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Auction Program - 17th Annual

"Into the Wild"
A Big Game Hunting Exposition, Auction and Banquet

auction program

March 5, 6 and 7, 2015
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Traverse City, Michigan


The following auction items have been donated for sale at auction. Items below are listed in alphabetical order of the geographic location of the item. Items will appear in a different sequence for the actual auction program.
Additional items will be added to this list periodically - check back often!

View Auction Items added: December 23, 2014

View Auction Items added: January 08, 2015

Last Two Crown Jewel Raffle Tickets

There are only two remaining “Crown Jewel” Raffle tickets available! The successful bidder on this item will hold both of them. Immediately after the sale of this item, the winning ticket will be drawn from the total of 123 tickets that will have been sold. The holder of the winning ticket will have five minutes to select any one item from the auction program that bears an “*” after the stated value for the item. Items without an asterisk are specifically excluded from this selection. The selected item will be removed from the auction program and will not be sold!

Value: Priceless

Alaska - 8 Day - Brown Bear Hunt for 1 Hunter

bear and hunterBushwhack Alaska Guiding & Outfitting
Erik Salitan       (Repeat Donor)
PO Box 81174
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
907-388-8766
www.bushwhackalaska.com

Erik Salitan and Bushwhack Alaska Guiding & Outfitting offer this opportunity to hunt Brown Bear in Alaska! Alaska has a booming Brown Bear population and a reputation for world-class trophies! This one-on-one, guided hunt is to be scheduled on available dates in 2015 or 2016. The hunt may be upgraded to include wolf, wolverine and/or additional hunters ($19,500 each). Accommodations during the hunt, meals, trophy fee for one Brown Bear, 1x1 guide service and field trophy prep are included with the purchase of this hunt. Hunter is responsible for: the costs of a license ($85) and tag ($500); transportation fee to camp ($2,500); shipping of trophies; and tips. The arrival and departure point for this trip is Illiamna, Alaska. Hunter may choose his/her weapon! Bushwhack Alaska has real expertise in hunting big bears! They also offer Arctic Grizzly hunts in the Brooks Range. If you are looking for a great hunt for a big bear, look no further!

Please note: There is a Reserve Bid on this item. If the reserve is not met, the item will not be sold.

Value: $19,500

Alaska - 7 Day - Fishing Trip for Up to 15 Fishermen (women)

salmonTalarik Creek Lodge
Erik Salitan       (Repeat Donor)
PO box 149
Illiamna, Alaska 99606
907-388-8766
www.talarikcreeklodge.com

Erik and Martha Salitan offer this unique fishing trip for up to fifteen people out of Alaska’s Talarik Creek Lodge! This is a fully guided fishing trip, scheduled for summer 2015, in the world famous Bristol Bay Watershed for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Arctic Char, Lake Trout and Pike. Talarik Creek Lodge is nestled on the shores of picturesque Lake Iliamna and is Iliamna's premiere sport fishing lodge! The lodge provides unrestricted views of Lake Iliamna and the Aleutian Range; it is unparalleled in natural beauty! Lake Iliamna is Alaska's largest freshwater lake.
This trip includes: bear viewing/photography (Lake Iliamna, located on the Alaska Peninsula, boasts the highest brown bear/grizzly bear population density in the world. Talarik Creek Lodge's close proximity to Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park and the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge allows our clients a fabulous opportunity for bear viewing and photography); lodging at Talarik Creek Lodge; full use of the lodge (including sauna, bar and billiard room); meals; fish processing; airport pickup and drop off. Trip does not include fishing licenses ($55); tips and shipment of fish fillets. The arrival and departure point for this trip is Iliamna, Alaska. Erik has been a strong supporter of the Northeast Michigan Chapter offering Brown Bear hunts for many years. Chapter members who have hunted with Erik report having experienced high quality trips. We anticipate this fishing trip will produce the same high quality result!

fish fish fish fish

Please note: There is a Reserve Bid on this item. If the reserve is not met, the item will not be sold.

Value: $67,500

Alberta - 6 Day - Rut Moose Hunt for 1 Hunter

mooseMoose Creek Outfitters, Ltd.
Bryan and Geraldine Radtke   (Repeat Donor)
RR#1, Site 1, Box 2
Barrhead, Alberta
780-674-5715
Email: moosecreek@xplornet.com

Repeat donor, Moose Creek Outfitters Ltd. offers this opportunity to hunt Canada Moose during the rut in 2015, 2016 or 2017 (check with outfitter for availability)! This is a 2x1, guided rifle hunt conducted in remote wilderness areas near Whitecourt and Swan Hills, Alberta. There is little to no hunting pressure in this area! All license costs as well as a wolf license are included. This is a six day hunt (arrive the day prior to the hunt). Accommodations during the hunt will be a very comfortable tent camp. Transportation during the hunt involves foot travel and the use of quads (4x4 ATVs). The trip arrival and departure point is Barrhead, Alberta. Hunters who fly to Edmonton International Airport are picked up there. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($6,600 each) and/or non-hunters ($250 per day). Moose Creek hunters have enjoyed an 86% harvest rate on moose over the last five years! Bryan and Geraldine Radke have been long time supporters of the Northeast Michigan Chapter! Hunters who have purchased this hunt in the past have enjoyed a fun hunting experience, great success and harvested tremendous Canada Moose trophies! Hunt with Moose Creek and enjoy the very best of the Great Alberta Outdoors!

Value: $6,600*

Alberta - 7 Day - Elk Hunt for 1 Hunter

elkCorey Kristoff’s Classic Mountain Hunts
Corey Kristoff             (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 441
Cremona, Alberta TOM ORO
403-844-9127
www.classicmountainhunts.com

Repeat donor Corey Kristoff offers this special opportunity to hunt trophy Elk in western Canada. This is a seven-day, one-on-one, guided hunt and is scheduled for the 2015 season. The hunt may be deferred until 2016 with the outfitter’s mutual agreement on specific dates (Specific hunt dates to be scheduled with outfitter on available dates in 2015 or 2016). This hunt is a traditional horseback, mountain hunt along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. This hunt will take place in a “six point or better” area so trophy quality is excellent! The hunt may be upgraded to include Mule Deer, Moose and/or Big Horn Sheep (current market prices). Additional hunters ($9,000) and non-hunters ($225 per day) are welcome. Hunter may choose rifle, muzzle loader or archery equipment. Accommodations during this hunt will be wall tents. The hunt arrival and departure point for this hunt will be Calgary, Alberta. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Calgary; the cost of license and tag; and tips. Don’t miss this opportunity to hunt with one of Alberta’s finest young outfitters!

Value: $9,000*

Alberta - 8 Day - Archery Whitetail Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

deerHomestead Outfitters Alberta
Bob & Jocelyn Heyde       (Repeat Donor)
Box 97
Grouard Mission, Alberta
780-751-2252
E-mail: bjheyde@telusplanet.net

Hunt really big Whitetail Deer near Salt Prairie, Alberta with Homestead Outfitters! This 2x1, guided, archery hunt is scheduled for 2015. Hunt may be upgraded to include Black Bear (hunter may choose bow or rifle for Black Bear) and/or wolf. Additional hunters are welcome on this hunt ($4,250 each) and non-hunters at $2,500 per person. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from the Homestead Lodge in Salt Prairie. Hunter should fly to Edmonton and then drive to Salt Prairie (rental vehicle required). Accommodations during this hunt will be a lodge. Hearty, home-cooked meals are provided. The costs of a hunting license and tag are included on this hunt. Hunter is responsible for a WIN card and a Canadian Firearms permit. Homestead Outfitters provides stand locations over-looking grain fields at the very edge of the bush country. This is a small, family owned and operated outfit that consistently provides excellent opportunities on high-quality game!

