2018 Live Auction

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2018 Live Auction

 

LA01 – Jack & Jack 

Once again, we offer the traditional Jackalope Mount donated by Artistic Wildlife Creations. In addition, we are including a 1.75-liter bottle of Jack Daniel’s 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: $$$$Priceless$$$$

 

LA02 – Spring Cleaning Anyone?

University of Providence Wrestling Team – 6 hours of spring cleaning with ten (10) wrestlers. Must be used by September 1, 2018. We thank the wrestlers at University of Providence for this donation. VALUE: $$$$priceless$$$$

 

LA03 – 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 2018 or 2019. 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 Fred 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

 

LA04 – 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 2018 or 2019. 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

 

LA05 – 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 2018 hunting seasonValue:  $PRICELESS$

 

LA06 – Barnwood and Alder Pedestal from Bennet Woodworks

Handcrafted barnwood and alder pedestal 36 inches tall and 16 inches wide octagon. The pedestal was donated by longtime supporter Brad Bennet of Great Falls, Montana.  406-781-3242 –  email:  bswnbennett@gmail.com  We thank Brad for this donation. Value: $700.00

 

LA07 – Fishing 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 2018 or 2019 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.

 

LA08 – Saskatchewan Canada – Cooks Outfitting Trophy Whitetail Hunt

Cook’s Outfitting has donated this six (6) day Trophy Whitetail hunt in Saskatchewan for 1 Hunter in 2018 or 2019. You will arrive on Sunday and hunt through Saturday, departing the following Sunday. Arrival and departure point will be at the hunting camp in Mistatim. Options are to fly to Saskatoon, rent a car and drive 3 hours to the ranch or drive the 640 miles from Great Falls to the ranch. You will be hunting bucks in the 130 – 150 Boone and Crocket Class. Lodging is in a ranch house, eating home cooked meals and hunting out of blinds. Bid now to harvest the buck of a lifetime. Also included is a $200 credit towards a Whitetail shoulder mount from Artistic Wildlife Creations. www.cooksoutfitting.com Chris Cook cell 231-225-2330 Email: hoytthunter@hotmail.com We thank Chris Cook for this donation.  VALUE: $4,000

 

LA09 – Choice of Handmade Quilt

These 2 quilts are handmade by world renowned quilter, Susan Vertrees from material begrudgingly hauled from Zimbabwe by Terry Ehrhardt. Winning bidder will choose 1 of the 2 quilts.

 

 

LA10 – 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 2018. Schedule with outfitter for open dates 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, Brad Lencioni and Todd Davy. 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: $3150.00

 

LA11 – Pheasants mounted with gun

Thomas Helm from Townsend has donated this classic mount of 2 pheasants with antique shotgun on old barnwood. We thank Tom Helm for his donation. Value: $1000

 

LA12 – 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 350 SCI). Hunt to be taken in May, June or July 2018 ONLY!  An exciting hunt awaits you on this private hunting reserve.  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 350 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 shoulder 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.

 

LA13 – Missouri River Lodge – 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, 2018. 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.

 

LA14 – Buckbrush Outfitters – Trophy Archery Whitetail and Mule Deer Combination Hunt – Alberta, Canada

Pay attention – Buckbrush Outfitters have done it again! Rod & Logan Hunter have donated a seven (7) day Trophy Whitetail & Mule Deer hunting trip. (this is for both a whitetail and mule deer) This hunt is for 1 hunter and will be a 2:1 hunt. This hunt is for archery ONLY. Trip must be taken September or October 2018 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 $5500 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 Rogers Taxidermy (406-799-8519). We thank Buckbrush Outfitters for this donation.  Value:  $5,800.00

 

LA15 – 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 2018, can be taken in 2019. We thank Terry & Patty Ehrhardt for this donation. Value $1,500.00

 

LA16 – Fishing 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. 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. This trip is for available dates in 2018 ONLY.   Kent Huff 801-376-6513 www.glacierbayfishing.com We thank Kent for his donation. VALUE: $7,800

 

LA17 – Colorado Hunting Expeditions – Durango, Colorado – Trophy Mule Deer, Elk, Black Bear

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 2019 ONLY.  This is a 5(five) day hunt. Mule deer bucks taken up to 180 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. Artistic Wildlife Creations 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.

