Fiordland Big 3

Fiordland Big 3

Deer hanging at the Fiordland Big 3 hunting competition


The date for 2017 event is yet to be advised.  

The Fiordland Big 3 tournament is a hunting event based in the Fiordland Mountains around Te Anau, New Zealand. Hunters team up to bag a deer, pig and prize-winning fish in just two days. Might seem easy to some, but the 'one that got away' just doesn't count.

The event

Hunting begins at 7:00pm on the Thursday before Queen's Birthday weekend. Teams can hunt throughout the Fiordland region and also the wider Southland and Otago area to bag the best they can find in each of the three trophy species; deer, pig, fish. Hunting teams must then get to the weigh-in before the 2:00pm cut-off deadline on Sunday.

During the course of the afternoon there will be pig carrying competitions for men, ladies, children, and a combined adult and child section. There will also be a possum skinning demonstration. Look out for the possum-slinging too! Great fun and great prizes up for grabs. The major prize of a hunting trip into Fiordland for 4 people is sponsored by Te Anau Helicopter Services.

The 2016 event is being run by the Te Anau Rugby Club with all proceeds going towards Junior Rugby in Te Anau.


Detailed event information...

2016 Adult ResultsPrize Winners


Entries via the online form and a post-in form Big 3 entry form. Complete entries must be received no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday of the event.

You will be required to provide your Team Indemnity Form at the time of entry. For online entries a printed name will be deemed as signed.

Weigh in

Weigh in will be at the Te Anau Rugby Club between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm on Sunday the 5th of June. A team member must be in the queue by 2.00pm or your entry will not be accepted. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.


Prizes are awarded for various categories. These relate to pig, deer and fish and overall haul.
The Major prize is a hunting trip for 4 people in to Fiordland. This has been sponsored by Te Anau Helicopters Services.

Come along and have a great time - hunting or being amazed at the hunter's catch!

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Te Anau Rugby Grounds
fb Event Summary: 
Queen's Birthday weekend. Sunday weigh-in and entertainment. Weigh-in starts at 12:00pm and last entries must be checked-in by no later than 2:00pm.

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