Our club history, and hunting Hawke’s Bay

The Hastings Deerstalkers Club was formed in March 1951, originally under the Hawkes Bay Branch of the NZDA,  alongside the Napier & Tutira clubs. Later, all three clubs were recognised as stand alone branches within the national organisation. The traditions and rivalry between the two remaining clubs, Hastings & Napier, are still kept alive through Hawkes Bay inter-branch competitions and annual prize giving dinners.



The Hastings Deerstalkers' Club, Lester Masters Memorial Hall. The hall was opened on February 21, 1974, by Mr E. J. Herrick, son of the famous New Zealand hunting identity.

new hunting club rooms

The new Hastings Deer Stalkers' Club Rooms - opened June 2003.