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    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Arrowtown Bowling Club

    Monthly Club Meeting

    First one of the year since the Christmas Holidays 

    Guest Speaker to be confirmed 

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Arrowtown Bowling Club

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Guest Speaker to be confirmed

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Arrowtown Bowling Club

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Annual Roaring Competition 

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Arrowtown Bowling Club

    Monthly Club Meeting

    Guest Speaker to be confirmed 

    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+12:00)
    • 20 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+12:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • Queenstown area
    • 7

    The next course is in late autumn 2021 - dates still to be confirmed

    Please register your interest as space is limited

    Hunter National Training Scheme 

    The Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS) course is delivered by The Southern Lakes New Zealand Deerstalkers Association instructors and is designed to introduce new hunters to the skills needed to hunt below the snowline.

    Experienced hunters may find value in some sections of the course. A Firearms licence is not necessary. This is ideal for anyone wishing to learn about hunting.

    Course Contents:

    • Essential bush skills
    • River safety
    • Firearm safety in a hunting context
    • Practical shooting and hunting ballistics
    • Hunting techniques
    • Species knowledge
    • Game utilization (skinning, butchering, etc)

    Participants must have a reasonable level of physical fitness and access to personal tramping equipment.

    Cost per person $450.00 (Incl GST),


    • HUNTS Manual
    • Ammunition
    • Hunting trip travel & accommodation (food not included)

    Weekend 1:

    Saturday & Sunday (all day)

    Start time will depend on numbers - either 8am or noon

    At Frankton Fire station* (please park on road not in the fire station)

    Course outlined and objectives

    • Fill in applications etc
    • Module 1 ; Ethical and environmental responsibilities.
    • Module 2 ; Game animal species, specific to our area, where to hunt and find.(DOC map and permit)
    • Module 3 ; Map use, GPS, Compass.
    • LUNCH

    Module 4 ; Firearms selection/ Types/calibres/safety

    Module 5; Hunting and shooting techniques.

    Module 6 ; Meat/ Skins/ Trophies ( DS )

    Module 7 ; Equipment and food

    Module 8 ; Bushcraft ( DVD)

    Module 9 ; Survival/ Trip planning/ risk management. Possible river safety course on the Sunday (Weather dependant)

    Weekend 2:


    Meet at Grey St Car park opposite Ale House/Video Ezy.

    • Full day using a range of different firearms
    • Firearms safety
    • Correcting sights/sighting in
    • Use of scopes/open sights
    • Firearms maintenance/cleaning

    BBQ lunch – Will supply BBQ/food. Bring Snacks/ drinks etc and a Chair


    Butchery Session ( all going well) hopefully we will get a deer to do this with.

    Bring your own lunch/snacks/drinks

    Perhaps only 1/2 day if all goes well.

    Weekend 3:


    Meet at the pre arranged accommodation 7pm (about 1 hour from Queenstown)

    Meet with all your gear—we will let you know what you will need to bring.


    Hunt all day ,some bushcraft/ navigation.


    River safety/ River crossing exercise, You WILL get wet!

    Travel Home.


    You will be invited along to the club meeting on successful completion of your course and presented with a certificate 

    • 12 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 2:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Crowne Plaza - Queenstown
    • 90

    NZDA 2021 Annual Conference

    Hosted by Southern Lakes Branch

    11th - 13th June 2021

    Hosted at the Crowne Plaza in Queenstown

    Friday Night

    Departs Crowne Plaza at 6pm

    Opening night includes BBQ and beers, opening speeches and an opportunity to look round the local hunting shop
    $45pp to attend (covers food, transport from Crowne Plaza and venue hire)


    Venue - Crowne Plaza conference floor

    8.00am - AGM

    10.00am Morning Tea sponsored by Local Business

    12.30pm conclusion of AGM followed by Lunch sponsored by Local Business

    1.30pm Results of AGM

    2pm Guest speaker

    3.00 Afternoon Tea sponsored by Local Business

    5.00 End of day one

    7.00pm Gala Dinner and awards (Venue to be confirmed) 
    Partners and Guests invited:  $80 pp includes full meal and evening entertainment


    9.00am NZDA workshops (details coming soon)

    10.30am Morning Tea

    1.00pm Lunch

    End of conference

    We recommend flights after 3pm

    How to register

    Choose if you are the main delegate (voting rights) or the observer (still attends full conference but can not vote)

    Due to the successful Zoom conference last year, we are also looking to make this option available as well, choose from Zoom delegate $174 (full voting and participation) or Observer only $80 (great to stream to new committee members keen to be involved but can't attend in person)

    Note on costs:
    The costs to attend the AGM and conference not only covers the food and morning/ afternoon tea, but the technology to Zoom the conference and the hire of the facilities.
    The local branch will be running the conference with volunteers from the membership.

    Due to the possibility of Covid Restrictions - we are keeping the conference to 100 people so we can still go ahead should social distancing kick in. This means space WILL sell out. Book early to avoid disappointment

    Register Here


Address: PO Box 1648, Queenstown, 9348

+64  021 942 328,

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