2018 Live Auction Preview
The Banquet Committee has worked hard to bring together another fabulous array of offerings this year. In addition to the live auction, there are also lots of great gun raffles and a silent auction with over 100 quality items* available. Details on the gun raffles will be listed below the live auction listings.
For more information about the 2018 Annual Sportsman's Banquet, please visit the Fundraiser page.
Member and Outfitter Donations
It is the generous donation of quality items by our members and outfitters that make our annual fundraiser such a success. If you are interested in making a donation, please click on the link below for contact details and to download the donation form. Thank you!
Live Auction Listings for 2018
The following live auction items* are presently listed for general viewing but may be modified prior to the banquet. Check back frequently. We'll continue to post more live auction items as they come in.
Wheelbarrow of Booze
This brand new wheelbarrow and the 20 plus containers of "liquid refreshment", are just what's needed to kick off tonight's activities!
Roe Deer and Premium Tour Package – N. Serbia
Safari Art is donating a first class three hunting day/two tour day, six night stay package in Northern Serbia for one hunter & one observer and includes one roe deer, all meals and beverages, 5 star accommodations, and all ground transportation with assistance of a professional guide from arrival to departure.
This particular area of S. Central Europe has a very high density of game and it's not uncommon to see 50 + animals per day. A typical hunting day begins at sunrise, hunt till 10:00 AM, return to hotel for rest, lunch, casually exploring the local community, then continue hunting in the later afternoon. Scouting is done by vehicle with final approach/stalk then done on foot. Method of take: Rifle. Rifle rental with ammo available for $150. Hunting license required at $140. VAT 20% not included. European skull treatment complete with official measurement for $35. You are then able to take your trophy home with you. Additional deer and European wild boar are available at very reasonable rates.
During the personally guided tour days you'll enjoy the picturesque countryside, visit many points of interest, historic sites, cathedrals and fortresses along the Danube, tour Belgrade and experience much of the local culture.
Trip to be taken April 15-September 30, or first week of August in 2018 or 2019. Arrival/departure city is Belgrade. This unique package also provides numerous opportunities to extend and enjoy Danube cruises and so many other European side trips.
Ohio Waterfowl Hunt
Chapter member and "goose hunter extraordinaire", Al Hevezi of Heveshot Outfitters, is once again donating a fine duck and goose hunt for 2 hunters. This will be either a morning or afternoon Central Ohio field hunt in January, 2019 and will include all decoys, layout equipment, snacks and lunch. Hunters need Ohio and Federal licenses/stamps and their own shotguns (3 shot max.) and shells. A number of Chapter members have enjoyed this highly productive hunt and will tell you that Al will work and call like hell to make this a great hunt for you.
Armenian Mouflon, Indianhead Ranch
Our longtime friends at Indianhead Ranch have once again donated a very nice 3 day, 4 night rifle hunt for 1 hunter and trophy fee for an Armenian Mouflon Ram. Included: trophy fee for 1 Armenian Mouflon. Not included are day fees (1x1 guided) of $180 per day and $180 per night covering a private room and bath (4 nights) and great food and refreshments. Observer(s) are welcome to accompany hunters at $150 per day. Indianhead Ranch is located just north of Del Rio, Texas and is bordered by the pristine waters of the Devils River. This ranch's 10,000 acres are teaming with over 30 exotic and domestic game species. Hunt to be taken in 2018. Nearest airport is San Antonio and rental cars are available. Many Central Ohio SCI members have hunted Indianhead and will attest to the great animals, fine accommodations and the warm hospitality provided by their experienced staff. This is a very relaxing trip and hunt for couples. Check the Indianhead hunt reports on our chapter website and also visit them at:
Deep Sea Fishing – Mexico
Lad Shunneson is offering a 4 day "Fish Slamming Safari" for one person. This trip includes 6 nights and 4 intense days of deep sea fishing that is nothing short of fantastic. Only 2 fisherman per boat focusing on catching Big Fish such as Blue Marlin, Sailfish and Roosterfish. You will stay at a beautiful hotel right on the wonderful beach of Zihuatanejo Bay, fresh seafood and Mexican cuisine for meals. This is a fully guided outing and you'll fish some of the best and most productive waters in Mexico with some of the best captains. This trip is to be scheduled for March/April or July/August of 2018 or 2019. The winning bidder must bring at least one guest at a 20% discount off the normal $4350.00. Fly into Matzatlan, Mexico. Check out: Lad Shunneson Adventures. FYI: Lad's name may ring a bell with some as he's been an SCI supporter and donor at the past 37 National SCI Conventions. Heck of a guy... but he's old school... no web site. : }
Ohio Youth Whitetail Hunt and Shoulder Mount
Jim Wade of Ohio Pro Bucks is donating a one or two day management buck youth hunt for one hunter. This hunt will be guided by our chapter president Mark Wehinger on 300+ acre Ohio Pro Buck reserve in Pataskala Ohio. If a second day is needed lodging is available at the reserve. As an added bonus Central Flyway Taxidermy has graciously provided a shoulder mount for the lucky youth hunter. Hunt to be taken in 2018. The winning bidder will need to work out specific dates with Mark Wehinger Visit the Ohio Pro Bucks site at:
Lake Erie Perch Fishing Charter
Captain Eddie Volan (aka: SLUGGO) has been running his charter boat operation on Lake Erie for 28 years and has donated this 6 person perch fishing charter to our chapter for the past 9 years. Located in Port Clinton, charter includes bait, ice and tackle for 5 passengers (or less) for 6 ½ hours or limit. Trip to take place July 20-September 10, 2018. No children under 12 years of age, please. Once charter is booked, no changes may be made. After 21 days, if customer cancels charter, all money paid is non-refundable. Visit the Sluggo's Charters web site and you'll see why Eddie is continually ranked one of the best fishing charter men on Lake Erie.
