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Upcoming events

    • 24/09/2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • 25/09/2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Galatea foothills
    • 0

    Galatea road end limited to 15 people.

    Travel down Friday 20thof August in the afternoon, return on Sunday . Cost for the hunt is $50 and there are limited spots in the cabin, with plenty of space for camping. For those camping make sure you bring a good sleeping bag and sleeping mat, as it will get cold. Hut facility's shower, bbq, running water, porch area available to all attendees.

    Please make sure you secure your permit BEFORE coming on the hunt. Please have it printed or on your phone.  Tick each area when applying for the permit. We will email the address of the farm closer to the time of the hunt.

    It is recommend you fill out a mountain safety form and make sure it is received by your emergency contact.

    Also, just a reminder DON'T SHOOT THE PIGS! We are there for deer team.

    • 10/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • 7 Target Street, Pt Chev, Auckland
    Registration is closed

    New Applicant Open Day & Interview Session

    This open day is available to primarily new applicants, we also welcome existing members that wish to attend and wish to sit in on the presentation and introduce themselves to the new members.

    If you have recently applied (or joined and wish to sit in) to become a member of the NZDA Auckland Branch. To help with processing your application, we are making specials interview times available.

    Could you please RSVP to this event.

    Please make sure to have your firearms license with you during the interview.

    The interviews are a relaxed introduction and small brief of the history of the NZDA and bit of a brief about our club in a group format with a Q&A at the end.

    We then we will complete the membership admin one-on-one with a member of the committee.

    If you believe you have received this invite in error, or no longer wish to join, please also let us know.

    Daniel Friedman
    Memberships Secretary 

    • 12/10/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 7 Target Street, Point Chevaleir, Auckland

    october club night

    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday 12th October

    Nzda auckland club rooms: 7 Target street

    Note: This event will only go ahead if our covid level permits at least 50 people to an indoor event.
    Digital streaming options are currently being explored.

    Registration is necessary.

    Tamati was previously scheduled for our now cancelled September club night, luckily he is free for October! 

    Come along have a bite to eat, a beer and share your stories! Don't hesitate to bring a mate along, we look forward to seeing you all there.


    Tamati Rimene-Sproat

    You might recognise presenter Tamati from TVNZ's Wild Kai Legends. He has been seen stalking deer, hunting wild boar, fish and heading into the icy mountains for some Tahr. 

    Tamati will be speaking about his career, hunting and passion for Te Reo.

    Notes to Guests, or guests of members: Our club nights are open to the public, this is a great opportunity to experience the club and see if you want to be part of the Auckland Deerstalkers community.

    Please come along and introduce yourself to one of the clubs committee on the night as this is part of the application process.

    If you know anyone who has a good yarn or would make for an interesting guest speaker please contact the committee at our email address

    • 20/10/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • NZDA Auckland Club Rooms - 7 Target St, Pt Chev
    • 0
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    25th August at 6:30pm


    So you've been out and put an animal on the ground - now what? How do you break it down, preserving the most amount of meat possible?  How do you skin it ready for making a nice flat skin for the lounge at home?

    If you have been struggling with the above answers, this workshop is for you! Richard and Leith are very kindly putting on a Butchery, Animal and Skin Prep.

    Richard and Leith collectively have over 50 years experience with Butchery, Hunting and Animal Prep - so you are getting exposed to a wealth of experience and knowledge on all things animal prep that is hard to find anywhere else!

    Richard will kindly be providing deer for processing, and attendees will have a front row seat to watch. They will cover; skinning a deer to preserve the skin for tanning, breaking down the animal into manageable cuts and muscle groups, as well as letting you know what cuts are best for what usage or cooking scenario.

    They may even have some very tasty salami and sausages out for attendees to trial to top it all off!

    Spots for this workshop are limited to 40 people, so get in quick and secure your spot - tickets are just $20.

