Trap predators and you could win from a $25,000+ prize pool!
Prize pool for Swamp Comp 2023
1x Bushnell Engage DX 10X42MM Binoculars ($599.99)
2x Steiner Bino Predator AF 8x30 w/CAT ($699.99)
1x Snowbee Classic Neoprene Chest Wader ($289.99)
4x Watersnake Inflatable Lifejackets ($109.99)
C&M Marketing Ltd
1x ZEROPAK HV100 Vacuum Sealer ($249.99)
1x Garmin GPSMAP 67I ($1149)
1x Garmin INREACH MINI 2 ($829)
Gladiator Sports Ltd
4x Core 1250 Lumen Rechargable Bluetooth Lantern ($119.99)
5x Night Saber 6500 Lumens Rechargeable & Corded Handheld 120MM 65W LED Spotlight ($449.99)
5x Night Saber 810 Lumens Rechargeable Handheld 125MM 10W LED Spotlight ($99.99)
5x 30 CAL Lockable Ammo Box V2 ($39.99)
5x 50 CAL Lockable Ammo Box ($49.99)
5x Clay Thrower 3 Spike ($99.99)
50x Leg Hold Trap ($499.99)
2x Black Diamond storm 450 headlamp ($99.99)
3x Sealskinz All Weather Mid Length Sock w/Hydrostop (or similar) ($99.99)
1x Glaisnock Jacket TCA ($499.99)
1x Dream Bull Overtrousers TCA ($149.99)
1x Microplus Balaclava TCA ($24.99)
Tight Lines Ltd
4x H7R Core Headlamp ($259.99)
2x Domex Black ICE Sleeping Bag ($179.99)
1x Warthog V-sharp Xtreme Knife Sharpener ($159)
Styx Mill Clothing
1x Oilskin Sleeveless Vest ($194)
1x Lowe Alpine Manaslu 55:70L Pack ($699.95)
1x Rab Ascent Pro 600 Sleeping Bag ($799.95)
2x Hangdome Light ($49.99)
1x Mono Tent ($249.99)
1x Terra Puffer Camo ($399)
1x Terra Puffer Olive ($399)
2x HighPoint Anorak ($199)
10x Neoprene Ammo Belt ($49.99)
Global Velocity Group
100x Huntech Various Hats ($24.99)
1x Huntech Mackenzie Anorak ($429.99 - $449.99)
1x Huntech Performance Sweatshirt ($39.99 - $44.99)
1x Huntech Performance Tee ($29.99 - $34.99)
1x Meopta Meopro Optika Binoculars 8x42HD (MP0842HD) ($899.99)
1x Final Approach Last Pass Canada Goose Floaters - 6pk ($349.99)
1x Final Approach Black Duck Floaters - 6pk ($299.99)
1x Final Approach HD Full Body Canada Goose - 4pk ($379.99)
1x H&F Camo Waihi Chair ($69.99)
1x Traverse Sleeping Bag ($149.99)
1x H&F First Aid Kit ($24.99)
11x 12ga Gun Cleaning Kit ($59.99)
1x Safe n Dry Gun Safe Dehumidifier ($39.99)
1x Safe n Dry Dehumidifier Pucks - 4pk ($29.99)
1x Cass Creek Electronic Deer Call ($139.99)
1x H&F Earmuffs ($39.99)
1x Dead End Calls Single Reed Duck Call ($79.99)
1x H&F Swivel Bipod ($79.99)
NZ Sock co
2x Camo Superfleece Socks ($26.99)
4x Ultimate Quarter Socks ($24.99)
3x Light Hiker ($29.99)
2x Performance Plus ($39.99)
1x Merino Traverse Sock ($29.99)
Cupped Wing Walls
15x Engraved Cupped Wing Call ($159.99)
6x Banded Arc Welded Backpack ($199.99)
1x XD Mallard Decoys - Harvested Pack ($219)
1x NZ Shoveller - 6 Pack ($249.97)
1x Avery GHG Groundforce Blind ($599.99)
1x Banded Redzone Waders ($699.99)
1x Avery GHG Spitter Drake Decoy ($279.99)
1x Avery GHG Finisher/ Swimmer Drake Decoy ($329.99)
2x Leupold McKenzie 8x42 Binos ($479.99)
2x Classic V170N Manual Inflatable Lifejackets – CAMO ($139.99)
Rules for Swamp Comp 2023
Target stoats, ferrets, or weasels (Wild cats, rats, hedgehogs and possums killed are a bonus to the environment, but sorry, they can't be entered).
Each tail = a 'ticket' in the prize draws-the draw is conducted after the event closes in December. Prizes are drawn in value sequence starting with the highest value, one prize per entrant.
Wetland habitat where possible, but predators range over vast areas, so any dead one is a good one no matter where it was trapped.
Year-round, but predator numbers build around wetlands through the nesting season.
Who: The Swamp Comp is open to everyone.
Remove ferret/stoat/weasel tails while they're fresh, keep tails in your freezer.
Bring tails in for counting at your Hunting & Fishing New Zealand store in November (ONLY) Paperwork-Fully complete the in-store entry form when you bring your tails into store for counting-if we can't read your form or contact you, we will be forced to re-draw your prize
Judge's decision is final
Share your trapping photos with us on social by hashtagging #2023swampcompphotocomp and go in the draw to win $250 of Hunting & Fishing NZ clothing!
For a bit of history, the Swamp Comp idea was born after a Fish & Game New Zealand research project published how vulnerable hen mallards, their eggs and their young were during nesting and brood rearing. In NZ we have around 40,000+ gamebird hunters. We figured if they understood the gravity of the problem, the hunting gene they possessed could be broadened to include targeting predators, especially at times of the year ground nesting birds are so vulnerable. Hunters have always been doers, not talkers when it comes to conservation, so we believed there could be a veritable army of volunteers with the smarts, enthusiasm, and motivation to out-wit even the most cunning stoat, ferret or weasel.
We say every predator removed is a reward in itself, but we knew the event would have a higher profile if it also offered prizes. We reached out to the hunting supply industry, their amazing response has been rock solid support ever since.
Ten years on with Swamp Comp and an official tally of over 22,000 stoat, ferret and weasel kills is all thanks to all the hunters who have particpated! If you haven’t participated as yet then make this the year. Just get out trapping stoats, ferrets or weasels, remove and freeze the tails when you catch them, then simply bring the tails into a Hunting & Fishing NZ store in November for counting.