 

LA18 – Sterling Silver Elk Ivory and Amethyst Bracelet, Pendant & Earrings from Studio Pandora. Value $1200

 

LA19 – ARIZONA ARCHERY HUNT FOR DEER-JAVELINA-PREDATORS – QUAIL

Rom Dryden of Rincon Outfitters has donated a 4-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 $2,000. Hunt dates are for January 2019 OR January 2020.   Rom Dryden 520-349-6497 www.rinconoutfitters.com We thank Rom for his donation. Value $2750.00 

 

LA20 – 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 2018. This hunt 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 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 $8000.00

 

LA21 – GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT COUNCIL ALASKA SAFARIS – ALASKA

Alaska Grizzly bear, Fishing & Wolf hunt for 1 hunter – 10 days.  This is a 10 (ten) day hunt for Grizzly Bear.  You will be hunting trophy Grizzly on Salmon streams near Council, Alaska in the fall of 2018 or 2019.  (Check with outfitter for available dates).  Accommodations will be a nice hunting cabin.  Hunters will not be required to leave after successful harvest, but may stay & fish for trophy Grayling, Silver Salmon, Northern Pike & arctic Char.  This may be the hunt of a lifetime.  The owner has 25 years of experience and is from Choteau, MT.  Wolf harvest may be incidental while fishing or bear hunting.  We thank Krist Zwerneman and Council Alaska Safaris for this donation.  Phone:  406-868-4443, www.councilalaskasafaris.com   Email:  councilalaskasafaris@gmail.com   Value:  $18,500.00 

 

LA22-SCI Lifetime & Lifetime Spouse Membership   

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: $2250.00

 

 

LA23 – 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 2018 or 2019. This is for 2 hunters and 2 non-hunters for 9 days of hunting. This hunt includes 1 Springbuck Grandslam (common, copper, black, white) 1 Impala, 1 Blesbuck, 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, field 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

 

LA24 – WINNETT, MT COW ELK HUNT FOR 2 HUNTERS

Come explore and enjoy the famous Missouri Breaks. Two (2) hunters will be hunting cow elk for 3 days, 4 nights at the Flying T Ranch, 20 miles north of Winnett, on the Crooked Creek Rd in the famed 410 hunting district.  This hunt is for 2018 or 2019.  A cow Elk permit is needed and you must apply.  This is an unguided hunt on private land. In the evenings relax and enjoy your stay while eating home-cooked meals in a modern hunting lodge.  We thank the Flying T ranch for this donation.  Value:  $3,000.00 (If unsuccessful, you are welcome back at a discounted price if any openings are available) Contact: Brad Lencioni 406-736-5678  tricityinc@aol.com

 

LA25 – “BELLIGERENT” by Cynthie Fisher

2015 SCI National Conservation Artist of the Year, Cynthie Fisher has donated this 14X18 original scratchboard. Cynthie has been a great supporter of the Great Falls Chapter by donating her beautiful art for many years now. Cynthie is a self-taught wildlife artist based in Hamilton, Montana.  www.fisherart.com We thank Cynthie Fisher for her donation. Value – $2,900.00

 