Value: $4,250*

Alberta - 6 Day - Black Bear and Wolf Hunt for 1 Hunter

bearTrue North Outfitters
Jeff Downing       (Repeat Donor)
49 Everridge Court SW
Calgary, Alberta
403-815-6634
www.truenorthoutfitters.net

True North Outfitters offers this opportunity to hunt trophy Black Bear and wolf in Northern Alberta! This 2x1 guided, hunt is scheduled for spring 2015 but may be deferred until 2016. Hunter may choose rifle, bow and arrow, cross bow or muzzleloader. Hunt may be upgraded to include a second black bear ($500); additional hunters ($3,750) and/or non-hunters ($1,500). Hunter is responsible for the cost of a license and tag (estimated at $200) and Cities permit if wolf is harvested or if the bear does not accompany hunter upon departure from Canada. Hunt arrival and departure point is High Level, Alberta. Accommodations during this hunt will be a tent camp. True North Outfitters has been producing quality trophies for a number of years! Don’t pass this opportunity to hunt in an area where there are high numbers of quality bears in both black and color phases!

Value: $3,750*

Alberta – 6 Day – Whitetail Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

deerWayne Zaft Hunting Adventures
Wayne Zaft       (Repeat Donor)
Box 1355
Athabasca, Alberta
780-913-3829
E-mail: mzaft@telusplanet.net

Wayne Zaft Hunting Adventures offers this 1x1 guided hunt for Whitetail Deer! Wayne has established an excellent reputation for harvesting big deer with archery equipment! He currently is the Alberta Provincial Archery - Whitetail Record holder! Hunter may choose archery or rifle. This six day hunt is scheduled for fall 2016 but can be deferred to an alternate year with the outfitter’s consent and agreement on specific hunt dates. Hunter is responsible for hunting license and tag (approximately $350) and over-night stays in Edmonton the night before and the night after the hunt. Accommodations during this hunt will be a log cabin lodge or travel trailer. Chapter members who have hunted with Wayne Zaft report having seen lots of quality game and an excellent overall hunting experience! Don’t miss this great opportunity to hunt with one of Alberta’s very best outfitters!

Value: $5,000*

Alberta - 6 Day - Timber Wolf & Coyote Hunt & Trapline Experience for 1 Hunter/Trapper

timber wolfMahegan Outfitter
Laurent Vasseur       (Repeat Donor)
Box 465
Fairview, Alberta T0H 1L0
780-834-7573

Laurent Vasseur and Mahegan Outfitter offer this opportunity for one hunter/trapper to experience a true wilderness trapline in northwest Alberta! This six day, two on one guided experience is scheduled for the 2015-16season (December - March) but may be deferred to an alternate year. The experience may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($3,950 each) and/or non-hunters ($2,100). Transportation during this hunt will be by snow machine. Accommodations during this hunt will be a lodge. Hunter is responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the arrival and departure point – Grand Prairie, Alberta; WIN card; hunting license; tag; export permit; Cities permit; and tips. This is a rifle hunt (.243 or larger). Don’t miss this opportunity to trap/hunt some of North America’s most elusive animals!

Value: $3,950*

Argentina - 4 Day - Dove Shooting Safari for 3 Hunters

dovesOcHunting Outfitters
Octavio Crespo
Cordoba, Argentina
54-9-351-2955500
www.ocoutfitters.net

Octavio Crespo and OC Hunting Outfitters offers this 4 day, 3 night dove shooting safari for three hunters ((6 shooting sessions)! This hunt must be scheduled on available dates prior to March 2016.This hunt will take place in Cordoba, Argentina on 27,000 acres of low, rolling hills. This property features water holes, brush, streams and crop fields. Lodging during this hunt will be at the private, Estancia Rio de Piedras. Full board of drinks and meals with a highly qualified field and house staff are included with this hunt. Arrival and departure points for this hunt are Cordoba, Argentina. Hunters will be picked up and returned to the airport in Cordoba. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Cordoba, Argentina; license fees ($65 per day per gun); gun entry permit ($125 per gun); bird boys ($40 per day); shells ($13 per box) and/or tips. Hunters may rent guns from the outfitter ($70 per day). This hunt may be upgraded to include up to eight additional hunters ($1,695 each – discounted from regular price of ($2,250 per hunter). Octavio Crespo is President of the Cordoba Outfitters Hunting Association and has been providing quality hunts to international hunters for twenty years! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a true bird hunting safari!

Value: $6,750*

British Columbia – 10 Day - Bison, Moose, Elk, or Mt. Goat Hunt for 1 Hunter

bisonSikanni River Outfitters
Mike and Dixie Hammett       (Repeat Donor)
Box 11
Pink Mountain, British Columbia V0C 2B0
250-412-5209
www.sikanniriver.com

Long time donors Mike and Dixie Hammett offer this 10 day hunt for Bison, moose, elk or Mt. Goat for one hunter in Northeast British Columbia’s Sikanni River Valley. This hunt is scheduled for the 2015 season but may be deferred until 2016. The hunt will originate at the Hammett’s lodge located on the Sikanni River near Pink Mountain, British Columbia. Accommodations during the hunt may include remote cabins. This hunt includes trophy fees for the first animal harvested. A trophy fee of $2,000 per additional animal harvested is the bidder’s responsibility. This is a rifle or archery equipment hunt. Transportation during this hunt will be by horseback and by foot. Hunter is responsible for the cost of hunting license and tag fees (approximately $1,500); non-resident Hunter Preservation fee ($125) transportation to and from Fort St. John and for transportation from Fort St. John to camp ($200). This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($10,500) and/or non-hunters ($250 per day). Sikanni River is the Chapter’s longest donating outfitter! Chapter members who have hunted with Sikanni River in the past report having experienced hunts of exceptional quality with hosts that are second to none!

Value: $10,500

British Columbia - 10 Day - Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt for 1 Hunter

elk huntBullhead Mountain Outfitting
Steve, Tammy & Trisha Fiarchuk
P.O. Box 338       (Repeat Donor)
Hudson's Hope, British Columbia
250-783-5339
www.bullheadmtnoutfitting.ca

Bullhead Mountain Outfitting and Steve, Tammy and Trisha Fiarchuk have provided this ten day, 1 x1, guided hunt for Rocky Mountain Elk! The hunt will take place on the Peace River drainage in Northeast British Columbia. This area encompasses 1,500 square miles of agricultural ranch land, foothills and remote mountain areas. The hunt arrival and departure point is Fort St. John, British Columbia. This hunt is scheduled for September 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($8,500 per person); non-hunters ($300 per day/ per person); moose, Whitetail Deer, Black Bear and/or wolf). Hunter is responsible for the cost of a British Columbia hunting license; Elk tag; Hunt Preservation Fee ($200); transportation fee from Fort St. John to the hunt location ($200 per person round-trip); and tips. This hunt can be tailored to meet the physical condition of any hunter. Transportation during the hunt may include vehicle, horses and/or foot travel. Hunter may choose his/her weapon – rifle, bow or muzzleloader (no hand guns). The Fiarchuks have developed a solid reputation for providing hunters with exceptional hunting experiences and high rates of success on quality, trophy animals!