Javelina & Predator Hunt – Arizona
Steve Ward of Ward's Outfitting is donating a 5 Day Javelina and Predator hunt in Southern Arizona. Hunt to be taken in February, 2019 and includes lodging, meals. 2 x 1 guide and transportation in the field. Not included: AZ license/tag at approx. $275.00. Rifle or Bow, hunter's choice. Board member, Adam Cramer, bow hunted with Steve and had a very productive hunt. Adam says... "Steve is the real deal!". Winning bidder is required to bring a second paying hunter at the $2150, normal booking fee. Check Steve's comprehensive website:
Wounded Warrior Program/Rifle
The M-15™ DEF15F (.223 Rem/5.56x45) is legendary Armalite quality in a streamlined platform. The Defensive Sporting Rifle is a high-quality, no-frills rifle well suited for duty, sport, or defense. It weighs in at 6.1lbs, has a forged, flat-top receiver with MIL-STD 1913 rail and features an A2 front sight gas block. This combination ensures a tough, dependable rifle that is easily customizable to any configuration. Proceeds from the sale of this rifle will help fund our Chapter's ongoing support of the various Wounded Warrior Programs. Your generosity for this cause at past banquets has been overwhelming. You can view this rifle at:
Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt
The winning bidder and his/her Wounded Warrior will enjoy a 3 day hunt for whitetail deer up to 160" class at the world class Briarwood Sporting Club in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Hunt includes lodging, meals, beverages, 1X1 guides, field prep and transportation of trophies to local meat processor/taxidermist and daily fee for 2 hunters. Method of hunt: Rifle or bow. Also includes 2 shoulder mounts of your trophies donated by Dave & Sid's taxidermy in Bellefontaine. This hunt will also be professionally filmed and copies will be provided to the hunters. Hunt to be taken September 16 - December 20, 2018 or 2019. Note: The Wounded Warrior Foundation and Chapter President Mark Wehinger will assist the winning bidder in choosing his/her hunting companion if desired. We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to Chris Daniels, owner of Briarwood, for offering to host this hunt and also to Dave and Sid's Taxidermy for their shoulder mount donations.
Springfield Armory M1A Loaded Standard
The M1A Standard Series (7.62 NATO/308) is a faithful semi-auto recreation of the original M14. Be sure to check this gun out at the banquet Gun Table and also view it and all the specs online at:
Trophy Deer or Sheep Hunt – Spain
Alfonso Fabres of Hunt in Spain is donating a trophy Red Deer hunt, a trophy Fallow Deer or a trophy Mouflon Sheep hunt (hunter's choice) for one hunter and one non hunter. Note: Alphonso writes,
"This is a donation with no surprises. Even animals that qualify at Gold Medal normal surcharge levels are included". Hunt to be taken in 2018 or 2019 for a minimum of 5 days or until a trophy bull is collected or wounded. Hunt includes: Madrid airport assistance, gun clearance, airport transfer and transportation during the hunt, 1 x 1 Professional guide, one permit tag/trophy fee/surcharge for any medal category. Ibex, Roebuck Deer and Chamois are also available at discounted rates. Not included: Airfare and any hotel costs in Madrid before or after the hunt, trophy packing and shipping, vet certificates @ $200 per trophy. VAT 21%.
Accommodations will be at their luxurious 18th century lodge (with great local cuisine) in the historic city of Salamanca. (Salamanca is recognized as a European Capital of Culture city with the best examples of Roman and Gothic art in the world ie: Castles, cathedrals, Roman bridges, all make this a highly recommended place.)
This "no surcharge for any medal category animal" hunt is a real attention getter. Alfonso Fabres is recognized as one of the finest outfitters in Europe and his website is a "must see" at:
European Brown Bear in Croatia
Hunt In Europe is donating a 4 hunting day, 5 days stay for one hunter and one observer and it can be used from September through November and March through May of 2018/2019. The hunt is conducted during periods of full moon only. Included in this donation is all ground transportation to and from Zagreb airport, meals and lodging in hunting houses or hotels in the hunting area, assistance of a professional guide, local game keeper, hunting licenses and first treatment of trophy. Excluded are the tax on donation price, hotels before and after the hunt, touristic trips, beverages, tips, trophy dipping and packing with legal documents ($500 per box), trophy fees + 25% government tax. In autumn hunters may additionally hunt the following game; Muflon Sheep, Balkan Chamois, Red Stag, Wild Boar and Roe Deer. All additional information can be found at:
Arizona Sand Hill Hunt
Steven Ward of Wards Outfitters is donating a 3 day Sand Hill Crane hunt (2 birds each) in southern Arizona. Hunt to be taken in November- December 2018. Includes 2x1 guide and transportation in the field. Arrival/ departure point is Tuscon (supply own meals and lodging). Winning bidder must bring second hunter at $1,250.00. Quail hunting midday at no additional charge. Tag= $60.00 and license= $160.00. Visit Steven's website at:
Trophy/Custom Clearance Certificates
Coppersmith Global Logistics specializes in the importation of hunting trophies from around the world and they've donated two (2) $500.00 U.S. Customs clearance certificates. They have offices in nine major U.S. cities and states. "Tell us where your trophies are and we'll get them home to you". Winning bidder simply contact Coppersmith prior to importation, supply certificate(s) for validation and complete necessary U.S. Customs power of attorney.
Red Stag Hunt – Argentina
MG Hunting is donating this 5 day Red Stag Trophy hunt for 1 hunter in the Province of La Pama, S. Central Argentina, 375 miles S.W. of Buenos Aires. You'll be hunting on their untamed 50,000 acre private hunting area that holds a high population of magnificent Red Stags, Mountain Lion, Wild Boar, Water Buffalo and numerous species of Rams and Wild Goats. Any of these animals are also available to hunt.
MG staff members will meet you upon your arrival in Buenos Aires and assist with paperwork and transfer to your connecting flight to Santa Rosa in La Pama. You'll then be met in Santa Rosa and taken to their luxurious lodge (close to the hunting areas) where you'll enjoy International cuisine (with emphasis on their famous beef), all quality beverages and personalized attention by your guide and staff members. Marcelo Gil, owner of MG Hunting will be handling your program and will be present from the moment of your arrival in La Pama until your departure. Hunting begins early each morning, with a break for a hearty lunch, rest for a while and then a return to hunt in the afternoon. Not included: International airfare to Buenos Aires, any layovers, the one hour shuttle flight airfare to LaPama, hunting license at $400, gun permits at $100 per gun or gratuities. Should you prefer to travel "gun free", rentals and ammo are available at the lodge. Hunt to be taken 2018 or 2019. Non-hunting companions are most welcome at $200 per day.