LA26 – Zimbabwe – Mokore Safaris – Zebra, Impala, Baboon

Experience a true African safari with professional hunters and trackers of Mokore Safaris on a seven (7) day safari for one hunter and one observer.  Trophy fees for Zebra, Impala, and Baboon are included. This hunt will take place in the famous Save Valley Conservancy. This is the hunt of a lifetime from the accommodations, the food, and the professionalism of the PH’s to animals that will be available.  Upgrade to other animals per the trophy fee schedule.  Terry & Patty Ehrhardt have hunted with Mokore Safaris 6 times and are planning a 7th trip this September.  If you have any questions you can contact Patty or Terry at 406-868-7251.  Hunt to be taken May – October 2018 or 2019.  Arrival/departure from Harare, Zimbabwe. Not included is the vehicle transfer fee from the airport – $500.00 each way, or charter flight $1350 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:  $5,725

 

LA27 – Rustic Wine Cabinet by Steve Reiling

Chapter member Steve Reiling has built rustic wine cabinet from reclaimed wood.  Alpine Woodworks 406-799-8100 We thank Steve for his donation.  Value: $1800

 

LA28 – Big Game Safaris – Australia – Water Buffalo

This hunt is for 6(six) days on a 1 x 1 guided hunt for a Trophy Water Buffalo for one hunter and one observer in Northern Australia.  Schedule this rifle hunt for open dates June 14 – 30, 2018 (if still available) or June – September 2019.  Hunt a 2-million-acre concession in the renowned Walker River region of Arnhem Land. This is a great family destination with a very comfortable camp in a pristine wilderness location.  Included are 1×1 guide service, permanent cabin accommodations, trophy fees 1 trophy Bull Water Buffalo and field prep.  Not included are firearm permit ($225), dipping/packing fee ($400), charter flight to camp (approx. $2,200.00 round trip from Groote Eylandt for up to 4 passengers) and gratuities.  Upgrade to include Wild Ox, Wild Boar, and Water Buffalo per price list.  Additional hunters and observers can be accommodated per current price list.  Arrival/departure point is Gove (Air North). Our chapter member, Steve Tylinski (406-453-9397) – has hunted with Simon multiple times. Contact Simon Kyle-Little 61-434053096 or email: kylelittlesafaris@gmail.com Website: www.australianbiggamesafaris.com.au   We thank Simon Kyle-Little and Big Game Safaris for this donation.  Value:  $17,500.00

 

LA29 – Yakutat, Alaska – Yakutat Lodge – Fishing

Experience a premier Alaskan fishing adventure. Yakutat Lodge in Yakutat Alaska has donated a 5 day/4-night fishing trip for two (2) anglers. Includes food, lodging, rental vehicle, boats for floating the Situk River or fishing Yakutat Bay. Also includes one (1) day guided fishing or fly out fishing or Halibut charter, your choice. Additional guided days can be arranged (highly recommended). This fishing trip is for April – September 2018 only. Steelhead fishing April/May, Sockeye fishing late June/July, Pink Salmon late July/early August, Silver Salmon August/September, Halibut is April – October for some of the best fishing in the world. If you want serious Silver Salmon fishing, then this is the place for you. You won’t be disappointed. Contacts in our chapter who have fished with Yakutat: Patty & Terry Ehrhardt (12 Times) 406-868-7245, Gary & Teresa Deschenes, Jerry Spencer and Jim Hinde.  If you have any questions, give them a call 406-868-7251. www.yakutatlodge.com   We thank Yakutat Lodge for this donation. Value: $4,350.00

 

LA30 – ‘COLD CREEK’ by Shannon Gray

Shannon Gray has donated this framed original 11 X 14 on canvas gold leaf and acrylic titled “COLD CREEK” She lives in Alabama and is the daughter of Board Member Todd and Dena Davy. We thank Shannon Gray for her donation. Value: $650.00

 

LA31 Tahltan Outfitters – Dease Lake, BC – Moose Hunt

This is the hunt you’ve all been asking for!  This is a 10 (ten) day trophy Moose hunt in British Columbia, Canada, by boat 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 September 27 – October 6, 2018 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. This is an area well known for Boone & Crockett Moose. 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, Leon Bernard:  406-452-0525.   For more information contact Jim at 1-250-877-0555 or email jimpeterson300@gmail.com  We thank Tahltan Outfitters for this donation.  Included is $100.00 off of a Moose shoulder mount from Artistic Wildlife Creations.  Value:  $12,600.00

