Southland Branch

New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

 

Stewart Island Hunter Reports

 

 

1977

1987

1997

2007

2011

2012

2013

 

# PERMITS ISSUED

363

?

490

559

527

541

545

                         

2.09

1.97

0.53

27

5

28

55

# RETURNED

   

108

162

121

104

82

                         

1.79

1.84

0.48

3

2

25

52

# HUNTERS

958

     1092

440

626

484

382

312

 

ESTIMATED TOTAL # HUNTERS  

    958

     1092

1994

2157

2055

2279

2073

               

AVERAGE # HUNTERS PER PARTY

2.63

 

4.07

3.86

3.9

3.67

3.8

               

TOTAL DAYS HUNTED

 

5898

2532

3568

2973

2279

1912

 

AVERAGE DAYS HUNTED

 

5.4

7.75

5.7

6.16

5.96

6.12

 

ESTIMATED TOTAL DAYS HUNTED  

   

11270

11286

12660

11854

12686

 

AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY

   

7.56

7.54

7.01

7.25

7.2

 

WHITETAIL SEEN

   

838

1135

1088

801

560

 

WHITETAIL SHOT

503

715

225

354

256

205

151

 

ESTIMATED WHITETAIL SHOT

   

1016

1108

1091

1053

995

 

AVERAGE SEEN PER PARTY

   

7.75

8.24

8.9

7.7

6.82

 

AVERAGE SEEN PER HUNTER

   

1.9

2.13

2.25

2.09

1.79

 

AVERAGE SHOT PER PARTY

1.38

 

2.08

2.18

2.11

1.97

1.84

 

AVERAGE SHOT PER HUNTER

0.52

     0.65

0.51

0.56

0.53

0.53

0.48

 

RED DEER SEEN

   

9

34

27

27

3

 

RED DEER SHOT

 

8

3

8

10

5

2

 

CATS DESTROYED

 

72

26

40

35

28

25

 

SOURCE

NZFS

NZFS

NZDA

NZDA

RHCT

NZDA

RHCT

 

Notes: NZFS were enthusiastic at following up permit returns. Individual permits were issued.

 

1977 includes permits issued for Maori Land. After 1987 the figures do not include hunters using Rakiura Maori Land blocks (Est.800)

 
                                                                     

About 25 % of parties return permits. While we would like 100% compliance the returns especially the averages are remarkably constant.

Averages appear very consistent

Average 8.69 deer seen per party

Average 2.11 shot per party

One deer seen every 2.54 days hunting

One deer shot evey 10.41 days hunting

One deer killed every 4.08 deer seen

The winner of the Ridgeline sponsored draw for hunters who sent reports for 2015 went to Murray Welsh & party from Taupo.

Hunter returns can now be completed online at   http://www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz/hunter-returns/

 


 

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