Hunting banned under new Government Order – 4 April 2020

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted…READ MORE

Hunters need to do the right thing, stay at home – 24 March 2020

The Game Animal Council and the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) are urging all hunters to do the right thing and stay at home while New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level Four…READ MORE

Hunters have role in managing deer herds and supporting industry – 19 March 2020

The Game Animal Council (GAC) is encouraging hunters to consider the long-term sustainability of deer herds and the environment when deciding where and what to hunt in the coming months…READ MORE

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
Arms Legislation Bill requires significant improvement – 23 October 2019
Firearms legislation must be fair to hunters – 14 September 2019
Game Animal Council supports new tahr plan – 10 September 2019
New Game Animal Councillors – 13 August 2019
Hunters concerned with second round of firearms reforms – 23 July 2019
Better understanding the key to recreational access – 11 June 2019
Perceived conflicts should not undermine Predator Free NZ – 21 May 2019
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