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Deerstalkers promise active role in firearm law debate

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association says it will take an active role in the debate on proposed firearm law changes to ensure any future legislation is fair, reasonable and meets the needs of both firearm owners and the general public. More >>

Spread of wilding pines: Govt must in for the long haul

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 7:30 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

WELLINGTON – The continuing spread of wilding pines is a serious menace to New Zealand’s back country, says the NZ Deerstalkers’ Association Inc. More >>

Deerstalkers’ Association on Wanaka Crash 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association deeply regrets the tragic loss of life in a helicopter accident while conducting wild animal control operations near Wanaka. More >>

Deerstalkers Support Freedom of Access to Hunter Valley

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 11:28 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

All New Zealanders should have free access to publicly owned land, says a spokesman for the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association, Bill O’Leary. More >>

Hunters should stick to the basics and “be safe”

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 11:51 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Safe use of hunting firearms is pretty basic, says NZDA President Bill O’Leary. The approaching “roar” and the opening of the game bird season will encourage thousands of hunters into the hills and swamps of New Zealand and national hunting ... More >>

Deerstalkers condemn deer release

Friday, 27 October 2017, 5:53 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Hunters have joined with other voices in condemning threats by anti-1080 activists to illegally release deer in new areas currently free of game animals. More >>

Select Committee failed to identify the target

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:49 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to address illegal possession of forearms has fired at the wrong target, says Bill O’Leary, President of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association. More >>

Firearm users must follow the rules

Friday, 24 March 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

“The Arms Code must be followed to keep hunters safe. Failure to do so puts lives in danger and only idiots and criminals would do that,” says Bill O’Leary, President of New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association. More >>

Hunters should stick to the basics and “be safe”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The approaching “roar” and the opening of the game bird season will encourage thousands of hunters into the hills and swamps of New Zealand and national hunting associations and key government departments think it is timely to remind hunters ... More >>

Hunters should stick to the basics and “be safe”

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The approaching “roar” and the opening of the game bird season will encourage thousands of hunters into the hills and swamps of New Zealand and national hunting associations and key government departments think it is timely to remind hunters ... More >>

Takahe Investigation Closed

Monday, 14 December 2015, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) is relieved the investigation into the accidental killing of takahe on Motutapu Island has been completed. More >>

NZDA Calling for Police to Cancel Their Contract with NZMSC

Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:33 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association is calling for police to cancel their contract with the NZ Mountain Safety Council. More >>

Deerstalkers Launch a Hunter Education Trust

Monday, 24 November 2014, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) has announced the launch of the NZDA Trust, a charitable trust dedicated to funding the education of hunters in safe hunting practices. More >>

Minister's condemnation of seal killing "hypocritical"

Monday, 30 September 2013, 11:54 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Conservation Minister Nick Smith’s condemnation of the killing of 23 seals near Kaikoura as an ‘obscene crime’ is ironic and hypocritical when his department kills countless native birds and other animals a year in 1080 poison drops, says ... More >>

1080 – Not ‘Lucky To Have It’

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 2:08 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright's latest pronouncements on 1080 represents an ever-growing threat to New Zealand's ‘clean, green’ image, according to the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association. More >>

We Don’t Want Any Hunting Deaths This Roar

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 9:15 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

This is the sincerest hope of Bill O’Leary, Vice President of New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) and national coordinator of the association’s hunter training scheme HUNTS. More >>

New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association welcomes report

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 6:00 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The report of the Select Committee is a step forward in what has been a long battle to get some recreational hunter input to the management of game animals in New Zealand. More >>

Deerstalkers Delighted With Dunne’s New Deal

Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 11:56 am | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Deerstalkers Delighted With Dunne’s New Deal The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association Inc is delighted to see the Honourable Peter Dunne’s appointment as Associate Minister of Conservation, in a new National-led Government. Mr Dunne has been a true friend ... More >>

Deerstalkers Disgusted With Devious DOC Heli-hunting Report

Monday, 7 November 2011, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association is disgusted by DOC’s open endorsement of law-breaking heli-hunters in its final report for this season. DOC has produced a whitewash to appease itself and its new law-breaking friends, to ease the way for ... More >>

Game Animal Bill “a small step but in the right direction”

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The introduction in Parliament today of a bill to establish a council representing sectors with interests in the management of New Zealand’s big game animals is the result of a decade of hard work by hunting interests. More >>

 

 

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