Category Archives: General information

Hasting’s NZDA sponsored stag | Google Earth

To view the Hastings’ NZDA sponsored stag, just download the file below and open in Google Earth. By adjusting the time slider you can view the stag’s day-to-day activities for a whole year. Note that the sun and moon patterns … Continue reading

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Kaweka Hunting Liaision Group Agenda

Kaweka Liaison Group Kaweka hunting liaison group meeting Agenda for 13th September 2011.

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MSC Arms Amendment Bill

MSC – Arms Amendment Bill Mountain Safety Council Submission to the Law and Order Select committee regarding Arms amendment bill.

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BioSecurity New Zealand – Import Health Standard

BioSecurity New Zealand – Import-Health Standard Important information in changes to MAF law affecting Mounted Game trophy heads, skulls and related products.

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DOC Sika tracking – Info on our Stag

Updated photos and map information for Hamills Hastings / NZDA Sika stag tracking in Hawke’s Bay DOC-Hawkes Bay Sika tracking collar Info

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Non-Intentional Firearms Incidents 2010

A comprehensive information sheet relating to firearms incidents in 2010, compiled by New Zealand Mountain Safety Council. NZ Mountain Safety Firearms Incidents 2010

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Landsar – Search & Rescue Application Form

Land Search and rescue is a voluntary organisation that undertakes search and rescue operations from the beach to the snowline, including urban and suburban environments. A high level of physical fitness and outdoors skills are required. This management team is … Continue reading

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Stockaid – Energy Food Rations

ER emergency food bar information from stockaid with 3600 calories per pack. Stockaid – Energy Food Rations

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NZ Mountain Safety – Duck Hunters Who Drink Alcohol

New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Media Release Mountain Safety Council warns duck hunters to avoid alcohol when shooting. The duck season starts on the first Saturday of May and forty thousand passionate duck shooters will head off to their maimais … Continue reading

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Don’t Jump The Gun On Canada Goose Culls

Media release from Fish and Game New Zealand, April 2011 Fish & Game NZ is cautioning hunters against jumping the gun on Canada Goose culls. Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson earlier this month announced that Canada geese are to be moved … Continue reading

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Ahimanawa Block Mapped Areas – East Kaweka Helicopters

East Kaweka Helicopters, run by Chris Crosse provide an excellent helicopter service, please see the attached document for the block areas in Ahimanawa. Ahimanawa Helicopter Block Areas

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HBRC 1080 Drops and Maps 2011

HBRC Aerial 1080 Drop and Maps

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The Responsibilities of Hunters

Original article featured in New Zealand Deerstalkers’ newsletter (Jan/feb 2011) – Written by Chaz Forsyth The responsibilities of hunters Today the widespread availability of instant communication, of 20 second ‘sound bites’, and of ready access to information (as opposed to … Continue reading

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DOC – Changes to land access – Wellington & Hawkes Bay

Click here for full details on road and track access changes There are a number of changes to road and track access to recreational land in Hawkes Bay and Wellington. Affected areas include Waiotauru Track, Tararua forest park Putangirua Pinnacles … Continue reading

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Forest & Bird and DOC Letters – Heli-hunting

Read original letter from Forest & Bird The Department of Conservation’s management of heli-hunting Communication from Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc Dear Al, Forest & Bird would like to endorse the position of the New … Continue reading

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Sika GPS Tracking Project in the Kaweka Forest Park

30 Deer (20 sika hinds and 10 sika stags) have been captured using net guns, fitted with transmitters mounted on neck collars, and will be monitored until May 2012 when collars are programmed to drop off. The spatial data will … Continue reading

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Road Through Molesworth Station Is Open

Please note, this event is now closed 20 December 2010 – Communication from DOC Opportunity opens from Tuesday next week (28 December) to drive through this spectacular high country landscape of Molesworth station, New Zealand’s largest farm. The Acheron Road … Continue reading

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West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board

Letter from West Coast Tai Poutini conservation board for New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association – 10 December 2010 Dear Snow, Thank you for coming along to the West Coat Tai Poutini Conservation Board’s meeting on Friday 19 November 2010. The Board … Continue reading

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Hunting & Fishing Adventures – Clearing The Air

There is a major misunderstanding circulating that we need to straighten the record on. Our summer catalogue featured an advertisement for the travel agency Hunting & Fishing Adventures. Part of the advertisement was intended to invite more existing commercial operators … Continue reading

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Didymo Information

Didymo: The Story So Far Since didymo, or rock snot, was first discovered in the Lower Waiau River of Southland in 2004. It has spread rapidly and is now present in over 150 lakes, rivers and streams throughout the South … Continue reading

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