Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3

Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3

Deer hanging at the Fiordland Big 3 hunting competition
The Te Anau Helicopter Services 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 fish. Might seem easy to some, but the 'one that got away' just doesn't count!

Event overview

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 - and possum-slinging too!  Great fun and great prizes up for grabs.
The major prize of a helicopter trip to Doubtful Sound with Te Anau Helicopter Services, fishing the Waiau River with Fiordland Outdoor Company and accommodation with Top 10 Te Anau will be by barrel draw under Police Supervision. This will be in the form of a shoot-out involving 4 random entrants who have got all 3 species.

Detailed event information...

    Tournament Rules


Entries are via the online entry forms (below) or by post-in form Big 3 entry form. Click here to download a printable 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.

Enter Adult team

Enter Kids team

Weigh in

Weigh in will be at the Te Anau Rugby Club between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm on Sunday 2 June 2019. 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. 
The major prize is a helicopter trip to Doubtful Sound with Te Anau Helicopter Services, fishing the Waiau River with Fiordland Outdoors Company and accommodation with Top 10 Te Anau

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

2018 Results:
 Prize winners

2016 Adult Results
Prize Winners

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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. http://www.facebook.com/events/1480380992235043/
Event Price: 
$150 adults, Kids $10

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