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NZDA is New Zealand’s longest standing recreational hunting and shooting organisation at a nationwide level.

The NZDA Taupō membership subscription year is from 1st March to 29th February.

All new members of the Taupo branch are required to undergo a probationary period of three months where attendance and behaviour will be considered by the Committee before confirmation of full membership.

We also want to highlight the importance of attending the mandatory Branch induction during the probationary period.
This engaging session will equip you with valuable insights into our branch operations, safety policies, and procedures. We trust that this is necessary to ensure a safe and cohesive club community and environment

Click on the link to download your Application Form for Membership of the Taupō Branch:
New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association 

Membership types

Membership Types

* Full benefits at national and branch level
* NZ Hunting and Wildlife magazine (digital version)
* Branch newsletter
* Eligible to enter national and branch competitions
* Eligible to join committees
* includes liability insurance

You can also add your family members to your membership for $5.00 per family member.

Must be attached to 'primary' member, i.e. senior member

Children must be under 18 years of age at the beginning of the financial year

Each family members receives a personal membership card

Includes hunting liability insurance
As per above. Must be under 18 years of age as at 1 March. Full benefits apart from voting rights.
Gain access to branch facilities and activities only, excludes NZ Hunting & Wildlife magazine, National level competitions, voting rights and insurance cover.
AFFILIATE ('Friend of Branch')
As per senior. Must be a full member of another branch. Must produce membership card as proof.
As per senior. Must be attending a tertiary institute or undergoing an apprenticeship. Proof must be provided.
Over 65 years old as at 1 March. Full benefits, as per senior.

NZDA offers full members:

Hunting & Wildlife Magazine

National Competitions for; Antler, Horn & Tusk + Photographic and Video + Target shooting

Training & Certification for; HUNTS instructors, Douglas score measurers, Range Officers & Rifle ranges

A discount on DOC annual passes

A discount on the interisland ferry

A national voice to ensure that Hunting in New Zealand has a future

Public Liability Insurance: $10 million liability insurance (including $1million cover for the Rural fires Act as well as punitive and exemplary damages)

For any questions or assistance, please contact: