New Zealand Deerstalkers Association Bay of Plenty Branch
Our mission statement is to retain, enhance and create opportunities for the enjoyment of legitimate recreational hunting and the sport of shooting, for the members of the Association. Founded in 1950, the Bay of Plenty NZDA is a branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association.
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Firearms Safety and Licensing
The NZ Police are responsible for issuing firearms licences. The NZ Mountain Safety Council delivers the Firearms Safety program nationally under contract with NZ Police. The Tauranga branch of the NZ Mountain Safety Council provides Firearms Safety courses on the first and third Thursdays of each month (starting from 19 Jan 2017). These courses are held at the NZDA BOP Branch clubrooms at Tauriko.
The local Mountain Safety Council contact is: