Knowledge, resources, information, training, trips, and friendship are just some of the benefits to becoming a NZDA member. Full list of benefits are listed below.

The best way to join the NZDA is to attend the monthly meeting of your nearest branch or email an enquiry to our branch.

Membership is done through National Office and sent to our local branch     National Office Membership 

At the North Canterbury branch we hold our meetings on the last Monday of every month in the NZDA North Canterbury Club Rooms, at 599 McLeans Island Road. 7:30 pm

Take the step and find out more :-

email enquiry


Advantages of Membership

  • $10 million liability insurance
  • 4 NZ Hunting & Wildlife online magazines each year
  • Members’ only discount as negotiated from different retailers eg Hunting & Fishing and Shooters Supplies
  • A discount on DOC annual hut passes

Local branch offers

  • Monthly meetings with displays, speakers, etc
  • Regular newsletters
  • Antler, Horn & Tusk and photographic competitions
  • Friends and hunting partners
  • Organised hunts
  • Rifle range

Involved in important issues

  • Public access
  • Firearms
  • Range shooting
  • Training of prospective outdoor enthusiasts
  • Funding and assistance in building huts
  • New hunter training
  • Hut Maintenance
  • Opposition to the use of aerial 1080
  • Animal control
  • Game animal protection


  • Mountain Safety Council (MSC)
  • International Hunting Education Assoc (IHEA)
  • Sporting Shooters of Australia Association (SSAA)
  • Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (CORANZ)
  • New Zealand Council of Licensed Firearms Owners
  • Department of Conservation