The Club offers all hunters, novice, experienced or otherwise, an opportunity to network with like-minded people and participate in Branch activities which include hunter training, organised shoots, competitions, social events and a range of outdoor pursuits. At the same time you will be part of a National organisation, whose prime aim is to represent hunters ‘ interests at the highest level.

Membership forms are available below and from the Secretary and you can contact him at or phone 03 443 5506 for a copy or obtain further information about Branch activities and events.


New Zealand Deerstalker’s Association has become very involved in issues such as:

  • Public access

  • Firearms

  • Range shooting

  • Training of prospective outdoor enthusiasts

  • Funding and assistance in building huts

  • New hunter training

  • Hut maintenance

  • Opposition to the use of aerial 1080

  • Animal control

  • Game animal protection


NZDA has affiliations and associations with such organisations as:

  • Mountain Safety Council

  • International Hunting Education Association

  • Sporting Shooters of Australia Association

  • NZ Council of Licensed Firearms Owners

  • Department of Conservation

  • Other groups involved in outdoor recreation

National Advantages

Advantages of belonging to NZDA for full members include:

  • $10 million public liability insurance (including $1 million for the Rural Fires Act as well as punitive and exemplary damages

  • Four NZ Hunting and Wildlife magazines each year

  • Between four and six issues of the Bugle, the Association’s in-house newsletter

  • Member’s only discount as negotiated from various retailers

  • A discount on DoC annual passes

Local Branch Advantages

The Upper Clutha Branch can offer:

Membership Download

Membership Fees