Thames Valley, New
Zealand, 22of August 2012 - The New Zealand Bowhunters
Society (NZBS) held its prestigious annual tournament over the Queen’s Birthday
weekend in Paeroa, New Zealand.
incorporated in 1955, the NZBS is a hunting organisation governed by active bow
hunters from both the North and South Islands. The objective of the club is to
develop and promote the sport of bow hunting by offering direct support to its
members on all matters bow related. This includes offering knowledge and advice
on NZ specific rules and regulations, hunting permit application process and
equipment recommendations and experience.
The annual tournament
provides club members and guests with two exciting days of field shooting, the
club’s annual general meeting and a social gathering, then a third morning for
presentations of game and tournament trophies.
In 2012, the annual
tournament proved to be a success as popularity and interest for bow hunting
continues to grow in New Zealand. Daniel Peat, Executive Committee member of
the NZBS comments. “Over the past couple of years, NZBS has experienced
substantial growth in not only its membership base but also with the level of
involvement from its members.” Daniel continues, “In 2012, the annual
tournament has attracted over twice as many visitors from last year’s event and
we are predicting next year’s event to grow by the same amount”.
weekend comprised of a number of challenges including a field challenge for
hunters to test their skills on positioned targets in simulated hunting
conditions. This challenge has proven to be a true test of the hunters bow
hunting skill and ability for both novice and veteran bow hunters.
In addition, awards
and prizes are presented to club members based on successful bow hunting game harvests
achieved throughout the year. In 2012, a number of hunting industry suppliers
sponsored NZBS’s annual tournament including Australia’s leading performance
hunting apparel provider, Lamellar and Lamellar’s local distribution
representative, Sportways Distributors Limited.
Daniel Peat comments,
“I would like to praise Lamellar for their support for the NZBS which
represents the grass roots of hunting in the South Pacific”. Tom Chan,
Marketing Director of Lamellar also commented, “We are extremely proud to support
the New Zealand Bowhunters Society as the organisation has demonstrated their
commitment towards a specialised area of hunting that requires the knowledge
services that are provided through the club to their members and the industry.
I would also like to congratulate and thank the executive members of NZBS for
the time and effort in hosting this year’s successful tournament which is
proving to be a key event to test the bow hunter’s abilities”.
Selected winners of
the NZBS annual tournament received a set of Lamellar ContraCAM Fade camouflage
EcoACTive Breeze LS shirt and a ContraCAM camouflage Blitz Jacket.
With the support of
industry supporters such as Lamellar and Sportways NZ and the attendance level
achieved at the Thames Valley, Paeroa site in 2012, the Queen’s Birthday NZBS
annual tournament has delivered an excellent event for competition, skills
development and community networking across the specialised New Zealand bow
concludes, “The 2012 annual tournament at Thames Valley in Paeroa was a great
success and the enthusiasm amongst the bow hunters over the weekend was an
indication of where the sport is headed in New Zealand. The 2013 tournament is scheduled to take
place in Blenheim which is another great venue and this alternation makes it
easier for our South Island members to attend and take part”.