Testimonials and Photographs
NZDA HUNTS is designed to teach you how to safely enjoy the New Zealand outdoors. Read some reviews and experiences from our past participants below!

Hutt Valley HUNTS Course 2022

Hutt Valley HUNTS concluded in November 2022 with 17 successful trainees completing their training - check out some of the photos below!

Wellington & Porirua HUNTS Course 2022

Wellington & Porirua's combined HUNTS course concluded in October and saw 13 new hunters join our sport!

"It's rare to come across someone so passionate in his pursuit to develop his students and ensure they all achieve. Thank you so much for your work Tom. And thanks to all the other instructors for sharing their passion with us.

Nāu te rourou nāku te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - with your food basket, and my food basket the people will thrive."

Taupo HUNTS Course 2022

Taupo HUNTS course concluded in July, the participants learnt a lot about stalking, navigation, seeing sign and putting their gear to the test in a safe environment.

"I would like to say thank you and acknowledge the time, effort, and skill of our two hunts course instructors Kris Lyall and Boyd McManus - without whom these types of valuable resources for learning would not be possible."

Waikato HUNTS Course 2022

Mark Hunter and his son, Ben, attended the Waikato HUNTS course in March 2022, you can read Mark's story about their experience in the NZDA's Hunting & Wildlife Magazine at the link below:


Kapiti HUNTS Course 2022

Kapiti branch concluded their first course of the year in March! It was a huge success, and reported to be the most successful course in a number of years. 

"The pacing of the evening indoor sessions and the weekend outdoor sessions was very thoughtful, with an excellent sequence. The instructors were very engaging and their storytelling was very good. The practical skill development sessions were well run with very good guidance."

You can read about Lynda's experience in the latest NZDA Hunting & Wildlife Magazine at the link below:


"Excellent effort by the organisers, very well run. Their passion for the craft of hunting and focus on safety was obvious to notice."

Wellington & Porirua HUNTS Course 2021

Wellington & Porirua's 2021 HUNTS course concluded in November and saw 12 trainees successfully become new hunters. Here's what one of the trainees had to say:

“Thank you everybody involved! I would (and will) definitely recommend it, and I come out the other end well introduced to great community and with excellent, safe knowledge behind me."

"Thank you so much for a great experience. It was truly memorable. I cannot wait to get my first NZ animal in the bag!"