Club History and Purpose
The NSW Deerstalkers Association was founded on the 7th
of June 1972 by a group of dedicated hunters with a common interest and
passion to develop a Game Management Scheme.
The initial objective of the Association was to improve
the quality of the Historical Glenn Innes herd of Black Fallow deer
liberated by landowners in the 1800's, using the same management
principles adopted by the National Parks and Wildlife, Tasmania.
The landowners of the area were approached and agreed to
participate in the scheme, whereupon the scheme members embarked on a
culling program to improve the quality of the herd.
Members collected research data on animals culled and
through a grid system animal sightings were recorded. The well being
and quality of the herd improved over the next six years to become the
nucleus of much of the original breeding stock for deer farmers in NSW.
Since foundation the association has prospered to a
membership of 200 members from all walks of life and some from
The club is an incorporated association in NSW and
therefore operates under a written Constitution and Code of Conduct.
Being one of the premium hunting organizations in NSW we
are affiliated with the NSW Shooting Association and Firearms Safety
Awareness Council (Club No: 28) having 21 Firearm Safety Awareness
Officers around the State available to train applicants for submissions
of documentation to apply for a Shooters License.
The NSW Deerstalkers Association is also a founding
member of the Game Management Council of Australia, (Gamecon) from
which the NSW Gvt body Game Council was formed, we have 16 authorised
testing officers throughout the State (Club License No:1) for those
hunters with a Game License wishing to acquire an R licence to hunt on
designated Public land.
Being an approved Hunting Club under the Firearms
Regulation, our members are bound to comply with those regulations. We
have Public Liability Insurance which covers members in the field and
member to member.
Club activities include regular meetings, club hunts,
safety training, audiovisual nights and we encourage family
participation in hunting and game management.
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