Note: If you've ever thought about hunting big game in Argentina, you ought to spend some time on MG's website. Check out the "Reference" section, view the extensive list of International hunters and read their most favorable comments about the high level of service Marcelo's staff provides and the high quality of the trophies taken. It's a real first class operation and also a great jumping off point to explore so much more of Argentina.
SCI Banquet VIP Evening
Central Ohio SCI Chapter is offering an exclusive VIP experience to our annual 2019 Central Ohio SCI chapter banquet. This donation includes a VIP table (10 tickets) front and center during the live auction with private waiter and open bar for the entire evening. Also included are general raffle tickets worth $500 and 5 gun raffle tickets ($100 value). Additionally, a Henry Big Boy 45.70 cal (custom engraved) and one room for two people the night of the banquet at the Polaris Hilton hotel.
Ohio Whitetail Hunt for Two Hunters
Our friends at Briarwood in Bellefontaine, Ohio have generously donated a 3 day, 4 night hunt for two Northeastern Whitetail deer. Included are daily fees for 2 hunters ($2000 Value), and a $2000 credit toward the harvest of two trophy whitetails ($1000 each), lodging, meals, beverages, professional guide, and transportation of trophies to local meat processor/taxidermist. Method of take is hunter's choice. Briarwood is located 45 minutes Northwest of Columbus, Ohio. Hunt to be taken per available dates, September 16-December 20, 2018 or 2019. Taxidermy/shipping of freight are not included but can be arranged.
While hunting at Briarwood, you'll also have access to Ohio's best fishing. Try your luck in one of their eleven lakes for largemouth bass, blue gill and perch, or cast a fly in one of their many streams for trophy Rainbow, Brook, Brown and Golden Trout. Please visit Chris Daniels and his staff at the Briarwood booth this evening. Also, check out their fine website at:
Pheasant Hunt at the Van Darby Club
This will be a 10 bird pheasant hunt for up to 3 hunters at The Van Darby Club north of Mechanicsburg. Hunt can be videotaped by the host and will include transportation from Columbus, a guide, one of the club's dogs (winning bidder may use own dog) a gourmet lunch and libations after the hunt. Additional pheasants and/or Hungarian partridges can be added for a nominal fee. Hunt may be taken in the 2018-2019 season, October through March.
Hosted by Tim McKelvey. Email Tim12Gauge@insight.rr.comany for additional information.
2018 Central Ohio Chapter – SCI Gun of the Year
Humanitarian Rifle: Kimber Classic Select Grade Rifle in .338 Win Mag.
Note: All of the proceeds from the sale of this rifle will fund the ongoing Local and International Humanitarian Efforts carried out by our Chapter.
Specifications: This magnificent Kimber Classic Select Grade comes with a Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40 scope, rings and bases. It will be on display at the Gun Table during the banquet.
Please visit our website's Outreach page for details about the Central Ohio Chapter's humanitarian effort program and some of the ways our Chapter "Pays Forward." Proceeds from the sale of this rifle will help support the Central Ohio Chapter's continuing humanitarian programs. Ex: Sportsmen Against Hunger, Blue Bag Program (supplying medical supplies to impoverished areas) and the American Wilderness Leadership School (educational and conservation curriculums) to name a few.
Limpopo Province, South Africa
Our long time friend and strong chapter supporter, Bobby Hansen, of Bobby Hansen Safaris has generously donated a 7-day, 2 hunter hunt in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, along the Crocodile River. This is a plains game hunt for 2 hunters and can be scheduled for 2018 or 2019. Includes: guides (1 X 1), lodging, meals, airport pick-up and return to Johannesburg. Also included are trophy fees for 2 impala and 2 blesbuck. Bird hunting can be added; ammo extra. Non-hunter/observer(s) welcome at $250. per day. Many or our chapter members have enjoyed hunting with Bobby. Visit his well done informative website at:
New Zealand Hunt
Chris and Peg Bilkey of Track and Trail Safaris are once again donating a great 5 day rifle hunt, for 1 hunter (1 X 1) hunting a giant Red Stag up to 320 SCI. This package Includes: all meals "homestyle", lodging, guide, field prep, and pickup and drop at Christ Church Airport. Hunt dates; March-August, 2018 or 2019. Additional hunter and/or non-hunter welcome for $550 and $250 (respectively) per day. Members of our chapter have hunted with Chris and Peg and speak very highly of their hunting experiences, breathtaking scenery, the warm hospitality and the one-on-one attention extended. Trophy can be up graded to bigger stag and additional game is available per current price list. No need for a lot of "hype" on this auction item, simply visit their website at:
Hey... is that Craig Boddington next to Chris in that one picture?
SCI Life Membership
Central Ohio SCI Chapter is offering (1) lifetime membership to Safari Club International. Winning bidder will join the ranks of the world's leading hunters and conservationists. As a lifetime member you will have a lifetime pass to enjoy SCI's International Wildlife Museum in Tuscon Arizona, never have to worry about SCI National dues again, vote and run for office with SCI and join as many chapters as you see fit. Membership may be transferred to another person (makes a great gift for a friend, family member or colleague!).
Cabo San Lucas – Baja Mexico: Private Resort
7 DAY/6 NIGHTS FOR 2: Hacienda Cerritos is a very private luxury boutique hotel located on a oceanfront bluff with a beach that's recognized as the best in Cabo; world renown for exceptional surfing. Enjoy the beach, their amazing pool or just sit back and relax. Very safe area with restaurant and bar on premises or drive 7 miles down the beach to a 5 Star Supper Club. Hacienda Cerritos offers the ultimate relaxing warm weather get-away. No blackout dates. Winner to call 858-551-8852 or email email@example.com for reservations.
