Southland, Gore & Districts: Kids Hunting and Fishing Competition

Story by Southland Branch

20 December

Words by: Shaun Mckelvie

I was approached by the Wyndham A&P Committee this August to see if we would be interested in running a hunting competition on the Wyndham A&P show day this December . The Southland Branch saw it as a great opportunity to get the NZDA name out into the community and also work with our neighboring branch Gore and Districts branch to build the NZDA brand and get as many Kids and parents as we could out hunting and fishing and out enjoying the outdoors it was to good of an opportunity to miss.

We would like to thank you all. We were overwhelmed with support from all our local sponsors and the number of entries we received which helped us make the Wyndham A&P show Kids hunting and fishing competition the success that it was.

About the Day

We had 24 sponsors who helped make the day what it was.

The businesses that supported us were:

Herberts Transport, Back Country Cuisine, Southern Adventure, Hunting & Fishing Invercargill, Shooters World Gore, Swazi, Fonterra, Dawson Electrical, Animal Tanning Services, Vetco Edendale, BNT Gore, Repco Gore, Ewan allan Honda, Harrisons Supplies, BnB Sports, Southland Farm Machinery, PGG Gore, Regional Ford, Fordes Pet Food, Mckntrye & Dick, Southland Honda, Jumping Fun, Caldwell Contracting.

Remember to get along and show them your support.

We had 68 Entries which was such a great turn out we're bloody proud to have welcomed so many kids and parents to the Hunting and Fishing Competition and give them a small insight into what our clubs have to offer.

I'd also like to thank all the guys from both clubs that helped out on the day and leading up to the event is great to work together to achieve such a successful event. You all know who you are. Cheers guys. It was also great to be a part of such an awesome community event . We would also like to thank the Wyndham A&P committee for inviting us to be a part of the day.

Results from the day

Seniors Juniors
Heaviest Hare Taryn Huges Heaviest Hare Jack Geary
Heaviest Rabbit Nia Woodford Heaviest Rabbit Clay Mckenzie
Heaviest Possum Renee Crump Heaviest Possum Hannah Pirie
Heaviest Fish Floyd Heaviest Fish Louis Woodford


Major Spot Prize Senior Major Spot prize Junior
Renee Crump Jack Geary

We had lots of smaller spot prizes for the kids on the day thanks to all our sponsors


What was entered

Total of:

30 Possums
46 Hares
29 Rabbits
18 Fish

Were weighed in on the day and I'm sure there were plenty more pests taken care of over the evenings Hunting, A great effort by all involved. Until next time. Cheers From the Southland & Gore Kids Hunt Team.