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The Branch was formed around 1960 and
at the same time through negotiations with the Pinckney family, a hunting area on Glenaray Station was set up for members to hunt from March to May each year. Over the years this system has worked very well and is still in place today.  It allows the members in the club some excellent hunting opportunities in mostly open tussock tops from March through to the end of July.

 

For this privilege we are continuously thankful to the Pinkney  Family and Glenaray Management.

   

We are one of the larger Branches in the country with membership in 2009 of just under 200 senior members.  Our Clubrooms are at McNab just over the rail bridge heading to Pukerau on Stan Mac Gibbon’s property. This is where we hold our monthly meetings and social gatherings. 

 

We also manage and maintain a farm cottage at Luggate in Central Otago; it is available for members at a minimal charge. It has all the usual amenities of a home away from home.

 

A Deer Park is also run at Martin Street Gore (south end of Bannerman Park). It has Red and Fallow deer and Hokonui Merinos over the summer.

 

Our Members are involved in the local volunteer Search and Rescue Organisation. Members can indicate on their subscription form whether or not they wish to be put on the callout list. A couple of training exercises are run every year by SAR. SAR is made up of local groups such as, ‘The southern Trail Blazers Club’, ‘The Hokonui Tramping Club’ and NZDA to name a few.

 

We have an annual hunting and photo competition which members can enter heads and photos taken during the last 12 months which is independent of the National competition.  Members can enter both.

For information about joining the Gore Branch please contact the Secretary via the "Contact Us" button on this page.

Click here to see Clyde Graf's Photo Essay on 1080 Poison

 

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