2017 Live Auction

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1 – Jack & Jack 

Once again we offer the traditional Jackalope Mount donated by Artistic Wildlife Creations. In addition we are including a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey. Don’t miss out on owning this one of a kind elusive Montana Jackalope. We thank Artistic Wildlife Creations for this donation! Value: $$$$Priceless$$$$

2 – Spring Cleaning Anyone?

University of Great Falls Wresting Team – 6 hours of spring cleaning with ten (10) wrestlers. Must be used by September 1, 2017. VALUE: $$$$priceless$$$$

3 – Panama – Hooked On Panama – Fishing

Fish the beautiful waters off the coast of Panama with Hooked on Panama. This is a 4 night/3 day standard fishing package for four anglers with opportunities to catch marlin, tuna, dorado, roosterfish, sailfish and snapper. Schedule trip with outfitter for open dates in 2017 or 2018. Trip includes 4 nights lodging (double occupancy), meals, drinks, and use of fishing gear and ground transfers between David, Panama and Hooked on Fishing Lodge. Trip may be extended and additional anglers or non-anglers are welcome per outfitter’s current price list. Not included are any before/after trip expenses in Panama City, airfare or gratuities. VIP customs service, ground transfers in Panama City, hotel in Panama City and David are not included but can be purchased through our reservation desk. Arrival/Departure point is Tocumen Int. Airport, Panama City.  Contacts in our chapter who have fished with Hooked on Panama: Jim Forzley, Bill Little, Jerry Spencer, Jim Hinde. For more information, contact Stephens at 888-733-5368 or email jpksportfishingpanama@hotmail.com website: www.hookedonpanama.com We thank Hooked on Panama for this donation. Value: $10,604.00

4 – Montana: Montana Outfitting Company – Cast & Blast

Chris Faber is offering a 3 day 2 night upland bird hunt for 2 hunters and 2 non hunters. This is an unguided 3 day/2 night hunt for Pheasants, Sharptails, Hungarian partridges and predators plus a 2 night stay at Chris’ 4-star lodge nestled in the Bear Paw Mountains. In addition, fishing is available nearby at one of Chris’ private ponds. BYODF (bring your own dog and food). This hunt is for open dates in 2017 or 2018. www.montanaoutfittingcompany.com info@montanaoutfittingcompany.com We thank Chris Faber for this donation.  Included is $75.00 off of Pheasant Mount from 3 Rivers Taxidermy.  Value $1,800.00

5 – Oak Pedestal from Brad Bennet

Handcrafted oak pedestal 36 inches tall and 21 inches wide octagon. The pedestal was donated by longtime supporter Brad Bennet of Great Falls, Montana. Value: $600.00

6 – Elk Hunt – Saskatchewan, Canada

Pine Mountain Outfitter has donated a 3 day estate hunt for 2 hunters for trophy elk. Hunt is to be taken in September 2017 ONLY. Hunt includes $5000 credit to be shared by 2 hunters for trophy elk from price list. Non hunters can be included for $250 per day. $500 for extra hunting days. Whitetail deer and buffalo are also available to hunt at current price list. Hunt can be with rifle or bow. Hunt to take place on one of four hunting areas in Saskatchewan. Joe Hardesty 406-560-5512 www.pinemountainoutfitters.com We thank Pine Mountain Outfitters for this donation. VALUE: $8000

7 – Ugak Bay Kodiak Island, Alaska

Five day/five night Alaskan Halibut, Salmon and Rockfish Fishing Trip for Two (2) Anglers. Anglers will travel to the protected waters of Ugak Bay Kodiak Island Alaska for this outstanding halibut, salmon and rockfish fishing adventure donated by Brian Peterson Master Guide and Outfitter LLC. Schedule trip with outfitter for open dates 2017 or 2018 season. World class fishing, fantastic food and exceptional hospitality are provided on remote Kodiak Island. It’s a perfect getaway for couples or families while enjoying the amenities of a comfortable lodge. Fishing from a 40 foot charter boat specifically designed for fishing halibut and salmon for an excellent saltwater excursion along with a 2500 square foot lodge to return to after each day will make this a true Alaskan experience. Included are lodge accommodations, meals, guide service, tackle, bait and fish processing. Bring up to four (4) additional anglers at the discounted rate of $2500 each and have the whole place to yourselves. Not included are any before/after trip expenses. License and tag $100, air charter $300 pp rt, shipping and gratuities. Arrival departure point is Kodiak Island Alaska. Contact Brian 907-830-2802 brianpeterson4@att.net  http://www.ugakbay.com We thank Brian Peterson for this donation. Value $8,000.

