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The Elk and Wapiti Society of New Zealand held its annual velvet and antler competition at The Gate in Cromwell on Friday.
Society president Glen Whyte said one of the competitions was Match the Judges which encouraged those attending to see if they could guess which entries the judges would choose for the first four placings for the 3-year-old section.
He said Charlie was closest with three out of four correctly picked, out of the 45 people who entered.
''That was better than anybody else,'' Mr Whyte said.
There were 34 velvet entries, which was fewer than last year.
''However, it was good quality velve,t with the average weight of 12.5kg.''
The Champion of Champions velvet came from Geoffrey Pullar's 5-year-old elk bull, W63, of Littlebourne Stud, near Winton.
It also won the year 5 section.
''He had the best velvet out of the whole competition at 17.10kg.''
The reserve champion Nepia, of Tekana stud, owned by Dave Robertson, of Winton, had velvet weighing 24.4kg.
Tikana Stud's Yotam won the Year 3 section with velvet weighing 15.2kg.
Tikana also won the 2year-old class with Devon, weighing 9.8kg.
The people's choice award was Clachanburn Station's Storm with 19.7kg.
Forecaster, of Connemara Stud, of Manapouri, won the year 4 class with 15.2kg.
Raincliff Stud's 66/14, of Pleasant Point, won the WAP 1 (Wapiti) class with 9.3kg.
Antler entries were on display and Mt Somers' Whyte Farming's Seattle measured 14.88cm of antler (grading system, points) in the open typical section and Yukon measuring 15.11cm in the non-typical class.
The number of antler entries meant they held a display rather than running a competition.
''We want to thank all our sponsors especially thanks [to] the businesses from around Cromwell for their support,'' Mr Whyte said.
''Cromwell businesses were really hospitable and everyone we dealt with was amazing.''
The next event will be the committee meeting at The Gate on March 1.