The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association
Size 240 x 170 mm 324pp,
Colour & B/w photographs
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Available: July 2013
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The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association is 75 years old. A milestone in any
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.