8 – Black Walnut Custom Bench

Members Matt Hoyer of Belt and Mark Sargent of Montana Wood Products in Forsyth, Montana have built this custom bench especially for the SCI Banquet.  It’s made out of black walnut and the seat is a replica horse drawn buggy seat. Horses and carriage not included. VALUE: priceless

9 – South Africa – Southern Cross Safaris – Plains Game  

This is a Ten (10) day safari for One (1) or Two (2) rifle hunters. This safari can be extended beyond the 10 days and many extra animals can be hunted. Animals for the safari include 1 Black Wildebeest, 2  Springbuck, AND 2 Impala OR 2 Fallow Deer and 2 cull animals (based on management’s choice) – to be shared between each hunter. If only one hunter buying the hunt then all will go to one. Extra trophies hunted on Southern Cross Safaris owned property will have a 5% discount on the trophy fee. Extra hunters and Observers are welcome at the listed prices. Safari can be taken between March 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Not included is pick-up and drop-off round trip from Port Elizabeth Airport for $650. If time permits will include trip through ADDO Elephant National Park on way to the airport. Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Chris: Scott Unruh 406-460-1300. For information contact Chris: www.southerncrosshunting.net or southerncrosssafaris@gmail.com Phone: 27-48-886-0606. We thank Chris Cawood and Southern Cross Safaris for his donation. Value: $12,500

10 – Choice of Handmade Quilt

While in Zimbabwe in 2015, Patty and Terry Ehrhardt were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with the Lowveld Rhino Trust (LRT) and Rhino Veterinarian Dr Chap Masterson in the Save Valley Conservancy. The LRT are responsible for all rhino welfare in the South-Eastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe.  Their main duties entail keeping a close inventory of all the rhinos, ear-notching and dehorning.  They work closely with anti-poaching units such as the Save Valley’s Special Species Protection Unit (SSPU).  Together they monitor and protect these highly endangered creatures and have through their efforts, and those of the Safari Operators in the Save, managed to increase the Save Valley Rhino Herd to 120 Black Rhino and 41 White Rhino.  Patty and Terry helped with 2 Rhinos darted that day. These quilts are made from  material purchased in Zimbabwe. The proceeds will be given to the Save Valley’s Special Species Protection Unit in Zimbabwe.

11 – Saskatchewan, Canada – Kississing Lodge –Fishing

Imagine your very own Private Lake to fish for 7 days. 2 anglers will select among the ten diverse locations that dot the area, as the one you would like best for your on-your-own adventure. This area provides outstanding fishing for trophy Northern Pike, Walleye and Lake Trout. June – September 2017. Schedule with outfitter for open dates June – September 2016 and the outpost of your choice. Included are fly out from Flin Flon, private cabins, bedding, boat, motor and gas. You can either bring your own food or pay for lodge to fill your grocery list for the week. This trip can be upgraded to a different lodge (see outfitter for pricing) and 4 extra anglers can be added for the discounted rate of $1000/angler. FISH ON! Arrival/departure point is Flin Flon. Contacts in our chapter who have fished Kississing: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt 406-868-7245, Lou Raisler. For more information contact Curt Enns at 204-338-2699 or email curt@kississinglodge.com www.kississinglodge.com We thank Kississing Lake Lodge for their donation.  Value: $3000.00

12 – Pheasants mounted with gun

Thomas Helm from Townsend has donated this classic mount of 2 pheasants with antique shotgun on old barnwood. Value: $800

13 – New Zealand – Kuranui –Silver Medal Red Stag

Mort and Mel Moon of Kuranui New Zealand will make your stay more than wonderful. This hunt is for One (1) Hunter and (1) Non-Hunter for Five (5) days and (4) nights in New Zealand. Trophy fees include One Silver Medal Red Stag (scoring up to 325 SCI). Hunt to be taken in May, June or July 2017 or 2018!  An exciting hunt awaits you on this private hunting reserve. Track through native bush and manuka clad rolling hills of the Kaimai/Mamaku Range before emerging into open clearings and river flats where the pure clear waters of the Kuhatahi stream meander and majestic red stags come out to graze. Hunting these hills for some of the world’s finest trophy deer will be among your most precious memories and a highlight of your hunting career. Included are four (4) nights luxury lodge accommodation, meals, guide service, field prep and trophy fees for one Silver Medal Red Stag (scoring up to 325 SCI). Hunt upgradable to larger red stag, Fallowbuck, Rusa & Sika Stags, Arapawa rams, feral goats, Tahr and Chamois per current fee schedule. Additional hunters and observers are welcome at current fee schedule. Additional hunters will get $1,000 off of a red stag package. Not included are any before/after hunt expenses, firearm permit, dipping, shipping, packing and gratuities.  Arrival/Departure point is Rotorua Airport.  Brad Lencioni of Wildlife Artistic Creations has donated $200 credit towards a red stag should mount. Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Kuranui: Gary & Theresa Deschenes, Bill & Ben Hodgkiss, Corey & Patty Halvorson 406-788-4147. For information contact Mort or Mel at Int. 64-7-883-4880 or hunt@kuranui.co.nz    Web address:  www.kuranui.co.nz  We thank Kuranui for this donation.  Value $8,200.00.