Check their site at: www.haciendacerritos.com
Limcroma Safaris – South Africa
This exclusive 10 day plains game safari includes daily rates for 2 hunters, trophy fees for 1 Zebra or 1 Blue Wildebeest and 1 Impala, Blesbuck or Warthog for each hunter, licensed professional hunter, skinner, camp staff and daily laundry service. Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine prepared in traditional South African fashion, wild game dishes, South African wines and beers and accommodations in luxurious native thatched five-star chalets with ensuite baths. This safari may be taken in 2018. Additional hunters are welcome at a reduced rate of $400 per day; observers also welcome at the reduced rate of $250. per day. Round trip airport transportation is available for $600. per group.
The Limcroma Lodge is located on a 200,000 acre private concession in the African bush with luxury, comfort and the best quality trophy animals. Even noted bow hunter, rocker and conservationist Ted Nugent has hunted with Limcroma and describes it as, "nothing less than a perfect experience". Be sure to visit their extensive website at:
West Texas Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane and Upland Hunt
Safari Unlimited is offering a 3 day/3 night hunt for Sandhill Crane, Lesser Canadians, Cinnamon Teal and even Wild Pheasant. Come explore thousands of acres of beautiful west Texas. This deluxe package includes lodging in a 4 star hotel and all meals and beverages. Transportation during the hunt is also included. License ($85) and transportation to the lodge is not included. Hunt to be taken October-January 2018 or 2019. Winning bidder to contact Karli Dawson at SafariGuideKarli@gmail.com
Coues Deer Hunt – Arizona
Steve Ward of Ward's Outfitters is donating a 5 Day Coues Deer Rifle Hunt in Southern Arizona. Hunt to be taken in October-December, 2018 and includes: lodging, meals, 2 X 1 guide and transportation in the field Arrival/departure point is Tucson. Bear may be added @ $2500. Not included: AZ. license/tag @ $383.00. Winning bidder must bring second hunter paying the $4500.00 normal booking fee. Visit Steve's impressive website at:
Taxidermy – Full Body Mount
Brian Drake of Drake's Wildlife Studio in Lockbourne (Columbus) is once again donating a full body mount of a Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope or any African animal of like dimension. Good for 2018. Brian is a "hands on" owner specializing in all types of North American and African game and has received numerous State and National awards. He is recognized as one of the finest taxidermists in Ohio for the past 20 years and also why a number of chapter members choose Brian to do their trophies. You can also visit his well-done website at:
Francisco Rosich of Hunt Trip Spain is donating a 4 day daily fees finest Spanish hunt for 2 hunter + 2 non hunter in the N.E. of Spain. The following species are available at this area: Spanish Red Stag, European Fallow Deer, Beceite Ibex, Pyrenean Chamois and pure-breed Mouflon Sheep. We will apply a 20% discount on trophy fee. Included are first class accommodations in a traditional country family house from the 19th century, privately owned and completely restored. First class facilities including wi-fi, swimming pool, private bathroom, and so on. Meals will be served with excellent Spanish wine! Non hunters will enjoy 3 days of activities and will provide a private guide that will show the most emblematic and visited site of the area like: The Monastery and Mountain of Montserrat with his choir of boy, the vineyard of El Penedes and tasting, the medieval village of Solsona, and much more. Hunters may also extend the hunt and take any of the following species available in other areas: 3 other Ibex (Gredos, Southeastern and Ronda), Cantabrian Chamois, Roe Deer, Aoudad and Feral Goat. Hunt to be taken fall or winter of 2018. Round trip transportation from Barcelona included. Does not include VAT tax. License is $300.00 US Visit Francisco's website at:
South Dakota Pheasant Hunt for Two
Pheasant City Lodge is donating a 2 day/ 2 night all inclusive Pheasant hunt for two. All you can eat home cooked meals, trap shooting, field/ trap ammo with transportation in the field and seasoned guides and well trained pointing and flushing dogs. Bird cleaning and processing and freezing are included. Three birds per hunter. Extra birds are available on preserve ground. Winning bidder must bring two additional hunters at $1500.00 per hunter. Trip to be taken September 15-March 31, 2018/2019. Please visit Pheasant City Lodge's website at:
Fishing Trip: 3 Days/2 Nights for Up To 8 People at Briarwood Sporting Club
Come see why Briarwood has been Ohio's best kept secret for the past 35 years. Their trout streams offer some of the finest fly fishing in the country for Rainbow, Brook, Brown, and Golden Trout. Includes exclusive overnight accommodations at the Briarwood Lodge, located on Briarwood Lake which abounds with Largemouth Bass and Bluegill. The Lodge sleeps eight; 4 bedrooms (2 queens and 4 twins), 2 full bathrooms and is furnished with DirecTV satellite, modern kitchen, massive stone fireplace, large deck with grill, recreation equipment and two boats. With over 475 acres covered with numerous lakes and trout streams, Briarwood is considered to be the largest private fishing resort east of the Mississippi.
Certificate good for one year from date of purchase and is for exclusive use of the Briarwood Lodge from Sunday-Thursday. (Friday and Saturday night bookings are not available) Food /beverages not included. Stop by the Briarwood booth this evening and also be sure to visit Briarwood's most impressive website at:
Kuvhima Safaris – South Africa
Andre Stewart, Ph, is offering a 12 day/10 full days of hunting for 2 hunters, plus a trophy credit of $3000. This is an all inclusive hunt in the Limpopo Province of S. Africa and includes pick-up and delivery to Johannesburg Airport, accommodations in their luxury Safari lodge, all meals and drinks, services of an experienced Professional Hunter and tracker, field prep of trophies and laundry service. Method of take is hunter's choice. Non-hunters/observers are welcome at a special rate of $150. per day. Hunt to be scheduled in 2018, 2019 or 2020. Please visit Kuvhima's Professional Hunter, Hannes Van Rooyen at their booth this evening. Also check out their extremely well done website at:
Great FAQ (frequently asked questions) section!