Value: $8,500*

Colorado – 5 Day – Semi-guided, Archery Elk Hunt for 2 Hunters

elkWyCon Safari Inc.
Wynn Condict     (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 689
Meeker, CO 81641
970-456-7580
www.WyconSafariinc.com

Wynn Condict’s, Wycon Safari offers this five day, semi-guided, Elk hunt for two hunters. This archery only hunt will take place near Meeker, Colorado. Hunt is scheduled for August 30 through September 27, 2015 (Specific dates to be selected at auction) and cannot be deferred to an alternate date. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($2,000 each), non-hunters ($150 per day) and/or Deer. Hunters are responsible for the cost of a non-resident, Colorado Elk tag ($604 – can be purchased over the counter); lodging at a motel in Meeker and meals; transportation to and from Meeker, Colorado; and tips. The hunt arrival and departure point for this hunt is Meeker, Colorado. Hunters are advised to fly to Grand Junction, Colorado, rent a vehicle and drive to Meeker. Wynn Condict is a highly respected, experienced guide/outfitter. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association.

Value: $4,000*

Kansas – 2 1/2 Day Eastern Turkey Hunt for 2 Hunters

turkeyCountry Rhoades Guide Service
Charles Rhoades       (Repeat Donor)
1051 W 125th
Carbondale, KS
785-845-0720

Charles Rhoades and Country Rhoades Guide Service offers this two and one-half day, Kansas turkey hunt for two hunters. This hunt is scheduled for spring 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year. This Eastern, Rio Grande or Hybrid Turkey hunt is a two bird hunt that will take place in Osage County, Kansas. This hunt is a 1x1, guided hunt for Eastern Turkey. This hunting experience may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($1,100 each and non-hunters $150 per day, per person. Hunt includes lodging in a hotel. The arrival and departure point for this hunt is Topeka, Kansas. Hunter is responsible for the cost of a Kansas hunting license and turkey tags. This is a shotgun or bow hunt.

Value: $2,600*

Maine - 2 Day - Lobster Fishing & Island Getaway for 4 People

lobster"Sure Thing"
Captain Dave Hiltz       (Repeat Donor)
Deer Isle, Maine
207-669-2545
E-Mail: dhiltz18@yahoo.com

Join lobster fisherman Dave Hiltz, of Discovery Network's "Swords: Life on the Line", for a 2 day adventure of lobster fishing! You will board the 37 foot F/V “Sure Thing” with Captain Dave for two days on the ocean fishing for lobster and crab! Don oil gear and gloves and help bait net pockets and pick traps or just sit and soak up the surf sound and salt air. Two nights lodging at Goose Cove Lodge in Deer Isle; breakfast at the lodge; lunch on the boat each day; and, two dinners provided by Captain Dave are included with this trip. Fisherman/women are responsible for transportation to and from Maine and tips. Prior purchasers of this trip have report having experienced an extra-ordinarily good time with lots of fresh lobster being taken! We anticipate that several of them will be bidding on this trip again this year!

Value: $4,000

Manitoba – 6 Day – Black Bear Hunt for 1 Hunter

black bearDavis Point Lodge & Outfitting Ltd
Alex Kalden       (Repeat Donor)
Box 40
St. Martin, Manitoba ROC 2T0
204-659-2653
www.davispointlodge.com

Chapter supporter, Alex Kalden, of Davis Point Lodge offers this six day, guided hunt for spring or fall Black Bear in the Northern Interlake of Manitoba. Davis Point Lodge has been conducting bear hunts since 1982 with a near perfect record of 100% success over the last ten years – including many record book bears! This hunt is scheduled for 2015 (spring or fall) but may be deferred to another year with the outfitter’s mutual consent. The hunt may be upgraded to include: additional hunters ($3,000) or non-hunters ($125 per day). Hunter is responsible for the cost of a hunting license (approximately $300). Accommodations during the hunt will be solid guesthouses. Hunter may choose rifle, bow and arrow or muzzle-loader (no handguns or AR-15s). Hunt arrival and departure point for this hunt is Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pick-up at airport in Winnipeg included with this hunt.

Value: $3,000*

Michigan - One-Half Day - Lake Huron Walleye Charter for 4 People

fishingTrout Scout Charters
Captain Ed Retherford       (Repeat Donor)
220 Richardson
Alpena, Michigan 49707
989-356-9361

The successful bidder on this item and three other people will be the guests of Captain Ed Retherford aboard the “Trout Scout,” a fully equipped fishing machine for a one-half day charter for Walleye out of Alpena, Michigan. You and the members of your party will be provided with absolutely all required fishing equipment! All you need is a valid Michigan fishing license, lunch and beverages. This Charter trip is to be scheduled with Captain Ed Retherford on an available date in May or June 2014. Trout Scout Charters has been a loyal supporter of the Northeast Michigan Chapter for many years!

Value: $600*

Michigan - Chain Saw and Ten Pulp Cord of Firewood

Here’s an opportunity to replenish your dwindling wood supply just when you can really use it! The successful bidder on this item will receive ten pulp cord of oak or hard maple firewood. Purchaser will also have the option of receiving a Stihl chain saw and case or we’ll arrange to have the wood cut for you (4 pieces per stick – you’re on your own to stack it after its cut)! The wood will be delivered anywhere within sixty miles of Curran, Michigan. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure wood for the rest of this heating season and/or to begin preparations for next year!

Donated by:
Dan Welch      (Repeat Donor)
2708 Reeves Rd.
Curran, Michigan
989-370-4770

Value: $1,200*

Michigan - Upper Peninsula - 2 Day Get Away Tour and 1/2 Day Fishing Charter for 2 People

white pine lodgeWhite Pine Lodge
Ivan Hansen       (Repeat Donor)
E7889 W. M-28
Christmas, Michigan

Ivan Hansen’s White Pine Lodge has provided this two day get away for two people! The lucky bidder on this item, along with one companion will enjoy a two night stay at the White Pine Lodge near Christmas, Michigan! Included with this stay will be a glass bottom boat tout on Lake Superior, two tickets for a boat tour of Picture Rocks in Lake Superior and a one-half day Lake Superior fishing charter with Shelter Bay Charters! Buyer is responsible for transportation to and from the White Pine Lodge, fishing licenses and meals. Don’t miss this pure UP Michigan get away experience!

Value: $665*

Missouri - 3 Day - Axis or Fallow Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter and 1 Non-hunter

deerEagle Ridge Outfitters
Johnnie Fowler       (Repeat Donor)
140 Eagle Ridge Trail
Linn, Missouri
573-291-6312
www.eagleridgeoutfitters.com

This two-on-one, guided hunt for Axis, Fallow, or Whitetail Deer – Hunter’s choice - is scheduled for fall, 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year. Hunter may choose rifle, muzzle-loader or bow. There are no trophy fees to be paid on this hunt! This hunt may be upgraded to include Whitetail Deer, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, Buffalo, Red Deer and/or Elk at market prices. Additional hunters may be added – non-hunters are welcome at the cost of $300 per day. This hunt includes lodging and guide. Meals, meat processing and tips are not included with this hunt. Hunt arrival and departure point is Linn, Missouri. Eagle Ridge has been a prior donor to the Safari Club International annual convention in Nevada and has been a long-time donor to the Northeast Michigan Chapter. Eagle Ridge is considered to be one of the highest quality hunting preserves in the Mid-West.

Value: $4,000*

Montana – 6 Day – Elk Hunt for 1 Hunter

elkLone Wolf Guide Service
Phillip and Chelsea Bowers
P.O. Box 631
Livingston, Montana
406-223-1108
www.lonewolfguides.com

First time donor, Lone Wolf Guide Service offers this opportunity for one hunter to hunt Rocky Mountain Elk near Livingston, Montana (north of Yellowstone National Park). This 2 X 1 guided hunt is scheduled for November 2015 (specific dates to be determined) and cannot be deferred. This hunt will terminate when hunter kills and Elk. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($3,500 each) and/or non-hunters ($200 per day). Transportation during this hunt will be by horseback and by foot. This hunt requires a draw (March 15 deadline) – 90% draw success is predicted. This is a rifle hunt (.30-06 or larger caliber required). Phillip Bowers is a second generation, dedicated outfitter with a high rate of success on trophy bulls!