14 – Missouri River Fishing – Cascade, Montana

1 day Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing trip on the World Renowned Missouri River for 2 anglers of any skill level. 8 full hours in a first class drift boat, lunch, nonalcoholic beverages, flies, and equipment are all included. Thanks to our local Diamond Table members Joe and Lindsey Bloomquist of Missouri River Lodge for this generous donation. This amazing fishing day will take place near Wolf Creek, Montana April 1 – October 31, 2017. This trip can be upgraded to one of our package trips to include lodging, meals and more days of fishing.  Just buy your fishing license and have fun. Joe Bloomquist 406-468-2224 www.missouririverlodge.com We thank Joe and Lindsey for their donation. VALUE $600.00.

15– “Cape Fear” Original acrylic on Brazilian agate by Great Falls own Cliff Rossberg

Cliff has donated this original 21X24 inch acrylic on Brazilian agate of a cape buffalo titled ‘Cape Fear’. Cliff Rossberg is an artist who is inspired by the world around him.  His studio and home are located south of Great Falls, Montana along the Missouri River.  Much of his inspiration comes from his backyard and home state.  Cliff is an avid outdoor photographer and spends several weeks every year in the National Parks and all over Montana, Wyoming and Canada in search of ideas for future works.  He believes those firsthand experiences allow him to more accurately convey the personality and spirit of the subject. www.rossbergart.com We thank Cliff for his donation. VALUE: $2000

16 Buckbrush Outfitters – Trophy Moose and Wolf Combination Hunt – Alberta, Canada

Pay attention – Buckbrush Outfitters have done it again! Rod & Logan Hunter have donated 7 day a Trophy Moose, Wolf, Grouse and Northern Pike fishing and hunting trip. This hunt is for 1 hunter and will be a 2:1 hunt. This hunt is for rifle or archery (no handguns). Trip must be taken October 1-7, 2017 ONLY. Hunt is within driving distance of Great Falls, MT.  Arrival/Departure point in Edmonton, Alberta or drive to camp LacLaBiche, Alberta. Accommodations are cabins, RV or tents.  Extra hunter is $7500 and nonhunter $2500. For more information contact Rod or Logan Hunter at 1-780-853-7720    www.huntbuckbrush.com     $150.00 off of each shoulder mount from Artistic Wildlife Creations. We thank Buckbrush Outfitters for this donation.  Value:  $7,500.00

17 – Hawaiian Islands Condo

Seven (7) days in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands or anywhere else in the world. This week is for a 1 bedroom timeshare.  See www.rci.com for resort locations.  Dates are subject to availability.  Trip must be booked by December 2017, can be taken in 2018. We thank Terry & Patty Ehrhardt for this donation. Value $1,500.00

18 – Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge – Gustavus, Alaska

Kent Huff has kindly donated a 5 day fishing trip for 2 anglers at Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge in Gustavus, Alaska (35 miles west of Juneau). This area is known for the world’s best halibut fishing and world class salmon fishing on the calm protected waters of the inside passage. King salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon and pink salmon along with the largest average sized halibut caught in Alaska. Boats are 28 feet long with an enclosed cabin, heater and head. All rods, reels, bait, gear, license and captain are included. Package includes lodging, meals, ground transportation, boat, captain, rods, reels, tackle, bait, license, stamps, fish filleting, vacuum packing and boxing. Package does not include air fare to and from Juneau (hotel is needed), gratuities and alcohol. Kent Huff 801-376-6513 www.glacierbayfishing.com We thank Kent for his donation. VALUE: $7,800

19 – Colorado Hunting Expeditions – Durango, Colorado – Trophy Mule Deer

Colorado Hunting Expeditions has donated this hunt for 2 (two) hunters to hunt Trophy Mule Deer, Elk and Black Bear for each hunter on private land for 2018 ONLY.  This is a 5(five) day hunt. Mule deer bucks commonly 180” to 200+ inches annually.  Hunt can be archery or rifle.  Hunt includes accommodations in private lodge, 2 on 1 guided hunt, and meals.  Successful bidder will have to draw a deer license or buy a land owner voucher for approximately $1,000.00 each hunter. Extra hunters can be added. Hunt does not include airfare, hotel before/after hunt, meat processing or taxidermy. Arrival/Departure point is Durango, Colorado. Arrive one day prior to hunt. Rogers Taxidermy has donated 150.00 off deer and elk shoulder mounts each for 2 hunters. For more information contact Bob Luna at 970-560-2711 or email cohuntex@fone.net Website: www.coloradohunting.com  We thank Colorado Hunting Expeditions for this donation.  Value:  $12,600.00.

