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The following general information should be read by all competitors and forms a guide to expectations during the event.

We suggest printing it out for future reference. You must also read the full 2023 tournament rules.


  • Adults - $200 (up to 4 people per team)

  • Kids (15 years & under) - $20 (up to 4 children per team)

  • Youth (12-16) - $20 (up to 4 per team)

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All Merch cut off times are 21st May 2023

Limited product will be available on the day.


  • Entries must be in no later than 5:00pm on Thursday the 1st of June 2023, although kids can still enter during weigh in

  • NO hunting is permitted prior to 7.00pm on Thursday the 4th of June 2023.

  • Weigh in starts at 12:00pm Sunday 4th June 2023 at the Te Anau Rugby Grounds

  • Weigh in cut-off is 2:00pm Sunday 4th June 2023

Weigh-in and Prize Giving

  • The Te Anau Rugby Club bar will be open from 12.00 noon on Sunday when weigh-in starts.

  • Note that the Te Anau Rugby Club operate a Licensed Premises so NO BYO will be permitted.

  • There will be food available from this time as well.

  • Prize-giving will take place once all entries have been processed (approximtely 3.30pm).

Points Scoring System

  • Points will be worked out from the weight of the deer and the pig. The heaviest of each pig & deer will be allocated 100 points (each), the second heaviest pig or deer will be given 99 points, third 98 points and so on.

  • The (adult) major prize with Te Anau Helicopter Services, is a custom flight at the value of $10000.00. This will be a barrel draw for all teams that have entered and weighed in all 3 animals. (must be present to collect prize)

There are separate prizes for the team with the:

  • Heaviest combined weight (Deer & Pig) plus a pest (pest weight not included) for 2nd place

  • Heaviest Deer

  • Heaviest Pig

  • Best Tusk

  • Highest Douglas score

  • Dallas Wilson memorial trophy for the team that presents the best animal of the tournament

  • Best ladies team

  • Best Kids Team - All Kids teams entered before the cut off date will receive a free T shirt

  • Best Youth Team


  • Because of the vast expanse allowed for competitors to compete in, no formal monitoring of competitors is appropriate.

  • If an emergency situation arises then competitors should phone 111 and go through the usual channels.

  • It is recommended that boaties using Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri should check in with Bluff Fisherman’s Radio on VHF Channel 63.

  • Remember to secure all firearms as per the required laws and regulations.

  • There will be a Police presence throughout the weekend – including at weigh in and at prize giving.

  • While a courtesy coach will be available while the bar is open, it would be appreciated if you could organise your own sober driver.

Any questions should be directed to the tournament management via email.