    Check out Gourmet and Game Meat Processors here:

    • 31/10/2021
    • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Forestry Rd, Riverhead 0892
    • 30


    annual prize shoot 

    nzda auckland range

    GATES OPEN: 7:45AM- 10:15AM   


    The Auckland Branch Prize Shoot is a friendly, hunting style competition shoot, where we invite all keen hunters to compete at our Riverhead Range. 

    We will have a few prizes randomly drawn on the day out of the list of attendees, so you have to be in to win! It is worth mentioning that this year every participant will not be receiving a prize like previous years.



    GATES OPEN: 7:45AM- 10:15AM  

    Once you are in the range, you're in for the day so cannot leave early. Please make sure you you bring lots of water and food. There will be a BBQ! We will probably finished up between 3-5pm.

    Come along with any caliber CENTRE FIRE rifle and have a blast. There will be 5 mins allowed for sighting in.

    It’s a hunting style, shoot, meaning you are not allowed shooting assistants. This includes slings, jackets or gloves. 

    4 positions on the 100m range:

    • Prone 
    • Sitting 
    • Kneeling 
    • Standing

    Plus a 5 shot rapid standing shoot on 25m.  All in 40 seconds!

    It is graded shooting, so all experience levels welcome.

    Juniors (16 and under) 22lr or centrefire

    Seniors – Centrefire only



    The entrance to the range is located off Forestry road, please wait at the gate indicated on the map. Note: If you're using google maps, it may try take you along an alternative route, do not follow this.

    If you are keen to donate a prize to the event then please drop James an email:

    Please note; by signing up for the Auckland Branch Prize Shoot you consent for your info to be shared with our sponsors. If you have any questions please send an email to 

