Monthly Archives: September 2023

Political Parties Disappoint on Fisheries Policy

With an election looming, a new survey by Horizon Research has found saltwater fishery policies are important to voters. A nationwide survey reveals most (79%) Kiwis believe bottom trawling and dredging should be phased out of inshore fisheries and replaced … Continue reading

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New Research Supports Managing Deer For Biodiversity Over Carbon Storage

NZ Game Animal Council Media Release 25 September 2023   New research shows deer have little impact on the carbon storage of our intact indigenous forests and supports biodiversity protection as the primary goal of deer management. The report, Review of … Continue reading

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Moves to Destroy America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage Pandering to Radical Left?

Subtitle – Government agencies target archery programs, lead ammo and more to end hunting, fishing Based on an article by Luke Hilgemann Fox News, published September 22, 2023 In just three years under President Joe Biden, America’s hunting-and-fishing heritage is under attack in ways never … Continue reading

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NZDA’s New Operations and Marketing Manager

NZDA Press Release – 19 September 2023 NZDA is delighted to announce the appointment of Hugh Devereux-Mack as our new Operations and Marketing Manager. “We are thrilled to welcome Hugh to the New Zealand Deerstalkers National Office team,” said Gwyn … Continue reading

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The Problem Isn’t Firearms but a Dysfunctional Society

Opinion by Tony Orman Recently there was a stabbing spree overseas that left two dead, including the attacker who was fatally shot by police. Naturally people were horrified but there was no visible reaction that stricter controls were needed on knife … Continue reading

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That first Deer

by Ben Hope The American hunting author Larry Weishuhn, in Pear Flat Philosophies, wrote, “Most people’s lives are filled with firsts – first day at school, first date, first kiss, first car – but for me perhaps none of my … Continue reading

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Welcome Reprint of a Great Tramping Guide Book

Book Review: “Tramping in Aotearoa” subtitled “New Zealand’s Top 45 Tracks” by Shaun Barnett. Published by Potton and Burton. Price $49.99. Reviewed by Tony Orman Shaun Barnett is already an established – indeed accomplished – author particularly in the field … Continue reading

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“Mother and Daughter Tackle the NZ-long Te Araroa Trail” Book

“Adventures with Emilie” sub-titled Taking on the Araroa trail in 138 life-changing days” by Victoria Bruce, published by Penguin Random House (NZ), price $40. Reviewed by Tony Orman Author Victoria Bruce and her 7 year old daughter Emilie took on … Continue reading

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Is Your Fish and Game Ownership Being Filched?

Currently the Wildlife Act is being reviewed by Government, i.e.  the Department of Conservation. Tony Orman highlights a vital section of it that prevents public ownership being taken over by privatisation. This article was written three years ago but is … Continue reading

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Public Opinion: Firearm crime up and registry won’t reduce it

Council of Licensed Firearm Owners – Press release A new survey has revealed that the public are noticing more firearm crime, but believe the firearm registry won’t reduce it, gravely weakening claims that the public support a registry.  A Clarity … Continue reading

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Democracy is Fragile Even in Outdoors Issues

Opinion by Tony Orman Way, way back in 1974 I wrote to the Labour government and in particular the Minister of Internal Affairs Henry May, about a government proposal to reorganise acclimatisation societies the predecessor of today’s fish and game … Continue reading

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