The sun has set on another highly successful Tauhei Wild Game Hunt and Fishing Competition. N8N looks closer at the country school fundraiser which involves gumboots and guns.
The three-day event raised about $5000 for Tauhei Combined School – a fantastic effort, says PTA committee member Angela Martin. “This will be be heading towards the technology department of the school.
“It was very exciting, there were lots of youngsters with their families watching the animals being weighed and numbers were up, especially in the Open Section.”
Overall, 106 people took part in the rural event, now in its fifth year.
At the weigh-in on Sunday, there was a good turnout of billy goats and boars which impressed the crowd, as well as a good line-up of ducks, possums, three deer and one kingfish.
“A lovely competitor took out first, second and third place with his trout, but donated his prizes all bar the net back to the event to be auctioned off, raising just under $200!”
Mark Davies took out first, second and third with his snapper but Richard O’Neill took out the average snapper weight and claimed the $300 cash prize.
Cearah Heise was a force to be reckoned with, taking out several of the Junior Hunter sections.
Michael Stobie won heaviest eel at 4.1kg, Andrew Pritchard won with the heaviest hare at 3.920kg and won most killed – 33 hares. Eels are released after weighing, she said.
“All up, it was a great turnout and weather at the prizegiving, a large, enthusiastic crowd of young and old enjoyed watching the animals being weighed.”