Wyoming Prarie Dog Hunt or High Mountain Fishing
Three full days and two half days of Prairie Dog hunting or High Mountain fishing in the Beautiful Mountains of Wyoming! One Hunter will be traveling to the Beautiful Mountains of Wyoming for this summer time hunting and fishing adventure! The winning bidder will spend: Four nights at either the Kendall Valley Lodge in Pinedale Wyoming (meals and lodging included) or High Mountain Fishing and Camping with horses and a guide to do the work (camping gear and meals included)! Hunter's option to choose how they want to spend their time. Some at the lodge and some camping or all of one or the other! Three full days and two half days of Prairie Dog hunting or High Mountain fishing, or a mix to be determined by the winning bidder. In addition the winning bidder will receive: One Ruger American Predator bolt action rifle in .223 with a Vortex Crossfire II scope in 4x12x44 and One case of Federal .223 ammunition. All this plus a custom rifle case made from Cape Buffalo by the craftsmen at Legends Taxidermy Studios. Your adventure is to be taken in the summer of 2018 or 2019 Hunt package is donated by Legends Taxidermy and Outfitting, Scottville, Michigan! Check out their sites at:
Alaska Fishing for 4
Come experience the bountiful waters of Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska as you fish out of the historic town of Seward. Daily catches vary depending on the time of year, but typical fish include: halibut, multiple species of rockfish, king salmon, coho salmon, ling cod, and Alaskan/Pacific cod. Book your trip from mid-May through mid-September of 2018 or 2019. This is a 4 nights, 3 day adventure for 4 people. It includes 4 nights of lodging in our own private lodge in Seward, 3 full days of fishing, 1 day of leisure, lunch and beverages (including cold beer) on the boat and a fully stocked kitchen at the lodge. Also includes filleting of your daily catch. Other highlights while fishing are the amazing mountain views, whale watching, glaciers, abundant seabirds, and grazing mountain goats and other wildlife. Not included is transportation to Seward, fish packaging, shipping, taxidermy, license fee ($75) and tips to captain and deck hands.
Quality Handgun and CCW Class
Back by popular demand for this package (9th year). Rex Gore of Black Wing Shooting Center in Delaware donated a quality concealed carry class again this year and made us a great deal on a brand new Kimber Micro 9. You can check out this quality concealed carry piece at the banquet and you can visit Black Wing at:
Winning bidder needs to call and register for this course in advance.
Quebrachal Hunting Ranch
This 7 day 2 person donation includes trophy fees for 1 Texas Dall, 1 Hybrid Sheep, and 1 multi horn ram per hunter. Experience free range hunting in Argentina with more than 17 big game species to pursue on 10,000 acres in the best area of Santiago Del Estero province. This is a new hunting area with all the indigenous species available. The outfitter also offers, introduced Red Stag, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, Black Buck, Water Buffalo and many different Rams. Your 2018 stay will be in a luxury lodge with all the amenities and meals included. Also available is some of the most amazing wing-shooting in Argentina. This hunt can be extended at $480/day, additional animals can be taken at the current price list, and airport transfer is $800 per group (up to 4). If you don't want to travel with a rifle, the guns are free but the hunter will pay for the ammo. Visit their page, Quebrachal Hunting Ranch, on Facebook!
Newfoundland Black Bear Hunt
Barb Genge at Tuckamore Lodge has once again offered a very fine black bear hunt in Area 40, Main Brook, Newfoundland. This is a 6 day, Sunday to Sunday hunt for 1 hunter, to be taken in July 1st-8th or July 8th-15th, 2018 or 2019. Hunter to call ASAP to reserve a 2018 date. Includes 4 Star lodging, gourmet meals, 1 X 1 guide, field prep of game and pickup at either the Deer Lake or the St. Anthony airport. Hunter's choice: Rifle, Muzzleloader or bow. Not included: Bear tag at $150 available for purchase at the Lodge. Winning bidder must bring additional hunter at $2950. The Tuckamore Lodge is located on Newfoundland's scenic Northern Peninsula and a number of our chapter members have enjoyed the hospitality and great hunting extended by Barb and her staff. This hunt has been a great hunter/spouse trip. Visit:
Belize Island Paradise for Two (Fishing & Diving)
Welcome to an adventure of a lifetime. Your journey begins with your arrival on Sunday in Placencia, Belize. Explore the town and beach with dinner on your own and lodging provided in one of the quaint local Inns. Monday morning it's off to your own remote island 36 miles off shore on the edge of the continental shelf. You will fish your way to the island catching the day's dinner in route. For the next 4 nights your home will be on a one acre pristine island with palm trees, hammocks, beautiful stone/coral bungalows and the best diving and fishing to be found anywhere. You may choose to fish every day or dive every day or a combination of both. All are included not to mention just the amazing snorkeling right next to your bungalow. With only 5 bungalows no worries about crowds, the capacity island guest population is about 10. The food is second to none with fresh seafood that you catch and local favorites-Like barracuda in coconut milk w/fresh lime. You can always catch and release giant Sharks, drop deep for the massive swordfish that lurk at incredible depths or catch the huge snappers and groupers that lay on the reefs edges. Troll for tuna that follow the whale sharks and have your go at the massive amounts of aggressive barracuda that patrol the shallow water flats. Chase the Bonefish as they crowd in giant schools on the flats. Learn to dive with the certified Dive masters, or just snorkel in crystal clear shallows. This island paradise trip wraps up on Friday with your trip back across 36 miles of calm Caribbean waters. Included in this package is: 6 days 5 nights on the island 1 day and 1 night in Placencia. Airport pick-up, lodging, food, local beers and rum on the Island, water and soft beverages, guides & boats, dive and snorkel equipment, air tanks, and tackle, instruction by Dive masters also included. Not included: Airfare to Placencia, meals in Placencia (1st day), tips to guides and staff. For more information on this great trip please visit the Safari Unlimited web site at:
Pork Slam with Ted Nugent – Michigan
The "Motor City Madman" and legendary rocker, Ted Nugent, is donating a 2 day Wild Russian Boar or ram hunt for 1 hunter on his 300 + acre private ranch, Sunrize Safari Acres, outside Jackson, Michigan. (approx. 70 miles west of Detroit) Method of take; rifle, bow or handgun, your choice. Hunter may be accompanied by one guest at no charge.