 

LA32 – Poker Table made by Terry Hill

This beautifully crafted oak Poker Table is made by local member Terry Hill. This 8-sided table is 63 inches wide and measures 30 inches above the floor. We thank Terry for this donation. VALUE: $1000.00

 

LA33 – Alberta Canada Great White Holdings Goose and Duck Hunt

This is a three (3) day (five shoots) water fowl hunt near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is for 2 Hunters so grab a buddy and head north. Hunt is for 2018 ONLY. Included in this hunt is lodging, meals, all your shells, transportation to and from Edmonton and shotgun rental. Not included is a $350 license. You can also upgrade and fill your freezer with buffalo for $5000. Dylan Lencioni has donated $100 a bird mount for each hunter. Jon McMahon Phone: 780-818-6201 Email: greatwhiteholdings@gmail.com www.greatwhiteholdings.com We thank Great White Holdings LTD for this donation. Value: $6,400

 

LA34 Quebec, Canada Laurentian Wildlife Estate Trophy Red Stag

Laurentian Wildlife Estate is home to the most prestigious trophy elk and red stag hunting in North America. Hunt the magnificent scenic Laurentian mountains in Quebec on this 3-day 1X1 Trophy Red Stag Hunt up to 425 SCI. This hunt is for one (1) hunter only and can to be taken August – November 2018 or 2019. Hunt includes accommodations, meals and field prep and hunt can be upgraded to include trophy elk. The arrival and departure point is Montreal. Contact: LWE at 819-4293374. www.laurentianwildlife.com Email: alistair@laurentianwildlife.com We thank Laurentian Wildlife Estates for this donation. Value: $11,900

 

LA35 – Quick draw by Troy Adams

Troy will be doing a quick draw during the banquet. He is a gifted artist as well as the art teacher in Belt, Montana. Troy has passed his talent on to his son, Hunter who will also be doing a quick draw to be auctioned later tonight. We thank Troy for his donation.

 

LA36 – 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. Hunters can expect to fire thousands of shells per day, if their shoulder can hold up! This hunt is to be taken in 2018. May also be taken in 2019 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 (estimated $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.

 

LA37 – 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, 2018. We thank Veronica Ronnou and Patty Ehrhardt for this donation. Value: $1600.00

 

LA38 – 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 2018 or 2019. Hunt includes trophy fees for Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Springbok, Impala and Warthog.   Hunt can be upgraded to Sable, Roan and many other animals per current trophy fees. 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 80,000-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, Cody Vukasin  www.janoelofsesafaris.com – email: jan.oelofse@iaafrica.com.na  We thank Jan Oelofse Safaris for this donation. Value: $8,000.00.

 

 LA39 – “FIRST ENCOUNTER” by Betty Henderson

Betty Henderson is a longtime supporter of our chapter has donated an acrylic on moose antler titled “FIRST ENCOUNTER” Betty is an avid hunter and sportswoman; her art reflects her love of the outdoors and the wildlife and waterfowl that occupy it. We thank Betty Henderson for her many years of support. Value: $1500.00

 