Past events

15/08/2021 Range Working Bee
10/08/2021 Annual General Meeting 2021 & August Club Night
08/08/2021 New Applicant Open Day & Interview Session
31/07/2021 Annual Dinner & Prize Giving 2021
13/07/2021 July Club Night
08/07/2021 Te Urewera Fly in - July 2021
03/07/2021 RESCHEDULED: Range Working Bee *new date*
29/06/2021 Range Officer Meeting - June
19/06/2021 New Applicant Open Day & Interview Session
08/06/2021 June Club Night
04/06/2021 Galatea Road End Hunt
02/06/2021 WORKSHOP - Rifle Selection, Maintenance and Setup
21/05/2021 Trophy Measuring Night
11/05/2021 May Club Night
05/05/2021 Workshop: Sika Hunting 101 with Darrell Wong
19/04/2021 Range Officer Meeting - April
18/04/2021 New Applicant Open Day & Interview Session
13/04/2021 April Club Night
27/03/2021 New Applicant Open Day & Interview Session
10/03/2021 Workshop: Headskinning 101 with Brent Neville
09/03/2021 March Club Night (100 person Limit) - Gunsmith Guest Speaker
12/02/2021 NZDA National Women's Hunt
09/02/2021 February Club Night
08/12/2020 December Club Night
27/11/2020 Party Hunt: Clements Mill Road
10/11/2020 Argus NZ - November Club Night Special Guest
13/10/2020 October Branch Meeting - Auckland Branch
07/10/2020 Workshop: Sika Hunting 101 with Darrell Wong
30/09/2020 Workshop: Bush Ed. with Mike M
17/09/2020 September - Fly in - Urewera (Whakatane Catchment)
11/08/2020 Annual General Meeting 2020 & August Club Night
08/08/2020 Auckland Tahr Jam 2020 - #TAHRJAM-AKL
01/08/2020 The 2020 Annual Dinner and Prize Giving
31/07/2020 End July - Fly in - Kawekas/Kaimanawas
14/07/2020 July Branch Meeting - Auckland Branch
08/07/2020 Basic Skills - Hunter Training 2020
19/06/2020 2020 Antler, Horn & Tusk Comp
17/06/2020 WORKSHOP - Rifle Selection, Maintenance and Setup
09/06/2020 June Branch Meeting
29/05/2020 Galatea road end
18/03/2020 Workshop: Headskinning 101 with Brent Neville
15/03/2020 Ladies Shooting Range Day
13/03/2020 Kids Party Hunt - King Country
10/03/2020 March Branch Meeting
28/02/2020 Okui Hut
11/02/2020 February Branch Meeting
10/12/2019 December Branch Meeting & Extraordinary General Meeting - Prizes Galore!
27/11/2019 WORKSHOP - Rifle Selection, Maintenance and Setup
25/11/2019 November Special Guest Speaker Night with David Seymour
12/11/2019 November Branch Meeting - with guest Cam Speedy
08/11/2019 November Party Hunt - Desert Rd
11/10/2019 Tarawera: Party Hunt
08/10/2019 October Branch Meeting - with guest David Eaton
25/09/2019 WORKSHOP - Rifle Selection, Maintenance and Setup
10/09/2019 September Club Night - with guest Simon Walker, SGW Knives
08/09/2019 The Steiner Prize Shoot!
13/08/2019 Annual General Meeting 2019 & August Club Night
09/08/2019 Hamills Taupo ‘August Party Hunt’
27/07/2019 The 2019 Annual Dinner and Prize Giving
18/07/2019 July Party Hunt. Urewera Fly in
09/07/2019 July Club Night - With Guest Michael McCormack, Chase and Gather
04/07/2019 WORKSHOP: Reloading
03/07/2019 Basic Skills - Hunter Training 2019
28/06/2019 2019 Antler, Horn & Tusk Comp
11/06/2019 June Club Night - With Guest Speaker Simon from SGW Knives
07/06/2019 Northern Pureora Road End Hunt
05/06/2019 WORKSHOP - Butchery, Skin & Animal Prep
31/05/2019 Galatea road end
29/05/2019 WORKSHOP - Rifle Selection, Maintenance and Setup
14/05/2019 May Club Night - Roar 2019
07/05/2019 Auckland Shooting Club Night & Firearms Legislation Presentation
09/04/2019 April Club Night - With Guest Speaker Pete Breidahl
12/03/2019 March Club Night - With guest speaker Dariush of Cazador Restaurant
06/03/2019 Workshop: Sika Hunting 101 with Darrell Wong
01/03/2019 March Party Hunt. Clements Mill Road
16/02/2019 Workshop: River Crossing Training Course
12/02/2019 February Club Night - Welcome Back!
06/02/2019 Workshop: Headskinning 101 with Brent Neville
11/12/2018 December Club Night 2018
13/11/2018 November Club Night - Wild West Worcester
04/11/2018 Inter Club Demo Day: 4th November
09/10/2018 October Club Night - The Wild Twins
11/09/2018 SEP CLUB NIGHT
09/09/2018 The Sako Tikka prize shoot!
08/09/2018 Red Cross - Deerstalkers First Aid Course - $105 pp
14/08/2018 August club night and AGM
12/07/2018 Hunter Training: Class of '18 with Brent P
10/07/2018 July club night and catch up
07/07/2018 The 2018 Annual Dinner and Prize Giving
12/06/2018 June Club Night with guest Pete
08/05/2018 May Club Night
10/04/2018 April Club Night, with guest Shannon from House of Knives
27/03/2018 Workshop: Sika Hunting 101 with Darrel Wong
13/03/2018 March Club Night, with guest Nicole from the Meat Merchant Whenuapai
24/02/2018 Range Working Bee 24th Feb @ 9am *Lend a hand, roll up your sleeves!
20/02/2018 Workshop: Head Skinning 101 with Brent Neville
17/02/2018 SHOT Expo | NZDA Auckland Branch Stand #229
13/02/2018 February Club Night, with guest Paul Michael
12/12/2017 December (Christmas) Club Night, with guest Snow Hewetson
19/11/2017 Auckland Branch Trophy Shoot
14/11/2017 November Club Night
10/10/2017 October Club Night
12/09/2017 September Club Night
10/09/2017 Prize Shoot
08/08/2017 August Club Night! -AGM MK-II
13/06/2017 July Club Night

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Auckland 1022


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