About NZDA

Formed in 1937, the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association is New Zealand's only National body representing the interests of hunters and shooters nationwide. The fundamental aim of the association is to ensure that the organisation and management of recreational hunting in New Zealand is carried out by hunters.

Benefits of joining your local NZDA

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Advocacy
  • Range use
  • Hunting opportunities
  • Douglas Scoring
  • Protect and celebrate NZ's Hunting culture

The Nelson Branch is an incorporated society and a registered charity with a growing membership in the hundreds. The Branch owns Red Deer Lodge located in St Arnaud which can be booked by the public for accommodation. We also own and maintain an extensive shooting range at Packers Creek on lease land as well as a basic range in Murchison. Meetings are held monthly on the last Tuesday at the Fish and Game Rooms on Champion Road, Richmond. See the events calendar for upcoming events.

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NZDA Nelson Events



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