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OPERATING OFF FORESTRY ROAD WITHIN THE MATARIKI FOREST, ACCESS IS INCLUDED IN OUR AUCKLAND BRANCH MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS.

RANGE CALENDAR

Sight In.

Compete.

Test Loads.

The range is primarily used for competition, sighting in rifles, testing reloads and generally having good time. We supply range officers to operate the range in a safe manner, the ranges officers also have a lot of knowledge they can share.

Our range facility includes a 25m, 100m and 200m mound. The use of the 200m range requires that the others are shut down. Occasional shotgun shoots are also run from the 100m mound and the range is well used by affiliated pistol and black powder clubs. Check our range schedule below for times and events!


Members Access to the Range

Access to the range is included in our NZDA Auckland Branch membership, make sure you make use of this great resource.

Members have access to both member only days and general practice days, including the 200m range.*

Members are encouraged to come along to the competition days, there are a number of trophies that can be won along with various target shooting disciplines to test your skills and help improve your accuracy.

Members are welcome to bring guests along with $30 session fee. There are no eftpos facilities at the range, please bring cash.

* Note: 3rd party bookings for the range may charge a fee for entry

Public Access to the range

We provide access to the range for non members/the general public who hold a current firearms license, you can attend General Practice sessions in the range calendar. 

There is a $40 per session fee for public access, please remember to bring the correct amount of cash as there are no eftpos facilities at the range.

The General Practice sessions provide access to the 25m, 50m and 100m ranges only and can be used for rifle sight in and target shooting.

If you are attending the range on a regular basis, speak to a range office about membership or apply to become a member.

Note: member only days do not provide public access, you will be turned away if you cannot show you membership card.

Before you attend

General Information and Safety rules

You must read and agree to both the General Rules and Safety Rules before entering the forest or using the range.

  • Remember to leave all equipment/firearms in your vehicle until the safety briefing has been completed

To shoot on the range you must:

  • Have Class 5 hearing protection for each person in the form of ear muffs, ear plugs are not sufficient - Hearing protection is available for purchase at $20 cash 
  • Present a valid arms license or be directly supervised by someone with a valid arms license.  
  • Follow the range officers instructions at all times.
  • Ensure your fire arms meet the current arms act changes - Illegal firearms' are not permitted on the range if in doubt leave it in your safe an speak to a range officer.
  • Note Range entry and exit times are strictly observed (turn up early to avoid disappointment)
 Sessions Gate Entry   Gate Exit
 Morning 09:00 to 12:30  08:45 to 09:00 12:45 to 13:00 
 Afternoon 13:00 to 16:30 12:45 to 13:00  16:45 to 17:00
  • Have your headlights on to enter the forest, make sure you turn them off when you park.
  • Observe the speed limit of 30kmph

Range Calendar

  • No upcoming events

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Target Shooting and Competitions for Members

The club has a number of trophies to award for member only shooting events held at the range each year, if you would like to compete click here to go to the competitions page.


Finding Us

RANGE ENTRY AND EXIT TIMES MUST BE STRICTLY OBSERVED. 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 the indicated blue line, do not follow this route.


Range Notices & Updates

RANGE STATUS:  **CLOSED **

- eftpos is not available at the Range -

2021/2022 Range Calendar: Click Here

  • RANGE UPDATES:
  • 22/08/2021- Range closed until further notice. Due to COVID-19 LVL 4
  • 30/07/2021 - Range Calendar PDF updated, new version uploaded.
  • 24/09/2020 - Range reopens to public and visitors under lvl 2.0
  • 31/08/2020 - Range status remains closed, COVID-19 Lock Down lvl 2.5
  • 12/08/2020 - Range status updated to closed, COVID-19 Lock Down
  • 01/08/2020 - Casual range visit fee $40.00 | Members free

  • 02/07/2020 - Range reopens to public and visitors

  • 20/06/2020 - Range Cal 2020-2021 available online

  • 20/06/2020 - Amended Range SOP available online

  • 13/06/2020 - Range reopens to members and associated Organisations /w cards

  • 25/03/2020 - Range status updated to closed, COVID-19 Lock Down

  • 29/03/2019 - Range updates 1-4 added.



Our Branch

7 Target Street, Point Chevalier,
Auckland 1022

auckland@deerstalkers.co.nz


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We meet every second Tuesday of the month.

7.00pm

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