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Newsletter Sept 2019

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Arms Legislation Bill

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Newsletter Aug 2019

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Newsletter July 2019

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Working Bee Mid Greenstone 2019

Working Bee Mid Greenstone hut – details and sign up form

Newsletter June 2019

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Newsletter May 2019

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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.

Membership

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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NZDA are pleased to see the Government Covid-19 website (covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/) has reversed its inital ban on hunting.NZDA are pleased to see the Government Covid-19 website (covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/) has reversed its inital ban on hunting. Our members know hunting and hunters have "common sense" and are "safe" when hunting, especially when compared to most recreational sports. Hunting is also not just a recreation activity because peoples' jobs and livelihoods revolve around hunting. NZDA is having direct input on the guidelines for big game hunters. It is possible we will see varying guidlines applying to different types of hunting. We must give credit to the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Hon Grant Robertson, for his statement in the Covid-19 update today because he has recognised that hunting is an important part of Kiwi's lives and culture - just as much as swiming at the beach, taking a day hike or going fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

NZDA are pleased to see the Government Covid-19 website (https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/) has reversed its inital ban on hunting.

Another interesting webinarPredator Trapping Webinar

Renowned ecologist /wildlife biologist Cam Speedy is giving a webinar tomorrow (Tuesday) 2-3pm for Predator Free NZ on tips for making predator trapping more effective.

'Attention-to-detail' is Cam's number one tip for trapping. He believes if you just 'plonk' trapping kit in the bush with little thought, it's a waste of your time.

It promises to be an interesting discussion.

The webinar is available at:
tinyurl.com/w98pywj
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Another interesting webinar