20 – Sterling Silver Elk Ivory and Blue Topaz Bracelet, Pendant & Earrings from Studio Pandora. Value $1200

21 – ARIZONA ARCHERY HUNT FOR DEER-JAVALINA-PREDATORS – QUAIL

Rom Dryden of Rincon Outfitters has donated a 3 day trophy desert mule deer or Coues deer archery hunt in Arizona for 1 hunter and 1 non hunter. Rom will pick you up in Tucson, Arizona. This hunt also includes a javelina, predators and quail. Wall Tent accommodations are included. License approximately $500. Add some extra days at $500 per day and bring a buddy for $1500. Hunt dates are for January 2018 or January 2019. Rom Dryden 520-349-6497 www.rinconoutfitters.com We thank Rom for his donation. Value $2250.00

22 – JIM SHOCKEY CANADIAN HUNT for GOOSE, DUCKS, and PHEASANTS

This is a fantastic hunt for 2 hunters. They will hunt with Jim Shockey Signature Series outfitters for ducks, geese and pheasants near Ottawa Ontario, Canada in October 2017. This hunts takes place in the National Capital Region (Ottawa Ontario, Canada) and is along the busiest flyway of Canada Geese in North America. Canadian waterfowl calling champions will guide clients delivering the highest standard in guided care, knowledge and equipment. This hunt provides a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of waterfowl hunting from the best in the business. Shotgun with plug required and 3 shell max. Shotgun may be rented for $100/day Extra ammunition ($15/box) included with rental. License Fees are included. Hotel included day before hunt. Arrival and Departure from Ottawa International Airport. Bring a group and shoot some birds. Ryan Reynold 1-867-689-8625 www.jimshockey.com We thank Jim Shockey Outfitters for this donation. VALUE $9000.00

23 – SCI Lifetime Memberships

Includes one subscribing Life Membership and one Spouse non-subscribing Lifetime Membership to Safari Club International. Also includes a Life Membership to the Great Falls Chapter. Value: $2350.00

LA23A – SCI Lifetime Membership   

Includes one subscribing Life Membership to Safari Club International. Also includes a Life Membership to the Great Falls Chapter. Value: $1600.00

 

 

LA24 – Royal Karoo Safaris – South Africa

Royal Karoo Safaris is offering you this 14 day trip in South Africa. This trip includes 9 days of hunting, 1 day of deep sea fishing and 4 days touring the garden route to Cape Town and the surrounding area. Trip is for 2017 or 2018. This is for 2 hunters and 2 non-hunters for 9 days of hunting. This hunt includes 1 Spring Buck Grand Slam (common, copper, black and white springbuck rams), 1 klipspringer, 1 Kudu trophy bull and 1 zebra (animals to be shared by the 2 hunters). The deep sea fishing is weather depending and they are close enough to the game farm to choose the best day. A 4 day trip to Cape Town will be an experience to remember.

This trip is all-inclusive from the airport pick-up in Port Elizabeth to airport drop off in Cape Town. Package includes transportation, all accommodations, all meals, table wine and sundowners, one Professional Hunter (PH), all skinning fees, local hunting license fees, filed prep of trophies and delivery/collection of trophies to the taxidermist.  Hunt does not include travel from USA to Port Elizabeth and return to the USA from Cape Town, taxidermy cost, and export of trophies to the USA, staff gratuities and activities not offered by the Royal Karoo team while on tour to Cape Town. Hunting days and trophy animals may be added per price list. These are to be arranged before arrival so that the extra days in Cape Town can be added at $500 per person per day all inclusive. Robert Birch rob@royalkaroo.co.za www. Royalkaroo.co.za We thank Robert for his donation. VALUE: $23,400

 

24 – Royal Karoo Safaris South Africa

Royal Karoo Safaris is offering you this 14 day trip in South Africa. This trip includes 9 days of hunting, 1 day of deep sea fishing and 4 days touring the garden route to Cape Town and the surrounding area. Trip is for 2017 or 2018. This is for 2 hunters and 2 non-hunters for 9 days of hunting. This hunt includes 1 Spring Buck Grand Slam (common, copper, black and white springbuck rams), 1 klipspringer, 1 Kudu trophy bull and 1 zebra (animals to be shared by the 2 hunters). The deep sea fishing is weather depending and they are close enough to the game farm to choose the best day. A 4 day trip to Cape Town will be an experience to remember.

This trip is all-inclusive from the airport pick-up in Port Elizabeth to airport drop off in Cape Town. Package includes transportation, all accommodations, all meals, table wine and sundowners, one Professional Hunter (PH), all skinning fees, local hunting license fees, filed prep of trophies and delivery/collection of trophies to the taxidermist.  Hunt does not include travel from USA to Port Elizabeth and return to the USA from Cape Town, taxidermy cost, and export of trophies to the USA, staff gratuities and activities not offered by the Royal Karoo team while on tour to Cape Town. Hunting days and trophy animals may be added per price list. These are to be arranged before arrival so that the extra days in Cape Town can be added at $500 per person per day all inclusive. Robert Birch rob@royalkaroo.co.za www. Royalkaroo.co.za We thank Robert for his donation. VALUE: $23,400

 

25 – “Etosha Lookouts” by Cynthie Fisher

2015 SCI National Conservation Artist of the Year, Cynthie Fisher has donated this 12 X 20 acrylic titled ‘ETOSHA LOOKOUTS’. Cynthie is a self-taught wildlife artist based in Hamilton, Montana.  www.fisherart.com Value – $2900.00

