Antler, Horn and Tusk (AHT) Competition

NZDA has long measured and recorded trophy heads using the Douglas Score and NZDA systems. Every year the best heads taken locally are measured on a dedicated Branch night.

Detailed National rules can be found HERE

The following categories of big game animal are accepted for entry:

  • Wapiti or Fiordland Deer
  • Red deer
  • Sika
  • Fallow
  • Rusa
  • Sambar
  • Whitetail
  • Wild Sheep
  • Tahr
  • Chamois
  • Wild goat
  • Pig tusks - drawn
  • Pig tusks - undrawn


Our members often take a camera when out hunting and can enter their photos in the following categories:

  • Game animals
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Insects, Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Scenic
  • Flora
  • Human Interest

The following film categories are open for entry:

  • Training and promotional
  • Hunting
  • New Zealand wildlife

2023 AHT & Photographic Club Night