(Photo Roger Stratford)
Good News! Our clubrooms at Longbush has been reroofed thanks to Community Trust of Southland for their financial assistance.
LATEST NEWS FROM OUR RAT TRAPPING PROGRAM. updated 25 March 2013
For the last seven years members have been undertaking a rat control program at Mason Bay Stewart Island. Between September - Dec 2012 6 parties involving 24 members spent significant time checking 300 traps over 14 km of lines. Each trap is cleared and reset at least twice. Following on from a low in 2011 when 342 rats were killed, this year we accounted for 233 rats killed. Signiticantly high numbers were killed by the first two parties (93 & 81) but the last party killed only 8 which is a good sign. We would only be completely successful if there were no rats left to kill. A full report can be seen: http://www.southlanddeerstalkers.org.nz/PDF/Mason_Bay_NZDA_Report%202012-13.pdf Thanks to The Community Trust of Southland for their financial assistance.
WAPITI IN FIORDLAND (Photo Roy Sloan)