Learn about hunting and the outdoors with an instructor who has a proven level of competence through a national training and assessment package. Your instructor will pass on their experience and knowledge in hunting following the hunting guidelines of NZDA and Fish and Game NZ. For more information see the syllabus.
The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) promotes hunting as a lifetime outdoor activity through the Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS). The HUNTS training programme is conducted at branch level under the guidance of a national coordinator and is proudly sponsored by Stoney Creek.
The course is delivered over 16 hours of theory and 4 field days including at least 1 overnight camping trip. Core Modules:
- Equipment and clothing
- Bush travel and navigation
- River safety
- Game animal species and hunting techniques
- Firearms safety in a hunting context
- Care for meat and trophy
- Preparing for when ‘things go wrong’
- Range shooting and setting up a hunting firearm