Value: $3,500*

Nevada - Trophy Room Taxidermy Cleaning

mount cleaningOld Wolf Taxidermy Cleaning and Repair
Fritz Richards
220 Finch Way
Washoe Valley, Nevada 89704
775-303-2969
www.oldwolftaxidermycleaning.com

Old Wolf Taxidermy Cleaning in Washoe Valley, Nevada offers this in-home, trophy room mount cleaning and insect inspection! Fritz Richards, a licensed and insured taxidermist with thirty years of experience, will come to your home, inspect designated mounts, clean them, make repairs and/or refurbish habitats as needed. Keep your trophy-collection looking like new! Let Old Wolf remove dust, smoke, oils and cobwebs and restore the luster and touch up minor scuffs in your own home! There is a $2,000 cap on this donation but additional work can be added at regular rates. This donation must be used within twelve months of the March 7, 2015 auction date.

Value: $2,000*

Newfoundland – 5 Day – Eastern Canada Moose and Black Bear Hunt for 1 Hunter

canada mooseRiverRun Outfitting & Tours
Cecil Fudge       (Repeat Donor)
PO Box 585
Lewisporte, Newfoundland
709-535-6635
www.riverrunnl.com

Long time donor, RiverRun Outfitting & Tours offers this one-on-one, guided hunt for Eastern Canada Moose and Black Bear! This hunt will take place from the beautiful (and very comfortable) Bear’s Den Lodge near Lewisporte, Newfoundland and is scheduled for September 2015 but may be deferred until 2016 with the outfitter’s agreement on specific dates. Hunter is responsible for the cost of a hunting license and tag (approximately $540) and may choose his/her weapon – bow, rifle or muzzle-loader (no crossbows or handguns). Transportation during this hunt will be by foot, vehicle and/or quad. The hunt may be upgraded to include woodland caribou. Additional hunters are welcome at $4,500 each - non-hunters at $1,000 each. The arrival and departure point for this hunt is Gander, Newfoundland.

Value: $4,500*

New Zealand – 4 Day - Silver Medal – Red Stag Hunt for 1 Hunter

red stagASJ Trophy Hunting
Stu-e & Judy Rees       (Repeat Donor)
1 Belmont Place
Gore, 9710 New Zealand
001-643-208-9765
www.asjhunting.com

Hunt the beautiful South Island of New Zealand for a Silver Medal (280-315 SCI) Red Stag with Stu-e and Judy Rees of ASJ Trophy Hunting! This four day 1x1 guided hunt will be scheduled for open dates during the 2015 hunting season (March-June) and cannot be deferred. The hunt may be upgraded to include a larger stag, Tahr, Chamois, Arapawa Ram, Fallow Deer, Wapiti, or Goat per the current price list. Additional hunters and non-hunters ($250 per day) are welcome at the regular rates. Use of a firearm is included with this hunt (hunter supplies ammo). There are no license, tag or trophy fees for this hunt. There are firearms license fees if bringing hunter’s own rifle. Ranch house accommodations and meals are included. Hunt arrival and departure point is Queenstown, New Zealand. If hunting Tahr, hunter should be prepared to make use of a helicopter (approximately $2,000 additional). Accommodations before and after the hunt are the hunter’s responsibility.

Value: $6,800*

South Africa – 5 Day – Hippopotamus Hunt for One Hunter

hippopotamusRestless Africa Safaris
Donovan Steynberg       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 349
Potchefstroom 2520
South Africa
00 27 82 440 5107
www.restlessafrica.co.za

Restless Africa Safaris offers this opportunity to hunt one of Africa’s Big Seven species – Hippopotamus! This five day African adventure will be a 1X1, guided hunt. This hunt will take place in South Africa and is scheduled for the 2015 season (April - September). This hunt may not be deferred to an alternate year. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($8,500), non-hunters ($500 per day) and/or additional species at the established price. Accommodations during this hunt will be a modern hunting camp. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Johannesburg, South Africa; tips and accommodations before and after the hunt. There is no additional license or permit fees to be paid on this hunt. This is a rifle hunt only (.375 or larger). Restless Africa Safaris is a long-time donor to the Northeast Michigan Chapter. They have consistently produced exceptionally good trophies for auction purchasers. We are confident that the purchaser of this trip will experience a high-quality African adventure!

Value: $8,500

South Africa - 7 Day - Lion for 1 Hunter

lion huntNumzaan Safaris
Johann Combrink       (Repeat Donor)
P.O.Box 1450
Thabazimbi 0380
South Africa
27-82-329-2110
www.numzaan.com

Repeat Donor, Numzaan Safaris offers this opportunity for one hunter to experience a true African safari! Hunt one of Africa’s Big Five and most desired trophies – Lion! Purchaser will hunt 1X1 during the 2015 or 2016 hunting season (March – October schedule dates with outfitter as soon as possible). This hunt will take place in South Africa’s North West and Limpopo Provinces and includes daily fees, license and tag, accommodations and meals during the hunt and 14% VAT. Accommodations during this hunt will be a lodge or en suite Chalets. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional days ($450 per day); additional hunters ($450 per day); non-hunters ($253 per day); and/or additional species per price list including: Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Crocodile and/or an expansive list of plains game. Hunters are responsible for tips, weapons permits, dipping, shipping of trophies, export fees and brokerage fees. The hunt arrival and departure point is Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a rifle hunt - .375 caliber or larger. Rifle may be rented from the outfitter – pay for ammunition used.

Value: $25,000

South Africa – 5 Day – Plains Game Safari for 2 Hunters and 2 Non-hunters

plains safariMatwetwe Safaris
Hendrik Botha       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 973
Marble Hall 0450
South Africa
27-15-667-0581
www.matwetwesafaris.com

Hendrik Botha and Matwetwe Safaris offer this South Africa plains game safari for two hunters! The winning bidder and a hunting companion will hunt 2x1 for five days and share $1,000 in trophy fees. The daily rate for five days is included with this trip. Daily fees include the services of a Professional Hunter, trackers, skinners and the raw preparation of trophies harvested. Hunters may choose rifle (.270 or larger) or bow and arrow. This hunt is scheduled for 2015 but may be deferred by the hunter to 2016. Accommodations on this hunt will be air conditioned, luxury thatched chalets and include meals, open bar, daily laundry service. Transportation to and from Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and to and from the airport to camp are the hunters’ responsibility ($300 per group of 4 per trip). Hunters are also responsible for accommodations before and/or after the hunt; trophy fees for additional animals shot or wounded; daily rates for added days; dipping, packing and shipping of trophies; side trips; tips and telephone calls. Additional hunters are welcome ($300 per day plus trophy fees) as are non-hunters ($180 per day).

Please note:  No Matwetwe donated hunt may be linked to another Matwetwe Safari donated hunt.