26 – Mozambique – Mokore Safaris – Impala and Warthog

Experience a true African safari with professional hunters and trackers of Mokore Safaris on a ten (10) day safari for one hunter and one observer.  Trophy fees for Impala, Duiker and Warthog are included. This hunt includes daily rates for a Nyala Hunt so you only have to pay the $1200 trophy fee. This hunt will take place in Nhacainga which is a wildlife area that has been developed over the last 15 years within the Coutada 9 and Coutada 13 lease areas in the Manica Province of Mozambique.  This could be the hunt of a lifetime from the accommodations, the food, and the professionalism of the PH’s to animals that will be available.  Other animals available are as per the trophy fee schedule.  Terry & Patty Ehrhardt have hunted with Mokore Safaris 5 times and are planning a 6th trip this September.  If you have any questions you can contact Patty or Terry at 406-868-7251.  Hunt to be taken May – October 2017 or 2018.  Arrival/departure from Tete, Mozambique. Not included is the vehicle transfer fee from the airport – $500.00 each way.  Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Mokore: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt 406-868-7245, Jerry Spencer, and Jim Hinde. For more information contact Gary Duckworth at garyduckworth@mokoresafaris.comwww.mokoresafaris.com   We thank Mokore Safaris for this Donation.  Value:  $10,700.00

27 – Barn Wood Pedestal

Chapter member Steve Reiling has built a custom pedestal with Hickory and local barn wood. Value: $600

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28 – South Africa – Tinus Lindique Safaris – Cape Buffalo

This is a seven (7) day/ six (6) night, hard boss, trophy bull Cape Buffalo hunt (up to 38 inches).  This hunt is for 1 hunter and 1 observer in either 2017 or 2018. Hunt includes professional guide, trophy fee for 1 Impala, field prep and transportation to shipper.  Tinus will take you on the safari of a lifetime in South Africa.  Hunter’s will be hunting on a 100,000 acre ranch and can upgrade to the many trophies that Tinus has to offer. (See current price list) Not included is $150.00 air charter or if prefer transfer by vehicle and 4.5 hour drive to area there is no charge. Not included is $2,500.00 trophy fee for bull Cape Buffalo (up to 38 inches).  Can upgrade to Bull Cape Buffalo up to 42 inches for $4,500. Can add more days for Hunter/Observer at $250/$125 per day.   Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Tinus:  Corey & Patty Halvorson 406-788-4147, Butch Olson 406-788-4987. For more information contact Tinus: tlsafaris@gmail.com Website: www.tinuslsafaris.com   We thank Tinus Lindique for this donation.  Value:  $14,250.00

29 – ‘Daunting’ by Shannon Gray Shannon Gray has donated this framed original 11 X 14 on canvas gold leaf and acrylic titled “Daunting”  She lives in Missouri and is the daughter of Board Member Todd and Dena Davy. Value: $650.00

30- Tahltan Outfitters – Dease Lake, BC – Moose Hunt

This is the hunt you’ve all been asking for!  This is a 9 (nine) day trophy Moose hunt in British Columbia, Canada, by horseback for 1 (one) hunter.  Hunt includes trophy fees for a moose. Several of our members have previously hunted with Jim Peterson of Tahltan Outfitters.  Hunt date is October 4 – 12, 2017 ONLY.  Trophy fees for a Moose and Wolf included. Charter flight from Dease Lake to camp is $1200 round trip, tags approximately $780, not included. Caribou can be added for $4,500.  This is an area well known for Boone & Crockett Moose.  Mountain Caribou can be added for trophy fees only!  References – contact the following members of our chapter:  Vince Luparell: 406-781-0344, Brad Lencioni:  406-736-5678, Terry Ehrhardt:  406-761-6211, Steve Tylinski:  406-453-9397, Bill Heisler:  406-799-3810, Corey Halvorson:  406-788-4147   For more information contact Jim at 1-250-877-0555 or email jimpeterson300@gmail.com  We thank Tahltan Outfitters for this donation.  Included is $300.00 off of a Moose mount from Artistic Wildlife Creations.  Value:  $12,800.00

31 – Scenic Missouri River Float Trip with Lunch

Craig Madsen’s Missouri River Outfitters has donated a full day float trip for 8 people on the Missouri River in the Wolf Creek Canyon area. Trip includes lunch. Must be taken by October 30, 2018. Craig Madsen 406-761-1677 www.montanariveroutfitters.com
craigm@montana.com  We thank Craig for his donation. Spending time on the Missouri River with family and friends is priceless.

