The Big4 Hunting Competition

The Te Puna Hunting & Fishing Club's BIGFOUR Competition is not on this year. We left things too late to secure sponsorship and the venue. It is still New Zealand's biggest hunting & fishing competition boasting a prize pool of up to $80,000.

Next years competition will be held in June 2024.

BRIEFING Saturday TBA June, 2024.

HUNTING DAYS - From after breifing through till mid-night TBA June 2024 until 5:30pm. Remember - all game bust be presented in good edible condition!!


Get your team of 4 together and complete the online entry form in good time.

The competition brief.

Each team of four must endeavour to present a wild boar, a wild stag, a male ring neck pheasant and a trout for the weigh in in accordance with the rules of the competition which can be downloaded from this page. Entry fee is $600 for a team of four. Max 4 members in a team.

A briefing will be held  on Saturday TBA June from 3pm, the rules will be read out from 4pm.

At least one member from every team is urged to attend the briefing to collect their team's starter pack (including 4 x FLEECE TEE’S), and there could be some last minute rule changes.

Prize Categories

Major Team Prize 1st  2nd 3rd 4th 5th (based on points awarded for closest to average weight for boar and stag, closest to average condition factor for trout and closest to average/quality score for pheasants)


TroutBest condition factor1st, 2nd
PheasantBest quality score1st, 2nd
StagHeaviest1st, 2nd
BoarHeaviest1st, 2nd
StagBest Douglas Score- Red Equivalent1st only
BoarBest Hooks - Douglas Score1st only
TroutClosest to Average Weight1st only
PheasantLongest Fighting Spurs1st only

Weigh in

Weigh in will be held Saturday TBA June from 10.30am to 3pm, followed by prize-giving at around 5pm. 

Unfortunately no competitions are currently available