LA40 – Zimbabwe Halsted Safaris Hippo and Tiger Fishing

Paulilo Halsted has donated a seven (7) day combination fishing trip and Hippo Hunt for 1 hunter and 1 observer. This borders on the ultimate CAST & BLAST experience! Terry & Patty Ehrhardt spent 4 days fishing at Paulilo’s camp at Nyakasanga on the Zambezi River. Paulilo is a most gracious and accommodating host and his lodge is true luxury on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The winning bidder of this hunt can substitute the Hippo Hunt for a Cape Buffalo hunt for an additional charge of $6,100. (this includes 3 more days and the trophy fee for the Cape Buffalo). Hunt dates are September 1 – 30, 2018 ONLY. Upgrading to a Cape Buffalo will give more flexibility in scheduling. Plains game, Crocodile, Tuskless Elephant available per the trophy fee schedule. This donation includes trophy fees for 1 Hippo, fishing on the Zambezi River, accommodations, gourmet meals, alcohol, daily laundry, Paulilo as your professional hunter, vehicle, trackers, and skinners. The hunt begins less than a mile from the camp. Not included is roundtrip driving ($800) or charter ($2680) from Harare to Camp. There is a possibility of lower flight rates if scheduling permits. Call Terry or Patty Ehrhardt for more details of this trip. 406-868-7245 Contact: Paulilo Halsted 263 779 127020 paulilo@halstedsafaris.com, www.halstedsafris.com We thank Paulilo for this donation. Value: $15,500

 

LA41 – Hawaii – Access Life’s Adventures Fishing Retreat

Enjoy a relaxing stay in the tropical paradise of Hawaii’s Big Island!  Tucked away from the typical tourist crowds, you will enjoy an experience unlike anything else out there.  This is a trip for those who would like to truly experience the local culture, beauty, and adventure of Hawaii’s Big Island.  Craig and Crystal Fletcher from Access Life’s Adventures have donated a 5 day/4 night package for one angler for a fabulous fishing experience on the Big Island of Hawaii. This trip expires 2021 season. This fishing experience is designed for small intimate groups of friends and family, and include a stay in a comfortable home-style retreat.  This beautiful island home, offering stunning views of Hawaii’s Big Island, includes all of the amenities needed for your stay.  You will enjoy private rooms, full bathrooms with showers, an entertainment room with big-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a full kitchen and dining area.  Delicious meals, featuring local cuisine, will be provided throughout your stay.  The house accommodates 8 people and cost for additional anglers/guests is $5,500 per person. Departure and arrival is Kona, Hawaii. Whether trolling in one of our off-shore fishing boats, kayaking the flats, or spear fishing in the reef, our licensed and experienced guides will have you hooking into all that these tropical waters offer. With an abundance of Mahi, Yellow Fin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tarpon, Bone Fish, and an array of reef fish, this is an experience that every angler dreams of.  During each of your guided excursions you will be provided with industry leading equipment and gear that will be sure to improve the rate of your success.   Let Access Life’s Adventures help you create your own post-card in the tropical paradise of Hawaii’s Big Island, and leave with memories and experiences that will last a lifetime! In appreciation of those who serve us abroad and at home, we offer significant discounts and a full scholarship program to our veterans and first responders.  Contact: Tom Sperry 208-790-6854 accesslifesadventures@gmail.com, www.accesslifesadventures.com  We thank Access Life’s Adventures for this donation. Value: $7,500

 

LA42 – Texas – L & L Adventures – Aoudad Hunt, Pig and Fishing

L&L Adventures located deep in the heart of Texas in Wimberley Valley has donated an Aoudad, Pig and Fishing experience. L & L is centrally located, roughly one hour from either Austin and San Antonio. Hunt is valid for a Professionally Guided Trophy Aoudad and Pig Hunt for one (1) Hunter and $1000 Credit toward 2nd Exotic. Additional hunters can be added for $300 per day and receive $1000 Credit per hunter on any Exotic. Credits do not apply to Meat Hunts. This hunt is for three (3) days and includes two (2) nights lodging in a fully restored 100-year-old cabin, hunter’s lodge, or luxury teepees on the 150-year Historic Calhoun Working Cattle Ranch. All guide fees, field dressing and quartering, meals, and nonalcoholic beverages, and bass/trout fishing are also included in the package. This hunt can be booked for ANY date within one calendar year of purchase. Alcohol, licenses, dip and pack service, shipping, and gratuities are not included. Valid until: April 1, 2019 Call L Ray 512-940-5111 WWW.landladventures.net Email: landladventures78676@gmail. We thank L Ray for his donation. VALUE: 10,000.00