This is a Friday/Saturday hunt with Ted joining you on Saturday. Includes lunch both days and guides, who will also field dress your game (skinning and quartering available at $50.) Second animal, either a boar or ram is available for $750.
Winning bidder is responsible for his/her own evening meals and 2 night accommodations (plenty of hotels available in Jackson at I-94 interchange).
This will definitely be a weekend to remember! Visit Ted's site at:
Zulu Nyala Photo Safari
A big "Thank You" goes out to Trevor Shaw, owner of Zulu Nyala for offering this most popular South African photo safari to our chapter the past 11 years. This donation is a six day, six night adventure for 2 people at the Zulu Nyala private game reserve. You can choose to either stay at their Heritage Safari lodge or their Hemingway style Luxury Tents at the Heritage Safari Lodge. Included will be: 6 nights lodging, three meals per day prepared by the finest International chefs, 2 daily game viewing activities guided by your own professional game ranger in open safari vehicles. This Zulu Nyala reserve is nestled in one of Africa's richest conservation areas and is home to majestic elephants, giraffes, white rhinos, Cape buffalo, leopard, abundant plains game and over 400 species of bird life. You'll definitely have many opportunities to take extraordinary photographs while enjoying some of the finest views Africa has to offer. Additional activities and available side trips are too numerous to mention. If you've always wanted to go on an African camera safari, this is the one.
Whitetail and Turkey Archery Hunt – Callaway County, Missouri
Long time donor and SCI's 2014 North American Outfitter of the Year, Drake Dawson, is donating a 2 hunter, 5 day free range archery hunt and each hunter can take 1 Buck, 1 doe and 2 Eastern turkeys (either sex). Accommodations are at Drake's lodge and includes in-room breakfasts, lunch, in, or sack lunch, dinners prepared by their acclaimed chef, (order off-the-menu, steaks to seafood) and adult beverages, all in a beautiful trophy room setting.
Drake is the only outfitter licensed to hunt a 25 square mile tract in the Cedar Creek District of the Mark Twain National Forest. (all within a 10 mile radius of the lodge) This particular county continues to lead Missouri in both deer harvest numbers and trophy size. They've consistently harvested many bucks in the 140-160 class and a 187 SCI Bruiser was taken within 300 yards of the lodge. The #2 Midwestern non-typical Buck was also taken in this area.
Drake and his staff will only guide 4 hunters each week over their vast network of over 30 strategically placed stands on prime corridors, trails and feeding areas, thus insuring their high success rate. Limit out early and you can fish or hunt geese, rabbit and squirrel (in season). Each hunter is responsible for their licenses, @ $225, any airfare, taxidermy and tips.
Hunts are conducted September 15th through November 7th, 2018 or 2019. Arrive on Sunday after lunch and depart on Friday after lunch. Additional hunters are welcome at $2595. Local meat processing for transport and taxidermy work are both available.
Arrival and departure point (the lodge) is New Bloomfield, MO. Transport from Columbia, MO. airport is included, or you can fly into St. Louis, rent a vehicle on your own and drive to the lodge. (approx. 100 miles) Check out Mr. Dawson's website and view the many other hunts and services he offers at:
Zimbabwe Spotted Hyena Hunting Safari
Hunt with Thaba Mmoyo Safaris, a family owned and operated safari business. This 5 day 1:1 guided hunt for 1 experienced hunter. This is an exhilarating hunt that is most challenging. The Hyena's 'whoop whoop' call will send chills down your back in the dead of the night. They are impressively versatile in their choice of prey, as their food varies greatly between ecosystems and so too does the hunting vary to harvest these vicious beasts. This hunt takes commitment and perseverance!
You will be astounded by the many different species and the amount of trophies in our concession that an upgrade is inevitable. Prices as per Outfitter's current pricelist. The beautiful lodge has all the modern amenities, is surrounded by lush bird filled gardens. Take a non hunting partner along to enjoy the relaxed African lifestyle. Prices as per Outfitters current pricelist.
Transportation during the hunt is by vehicle, with hunting done by baiting, predator calling and lamping at night. This donation includes field preparation of trophies, transportation to dipping & packing company in Zimbabwe , round-trip transportation between Polokwane and West Nicholson accommodations, meals and beverages. Accommodations before/after the hunt in Johannesburg are the client's own cost. Dip & pack service is an additional cost. SCI Columbus Chapter references include Page Mayes: firstname.lastname@example.org
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South African Safari
Ubathi South Africa is donating a South African Safari for 4 hunters. Come to South Africa for 10 days and 9 nights. This hunt will take place in Limpopo, South Africa (3 hours north of Johannesburg). Each hunter can hunt Blesbuck, Impala and Warthog. Your stay will include luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms, daily service with daily laundry service. All meals and refreshments served including alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Transportation while hunting and to and from Johannesburg airport will be provided. Guiding, skinning, field prep and delivery of trophies to the taxidermist at no extra charge. Cost of airfare and trophies (hunted per hunters choice) not included. There is an abundance of animal at Ubathi safari and you will see multiple species each day. You will easily be able to hunt the requested species in 10 days time. No additional fees for hunters. Non hunters are welcomed at $150.00 USD per person per day. Also included at no cost are half a day photo safari and half day upland bird hunting. Visit and learn more about Ubathi South Africa at:
Madrid Spain Big Game Hunt
Hunt with Giuseppe Carrizosa, SCI's 2009 International Hunter of the Year is donating a 5 day, hunt in Spain for one hunter and one observer. This hunt will take place in 2018 or 2019 in areas where hunting pressure is very low and game is abundant. The hunt will include: Reception at the airport, gun clearance (including any fee), English speaking 1 X 1 Professional hunter, Transportation to and from Madrid, 4WD or horses (if necessary) during the hunt, pre hunt scouting for top quality animals wonderful accommodations and great cuisine.
