Welcome.
The Southland Branch was the founding branch of the NZDA. We have over  350 members and meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm (excluding December & January. )

 

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 (Photo Neville Miller, winner 2016 photo competition - Game Animals)

 

 

Branch members help build new Hunters Hut at Murray River on Stewart Island.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Stewart-Island-introduces-hunter-huts/tabid/423/articleID/335171/Default.aspx

 

 

 

STEWART ISLAND HUNTER REPORTS.

If you have been directed to this page to complete a report on your hunting trip to Stewart Island please follow this link:-    http://www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz/hunter-returns/

 

 

 

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM OUR RAT TRAPPING PROGRAM FOR 2016

 

 

Updated January 2017

 

 For the last eleven years members have been undertaking a rat control program at Mason Bay Stewart Island.  Between September - Dec 2016  4 parties involving 16 NZDA members spent  significant time checking 309 traps over 14 km of lines.  Each trap is cleared and reset at least twice.   Following on from a low years in 2014 when  170 rats were killed, and 2015 when 156 rats killed  for the 2016 year 291 rats were killed.   Unfortunately only four parties got to the island, one party had to cancel due to the party leaders injury and the weather was so bad fior the December party the plane was unable to land on the beach.    A full report will be posted later.  for the 2015 report see  http://www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz/PDF/Mason-Bay-NZDA-Report-2015.pdf

 

The good news is that Hunting & Fishing Invercargill store have undertaken to provide  us generous sponsorship which will mean that this program will continue into the future.  Big thanks to Gerald and Mike.

 

 

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WAPITI  IN FIORDLAND  (Photo Roy Sloan)

 

Contact Us:

 

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P.O Box 1588,
Invercargill

 

 

 Office bearers & Executive:

 

President:  Steve Robinson  03 2157897
Vice Pres:  

Secretary:  Dave Howden

Treasurer:  Tim Smalley

Immediate PP: Nathan Dawson
Huts: Neville Miller
Newsletter Editor: Doug Gordon

Website Manager: Bevan McNaughton

 

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Photo:  Nathan Dawson 1st 2016 Photo compeition 'Topical' section'

 

 

Useful Links:

South Coast Productions
Heritage and Wilderness Adventure Films

"We are worried that a lot of our old film is disappearing as are the tales, and tellers of them from yester year, so we are keen to record some of these tales with one story leading to another. We try to capture some of the great stories of our time, the heritage which has helped to create the iconic kiwi." - Producer Dave McCarlie.

 

Southland Branch NZDA support South Coast Productions in their quest to capture New Zealand outdoors on film. Visit their website:
http://www.videosouth.com


http://www.nzdeercullers.org.nz/

The website is owned by the NZ Deer Cullers Inc, a non-profit society with membership being ex and current government deer cullers.
Deer culling in New Zealand has an iconic and special place in the history of New Zealands' backcountry. A legacy of the Deer Culling era is the hundreds of huts, river crossings, and also the thousands of kilometres of cut tracks available today for public use and enjoyment. The huts, which were once our homes, are unique to New Zealand and enhance the backcountry experience for thousands of trampers, hunters and climbers each year.
There have been many books written by and about Deer Cullers, and of late much interest shown in our now long gone way of life. Through this website we hope to share experiences from that time.


Department of Conservation Hunting Information  SOUTHLAND


http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/hunting/where-to-hunt/southland/mainland-southland-hunting/where-to-hunt/


 

New Zealand Deerstalkers Association National Office.
http://www.deerstalkers.org.nz


 

Animal Skin Tanning Services Ltd.
http://www.animalskintanningservices.co.nz

 

Our hall is at Longbush between Woodlands & Kennington (East of Invercargill on S.H 1)

We have our meetings at 8p.m. every 3rd Wednesday of the month.( No meetings December & January)

Feel free to come along.