Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3 - 2022 Event details

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 2022 tournament rules.


  • Adults - $180 (up to 4 people per team)

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


  • Entries must be in no later than 5:00pm on Thursday the 2nd of June 2022. Entries are live online now for Adults and Kids or download the manual entry form.

  • NO hunting is permitted prior to 7.00pm on Thursday the 3rd of June 2022.

  • Weigh in starts at 12:00pm Sunday 5th June 2022 at the Te Anau Rugby Grounds

  • Weigh in cut-off is 2:00pm Sunday 5th June 2022

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 3pm).

Points Scoring System

  • The (adult) major prize with Te Anau Helicopter Services, is a custom flight at the value of $5000.00. This will be the heaviest combined weight (Deer & Pig) plus a pest. (pest weight is not included)
  • 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. 

  • 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 

Best ladies team

  • There will also be some spot prizes to be won on the day for teams and individuals.


  • 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.