Wapiti Winter Weekend - Fri 30th Jun Sun 2nd Jul 2023
Fiordland Wapiti Foundation

The Great New Zealand Hunting Competition.

 As we celebrate 100 years of legal Wapiti hunting in New Zealand, the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation is thrilled to present The Great New Zealand Hunting Competition, in collaboration with our proud sponsor, Hunting & Fishing New Zealand.

This exciting contest is the perfect precursor to our highly anticipated Winter Wapiti Weekend, an event-packed celebration of hunting and fishing taking place from June 30 to July 2, 2023, in the beautiful town of Te Anau.

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Highlighting the diverse game species that make New Zealand a true hunting paradise

The competition features 10 distinct categories, highlighting the diverse game species that make New Zealand a true hunting paradise:

  • Wapiti,
  • Red Deer,
  • Sika,
  • Fallow,
  • Whitetail,
  • Sambar,
  • Rusa,
  • Tahr,
  • Chamois and
  • Pigs.


We’re looking for captivating and interesting photos that capture the essence of the hunt, without needing to feature record-breaking trophies. Remember, only clean and humane photos will be considered for entry.

Ready to join the adventure and immortalise your hunting memories? Click [here](page link) to learn more about the Winter Wapiti Weekend and how to participate in the Great New Zealand Hunting Competition. Good luck, and happy hunting!

Proud Partners

Hunting & Fishing New Zealand is a premier outdoor retailer that caters to the diverse needs of hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts. They offer an extensive range of high-quality products, from specialised hunting gear and fishing equipment to camping essentials and outdoor clothing, ensuring that our community is well-equipped for their adventures in New Zealand’s great outdoors. 

As a company, Hunting & Fishing New Zealand demonstrates a strong commitment to conservation, ethical hunting practices, and promoting a love for the outdoors. Their knowledgeable staff and exceptional customer service make them a go-to destination for expert advice and guidance. 

We, at the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, appreciate their invaluable support and dedication to fostering a thriving outdoor community in New Zealand.

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The Great New Zealand Hunting Competition.​


Get ready for a thrilling array of prizes in the Great New Zealand Hunting Competition! With three fantastic prizes for each of the 10 game animal species, we’re giving away a total of 30 incredible rewards.

First Place

Spypoint Force 20 Ultra Game Camera.

Don’t miss any detail with the Spypoint FORCE-20 trail camera. This trail camera captures images at an impressive 20 megapixels. The straightforward interface is intuitive and easy to use, letting you get it into the field quickly and start monitoring your game.

Second Place

Badlands Approach Zipper Bino Case.

The Badlands’ Bino Zipper case in Approach camo adds a full-zip closure to the sleek, low-profile Badlands design, and also gives you fully padded internal pockets, a built-in lens cleaner, and a drop-down one-litre hydration sleeve. The weight is taken off your neck with wide, ergonomically-designed, fully-vented shoulder straps.

Third Place

Gerber Downwind Caper Knife.

The Downwind Series is a nod to the aesthetics of the past, married with the materials of modern day. The caper design is meant for those close-up moments of the breakdown process, featuring jimping on the end of the blade and an oversized choil to choke up for detail work. Reach for this blade shape when more intricate cuts are needed.

Special Prize

Bushnell Engage DX Spotting Scope

If you are lucky enough to win a prize and attend the Winter Wapiti Weekend on the 30th of
June to the 2nd of July 2023 you will go into a draw for a Bushnell Engage DX Spotting Scope.

Featuring an 80mm objective lens with 20-60x magnification, the Bushnell Engage DX 20-60×80 Spotting Scope offers excellent image clarity in a lightweight 1.7kg package. A durable aluminum chassis with rubber armor is designed to stand up to the toughest outdoor environments, letting you bring this hunting scope on any expedition with confidence

Wapiti Winter Weekend


Fiordland Wapiti Foundation and Te Anau are proud to announce the Winter Wapiti Weekend, a unique gathering for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts. Taking place in a scenic Te Anau the gate way to Fiordland.


This event will bring together attendees and stall holders who share a passion for the great outdoors and all things hunting.

The Trade Fair will feature a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest gear and equipment, including hunting rifles, bows, and accessories, as well as outdoor clothing and footwear. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to experts in the field, learn about new products, and compare different brands.

For those interested in hunting, there will be demonstrations and seminars on a range of topics, including conservation, survival skills, animal tracking, and ethical hunting practices. 

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