Value: $7,800*

South Africa – 7 Day – Plains Game Safari for 2 Hunters

blesbuck huntRestless Africa Safaris
Donovan Steynberg       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 349
Potchefstroom 2520
South Africa
00 27 82440 5107
www.restlessafrica.co.za

Restless Africa Safaris has provided this seven day plains game safari for two hunters. Hunters will share a $3,000 trophy fee credit on animals harvested. (Specific animal species to be selected by hunters from Restless Africa’s trophy animal list.). Donovan Steynberg is a repeat donor to the Northeast Michigan Chapter. Chapter members who have hunted with Restless Africa in the past have nothing but great things to say about the experience! Donovan has earned a strong reputation for quality hunts and first-rate accommodations. This 2X1 hunt is scheduled for the 2015 season but may be deferred with the agreement of the outfitter on specific dates. This plains game safari includes professional hunter daily rates and trophy fees totaling $3,000 combined. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters $350 per day), non-hunters ($250 per day) and/or additional species at the established price. Accommodations during this hunt will be a modern hunting camp. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Johannesburg, South Africa; transportation to camp (approximately $300); and tips. There are no license or permit fees to be paid on this hunt.

Value: $9,300*

South Africa - 10 Day - Sable Antelope Hunt for 1 Hunter and 1 Non-hunter

antelopeNumzaan Safaris
Johann Combrink       (Repeat Donor)
Plot 83, Spitskop
Thabazimbi, Limpopo
South Africa
27-82-329-2110
www.numzaan.com

Long-time donor, Numzaan Safaris offers this opportunity for one hunter and one non-hunter to experience a true African safari! Hunter will hunt 1X1 during the 2015 or 2016 hunting season (March – October) for ten days! Hunt includes: trophy fee for one Sable Antelope, any required license and tag, accommodations and meals during the hunt. Daily fees ($450 per day) for this hunt are not included and as such are the hunter’s responsibility Accommodations during this hunt will be an en suite chalet. This hunt may be upgraded to include: additional hunters ($450 per day); trophy fees for species per price list; and/or non-hunters ($260 per day). Hunter is also responsible for tips, weapons permits, dipping, shipping of trophies, export fees and brokerage fees. The hunt arrival and departure point is Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a rifle hunt - .270 caliber or larger. Sable Antelope is generally considered one of the most desired plains game animals in South Africa. Don’t miss the opportunity to hunt with a truly professional hunting operation!

Value: $9,000*

South Dakota - 3 Day - Upland Game Bird and Varmints Hunt for 2 Hunters

bird huntParadise Outfitters
Wayne Henderson       (Repeat Donor)
16994 111th Street
Lodgepole, South Dakota 57640
605-564-2370
www.sdhuntingparadise.com

Repeat donor, Paradise Outfitters offers this three day upland game bird/varmint hunt for two hunters in Perkins County, South Dakota! While South Dakota has long been known for fantastic Ring-neck Pheasant hunting, many sportsmen have discovered that the West River South Dakota area has a wonderful diversity of upland game birds and big game! This hunt is to be scheduled for late October to early December 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year or month. This hunt may be upgraded to include additional hunters ($1,800 each), non-hunters ($150 per day per person), and/or varmints. This hunt includes lodging, meals and bird cleaning. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Lodgepole, South Dakota, small game license and tips. While not required, if buyer brings two additional hunters at the regular price with them, the hunting party will be the exclusive guests at the ranch during this hunt. Chapter members who have hunted with Paradise Outfitters have remarked about the abundance of game and the quality hunt experience they enjoyed. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience some of the very best pheasant hunting North America has to offer!

Value: $3,600*

Texas - Nature Blind - "Treeblind" Ground Blind

tree blindNature Blinds
Tim Thomason & Jason Maroney  (Repeat Donor)
2800 Blacksmith Lane
Kerrville, Texas 78028
512-748-2810
www.natureblinds.com

Nature Blinds offers one of the hottest products in the hunting industry – a true to life replica of an oak tree stump that is a high tech hunting blind. Hand-crafted in the United States, this fully insulated blind conceals a hunter and protects him/her from the elements. The blind is designed to fool the eye – no right angles, no straight lines and no man-made appearance. The real look, bark texture looks and feels like the real thing. This blind is light weight (320 pounds), extremely durable, fully insulated, weatherproof, sound proof and scent proof that looks identical to the real thing! The blind is made of 4 inch think, closed cell foam that keeps the hunter warm in the winter and cool the rest of the year. This unique blind features six, one-way windows (you can see out but animals can’t see in) that open and close on a magnetic pulley system that provides for sound-free operation. The “Treeblind” comes standard with a black-out interior, carpeted floor, roof drainage system and built in stake down holes. The blind is large enough to accommodate both rifle and archery hunters and is designed to comfortably accommodate two to three hunters. This unique blind is on display in the banquet hall. Take a good look at this quality crafted hunting innovation!

Value: $3,995*

Wyoming – 3 Day - Antelope Hunt for 2 Hunters

antelope hunt antelope

mule deerTable Mountain Outfitters
Scott and Angie Denny       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 2714
Cheyenne, Wyoming 80003
307-632-6352
www.tablemountainoutfitters.com

Well known and long-time donors, Scott and Angie Denny of Table Mountain Outfitters offer this 3 day, 2x1, Antelope hunt in Wyoming. This hunt is scheduled for 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year. This hunt may be upgraded to include Mule Deer (call for availability and pricing), additional hunters ($2,450) and/or non-hunters ($650). Hunter may choose rifle or archery. Accommodations during this hunt will be a motel in town for rifle hunts and a bunkhouse for archery hunts. A draw is required for this hunt (100% draw success). Application deadline is May 31 and $30 if archery is chosen. Hunter is responsible for the cost of a license ($286 Plus $12.50 conservation stamp), rental car, tips and a one-night stay in a hotel in Casper the last night of the hunt. The hunt arrival and departure point is Cheyenne, Wyoming for rifle hunts and Casper, Wyoming for archery hunts. Chapter members who have hunted with Table Mountain report that Table Mountain Outfitters go the extra mile to deliver quality game and an overall outstanding hunting experience! Table Mountain Outfitters have been featured on a variety of hunting shows and currently host their own television series – “THE LIFE at Table Mountain” only found on The Sportsmen Channel! They have also hosted a number of Dream/Wish hunters including 2007 Northeast Michigan Wish Hunter, Nick Stefan and 2011 Northeast Michigan Wish Hunter, Jonathon Barton.

Value: $4,900*

Wyoming - 4 Day - Mule Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

elkBig Horn Outfitters     (Repeat Donor)
Dustin DeCroo & Rich Sweeney
P.O. Box 1178
Buffalo, Wyoming 82834
307-620-0390
307-752-5875
www.bighornoutfitters.com

Here’s your chance to hunt in the beautiful Big Horn Mountains of northern Wyoming! Repeat donor, Big Horn Outfitters offers this four day, guided, rifle hunt for Mule Deer. This hunt is scheduled for 2015 and requires a draw (draw deadline is March 15, 2015 with 99% chance of drawing the first year) but may be deferred until a tag is drawn. This hunt may be upgraded to an archery hunt and/or to include non-hunters hunters ($175 per day per non-hunter). Transportation during this hunt will involve vehicular travel, foot and possibly horseback. Field prep of the trophy is included. The hunt arrival and departure point is Buffalo, Wyoming. Accommodations during this hunt will be a tent camp. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Buffalo, Wyoming; license; and tips. This outfitter continues to provide hunters with opportunities on quality game and a high success rate!

