Waikaremoana's first hunting competition

By Aroha Treacher
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty
  • North Island: East Coast

Over the long weekend, Waikaremoana hosted their very first hunting competition with more than 200 hunters of all ages turning out to support the event.

Bringing your game in for weigh in is always a tense moment but these hunters see nothing wrong with a little bit of competition.

“It's a good opportunity just to go up and against all the cuzzies to see who can get the biggest pig ay and the biggest stag,” says hunter CJ Little.

They like to start 'em young here, with more than 40 kids under 10 getting stuck in.

“For the life skills, when they get a little bit older they can use guns properly and safely” says hunter Quentin King.

Fourteen-year-old Taylor Little comes from a strong hunting family, and shows no fear when it comes to hunting.

"That pig there just come out and it was chasing us so we just ran down and my dogs came around and grabbed it and yeah just stuck him," says young Taylor.

The competition will help raise funds for Te Kura o Waikaremoana and also contribute to the local radio station.