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The Deer People

The Australian Deer Association

The Australian Deer Association (ADA) is a national hunting and deer management organisation established in 1969 to be advocates for our wild deer herds and ethical deer hunting.

ADA promotes safe, responsible and ethical hunting and has an established presence and members in every Australian state and territory.

ADA’s members are dedicated to the retention of habitat for deer and other wildlife, the preservation and extension of access to public land for hunting and recreation, the sustainable management of deer as a resource and the management of deer hunting to perpetuity.

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Upcoming Events

Queensland Hunter Ed Course August 29 to 31

Bookings for this popular course are now open. Click here to book.

The course will run in the heart of red deer country at Lake Perseverance Centre 60 Minutes west of Brisbane.

Participants enjoy a mix of theory and practical sessions covering:

  • Australia’s deer species
  • hunting and the law
  • firearm safety
  • firearms for deer
  • bushcraft and survival
  • animal welfare
  • deer tracking
  • stalking
  • carry out and break down
  • an intensive full afternoon field trip into deer habitat
  • caping and trophy care
  • meat care
  • deer management and considerations of the future of Australia’s wild deer and deer hunting.

The course presenters and organizers are all experienced hunters and give their time free of charge to ensure that as many hunters as possible can attend at a price which is as little as one third of that charged by commercial operators.

For all enquiries please email us here. To book click here.


Sensational Prices on High End Binoculars

Have you always wanted a pair of high grade binoculars but baulked at the price? Ryda have strictly limited quantities of Nikon EDG high end binoculars being cleared for

Great Deal on Garmin GPS

The Sydney branch of ADA has negotiated a great deal with Ryda.com for a Garmin 62s GPS plus the Australian Topo map for $378.85 plus shipping. This

Report shows importance of hunting as eco-tourism

A study commissioned by the Victorian Government and conducted by RMCG has found that hunting contributes $417 million annually to the Victorian economy.

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Three Great New Deals

Follow the links for great deals on UHF radios and GPS until sold out.

Uniden UH720SX-2 UHF Twin Compact Handhelds Normally $299, Ryda.com price $219.85 less