Value: $3,250*

Wyoming -3 Day – Antelope Hunt for 2 Hunters

antelopeSage Mountain Outfitters
Mike Cantrell       (Repeat Donor)
Box 1077
Mountain View, Wyoming
307-780-7800

Long time donor, Mike Cantrell and Sage Mountain Outfitters, offer this three day, 2x1, guided hunt for Pronghorn Antelope in Southwest Wyoming! This hunt is scheduled for the 2015 season (August 15 to October 31). This hunt may be upgraded to include additional days ($800 per day upon approval of outfitter), additional hunters ($2,200 each) and/or non-hunters ($600 each). The hunt arrival and departure point is Mountain View, Wyoming. Pick-up and return to the airport can be arranged ($300 per person). Accommodations during this hunt will be a bunk house. Continental breakfast and field lunches provided. Hunter may select his/her weapon- rifle, archery or muzzleloader. Each hunter is responsible for the cost of a license (approximately $526) and tips. A draw is required for this hunt (95% chance of success the first year – purchaser is strongly encouraged to purchase a preference point prior to the draw date). Draw application deadline is March 15, 2015.

Value: $4,400*

Wyoming - 2 Day – Prairie Dog Hunt and Western Adventure for Two

prairie dogSage Mountain Outfitters
Mike Cantrell       (Repeat Donor)
Box 1077
Mountain View, Wyoming
307-780-7800

Two days of the true west for two! One day of prairie dog hunting, one day of exploring Southwest Wyoming and Northeast Utah. See world famous Flaming Gorge; Sheep Creek Loop, and Red Canyon Lookout. Visit trappers’ cabins and old homestead remains of our earliest settlers. See lots of wildlife! Great photo opportunities as well! Purchasers should plan to arrive the afternoon prior and leave the morning after – trip starts in Mountain View, Wyoming and includes transportation, food and lodging while on site. Trip can be upgraded to include: fishing, additional days ($1,350 per day) and/or non-hunters ($300 per day). This trip is to be scheduled on available dates late June thru August 15. Airport transfers are available ($300 per round trip). Weapons are available – ammo at cost. Purchasers are responsible for fishing license and gratuities. This trip may well be one of the best kept secrets in the auction program! Prior participants rave above the fantastic experience this trip provides.

Value: $2,700*

Yukon – 5 Day – Freshwater Fishing Trip for One Fisherman/woman

fishInconnu Lodge
Warren and Anita LaFave       (Repeat Donor)
Box 29008 OK Mission RPO
Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 4A7
250-860-4187
www.inconnulodge.com

Fish McEvoy Lake in the Yukon Territory with Inconnu Lodge! This seven day, 2x1 fully guided, fishing trip is scheduled for summer (June – Sept) 2015 and may be deferred to an alternate year (2016) only with the outfitters agreement on specific dates. Anglers should anticipate battling Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Bull Trout and Inconnu using a variety of fishing gear. Inconnu Lodge provides all necessary tackle – both fly-fishing and spin casting or anglers may choose to bring their own favorite gear. Inconnu Lodge is a fly-in only, five-star resort located approximately 185 air miles east of Whitehorse, Yukon. This package includes lodging in the resort (accommodations for one to three people per room depending on the size of your party complete with private washrooms), access to the hot tub, sauna, bar, and pool table. Gourmet meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner - are the standard fare at Innconu Lodge! Fisherman is responsible for transportation to and from Whitehorse, over-night in Whitehorse the night before the trip (approximately $135), fishing license ($35) and tips. Don’t pass this opportunity for a first-class fishing adventure!

Value: $6,295*

Custom Crib Table

cribbage tableWebb Hammond Knives and Jewelry
Webb Hammond       (Repeat Donor)
2420 Nellita Rd
Seabeck, Washington 98380
360-830-4847
www.webbknife.com

Renowned custom knife maker, Webb Hammond, offers this opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind, custom-made table with cribbage board top with three! This custom, three race table top is approximately 3 feet by 2 feet and is made of three types of Maple: Fiddle, spalted and figure. All pegs are ivory, antler and/or African horn. The base that supports the table top is made of select Maple hardwood and antlers from moose, elk and/or whitetail deer. This beautiful item is truly a collector item perfect for your lodge, family room or game room! This item will be on display at the podium. Stop by for an up-close look at this beautiful table!

(Picture is a sample – not the actual item to be sold.)

Value: $1,500*

Alaska – 7 Day – Fishing Trip for 1 Person

salmonTalarik Creek Lodge
Erik Salitan       (Repeat Donor)
PO Box 149
Iliamna, Alaska 99606
907-388-8766
www.talarikcreeklodge.com

Erik and Martha Salitan offer this unique fishing trip for one person out of Alaska’s Talarik Creek Lodge! This is a fully guided fishing trip, scheduled for summer 2015, in the world famous Bristol Bay Watershed for Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Arctic Char, Lake Trout and Pike. Talarik Creek Lodge is nestled on the shores of picturesque Lake Iliamna and is Iliamna's premiere sport fishing lodge! The lodge provides unrestricted views of Lake Iliamna and the Aleutian Range; it is unparalleled in natural beauty! Lake Iliamna is Alaska's largest freshwater lake. This trip includes: bear viewing/photography (Lake Iliamna, located on the Alaska Peninsula, boasts the highest brown bear/grizzly bear population density in the world. Talarik Creek Lodge's close proximity to Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park and the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge allows our clients a fabulous opportunity for bear viewing and photography); lodging at Talarik Creek Lodge; full use of the lodge (including sauna, bar and billiard room); meals; fish processing; airport pickup and drop off. Trip does not include fishing licenses ($55); tips and shipment of fish fillets. The arrival and departure point for this trip is Iliamna, Alaska. Erik has been a strong supporter of the Northeast Michigan Chapter offering Brown Bear hunts for many years. Chapter members who have hunted with Erik report having experienced high quality trips. We anticipate this fishing trip will produce the same high quality result!

Value: $4,500

Alberta – 8 Day - Black Bear Hunt for 2 Hunters

bearMackin Outfitting, Inc.
Tyson & Angie Mackin       (Repeat Donor)
Box 2516
Claresholm, Alberta
403-625-0657
www.mackinoutfitting.com/

After several years, Tyson Mackin has returned to the Northeast Michigan Chapter auction program with this opportunity for two hunters to hunt Alberta Black Bear – spot and stalk! This hunt will take place in the Porcupine Hills area of southern Alberta and is scheduled for the 2015 spring bear season (April-May). Non-hunters are welcome at $200 per day. Transportation during this hunt will be by foot, vehicle, and/or Polaris Ranger. Accommodations during the hunt will be the outfitters home. Hunters are responsible for transportation to and from Calgary, Alberta; license and tag ($320 each); and tips. Hunters may choose their weapons – no handguns. Don’t pass this opportunity to hunt with a quality outfitter!

Value: $7,800*

Alberta - 4 Day - Rocky Mountains Holiday Adventure for 2 People

adventureCorey Kristoff's Classic Mountain Hunts
Corey & Pam Kristoff       (Repeat Donor)
Box 441
Cremona Alberta TOM ORO
403-844-9127
www.classicmountainhunts.com

Enjoy breathtaking scenery and an opportunity to view wildlife such as Big Horn Sheep, Moose, Elk, Grizzly Bears and more! This trip is a holiday on horseback through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta for two people. Enjoy great camp cooking; ride the country side; and, relax in the peace and quiet of the majestic mountains! This holiday adventure is 4 days and 3 nights of pure mountain beauty. All camps are set up in traditional mountain camp manner using canvas wall tents. Additional persons may be added to this trip for $200.00 per day, per person. All riding abilities are welcome! Buyer may choose any dates between July1st to August 20th, 2015. This is a fantastic holiday adventure the whole family can enjoy!