 

 

LA43 – Terry Ehrhardt Custom Built Gun

Terry Ehrhardt Gun Builder Extraordinaire, will build the rifle just the way you want it. If you aren’t sure of exactly what you want but have an idea of what you want, Terry will help with that because he has some opinions about guns. Normally he is quite reticent about sharing those opinions but for the winning bidder he will make an exception. We can build this gun using a McMillan Stock, Krieger or Proof Research Barrell and Defiance Action.  Bid now for the gun of your dreams! We thank Terry for his donation. Value: $$$$Priceless$$$$

 

LA44 – 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 1, 2018. We thank Terry for his donation. VALUE: $500.00

 

LA45 – 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 2018 or 2019. 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 at $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.

 

LA46 – Trophy Elk Hunt – Burns, Oregon

Listen up all you Bow Hunters. Brad Clemens has donated a 5-day hunt for 2 hunters for 1 trophy elk each. This is an ARCHERY ONLY hunt to be take September 19-23, 2018. Hunt can also be taken in 2019. Hunters are responsible to get to Burns, Oregon and for their hotel room at the Days Inn Motel each night (estimated $80/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. Hunters need to be in good shape for this strenuous hunt. Waylon’s Wildlife has donated $100 for each elk towards a shoulder mount. Brad Lencioni (406-736-5678 and Vince Luparell hunted there in 2017. Brad Clemens 971-312-2175 bmctimber@gmail.com We thank Brad for this donation. VALUE: $10,000

 

LA47 – Quick draw by 16-year-old Hunter Adams

This is the third year that Hunter has donated. This is a quick draw done during the banquet. Start collecting originals early because this 16-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. We thank Hunter Adams for his donation.

 

LA48 – Fall Mountain Goat and Black Bear – British Columbia Last Frontier Hunting Company 

Logan Hodson has donated a seven (7) day Trophy Mountain Goat and Black Bear hunt for 1 hunter to be taken August – October of 2018 ONLY. Method of take is rifle or archery. Included are trophy fees for a Mountain Goat and Black Bear, accommodations, meals, guide service and Roundtrip charter flight. Last Frontier hunts an area that is approx. 2000 square miles and is remotely located in the Omineca Mountains of North/Central BC approximately 200 air miles north of Smithers or Burns Lake. This is truly one of the last untouched and pristine wilderness areas left. Hunt arrival and departure point is Smithers, BC or Burns Lake if driving.  This hunt may be upgraded to include Moose or Caribou for $7,500 each or stone sheep (contact outfitter) Contact Logan Hodson Phone: 250-643-4177 Email: lastfrontierhunting@gmail.com We thank Logan for this donation. Value: $18,900

 

LA49 – 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: $$$Priceless$$$

 

LA50 – 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 2018 or 2019 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

 

LA51 Trophy Elk, Deer, Black Bear and Wolf Horseback Hunt Bob Marshall Wilderness Montana

This will be the adventure of a lifetime, you will see country most people will never set foot on. Luke Holzeimer of Montana Back Country Outfitters has graciously donated for 1 hunter and 1 non-hunter a 9 day (7 hunting days) early season bugle hunt for Elk. Also included in this hunt is the chance to take Deer, Black Bear and/or Wolf. This hunt can be taken in 2018 or 2019. Ride by the famed Chinese Wall in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Hunters will stay in comfortable heated wall tents with homecooked meals. This is a horseback hunt with 2X1 guide service. Bring a buddy at the discounted price of $4,000. Upgrade to a 1X1 guided hunt for $700. This is Luke’s first donation to our chapter so let’s make him feel welcome. $200 credit toward an elk shoulder mount donated by Artistic Wildlife Creations. Luke Holzeimer 406-799-1004 info@montanabackcountryoutfitters.com www.montanabackcountryoutfitters.com We thank Luke for this donation. Value: $6,800

