About Us




A Little Background About ACE Capture


In the late 1970’s red deer capture for domestication was at a frenzied peek in New Zealand and net projecting guns fired from helicopters were the capture tools of choice. Nelson Collie, Engineer and Custom Gunsmith, began to get requests from helicopter operators to design and produce “net guns”. Through trial and error the technology used today was developed, Ace Capture Equipment was born and is now the world’s leading manufacturer of net projecting equipment.

These are some samples of early models of the shoulder fired net gun and the early breakaway gun and barrel sets.

Some of these units are still being used in recovery operations today.



Customizable & Versatile

The main focus of ACE Capture Equipment is that the process of capture be done in a humane and safe way, causing minimal damage to the target. ACE Capture Equipment tools are designed to make the capture of the target as stress free as possible.


Ace creates according to the clients needs. We are open to new idea and suggestions to create better products and are not afraid to build what has never been build before.


ACE Capture Equipment specialize in customizing tools for both the user and the target. Our tools are designed to capture a wide variety of species and can be triggered by the animal, the user or remotely by radio.

Our Offices

New Zealand Headquarters

Ace Capture Equipment Ltd
127 Yarrow Street
Invercargill New Zealand

Phone (64) 3 214 4641
Fax (64) 3214 4640
Email: nelson.collie@acecapture.nz



Tony Searle Wildlife & Animal Capture
PO Box 180 31 Goobang Street
Condobolin NSW 2877

Phone (61) 268 953 336
Fax (61) 268 953 026
Email: tony@wildlifeanimalcapture.com

United States

Tyler Gehr Wildlife Capture Services LLC
PO Box 334 2558 Mesa Trail
Flagstaff AZ 86002

Phone (1) 928 527 7972
Email: info@wildlifecapture.com

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