2023 Young Deerstalker Of The Year | Enter Now

2023 Young Deerstalker Of The Year | Enter Now

13 May 2023

Dear members,

We are excited to announce that the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association is now accepting nominations for the Newton McConochie Award for the Most Outstanding Young Deerstalker of the Year.

This prestigious award recognizes the achievements and contributions of our young members who have shown exceptional hunting and shooting abilities, as well as demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and dedication to the branch and hunting community.

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must have been a member of NZDA for at least two years, participated in hunting trips and shooting events, obtained at least one "trophy" of a game species, shown above-average hunting or shooting abilities, demonstrated the ability to work well with others, and shown above-average initiative at branch meetings and/or hunting trips.

This is a great opportunity for young members to showcase their skills and dedication to the hunting community, and to be recognized for their contributions to the branch and the sport of hunting.

We encourage all branches to consider their eligible members for this award and submit their nominations by the deadline of 5pm on Friday, 7th July 2023.

Let's celebrate our outstanding young deerstalkers and their achievements. We look forward to receiving your nominations and honoring the winner at our annual awards ceremony.

Ridgeline is proudly sponsoring a prize package for the 2023 Winner to take home

We are thrilled to announce that Ridgeline has proudly agreed to sponsor this esteemed award.

The Young Deerstalker of the Year Award winner will receive a prize package, courtesy of Ridgeline. This package includes a pair of 10x42 Ridgeline binoculars, renowned for their superior optics and durability. Additionally, the winner will also receive the versatile and practical Ridgeline Camo Kahu Harness, designed to enhance comfort and functionality during hunting expeditions.

The total value of this prize package is over $500, making it an exceptional reward for the deserving recipient of the Young Deerstalker of the Year Award.

We encourage all committees to actively seek out nominations for this prestigious award and submit them for consideration. It's an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding young deerstalkers who have demonstrated remarkable skills, dedication, and passion for hunting. With Ridgeline's generous support, we can further enhance the significance of this award and provide a memorable experience for the winner.

Committees are to submit nominations for the Young Deerstalker of the Year Award, please follow the guidelines provided and send them to the National Office no later than 5pm on Friday, 7th July 2023. Let's ensure that the remarkable achievements of our young members are acknowledged and celebrated within the NZDA community.

We extend our appreciation to Ridgeline for their sponsorship and for their commitment to fostering the next generation of skilled deerstalkers. Their contribution to the Young Deerstalker of the Year Award will undoubtedly inspire and motivate our young members to excel in their hunting pursuits.

Enter now.

2022 Winner: Peter O'Driscoll

2022 Peter O'Driscoll 'Whanganui Bucks'