New Game Animal Councillors – 13 August 2019

Sharon Salmons, Tim Gale and Steve McFall have all been appointed by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage to serve on the Council until November 2021…READ MORE

Hunters concerned with second round of firearms reforms – 23 July 2019

The Government’s second round of firearms reforms has hunters concerned that they will be burdened with onerous and unnecessary compliance and costs…READ MORE

Better understanding the key to recreational access – 11 June 2019

WorkSafe NZs recent policy clarification regarding the Health and Safety at Work Act and the current Walking Access Act Review are timely initiatives that will help preserve New Zealanders access to recreational opportunities…READ MORE

Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ – 21 May 2019

A report claiming that Predator Free NZ could be derailed by conflict over how to maintain biodiversity should not discourage New Zealanders from getting involved in conservation, says Game Animal Council Chair Don Hammond… READ MORE


Arms Amdt Bill will not significantly impact recreational hunting – 2 April 2019
MSSA’s unnecessary for recreational hunting – 20 March 2019
Responsible tahr management can benefit everyone – 5 March 2019
Predator control funding welcomed – 19 February 2019
Responsible tahr management can benefit everyone – 5 March 2019
New Tactical Plan for Tahr Management Agreed – 2 October 2018