Hunter Training Course (HTC) Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Upper Hutt Gun Shop

    HTC Introductions and setting some expectations on fitness, outcomes, equipment, costs, and individuals responsibilities (Maps / Compass / Boots, day packs etc) .22 rifles used in the first range day and 243 caliber rifles are available for hire on future range days.

    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • NZDA Kaitoke Range

    Introduction to range rules and firearms safety, different shooting positions etc. Including the cleaning of rifles (club or personal)

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • NZDA Kaitoke Range

    Day Packs (must have's from a survival perspective) and full gear expectations for overnight hunts (refer student manual) safety / planning and what we have and why (from instructors)

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cossie Club

    Bush based First Aid, how to use what to take and basic ID of symptoms, Food Prep and how to take care of your meat prior to sausages etc

    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • NZDA Kaitoke Range

    Range / Shooting practice and river crossing with full day pack (ensure you bring some dry gear for after river crossing) knife sharpening  

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Aorangi Forest Park

    Navigation and bush craft skills weekend. Theory on how to read maps and use compass, then put theory to practice out in the wild. Building bivi's and shelters as well as habitat identification. 

    • 15 Oct 2019
    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • NZDA Kaitoke Range

    This is extra sessions to hone shooting skills and ensure that first shot.

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • NZDA Kaitoke Range

    Simulated Hunt with different shooting positions and environments at the range (under pressure timed and scored with friendly comp on who is digging the long drops at hunt weekend)

    • 01 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Taranaki Region

    Expectation is to hunt and deal with three Goats per person minimum. Skin, gut, slice and dice into different cuts, and complete a autopsy (ID the key organs) learn how to turn into backpacks and take care of your meat for consumption.

    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Taranaki Region

    Expectation is to hunt and deal with three Goats per person minimum. Skin, gut, slice and dice into different cuts, and complete a autopsy (ID the key organs) learn how to turn into backpacks and take care of your meat for consumption.

Past events

29 Sep 2018 HTC - First Aid
15 Sep 2018 HTC range session- Range not available for casual use
10 Nov 2017 HUNT AWAY (Backup)
03 Nov 2017 HUNT AWAY
28 Oct 2017 HTC Range Day, Trip Planning (Range Unavailable).
12 Oct 2017 Navigation theory / practical & Bush craft Weekend, Species ID Habitat
07 Oct 2017 HTC Range Day, First Aid-2 and river crossing (Range Unavailable)
23 Sep 2017 HTC Range Day, (Gear & Equipment; Range Unavailable)
16 Sep 2017 Range day and Firearms intro Day
13 Sep 2017 Upper Hutt Gun Shop
11 Nov 2016 HUNT AWAY (backup)
04 Nov 2016 HUNT AWAY
29 Oct 2016 Range Day, Trip Planning
13 Oct 2016 Navigation theory / practical & Bush craft Weekend, Species ID Habitat
08 Oct 2016 Range Day and river crossing
01 Oct 2016 Range Day ,First Aid, Food & Cooking
24 Sep 2016 Range Day, (Gear & Equipment)
21 Sep 2016 Club night at the Upper Hutt Cossie Club
17 Sep 2016 Range day and Firearms intro Day
14 Sep 2016 Upper Hutt Gun Shop
13 Nov 2015 Hunts Course - Hunt Weekend Alternative
06 Nov 2015 Hunts Course - Hunt Weekend
31 Oct 2015 HUNTS course (All day)
17 Oct 2015 HUNTS course (All day)
15 Oct 2015 Hunts Course - Bush Craft and Navigation
08 Oct 2015 Hunts Course - Bush Craft and Navigation
03 Oct 2015 HUNTS course (All day)
26 Sep 2015 HUNTS course (All day)
23 Sep 2015 Hunts Course - Introduction Night
14 Nov 2014 Hunt Weekend - Backup
07 Nov 2014 Hunt Weekend
01 Nov 2014 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
18 Oct 2014 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
09 Oct 2014 Bush Craft Weekend
04 Oct 2014 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
27 Sep 2014 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
24 Sep 2014 Hunter Training Course
08 Nov 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
01 Nov 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
19 Oct 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
11 Oct 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
05 Oct 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
28 Sep 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
21 Sep 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course
14 Sep 2013 Hunting & Bushcraft Course

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