Value: $1,800*

Alberta – 8 Day – Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

whitetail deerSouth Paw Outfitters
Kelly Semple       (Repeat Donor)
Box 505
Sangudo, Alberta
780-785-3404
www.southpawoutfitters.com

For the 16th consecutive year, South Paw Outfitters Ltd. is pleased to partner with the Northeast Michigan SCI Chapter. Get ready to go to Alberta for an eight day (upgraded from the standard six day) hunt, 2x1, guided hunt for BIG Alberta Whitetail deer. These hunts are conducted on private land in the area where the outfitter and guides reside year round. Scouting literally takes place daily and contact with landowners is part of being in the community. Keeping an eye on those big deer lasts for more than just the hunting season and includes a mecca of trail cameras and obsessive shed hunting in the winter and spring. The hunt is scheduled for November, 2015 but may be deferred to 2016. Additional hunters are welcome at $5,000 and non-hunters at $150 per day. This hunt may be upgraded to include Moose, and/or Mule Deer ($1,500 per animal plus tags and allocation fees). Accommodations for this hunt are a first-rate 5,000 square foot main lodge with private bedrooms, washrooms and showers. Ample additional room is provided with a 1,200 square foot guest cabin. Outstanding home-cooked meals are standard fare on this hunt! The arrival and departure point is Edmonton, Alberta and from that point on you will experience the finest hospitality and hunting possible! The hunter is responsible for: the cost of transportation to and from Alberta; hunting licence, deer tag and allocation fee (approximately $750.00); and tips. South Paw Outfitters Ltd. is a well-known and well respected outfitter and for over 27 years has ranked among North America’s absolute best outfitting businesses!

Value: $6,500*

British Columbia – 7 Day - Wolf Hunt for 1 Hunter

wolf huntBullhead Mountain Outfitting
Steve, Tammy & Trisha Fiarchuk
P.O. Box 338       (Repeat Donor)
Hudson's Hope, British Columbia
250-783-5339
www.bullheadmtnoutfitting.ca

Bullhead Mountain Outfitting offers this seven day opportunity for one hunter to hunt wolf near Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia! This area has abundant numbers of wolves! This 1x1 guided hunt is scheduled for 2016 (February – March – check with outfitter for specific date availability) and cannot be deferred. Hunter may upgrade the hunt to include additional hunters ($5,250 per hunter), non-hunters ($300 per day). This is a rifle hunt. This hunt may involve the use of snowmobiles and can be a physically demanding winter experience. Hunter is responsible for the cost of a license and hunt preservation fee ($200) collected for the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia. Additionally, if a wolf is harvested, hunter is responsible for expediting fees estimated at $200 to cover the cost of a Cities permit and shipping of the trophy. Hunter will be picked up and returned to the airport in Fort St. John. Accommodations during this hunt will be a cabin. Don’t pass this opportunity to experience a true winter hunting adventure!

Value: $5,250*

Idaho - 5 Day - Whitewater Rafting Trip for 2 Rafters

raftingAction Whitewater Adventures
Verle Duerden       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 1634
Provo, Utah 84603
800-453-1482
www.riverguide.com

Raft the whitewater of Idaho’s Main Salmon River! The Main Salmon is a premiere river, which runs through the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 states. The river is famous for great rapids, beautiful sandy beaches, varied wildlife and fantastic scenery. Prior donor, Action Whitewater Adventures offers this five day, four night adventure for two people and includes deluxe meals, custom designed equipment and experienced professional guides. The Main Salmon is a great trip for families and groups of friends. This trip is valid only for the 2015 season (June 18 through August 21). Additional rafters are welcome at a 10% discount off the regular price ($1,590). Rafters are responsible for forest-retention fees, totaling $65 per rafter, tips and accommodations before and after the trip. This trip will originate in Salmon, Idaho and will conclude in McCall, Idaho.

Value: $3,180*

Illinois - 3 Day – Whitetail Hunt for 1 Hunter

whitetail deerRichardson Farm Outfitters
Mike Adkins       (Repeat Donor)
2407 Cedar St.
Quincy, IL 62301
217-440-2825
www.huntrfo.com

Hunt monster whitetail deer in Brown County, Illinois with repeat donor Richardson Farm Outfitters! Richardson Farms Outfitters offers 6,700 contiguous acres of prime hunting country with 250 stand locations. This 3 day (shotgun/muzzleloader) hunt is to be scheduled for available dates in 2015 and cannot be deferred to an alternate year (arrive Thursday – hunt Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Hunt includes accommodations and may be upgraded to include additional hunters at the regular rate ($2,300 per hunter) and/or a second season Whitetail buck hunt ($2,300). Hunter is responsible for the costs of a license, habitat stamp, shotgun tag, meals and tips. A draw is required on this hunt (May 2015 deadline - 100% success). Don’t miss this opportunity to hunt an area with a rapidly growing reputation!

Value: $2,300*

Michigan - 1 Day - Pheasant Hunt for up to 4 Hunters

pheasantCedar Run Hunt Club
Randy Vollmar       (Repeat Donor)
4314 Cass City Rd
Cass City, Michigan

Cedar Run Hunt Club offers this opportunity for up to 4 hunters to hunt pheasant (40 birds max). No dog is provided so hunters are free to bring their own dogs if they wish. This hunt is scheduled for the 2015 season and requires each hunter to possess a small game hunting license. Board members who have hunted with Cedar Run report that they had an exceptional hunt and a great day in the field!

Value: $1,250*

Michigan - Bushmaster Firearms - AR 15 Rifle

AR 15 rifleBob's Gun Shop
Bob Skuse       (Repeat Donor)
3089 M-32 West
Alpena, Michigan 49707
989-356-1777

Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a high quality, Bushmaster Firearms semi-automatic rifle! This tactical rifle is chambered in the popular .223 Remington caliber and comes complete with a 10 round clip. This rifle has a six position telescoping stock with a M4 handguard; a 16 inch, chrome lined M4 profile barrel and features two .5 optic risers with a bayonet lug. Be the high bidder and take this highly sought after weapon home with you!

Value: $1,082*

Michigan - Original Hand Painted Wildlife Art

wildlife artCarlson Wildlife Art
Erich Carlson       (Repeat Donor)
13852 East Grand Lake Rd
Presque Isle, Michigan 49777
989-464-5623
www.fish-fur-feathers.com

This original wildlife artwork has been created by wildlife artist Erich Carlson of Presque Isle, MI. This is a one of a kind trio featuring three separate feather paintings that incorporate a total of eleven tail feathers depicting Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, and Wild Turkey. The high level of detail and careful balance of colors create a striking contrast with the natural canvas of the Eastern Wild Turkey Feathers mounted on black suede. This work has been matted using the highest quality suede board and framed in one of Erich’s unique, handcrafted Cedar and Birch Frames. Painting measures approximately 30 inches x 41 inches. The winning bidder has the option of this art work or a custom piece of equal value to be completed at a later date. Don’t miss out on this stunning original work of art!

Visit Erich’s work @ Carlson Wildlife Art on facebook

Value: $3,500*

Michigan – Cow Elk Hunt for 1 Youth Hunter

elkJack Pine Safari
Lewiston, Michigan       (Repeat Donor)
989-619-4041
www.jackpinesafari.com

Jack Pine Safari offers this special opportunity for one young hunter (under the age of 17) to harvest a cow elk! This hunt will be scheduled on an available date in October or November 2015. One adult may accompany the hunter at no additional charge. This hunt includes one night accommodation at Jack Pine Safari’s, Buck Horn Lodge. This item will be sold as a “Heads or Tails” auction – twenty-five dollars to get in (kids only!). There will be an opportunity for those who are eliminated in round one or round two to get back in for an additional $25 for a round one elimination; and $50 for a round two elimination. Hunter must be competent with a large caliber rifle (.270 or larger) and demonstrate competence on the range at Jack Pine immediately prior to the hunt. This hunt includes the hunt, hide and all of the meat! This hunt may be upgraded to a bull elk at market rates at the purchaser’s option.

