New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association – Home

Protecting your rights to enjoy recreational hunting, bushcraft, and shooting for over 75 years

We promote safe, responsible use of firearms, and a respect for native flora and fauna. We believe in the principle of public ownership of wildlife generally, and seek to prevent the creation of privileged hunting / exclusive access to the publicly owned fish and wildlife assets that belong to all New Zealanders.

  • We are the National body representing and speaking for recreational hunters.
  • We believe that the organisation and management of recreational hunting in New Zealand should be carried out by sportsmen and sportswomen.
  • We oppose commercial exploitation of the wildlife and natural resources of New Zealand, wherever and whenever such action is deemed to jeopardise, restrict or conflict with the public usage thereof, or to be contrary to sound conservation practice.
  • We strive to foster interest in native flora and fauna and the conservation of the same.
Photograph 'Who is There' by Corey Geddes, Ashburton

Photograph ‘Who is There’ by Corey Geddes, Ashburton