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. )

 

You can also follow us on    https://www.facebook.com/southlandnzda/   

 

 

 

 (Photo  Luke Payne, winner 2021 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

 

 

Hunting in the Arawata 1964

 

Hunting in the Joe River 1965

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM OUR RAT TRAPPING PROGRAM FOR 2018

 

 

Updated December 2019

 

 Since 2006 members have been undertaking a rat control program at Mason Bay Stewart Island.  Between September - Dec 2018  6 parties involving 22 hunters 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 catch year in 2017 for the 2018 year 280 rats were trapped by our teams. Six wild cats were also killed.    2019 has been a record year.  With our 6 parties completed we have accounted for 11 50 rats.  This is over almost 500 rats more than our previous highest total.         For the report on the 2019 year.  

 

 

 

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)

 

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