If the hunter chooses not to take an observer, $1000 will be deducted per trophy (up to $2000). Species offered are 4 species of Ibex, Iberian Red Deer, European Fallow deer, Iberian Mouflon Sheep, European Roe Deer, Pyrenean or Cantabrian Chamois, Aoudad, etc. per prices listed on their website. Not included: trophy packing and shipping, gratuities, hunting insurance @ $95, and VAT on hunt value.
Cultural, historical tours, shopping and sightseeing are also offered for the hunter and/or a non-hunting companion with Giuseppe's wife, Carolina.
For the past thirteen years no other Spanish outfitter's clients have consistently taken more high scoring SCI trophy animals and with 100% success rates. His list of satisfied clients is both extensive and impressive. Central Ohio SCI members Page Mays and Wayne Farnsworth have both hunted with Giuseppe as have Steve Hornady (5 hunts), three former SCI Presidents and many others.
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Lake Erie Walleye Fishing Charter
Capt. Eddie Volan is offering a second Lake Erie outing for our auction. This one's a 5 person walleye charter that includes bait, ice, and tackle for an 8 hour charter or limit. Please scroll up and view auction item #7 to read all of Eddie's particulars. Same conditions will apply to this charter. No children under 12 years of age please. We've all heard that Lake Erie is the Walleye Capital of the world, but Eddie will tell you, "They got it all wrong because Lake Erie is actually the Walleye Capital of the Universe!" To be taken April 19-September 10, 2018.
Cordoba High Volume Dove Hunt
This donation is for a 4 gun/3 day and 6 dove hunts at the wonderful Cordoba Lodge in Argentina. David Denies pioneered high volume dove hunting in Argentina. Since then, David has refined dove hunting, setting a new standard for service in the lodge and in the field. Included is 3 nights lodging and 3 days of hunting (2 half and 2 full days). All meals, beverages, including open bar and a wonderful Argentine wine list, and all transportation during the hunting days. Not included are transfers to and from Cordoba Int. Airport, and land fees at $350 per person. Hunting licenses at $260 per person. Gun rental, cartridges and gratuities. For more information, visit their website:
Wolf Hunt in Macedonia
Aleksander Belanic from Safari Art is donating a 6 night (3 hunting nights, 2 tourism days) wolf hunt in Macedonia for 2 hunters or 1 hunter and 1 observer. Best period, November to March 2018 or 2019. Wolf hunting in Macedonia is the highest possible guarantee hunt due to extremely high concentration of wolves. Hunt will be done from blinds in the night. During your stay visit the city of Skopje, the house of Mother Teresa and Roman fortresses, etc. Continue with a transfer to Stobi, a famous archeological locality and a visit to its local winery. Included in the hunt is assistance for settlement of customs formalities at Skopje airport upon arrival and departure, use of 4x4 vehicle during the stay (2 hunters, one vehicle), lodging and full board in 3 to 4 star hotels or hunting lodges, assistance of professional hunter and local game keepers, field preparation of trophies. Not included is wolf trophy fee ($2500), rifle rental with ammo ($150), VAT 18%, hunting license ($100). Additional animals (mouflon sheep, fallow deer and many more) can be taken at current price list. For more information, visit their website:
Experience Wild Belize for Two
You will stay at the beautiful and unique Cotton Tree Lodge which has been Featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveler. Step into the world of the Maya and explore untouched rivers and jungles for a once in a lifetime experience. Tour the rainforest and awaken your senses to the sounds of exotic birds and wildlife. Rope swing from trees along the Moho River or paddle upstream in a wooden dugout canoe or kayak. Go fishing or horseback riding in the jungle or maybe visit the many Mayan ruins in the area. Take a 30 foot jump from a waterfall in the morning and make your own chocolate bars in the afternoon. Visit the small town of Punta Gorda on Market day and see the vast array of local fruits, vegetables and fish. The lodge is totally off the grid, using mainly solar power. They raise fresh crops, harvest local wild fruits, and even tend their own flocks of chicken, goats and cattle. Your cabanas are nested 16 feet above the ground and perched along the slow moving Moho River. After you have enjoyed an evening gourmet meal prepared by our chef fall asleep to the sounds of the howler monkeys and the sound of the jungle. This and more awaits you. This amazing 7 day / 6 night package for 2 people can be taken in 2018 or 2019 and includes all meals, tours, local beer and rum. For more information visit Safari Unlimited website at:
Monkane Safari Plains Game, South Africa
Located northern Limpopo province of South Africa and a mere 2 hour drive from the O.R Tambo airport. Monkane safari is donating a safari for two hunters for the 2018 or 2019 hunting season. The hunt will include the following; blue wildebeest or zebra (each hunter) and 1 x Impala (each hunter). Also, included are 7 Night accommodation, all transportation to and from the airport, laundry services, meals and beverages, trackers, skinners, field preparation of trophies and transport of trophies. Extra days and additional animals can be added and the at normal trophy fees. For additional details, check out Monkane safaris website:
A Day at the Range
Chapter President, Mark Wehinger, is once again donating an action packed day of shooting at the Black Wing Shooting Center.
The high bidder and three adult guests will meet Mark for breakfast and then head to Black Wing where he'll introduce you to eight or nine of his "little friends". (AKA: machine guns) Shooting will commence and everyone will have plenty of opportunities to shoot 'em all. Then, enjoy a round of sporting clays, a catered lunch and an afternoon of clay bird activities on their trap and skeet fields. Finally, cap the day off over a few cool ones and share some tall tales.
Note: A number of banquet guests and chapter members have enjoyed Mark's fully automatic outings and will tell you...
"This is guaranteed to be a day you'll long remember! It's an absolute blast!"Shoot to be scheduled on a mutually convenient date in 2018.