32 – Rimrock Valley Preserve – Pheasant Hunt – Belt, Montana

Enjoy this local hunt donated by Jim and Lori Bumgarner in Belt, Montana. This hunt is 1 day for 2 hunters and is fully guided using their own dogs. If you prefer to bring your bird dog that will be fine. Hunt can be taken March 13-31, 2017 or September 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Must bring your own shotgun and shells. Located in Belt, MT. Hunt includes 3 pheasants each and you can upgrade to more pheasants for $25 per bird. Jim Bumgarner 406-590-1406 www.rimrockvalleypreserve.com We thank Jim for his donation. VALUE $350

33 – English Pointer Puppy

Jim and Lori Bumgarner from Rimrock Valley Preserve has donated this adorable English Pointer female puppy. She was whelped December 6, 2016 and is ready to go home with you tonight. She is registered with American Field with Elhew championship blood lines.  Sire is Missouri River Court and Dame is Amber Sunset Dancer. Jim Bumgarner 406-590-1406 We thank Jim and Lori for their donation. VALUE: $600

34 – Argentina – Estancia La Criolla – Dove shooting

This is a wing-shooting trip of a lifetime for Four (4) hunters to enjoy a four (4) day stay in Santa Fe, Argentina. Included with this 1×1 guided hunt are all the doves you can possibly shoot at their beautiful facilities. Hunters can expect to fire thousands of shells per day, if their shoulder can hold up! This hunt is to be taken in 2017. May also be taken in 2018 for an additional $500 per person. Arrival and departure point is Estancia La Criolla. Hunt can be upgraded for additional days to include Ducks, Perdiz, Fishing and Big Game Hunting per the outfitter’s current price list. Not included are hunting licenses, transport to/from lodge, gun rental, shotgun shells ($13.00 per box – subject to change with current pricing), reciprocity fee and gratuities. Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Estancia: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt 406-868-7245, Malcom & Jennifer Jaap 406-452-4867. For more information, contactwww.estancialacriolla.com.ar We thank Estancia La Criolla for this donation. Value: $8,000.00.

35 – Six course Gourmet Dinner

Six course gourmet dinner with complimentary wine for (8) eight people. Veronica Ronnou and Patty Ehrhardt have again donated this dinner for 8 which is sure to please your taste buds. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” Truly an event for the discerning pallet. Must be taken by November 14, 2017. We thank Veronica Ronnou and Patty Ehrhardt for this donation. Value: $1000.00

36 – Namibia – Jan Oelofse Safaris – Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Warthog, Impala

Jan Oelofse Safaris has once again donated to our chapter.  They are among the best safari operations in all of Africa.  They have been in business since 1975.  Their area is located north of Windhoek, Namibia.  This hunt is for 1 hunter & 1 observer for seven (7) days. Hunt to be taken in either 2017 or 2018. Hunt includes trophy fees for Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Impala and Warthog.   They encourage hunters to arrive a day or two early at no charge to get over jet lag, so you can fully enjoy your hunt.  Can use Rifle or bow on this hunt.  Incredible modern accommodations on this 60,000 acre private ranch, plus 300,000 acres on adjacent concessions.  Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Oelofse: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt 406-868-7245, Brad Lencioni 406-736-5678, Jerry Spencer   www.janoelofsesafaris.com – email: jan.oelofse@iaafrica.com.na  We thank Jan Oelofse Safaris for this donation. Value: $8,000.00.

37 – “Late for Dinner” by Betty Henderson

Betty Henderson is a longtime supporter of our chapter has donated an acrylic on moose antler titled “Late for Dinner” Value: $1500.00

 

38 – Costa Rica – Crocodile Bay Resort – Fishing

3 day Strike Yacht Tower Boat fishing package and 2 à la carte days at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica for 2 people (Total 5 nights at the resort). April 10 – December 10, 2017 ONLY. Once you arrive at our front door, enjoy three full days of fishing offshore or inshore on our Tower Boat. Also includes luxurious air-conditioned accommodations, meals, and soft drinks at Crocodile Bay Resort. Wine at dinner and cooler of beer on boat is also included. Package does not include international air transportation – Juan Santa Maria International airport in San Jose Costa Rica. (SJO), meals in San Jose, airport departure tax estimated ($30), alcoholic beverages, or gratuities at the resort. ALASKA AIR now flys to San Jose. Package also does not include domestic transfer pack. This transfer package may be purchased for $415 per person which consist of ground transfers, round trip *domestic airfare from San Jose, Costa Rica to Puerto Jimenez, and inbound night at a San Jose hotel. * Does not include overweight Costa Rica domestic airfare tickets. For more information contact Joe Foster 1-800-733-1115 ext. 112 or email joe@lynchcreektravel.com. Website: www.crocodilebay.com  We thank Crocodile Bay for their donation. Value $8,464.00

39 – Aoudad Hunt Action Outdoor Adventures Hondo, Texas

Richard H. Muennink of Action Outdoor Adventures has donated a 3 day hunt for 2 hunters for your choice of either an Aoudad or a Scimitar Horned Oryx and a wild hog. (to be shared between hunters) Lodging, meals and guide are included. Extra days can be added for $300 per hunter and $150 per non hunter. Skinning and quartering of meat is included. Any caping, taxidermy or meat processing is at hunter’s expense. Hunters agree to take a minimum of one additional animal each from the pricelist of over 70 species available. Method of collection is hunter’s choice. Airport pickup and delivery is available for $50 per trip from San Antonio International Airport. Hunt is good for 2017 ONLY. Richard Muennink 210-827-0053 www.actionoutdoors.com VALUE: $6950