 

LA52 – “WORLD RECORD WILD HORSE ISLAND RAM” Photograph on Metal by John Lewton

John took this photograph while this amazing world record Bighorn Sheep ram was still alive. This bighorn ram spent its life on Flathead Lake’s Wild Horse Island and boasts the largest horns ever recorded for the species. The ram, which wildlife biologists aged at 9 years old, died of natural causes and was discovered in the fall of 2016. The posthumous mass and girth of its full-curl horns and skull are an indication of the animal’s epic size in life. The horns’ final score of 216-3/8 Boone and Crockett points. 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: $1500

 

LA53 – 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 November 4-11, 2018 ONLY. Method of take can be rifle, muzzle loader or bow. Included are roundtrip 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

 

LA54 – WINNETT, MT BLAST & CAST FOR 2 COUPLES

Come out to enjoy and explore the wild Missouri Breaks. 2 Couples will enjoy 3 days & 4 nights stay in the famed Missouri Breaks area 20 miles north of Winnett, MT.  2018 ONLY. In the evenings relax and enjoy your stay while eating home-cooked meals in a modern hunting lodge located in the famed 410 hunting district.  Activities will include 1 day of trophy Walleye, Northern Pike & Small Mouth Bass fishing on the famous Fort Peck Reservoir, one day of prairie dog shooting & one day of hiking, shed hunting or exploring the ranch.  Home cooked meals are included.  $75 off fish mount for each angler from 3 Rivers Taxidermy Dylan Lencioni 406-590-9586 We thank the Flying T ranch for this donation.  Value:  $5,200.00.  Contact:  Brad Lencioni @ 406-736-5678 OR  tricityinc@aol.com

 

LA55 – Electric Bike from Rogue Ridge

Are you ready to Go Rogue? Be the first in Great Falls to own an electric bike.

  • Weight: 63 Ibs
  • Frame: Tech welded 6061 Aluminum alloys / Load up to 300 Lbs. rider and gear.
  • Motor: Bafang G320.1000
  • Display: Full Color Digital display DP.C18 display shows speed, avg speed, trip distance, remaining battery power
  • Battery: Panasonic 48V13AH
  • Fork: Mozo, dropout 135mm Hydraulic shocks
  • Drive:   Gates inner 3-speed system
  • THROTTLE: Thumb throttle / MAX SPEED: 30mph
  • RANGE:29miles without pedaling
  • FRONT BRAKE: Hydraulic Tektro-E715 mineral breaks
  • BRAKE LEVERS: Promax HB-3188
  • CRANK: Aluminum alloy, NSA1001,52T
  • Chain/Belts: Gates-NMN
  • TIRE: Kenda26″ x 4.0″ with inner tube , air pressure 5-30PSI
  • REAR BRAKE: Hydraulic Tektro-E715
  • STEM: Promax MA-400

VALUE: $4,600

 

LA56 – Saskatchewan, Canada Northern Giants Trophy Ranch Whitetail Hunt

Hunt a giant Whitetail up to 250 inches. This is a 3 day/4night hunt for 2 hunters. Included is a credit of $5,000 to be shared between the two hunters. Hunt is for September – December 2018. This hunt can be upgraded to include elk, mule deer or sheep per price list. Non-hunters can be added for $200 a day. Fly or drive to Saskatoon and transfer from Saskatoon is included. $150 credit towards a shoulder mount deer for each hunter is donated by Rogers Taxidermy in Great Falls, MT 406-799-8519. Contact: Jason Smith Phone: 403-3504628 or Dean Busat (403-391-2375) Email: jsmith@northerngiantsranch.com or dbusat@northerngiantsranch.com www.northergiantsranch.com We thank Northern Giants Ranch for this donation. Value: $6,800

 

LA57 – Pine Mountain 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 2018 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

 

LA58 – 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 Liter Bottle of Jack Daniels along with 4 SCI logo whiskey glass.