Please Note: Participation in the sale of this item could cost Adult sponsors $100 each.

Value: Priceless

Michigan - Lynx Taxidermy Mount

lynx mountYou’ve got to see this item to believe it! (It’s on display by the podium.) Long time “Into the Wild” supporter, Deepwoods Taxidermy has provided this beautiful Lynx mount! David Read has established a strong reputation for high-quality taxidermy work! This mount of one of North America’s most elusive animal species would be a wonderful addition to any trophy room. Be sure to stop by the podium for a good look at this beautiful taxidermy display!

Value: $2,500*

Ohio – 3 Day/4 Nights Whitetail Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

whitetail deerBriarwood Sporting Club
Chris Daniels
PO Box 760
Bellefontaine, Ohio
937-593-8045
www.BriarwoodWhitetails.com/

First time Donor, Briarwood Sporting Club in Bellefontaine, Ohio has generously donated this three day hunt for a Northeastern Whitetail deer scoring up to 150”! Included with this hunt are lodging, meals, beverages, guide, transportation of trophies to a local meat processor/taxidermist, daily fees for one hunter and trophy fees for one mature, trophy whitetail buck scoring up to 150”. Method of take is hunter’s choice. Hunter may upgrade this hunt to include additional hunters; additional animals and/or a higher scoring animal. Hunt to be scheduled on available dates between September 20 and December 17, 2015. This hunt may be deferred to 2016 with mutual agreement of outfitter on specific dates. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Briarwood (45 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio); taxidermy; meat processing; shipping of trophy and gratuities.

Value: $3,500*

Ohio – Whitetail Deer Hunt for 2 Hunters

whitetail deerBriarwood Sporting Club
Chris Daniels
PO Box 760
Bellefontaine, Ohio
937-593-8045
www.BriarwoodWhitetails.com/

First time Donor, Briarwood Sporting Club in Bellefontaine, Ohio has generously donated this three day – four night hunt for two Northeastern Whitetail deer! Included with this hunt are: daily fees for two hunters ($2,000 value), a two thousand dollar credit toward the harvest fee of two trophy whitetails, lodging, meals, beverages, professional guide, transportation of trophies to a local meat processor/taxidermist. Method of take is hunter’s choice. Hunter may upgrade this hunt to include additional hunters; additional animals and/or a higher scoring animal. Hunt to be scheduled on available dates between September 20 and December 17, 2015. This hunt may be deferred to 2016 with mutual agreement of outfitter on specific dates. Hunter is responsible for transportation to and from Briarwood (45 minutes northwest of Columbus, Ohio); taxidermy; meat processing; shipping of trophy and gratuities.

Value: $4,000

Oregon - Bronze - “Cantankerous” - Lorenzo Ghighlieri - Grizzly Bear Sculpture

grizzly bronze sculpture

Lorenzo Ghiglieri has mastered the art of detail in all his magnificent sculptures. “Cantankerous” features a rare bit of whimsy. Ghiglieri, who is an adventurer in addition to an artist, actually has had several personal encounters with grizzly bears on his many trips to Alaska. In addition to the powerful features of the great grizzly, look closely and you’ll see a tiny field mouse that seems to be inciting the bear’s ire. This sculpture is 17 inches tall, 21 inches long and 13 inches wide and has been appraised at $18,500. This bronze is part of a 250 edition and is on display at the podium.

Please note: This item carries a high appraised value but will sell for an amount more in line with much smaller works of art. Internet and/or telephone purchasers will receive the bronze shipped directly from Masterpeice Investments.

Gallery Value: $18,500*

Oregon - Bronze – “Spirit of America” - Lorenzo Ghiglieri - Bald Eagle Bronze

eagle bronze sculpture

Lorenzo Ghiglieri sculptures have been present to Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Tiger Woods, Luciano Pavarotti, and General Norman Schwartzkopf. Additionally, Ghiglieri sculpted the “Official American Bald Eagle” on display at the White House.

“SPIRIT OF AMERICA” is dedicated to the many who serve our great nation both here and abroad; to the will to survive, to the belief in humanity, to the drive to act honorably and the desire to make the world a better place. The defining SPIRIT OF AMERICA.

This sculpture is 29 inches tall, 14 inches long and 11 inches wide and has been appraised at $27,000. This bronze is on display at the podium.

Please note: This item carries a high appraised value but will sell for an amount more in line with much smaller works of art. Internet and/or telephone purchasers will receive the bronze shipped directly from Masterpeice Investments.

Gallery Value: $27,000

Saskatchewan – 5 Day – Whitetail Deer Hunt for 1 Hunter

whitetail deerElaine Lake Outfitters
Reg Quaale       (Repeat Donor)
Box 531
Birch Hills, Saskatchewan SOJ OGO
306-749-2435
E-mail: r.quaale@sasktel.net

Elaine Lake Outfitters offers this exceptional whitetail hunt in the heart of Saskatchewan’s northland. This 2x1 hunt is scheduled for 2015 but may be taken in an alternate year with the outfitter’s concurrence. Hunter may choose rifle, bow or muzzle-loader. Additional hunters are welcome at the established rate ($4,500) and non-hunters are welcome at the rate of $1,500 per person. Transportation during this hunt will be quads. Hunter is responsible for: transportation to and from Saskatoon; the price of hunting license and tag; and tips. Depending on time of arrival in Saskatoon, hunter may also be responsible for an over-night stay in Saskatoon both before and after the hunt (approximately $100 per night). Purchaser should plan to fly to Saskatoon, rent a car and drive to camp. Hunter will be met in Prince Albert. Accommodations during this hunt will be a lodge. Reg Quaale has been a long-time supporter of the Northeast Michigan Chapter! We know him to be a quality outfitter who does his very best to deliver high quality game for his hunters!

Value: $4,500

South Africa – 6 Day Photo Safari for 2 People

africa photo safariZulu Nyala Game Lodge
Trevor Shaw       (Repeat Donor)
P.O. Box 69992
Bryanston 2021, South Africa
(27) 11-708-1969
www.zulunyala.com

A six-day, six-night fully guided, photo safari for two people in South Africa. The successful bidder on this trip and a companion will experience a memorable stay at the Zulu Nyala - Game Lodge, Zulu Nyala - Heritage Safari Lodge or Zulu Nyala – Lodge (depending on availability), all of which are located in a private game reserve where great numbers of Africa’s wild animals roam. This is a very luxurious setting. A stunning stone-and thatch hilltop lodge or an elegant hotel filled with comfort and hospitality. Cool lounges, wide verandas, sparkling swimming pools and a well-maintained tennis court make being “in camp” a relaxing, pleasurable experience. There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy, including wildlife viewing rides in comfortable safari vehicles; close encounter wildlife viewing on horseback; and, for the more adventuresome, guided walks in the footprints of elephants along ancient riverbeds. You will enjoy exquisite meals and service in the dining room or under the stars. Side tours such as a visit to Gold Reef City, Lion Park or shopping can be arranged and are the purchasers expense. Purchaser is responsible for transportation to the lodge (nearest airport is Richards Bay), extra activities, telephone calls and drinks. The amount paid for this package trip may be applied to upgrade the trip to a hunt. Additional safari participants are welcome at the special, discounted price ($5,950 per couple), children 12 or under at 50%. Trip to be taken in 2015 or 2016.

Value: $5,950*