Every member of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association shall:

  1. Honour the Associations Policy, Code of Ethics and Guidelines, and abide by the rules of officially recognized Game management plans.
  2. Maintain safe mountain and Alpine practices.
  3. Respect the property of others and leave huts in a clean and orderly condition with plentiful supply of fuel and ensure the proper disposal of refuse.
  4. Avoid disturbances to stock, assist stock in distress and leave gates as found.
  5. Refrain from the coursing of Deer, Thar, and Chamois with dogs.
  6. Exercise at all times proper precautions against fire, water pollution and damage to the forest.
  7. Not hunt or carry a firearm on property without the proper approval of the owner, occupier or controlling authority and shall strictly observe any conditions imposed upon him.
  8. Not use aircraft for any purpose other than transportation of personnel, or equipment to or from a predetermined base, airstrip or drop-site.
  9. Approach recreational hunting from the highest possible level of ethics, having due regard to the welfare of the animals hunted, and prevention of cruelty to the same.


A registered Range Officer will control all official posted “Range Days”.

Red flags are posted at entry and around danger area before firing starts and remove as soon as possible after firing ceases for the day. The rules as laid down must be strictly adhered to. Failure to comply will render the member or visitor liable to immediate suspension from all range activities.


  1. The Range Officer is in complete and absolute control of range.
  2. Absolutely no alcohol or drugs on the range while rifles are at hand.
  3. At all times firearms must have action open, only at the mound or at the gun stations can actions be closed on instruction from the Range Officer.
  4. No one is to touch or handle a firearm without the express permission from the owner.
  5. No one shall move forward to the mound or leave the butts unless the Range Officer gives the “all clear”.
  6. No one, except the detail firing, is allowed on the mound without the permission of the Range Officer.
  7. When a red flag is hoisted all shooting is to stop immediately and all actions must be opened.
  8. No unsafe ammunition is allowed. Illegal firearms and/or ammunition deemed to be unsafe by the Range Officer cannot, be used on the range under any circumstances.
  9. No loading firearms or attaching magazines to rifles is allowed without the express permission of the Range Officer.
  10. In the case of a miss-fire, the bolt must be kept close for at least 30 seconds and the Range Officer notified by raising one hand.
  11. When leaving the mound rifles must be presented with the bolt open for inspections by the Range Officer.
  12. Dry sighting may be done only with the express permission of the Range Officer and only in the area designated.
  13. The 25m and the other ranges may only be used with the permission of the Range Officer and under the supervision of the Range Officer, Assistant Range Officer or designated official.

NOTE – To help us run the range in a safe, efficient and pleasant manner, please obey the rules and assist on the range or at the butts when requested.

When taking part in our club activities or using the club facilities, you agree to abide to the Associations rules and all official hunting and firearms regulations.


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We collect personal information that we need to deliver our services to you. We collect personal information directly from you when you access our services or engage with us through our website.

NZDA Taupō collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. NZDA Taupō also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests, and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by NZDA Taupō. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by NZDA Taupō for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NZDA Taupō website.

Note: We do not store full credit card details. These are captured directly by a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliant payment provider, which will only deal with your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act and its privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through NZDA Taupō public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: NZDA Taupō does not read any of your private online communications.

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NZDA Taupō may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.

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NZDA Taupō will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NZDA Taupō or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NZDA Taupō; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of NZDA Taupō, or the public.

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NZDA Taupō secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. NZDA Taupō secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

NZDA Taupō will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. NZDA Taupō encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NZDA Taupō is protecting your information. This statement was last updated on 6 October 2021.