40 – Terry Ehrhardt Custom Built Gun

Board Member Terry Ehrhardt will build a custom gun with hard case to your specifications. Stock donated by McMillan, barrel donated by Proof Research and action donated by Defiance Machine. Bid now for the gun of your dreams. Value: $$$$Priceless$$$$

41 – Terry Ehrhardt Custom Load Development

Terry will develop a custom load for your favorite rifle, and include 50 rounds of the custom loaded ammunition. He will find the exact load your rifle shoots the best. Improving the match between ammunition and rifle is priceless. Must be redeemed by September 30, 2017. VALUE: $500.00

42 – New Zealand – Rata Maire Deer Lodge – Red Stag

Tony Punch of Rata Maire Deer Lodge has donated a Four (4) day hunt for One (1) Hunter, (1) Non-Hunter to hunt for One (1) Trophy Red Stag (up to 350 SCI Score) on the North Island of New Zealand. This hunt is a 1×1 guided hunt and can be upgraded to larger Red Stag, Fallow Deer, Elk, Sika, Sambar, Rusa, Turkeys, Feral Goats, Rams, and Pigs. Tahr hunting can also be arranged. (See current price guide) Animals can be taken by rifle or bow. Schedule this hunt with outfitter for open dates March through July 2017 or 2018. The animals roam freely on this vast, private deer sanctuary. Hunting will take place under fair-chase conditions and a good level of personal fitness would add to the clients’ enjoyment of the hunt. The lodge is on New Zealand’s North Island in the tranquil and spectacular Retaruke River Valley. Included are lodge accommodations, meals, 1×1 guide service, trophy fees for stag up to 350 SCI, field prep and ground transportation during hunt. Additional hunters @ $500 per day and observers @ $200 per day may join and additional hunting days and game are available per outfitter’s current price list. Not included are any before/after hunt expenses, firearm permit ($25NZ), dipping/crating, shipping and gratuities. Arrival/departure point is Auckland, New Zealand then rent a car or charter a flight to hunt area. Arrange for gun permits by coordinating with outfitter and NZ police prior to arrival. Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Tony: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt 406-868-7245, Brad Lencioni 406-736-5678, Sean Hystad. For more information, contact Tony by phone at Int. 64-7-895-8516 or punchie@ihug.co.nzwww.ratamaire-deer.com   We thank Tony Punch with Rata Maire for this donation.  –Value: $6,000.00.

43 – Trophy Elk Hunt – Burns, Oregon

Listen up all Bow Hunters. Brad Clemens has donated a 5 day hunt for 2 hunters for 1 trophy elk each (either sex). This is an ARCHERY ONLY hunt to be take September 11-16, 2017. Hunt can also be taken in 2018. Hunters are responsible to get to Burns, Oregon and for their hotel room at the Days Inn Motel each night (estimated $75/night). Hunt includes meals and guide. Each hunter will need to purchase a license and tag at about $975 per hunter. This hunt is on private land and will be 2:1 hunt. Waylon’s Wildlife has donated $100 for each elk towards a shoulder mount. Brad Clemens 971-312-2175 bmctimber@gmail.com We thank Brad for this donation. VALUE: $10,000

44 – “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by 14 year old Hunter Adams

This is the second year that Hunter has donated. This is a 12 X13 pencil drawing. Start collecting originals early because this 14 year old is bound to become nationally known. He resides in Belt, Montana and you are sure to hear his name in the art world for years to come.

45 – South Africa – Makhulu Game Lodge & Safaris – Plains Game

South African plains game hunt for 10 days for 1 hunters/1 non hunters for a Sable Bull between 36 and 39 inches. In addition the hunter must take at least 2 small and 3 larger animals from the pricelist in addition to the sable. Non-hunter can be upgraded to hunter for no additional cost but must hunt animals from the current price list. Included are luxury accommodations, all meals & beverages, airport pick up and drop off at Kimberley Airport, daily laundry service, field prep, guiding, skinning and delivery of trophies to taxidermist and services of professional hunter.  Hunt is for 2017, but if hunt is taken in 2018, 2018 prices would apply.  Not included in the donation is airfare to and from Kimberley airport, hotel before and after the hunt if needed, hiring of a rifle and ammunition, dip/pack/crate/shipping of trophies from South Africa, additional hunting days at $350 per day for hunters and $150 per day for observers. All species as per price list available. Contacts in our chapter who have hunted with Makhulu: Carl & Martha Schroeder, Earl & Lenda Harrison (Havre). Email: info@makhulusafarilodge.co.za or webpage: www.makhulusafarilodge.co.za   We thank Makhulu Safaris for this donation.  Value: $13,400.00

 

46 – Tuff Pak Surprise

Buy it and find out what you get! This Tuff Pak is filled with many wonderful items for hunting, fishing or just enjoying life. Value: $$$Priceless$$$

