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Hunting competition well supported

Hunting competition well supported
Mid Canterbury hunters gather at the Tinwald Tavern for the weigh-in on Sunday.

A large boar won a hunter three prizes in the Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition over the weekend.
The 15th annual hunt attracted 155 entries from local hunters.
There were eight categories for the open class as well as ladies, junior and kids sections.
Competition organiser Andy Wilson said hunters had from midnight on Thursday to 2.30pm on Sunday to bring their kill to the Tinwald Tavern for the weigh-in.
The weather was good for hunting until late on Saturday, when the rain settled in.
“There was one good boar.
"That guy took away three prizes,” Wilson said.
There were a lot more wallabies shot than usual.
Wilson said that was good for conservation and “good to see”.
The number of red and fallow deer shot, as well as tahr, was up.
However, there were fewer pigs and no chamois.
The kids section had a lot of possums, ducks and rabbits.
Wilson said the junior section for ages 12 to 15 years had been growing every year as the youngsters who entered the kids section got older.

  • By Sharon Davis