Club News

Working Bee Mid Greenstone 2019

Working Bee Mid Greenstone hut – details and sign up form

Newsletter May 2019

This update went out to club members today: Read More

Club Trip Tahr Hunting Mt Cook 2019

Tahr Hunt Mt Cook 8-10th Nov

Newsletter April 2019

This update went out to club members today: Read More

New Hunting Blocks

New Queenstown hunting areas now available : Read More

Newsletter March 2019

This update went out to club members today: Read More

Newsletter Feb 2019

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Newsletter Jan 2019

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Newsletter Oct/Nov 2018

Last update from 2018 went out today: Read More

Upper Clutha Shoot 2018

Details on the Upper Clutha Annual Club Shoot Nov 2018

National News

Notes from Regional Meeting Sept 2018

Notes taken from a regional meeting: combined Southern Branches, 01SEP2018, South Otago Branch club rooms, Balclutha

NATEX newsletter July 2018

The conference opened on Friday the 13th of July with guest speakers …

Arms (Prohibition on Shortened Firearms) Amendment bill…

This years NZDA National Antler, Horn and Tusk Competition drew 50 entries

ZIP project – Zero Invasive Predators

In January we reported that Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP), in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Predator Free 2050 Limited, had started a new research programme in a 12,000 hectare area within the Perth Valley (South Westland). The programme aims...

WARO process

The existing national Wild Animal Recovery Operations (WARO) concession permits expire in June, read more

Secure storage requirements

New Zealand Police is seeking feedback on two versions of a draft document regarding the secure storage requirements for firearm licence holders. Feedback is to be provided by 1 December 2017.

Closing dates for National Competitions

Competition rules were amended at the last AGM, read more for dates and rules

Law & Order Committee Report

Update on the Law and Order Committee Report into issues relating to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand

Chasing Great

Chasing Great was the breakout session at the 2016 conference about improving communication and future proofing the NZDA

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.

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