Better Hunting is developed, owned and administered by the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC) to facilitate our legislated hunter educational function. Core aims of the platform are to assist all NZ hunters to:
- maximise their hunting success
- hunt safely
- understand their responsibilities and obligations as hunters
- explain the hunters' role in game animal management and conservation.
Funding for the development of this platform was provided in-part through the Jobs for Nature Community Conservation Fund in partnership with the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA). The NZDA HUNTS programme is the natural practical training next step for hunters completing Better Hunting online training.
The quality of Better Hunting is only possible through the generous contribution of passionate hunting sector organisations. For their support and contributions, the GAC would like to acknowledge (in no particular order):
- Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission
- Water Safety NZ
- Packrafting Association of NZ (PRANZ)
- The New Zealand Society for Mountain Medicine
- Sika Foundation
- NZ Tahr Foundation
- NZ Pighunting association
- Fish and Game
- NZ Topo Map
- NZ Hunter
- Greater Wellington Regional Council
- NZME (NZ Herald)
- Cam Speedy
- Stealth films
- Wildside Hunting Safaris
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