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 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

PHOTOGRAPHIC AND FILM

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

2021 Antler, Horn and Tusk Competition

25 May 2021

To see all the photos click HERE

Thank you to Blair Jones - Stag Reapers for documenting the evening and MTN Gear for sponsoring Trophy Hooks as prizes.
 

NZDA NELSON BRANCH 2021 GAME HEAD TROPHY PLACINGS

Peoples store Trophy - Best Nelson deer head.

1st Alister Ching (Red 16 points 287 7/8)
2nd Warren Plum ( Fallow 17 points 287 2/8 on conversion)
3rd Clay Parkins (Fallow on conversion)

Williams cup for Pig tusks
1st Cory Jones (16.75 undrawn)
2nd No other entries

Eddy Trophy - Best trophy on Douglas score conversion
1st Matt Vincent ( Tahr 44ds = 334.77on conversion)
2nd Cory Jones ( Chamois 27 2/8 = 328.853 on conversion)
3rd Aaron Shields (Fallow 211 2/8 = 321.459 on conversion)

Sports Depot Cup. Best Chamois head.
1st Cory Jones 27 2/8
2nd Cory Jones 22 2/8 ( Very unusual horn structure and took prize for strangest head)

Bob Baigent cup. Best head taken by a junior.
1st Clay Parkins Fallow
2nd Brody Parkins Goat
3rd Clay Parkins Goat

Bob Baigent trophy (Horned game other than Chamois)
1st Matt Vincent Tahr 44DS
2nd Gary Brown Tahr 40
3rd Brody Parkins Goat

Whitcombe Challenge trophy - Best NZ Deer Head. On DS
1st Aaron Shields Fallow 211 2/8
2nd Aaron Shields Fallow 204 3/8
3rd Peter Downing Red 295 3/8

Rakiura Trophy Best Whitetail
1st Eric Hall 118 6/8

Shuttleworth trophy - Best Red deer head.
1st Peter Downing 295 3/8

Other notable head Karl Puklowski 13 point Wapiti 309 1/8 after a 30 point deduction for overspread.


Highest number of antlered entries ever at a club night which was great to see. Obviously the lock down last year had allowed numerous stags that critical extra years antler growth and ability to grow a few more points , helped also by the reduction in helicopter activity. A good spread of heads again this year. Although a noteable drop in chamois and tahr entries and only one pig. Clay and Brody Parkins did the junior hunters proud with Red, Fallow and Goat entries being entered by both of them.

Overall entries

Reds: Peter Downing 20 points 295 3/8 Ds, Alister Ching 16 point 287 7/8, Matt Vincent 12 point 287 4/8,Anthony Cliffe 13 point 242 2/8 , Aaron Shields 12 point 241 4/8,Graeme Ching 10 point 235 6/.8, Aaron Shields 11 point 223 7/8, Warren Plum 13 point 218 6/8,Jody Stow 13 point 218,Troy Adamson 11 point 217 6/8, Liza Vass 13point 215 7/8, James Bartlett 8pt 214 7/8, James Bartlett 12 point, Gary Brown 11 point 203 6/8, Aaron Shields 12 point 193, Malanie Bartlett 10 point 185 2/8 ,Brody Parkins 185, Grant Unsworth 10 point 174 6/8, Clay Parkins 171.

Fallow: Aaron Shields 3 bucks 211 2/8, 204 3/8, 196 4/8, Warren Plum 188 6/8,Clay Parkins 186,Cory Jones 184, Murray Brydon 164 6/8 and Brody Parkins 120 4/8