Please join DSC in congratulating Danielle Wilson, owner of NewZealandHunting.com, as the 2020 Outfitter of the Year. DSC is proud to announce the winner in advance of the DSC Convention, Heritage. The convention will run from Jan. 9-12 at the Omni Dallas Hotel and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Downtown Dallas. This year, DSC will present Danielle Wilson with the award at the Friday night banquet, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. DSC Executive Director Corey Mason said, “We are thrilled to celebrate this quality outfitter who has poured so much into DSC. We offer sincere congratulations to the NewZealandHunting.com team.”
DSC Convention Chair Mark Little said, “DSC thanks the Wilson family for their continued support and all they do for the future of hunting. The NewZealandHunting.com team embodies all that this award represents.”
The middle of four sisters, Danielle began working with her father in 2010 promoting his outfitting business NZHunt at trade shows, running sight-seeing tours for non-hunters back home and hostessing at the lodge. In 2015, she took over running the family hunting business and renamed it NewZealandHunting.com.
The outfit prides itself on offering a variety of hunting opportunities, including remote backpack hunting and free-range spot and stalk hunts from lush rainforests and rugged mountains of the west coast to the rolling hills and open country of the central Otago, and everything in-between.
“Our aim is to provide visitors with the whole New Zealand experience,” Danielle said. “Alongside the hunting, we run a sight-seeing program with trips that are customized to suit each person or group. My personal and company goals are to continue to provide traditional hunting in the South Island aiming to encourage women and youth, families and individuals from all walks of life. Being able to be a part of someone’s memories of their first hunt, moments of wonder whilst exploring New Zealand’s abundant flora and fauna, is truly my passion.”
Selected for her excellence in providing an unforgettable experience for all who hunt with her, Danielle exhibits an ambition, tenacity and drive, as well as a heart for conservation, that has earned her the respect and admiration of those in the hunting and conservation world.
A Life Member of DSC, Danielle has volunteered her time at the annual DSC convention for the past five years. She consistently attends and donates to the DSC Ladies’ Luncheon auctions and hosts a number of DSC members at NewZealandHunting.com each year as well.
“I guess you could say I’m very lucky to have parents who have a passion for the outdoors and hunting and passed that along to me,” Danielle said. “Now at age 30, I can only hope to continue and hopefully enrich the lives of those whom choose to spend their hunting experience in New Zealand with us.”
A member of IUCN and FACE, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet™ that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at www.biggame.org.
DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at www.dscf.org.
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