Club News

Tahr Petition

A Tahr Petition link went out to members

Newsletter Sept 2018

Newsletter Sept 2018

Tahr Update and Meeting Reminder 27th Sept 2018

Tahr Update and Meeting Reminder 27th Sept 2018

Newsletter Aug 2018

Newsletter Aug 2018

Understanding Hunting Areas

Presentation shown in a meeting about understanding where to go hunting in the local area

Newsletter July 2018

Newsletter July 2018

WARO submission by Southern Lakes

General submission on the WARO process and concessions

Newsletter June 2018

Newsletter June 2018

Meeting information 28th June

Meeting information 28th June

WARO information

WARO information

Club Events

Club Trip Tahr Hunting Mt Cook

Club Trip Tahr Hunting Mt Cook

Upper Clutha Club Shoot 2018

Upper Clutha Annual Club competition Shoot 25th Nov 2018

Dates for the diary

28th Oct – Interclub Mark Salmons Memorial shoot with Fiordland Firearms Club
9th – 11th Nov – Mount Cook club Tahr Hunt

Upper Clutha Hunting Competition 2018

Upper Clutha Hunting competition
Fri 24th – Sun 26th Aug

Avalanche Training Winter 2018

Are you working or playing in the backcountry this Winter or Spring ?

Easter Hunting

Easter Hunt details went out to subscribers today: Check it out.

24th – 26th Nov 2017 Tahr Hunt

Information will be emailed out for all registered members.
We have a waiting list.

14th Dec BBQ & Social

Xmas BBQ and Social Catch up

Thursday 14th Dec 2017

No meeting just a social get together to talk “hunting shit” and share a beer before the summer holidays
Arrowtown Bowling Club
6 Hertford Street, Arrowtown

30th Nov – Club Night & Meeting

Arrowtown Bowling Club
6 Hertford Street, Arrowtown
Meeting starts at 7.30pm

Latest Pics

Mid Greenstone & Upper Caples Hut

We look after 2 huts in the Mid Greenstone and Upper Caples Valleys. Bookings are essential to stay there as the huts are locked.

About Us

Formed in 1937, the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association is New Zealand’s recognised National body representing and speaking for hunter generally.


New members welcome.  We meet on the last Thursday of every month, at the Arrowtown Bowling Club at 6.30pm for drinks and meeting starts at 7.30pm

WhiteTail Deer

Formed in 2017, the Wakatipu Whitetail Deer Mangement Group (WWMG) was formed to educate hunters and locals about the threatened White Tail deer herd in the Wakatipu area

Stoat traps

Volunteers from the Southern Lakes NZDA look after a line of Stoat Traps in Steele Creek, established 10 years ago they were installed to protect Steele Creek from preditors of the Blue Duck and native birds

HUNTS courses

The Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS) course is designed to introduce new hunters to the skills needed to hunt below the snowline.

Facebook Feeds

1 day ago

Southern Lakes Branch NZDA

Our legal adviser tells us that the new Arms Act contains many pitfalls; a full legal opinion will take several weeks to prepare. He therefore urges patience, there is no urgency to do anything, as Police are not yet ready to receive firearms from the public and compensation has still to be worked out.
We know many of you have question about how this law change affects you and the firearms you own. Answers to questions such as - can magazines be modified to be made legally compliant – will depend on the legal interpretation of the relevant clause in the Act. Meanwhile keep your firearms secure and DO NOTHING, until we know exactly what the new law means for all Licensed Firearm Owners.
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