2018 Membership Subs due now

Updated 13 March 2018

Ensuring you remain financially current for the 2018/2019 membership year is important to make sure you continue to be under our insurance cover, have access and discounts and to guarantee that you can enter competitions; so get in early and you’ll have one less worry. You can pay via internet banking direct into – 03-0558-0139562-04 New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association Inc Quoting your 5 digit invoice number Or you can post a cheque or credit card information to – PO Box 12015 Thorndon Wellington 6144 Or you can call or email us to discuss different payment options on – 04 499 6163 membership@deerstalkers.org.nz

Range Access

Updated 13 March 2018

No progress with access, G Couper to re contact Tasman Pine again. To report back at next meeting. In meantime to approach Ngati Koata advising we are still negotiating with Tasman Forests. Next shoot Sunday 18th March. Note 10.00am start and range won’t be open for casual shooting that day. Deer targets, 50 and 100 metres. 22 and centrefire at 100 if one wishes. Note Easter weekend Range will be used exclusively for National Bench rest shoot as per previous years. www.nzdanelson.co.nz Roster. Re gate duty. Onerous on small team who are having to man every weekend, to seek help from membership via newsletter. Last Sunday had remained closed as no one available.

Rifle Range Open

Updated 11 January 2018

To all Nelson NZDA members. Please be aware that as a result of rain in Hira forest, the recent closure of our range relating to fire risk has been lifted. Our Range will therefore reopen this weekend 13-14 January 2018. Remember when in the forest to have your car lights on and dont exceed 20km per hour, & that there is always a fire risk,so take care. Usual hours, Saturday and Sunday mornings only. Access through locked gate at 9.00am and 10.30am , with exit times 10.30am and 12.00 Noon

Range User Declaration2017-2018

Updated 1 May 2017

It does not matter that you may have completed one in the past, to be seen to be actively complying with our Health and Safety plan you need to complete one again if wishing to use the Range. You also need to start wearing high viz vest or similar when on the rifle range

Range User Declaration


The Nelson branch of the NZDA emails out a copy of the "Mountain Echo" to all of its branch members. The Mountain Echo is a great resource and reference point for:

We also encourage member input and always includes stories of members experiences and hunting exploits. If you have missed one of our previous newsletters you can find them as a PDF file below
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