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Newsletter Sept 2019

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Arms Legislation Bill

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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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Club Trip Tahr Hunting Mt Cook 2019

Tahr Hunt Mt Cook 8-10th Nov

Newsletter April 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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Hunting banned under new Government Order

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted.

The Game Animal Council, NZDA, Police and other agencies have given consistent guidance that hunting, like many other recreational activities, should not be undertaken during the level 4 lockdown.

That guidance has now been reinforced by a Government Order effective from 6pm 3 April, which makes clear that you cannot leave your residence for the purpose of hunting, fishing, tramping, swimming, boating or any activity that could require search and rescue.

“Please don’t be in any doubt that this is enforceable,” says Game Animal Council General Manager Tim Gale. “Under this Order the Police have the power to do anything reasonably necessary to enforce compliance, including using the power of arrest.”

The Order can be found at covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/Legislation-and-key-documents/COVID-19-Section-701f-Notice-to-al...

“We know that the vast majority of hunters have willingly complied with the guidance so far and while it is deeply frustrating to stay at home during the roar, they are doing their bit to help eliminate COVID-19 in New Zealand.”

“For those people that have been selfishly flouting the rules, this should be a wake-up call. It is time to do the right thing and stay at home.”

Please keep up-to-date with all the rules and guidance around COVID-19 at covid19.govt.nz/.
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Information for hunters on COVID-19 alert level 4, what we can and can't do and the impact on balloted blocks etc is available at tinyurl.com/wwuzxdy. We will update this with new information as the situation changes. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less