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. )
You can also follow us on https://www.facebook.com/southlandnzda/
(Photo Garethy Coyle winner 2023 photo competition - Scenic)
Some classic old hunting movies:-
A combined old film of Branch hunts. One 1962 of Greenstone through to Mavora. The other 1963 hunting around Bushy Creek and Mt Mavora. Participants Wally, Lex, Tom, Murray, Tony, Lynn, Merv, Des and John
Branch Tahr hunting trip in early 1960's
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:- HUNTER REPORTS
LATEST NEWS FROM OUR RAT TRAPPING PROGRAM FOR 2021 season.
Since 2006 members have been undertaking a rat control program at Mason Bay Stewart Island. Between September - Decemeber six parties involving 22 hunters spend significant time checking 309 traps which are set over 14 km of lines. Each trap is cleared and reset at least twice by each party. During 2022 the first 3 parties all killed over 150 rats each but numbers dropped significant by November and the last party went round all 309 traps on their last day without killing a single rat. The total number of rats killed was 593. For the report on the 2022 year.
Big thank you to 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.
WAPITI IN FIORDLAND (Photo Roy Sloan)