunters about what we do. Our Councillors really value the opportunity to discuss the issues important to hunters as those discussions help us to advocate on your behalf. Popular topics of discussion ranged from changes to firearms laws, the management of tahr and the use of deer repellent. It was also great to catch up with folks from the Sika Foundation, NZDA, FWF and DOC as well as the Minister of Conservation and other sector stakeholders.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the Sika Show has been postponed until 29-30 October 2022. More information is available here.

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