About NZDA - Protecting your rights

NZDA has been actively protecting and safeguarding hunters’ rights and our big game animal herds in New Zealand since 1937.

We promote safe and ethical hunting.

Founded in 1937, the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association Incorporated (NZDA) represents the interests of New Zealand’s hunters and shooters as a not-for-profit and non-government organisation (NGO).

Nationally, we are the voice of New Zealand’s hunters

Locally, we are your hunting club

Fundamental Purpose

We have been protecting New Zealand’s hunters’ rights and our big game animals for generations and our fundamental purpose is to:

  • ensure the traditions of recreational hunting and the rights of recreational hunters in New Zealand are protected, advanced and advocated for in the best interests of sportsmen and sportswomen.
  • be the national body in New Zealand representing and advocating on behalf of recreational hunters.