Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3

Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3

Deer hanging at the Fiordland Big 3 hunting competition

Thank you to everyone that entered and helped make the Te Anau Helicopter Services 2021 Fiordland Big 3 another success.  Click here for to see the overall results.

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 three 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 customised trip for four with Te Anau Helicopter Services, and more will be by barrel draw under Police Supervision. This will be in the form of a shoot-out involving 4 random teams who have caught all 3 species.

Detailed event information...

Tournament Rules

Entries - Close 5pm Thursday 3rd June  

Kids can still enter at weigh in (Sunday 2 June between 12 & 2pm). 

Weigh in

Weigh in will be at the Te Anau Rugby Club between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm on Sunday 6th June 2021. A team member must be in the queue by 2.00pm or your entry will not be accepted. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.


The 2021 prize categories are:


  • Heaviest Hare/Rabbit 
  • Heaviest Possum 
  • Overall Kids Winners 
  • Men's 
  • Ladies 
  • Combined (Adult & Child) 
  • Men's 
  • Ladies 
  • 13 - 16 Years 
  • 7 - 12 Years
  • 6 & Under 
Engineering Services photo competition winner (best picture of the team wearing their competition beanie)
  • Heaviest Pig
  • Best Tusks (Pig) 
  • Heaviest Deer 
  • Highest Douglas Score (Stag)
  • Best Female Team 
  • Closest to Overall Average 
NEW in 2021, the Dallas Memorial Trophy for the team that weighs in the best overall animal
Hard Luck Story
All adult teams that weigh in all 3, will then go into a barrel and 5 teams will be drawn out.  The last team drawn out will be the winner of the major prize

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



2021 Results

2019 Results

2018 Results:
 Prize winners

2016 Adult Results
Prize Winners

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Sunday, June 6, 2021
Te Anau Rugby Grounds
Event Price: 
$160 adults, Kids $15

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