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A History Of Hunting

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A History Of Hunting

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association

 

Size 240 x 170 mm 324pp,

Colour & B/w photographs

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The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association is 75 years old. A milestone in any

organisations history.

To celebrate this book has been compiled to show a snapshot of the organisation

today, how it has progressed in the past 25 years, since it’s fiftieth anniversary when a

history of the NZDA was written by Philip Holden to mark that milestone, and how

it looks towards the future.

Any organization is only as strong as its membership, so members of the NZDA have

written this book. Each contributor an acknowledged expert in his or her field. They

have described the status of each of the large game animal species in New Zealand and

their potential for tomorrow’s hunters together with a review of firearms legislation as

it really is. Also covered is the massive contribution the Association is making to the

education of hunters throughout New Zealand by the NZDA HUNTS programme

and the building of new and modern range facilities where acknowledged experts can

pass on shooting and mountaincraft skills

In his forward President Tim McCarthy says

“The future of hunting in New Zealand is on the edge of entering a new phase,

with the agreement of all interested parties in the hunting fraternity of New Zealand

joining together to promote large game animal management of deer, tahr, chamois

and pigs under the banner of the Game Animal Council. In my opinion this is by far

the most positive move we have seen in the history of New Zealand deerstalking.”

It is fitting then that the NZDA takes this opportunity to reflect on

its history, its achievements, its place in today’s society and the new

opportunities the future will bring.