47 – Montana:  Montana Outfitting Company – Antelope Hunt

Chris Faber has donated a fantastic four (4) day, antelope hunt for two (2) hunters.  Hunt will take place in North Central Montana.  This hunt is for either 2016 or 2017 or until tag is drawn and will take place on over 250,000 acres of private land.  Trophy fee for an antelope for each hunter is included. This is a fully guided hunt.  Accommodations include a stay at a 4 Star lodge nestled in the Bears Paw Mountains.  Also included is bird hunting and fishing in the several ponds located throughout the ranch.  Hunt is in area 690.   www.montanaoutfittingcompany.com  mtoutfittingcompco@gmail.com We thank Montana Outfitting Company for this donationIncluded is $100.00 off of each Antelope shoulder mount – 2 total, from Mikes Wildlife Creations.  Value:  $6,000.00

48 – Rhino Vita Dart – South Africa

Leopard’s Valley Safaris is offering a 5 day all-inclusive Vita dart hunt for a Southern White Rhino for 1 hunter. This hunt forms part of our hunters care initiative.  We will be stalking a rhino on foot, and the hunter will administer a vitamin dart, using a dart gun. A veterinarian will then dart the rhino from a helicopter. The hunter will then have the privilege of assisting the veterinarian of doing vital health checks, DNA samples, pregnancy tests, whichever is applicable.

This will afford the hunter ample opportunities to be a part of an amazing conservation effort.  The leftover funds generated, will be donated to a local Hospice.

With access to over 80,000 acres of game rich land in the Karoo region, Leopard’s Valley Safaris offers some of the best hunting in South Africa.  This all-inclusive hunt includes everything from the time you land at the airport in Port Elizabeth to drop off.  All field prep, food, drinks, lodging at Leopard’s Valley lodge, professional hunter and all hunting support including paperwork and rifle importation is included. This hunt may be taken in 2017 or 2018. Additional animals may be taken as per our list price. Other hunters welcome at $400 per day and non-hunters at $180 per day. All hunts are all-inclusive, including airport pick up and drop off at Port Elizabeth airport, South Africa. This donation excludes dipping and packing, airfares and Taxidermy.

This donation is given in good faith to SCI, to help support their worthy cause.  With this in mind, we do not allow 2 donation hunts back to back, or at the same time, by the same group. www.leopardsvalley.co.za contact dace@leopardsvalley.co.za Phone: 011 27 42 246 13 We thank Leopard’s Valley Safaris for their donation. Value:   $10 500

 

49 – “High Steppin” Goat Bronze by John Lewton of Bozeman

John has donated a 16”tX10” wx 6”d bronze Mountain Goat. This is only 1 of 12 made. John Lewton is an extremely talented self-taught sculptor who is known for his ability to place movement in the pieces he sculpts. John’s love of wildlife has taken him to some wonderful places and helped him with his art. In 1985 john made Montana his home. www.johnlewtonsculptures.com We thank John for his donation. Value: $2900

 

50 – Aleutian Adventures – Alaska – Reindeer Hunt the Aleutian Islands on this 7(seven) day, 2X1 guided Reindeer Hunt and Sea Ducks (if available) for 1(one) hunter. Only 20 trophy bulls and 5 management animals are taken per year. Animals average around 400 inches. This hunt is scheduled for October 15-22, 2017 ONLY. Method of take can be rifle, muzzle loader or bow. Included are Charter Flight from Anchorage to hunt area, accommodations, meals, guide service, trophy fee for 1 (one) reindeer and field prep. (full body caping is extra $250) Additional hunters can be added at the discounted price of $12,500. Management bull reindeer can be added for $6,500. Arrival/Departure point is Anchorage, Alaska. (Airfare and rooms in Anchorage are at cost of client) Charter flight to Umnak Island is included and plan to arrive one day before charter is scheduled. License is not required for reindeer hunting. Hunters interested in duck hunting will need to bring a shotgun and can purchase Alaskan License on line from the Alaska Fish and Game website. Ducks that are hunted are harlequin, Aleutian teal, green wing teal, Eurasian widgeon, eiders, blue bill, pin tail, canvas back, mallards.  Board Member Rick Vukasin hunted here in 2015 406-727-2277 For more information contact Brett Weaver 907-306-9995 or email bweaver@apicda.com. Website: www.aleutianadventures.com  We thank Aleutian Adventures for this donation. Value: $13,500.00

51 – Montana – Governor’s Goat Tag – Mountain Goat

This once in a lifetime opportunity hunt can take place in any legal Mountain Goat Hunting District in Montana as per Fish Wildlife & Parks Regulations during the general Mountain Goat Season.   Valid for 2017 hunting seasonValue:  $PRICELESS$

52 – The Perfect End to a Great Auction

The Great Falls Chapter wishes to thank each of you for attending tonight. Your contributions will help to preserve the right to hunt and animal conservation for years to come. The chapter has donated this 3 Litre Bottle of Jack Daniels along with 4 SCI logo whiskey glasses.