Montana Trout Float Fishing
Iron Wheel Guest Ranch has donated a 3 night stay and 2 days of float fishing in Montana for two. You spend the days floating the Big Hole or Jefferson Rivers fishing for big rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout. This trip is to be scheduled between June 15th and August 1st of 2018. All meals and transportation from Iron Wheel Guest Ranch are included. Extra anglers can be added at list price. Package excludes a $35 license and transport for 2 from Butte Airport to ranch $25. Visit the Iron Wheel website to review their many offerings at:
Alpine Chamois and Red Stag Hunt – New Zealand
New Zealand Horn and Antler Safaris would like to extend a warm invitation for one hunter and one non hunter to travel to South Island of New Zealand on a 7 day, 8 night alpine chamois and red stag hunt. Available dates are 2018 or 2019. This hunt includes trophy fees and daily guide fees for Alpine Chamois and will also receive a $500 credit toward the total cost of a red stag hunt offered by New Zealand Horn & Antler Safaris. Hunters have the choice to hunt red stag 320 to 360 gross inches or a Club NZ red stag 360 to 440 gross inches.
Club New Zealand Red Stag Hunts was created to liberate one from restrictive scoring brackets each with an inflated price. This is a well known pricing format for red stag hunts in New Zealand and around the world. Club New Zealand Red Stag Hunts gives you the hunter the flexibility to hunt monster red stag without the fear of paying any extra money. Even harvesting a stag scoring 440 mark will not cost, you the hunter, any extra money above the booked hunt price.
Additional animal are available at current list price. Extra hunt days may be added to the hunt at $500 per day. Overnight tours to New Zealand's most breathtaking areas and attractions are also available at $350 per day. This hunt includes accommodations, meals, airport/hotel transfers, 1x1 guiding and field preparation of trophies. Not included in hunt is outstanding balance of red stag hunt, trophy prep for shipping - $250 per shoulder mount and $300 per life size and helicopter flying time for Alpine Chamois hunt. Please visit:
Noted Ohio artist and longtime SCI supporter, William, "Bill" John, Jr., is donating an exceptionally well done acrylic painting of a 'Male Lion Overlooking his Pride' Although limited numbers of this 18" X 24" painting will soon be available, this is your opportunity to own the original painting. Please visit Bill's booth during the banquet and also view some of his unbelievable creations on his website at:
NFA (National Firearms Act) Trust
The Gun Lawyer is donating this unique service to one lucky member. Despite popular misconceptions, it is legal to own automatic weapons, suppressors, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and many other kinds of exotic weaponry! Let the Gun Lawyer assist with the process of creating an NFA Gun Trust.
"We generally recommend that our clients create a special firearms trust to hold their federally regulated firearms. Let us walk you through the process of creating and funding the trust, registering the trust with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and acquiring the weapons you want from a licensed dealer. Additionally, firearms owners with exceptionally large collections, with or without federally regulated firearms, may benefit from a firearms trust. As an additional service, we will review your estate plan and make sure that your firearms collection will pass to your intended beneficiaries smoothly, and without undue government involvement upon your death."
For more information on the priceless donation check out the Gun Lawyer site at:
Salmon Fishing Trip – Alaska
Longtime SCI supporter, the McDougall Lodge, is donating a 6 day/5 night remote Alaska fishing trip for one angler at their historic lodge on Lake Creek. (approx. 65 miles NW of Anchorage) This trip to be taken June into September, 2018 or 2019. Winning bidder to bring a second angler at a reduced price of $4,290. Trip includes floatplane to lodge and back to Anchorage, fully guided fishing w/tackle, rods and reels, great lodging, meals and filet, freeze and vacuum package your fish for transport. Not included: Fishing license and King Salmon stamp @ $85. , airfare to Anchorage, or gratuities. You can view their very informative website at:
4 Person Dove Hunt – Argentina
Marcelo Gil of MG Hunting is donating a 2 day, 4 person high volume dove hunt in Cordoba, Argentina. This is a fantastic trip to experience and is to be taken in 2018 or 2019. It includes 5 star accommodations , all meals, drinks (including alcoholic) and all transfers. Pigeons over decoys may be added. Extra hunting days may also be requested at $500.00 per day and observers may be added at $200 per day. A staff member from MG will meet you upon your arrival in Cordoba and assist you with any and all paperwork and transfers. Gun rental is available if you prefer but not required. Visit MG's fine website at:
3 Species Hunt for Two – Mexico
Alfredo Lamadrid of Balam Outfitters, invites you to Campeche, Mexico for a 7 day, 1x1 guided hunt for two hunters, with three species for each hunter. Schedule this hunt with the outfitter for open dates March 15th-May 30th 2018 OR 2019. No alternative dates are available. Hunters will have their choice of three of the following species: Red Brocket Deer, Gray Brocket Deer, Collared Peccary, Agouti, Paca, Coati, Ocellated Turkey, Great Curassow, Crested Guan, Chachalaca and Perdiz. Included are accommodations, meals, and trophy fees for three species for each hunter, packaging, and field prep. Additional hunters are welcome for $4500; observers are $1500. Not included are Landowner fee ($1400/hunter), License ($350/hunter), tags ($200 each animal), before / after hunt expenses and gratuities. Additional game can be added per outfitter's current price list. Firearms can be rented from the outfitter at $150 for the week. Arrival and departure point is Campeche. For more information visit Balam Outfitters Company website at:
Crocodile Hunt in Mozambique
Legadema Hunting Safaris is generously donating a 7 day crocodile hunt in Mozambique on an exclusive 250,000 acres of unspoiled land for 1 hunter. Hunt to be taken in 2018. Extra hunters and observers are welcomed and all extras may be added on according to the current 2018 pricelist. This package includes all food, standard drinks, lodging during the hunt, professional hunter, tracker and skinning services. All government, concession, community and conservation fees. Hunter will fly into South Africa Johannesburg and from there transfer to Mozambique, Tete. Excludes: rifle permits and hunting license, tanning, processing, packaging and transportation of trophies for exportation, pickup and drop off fee, air charters, immigration and custom fees, hotel accommodations before and after hunt, and tips and gratuities. If hunter decides to extend his/her hunting days, they will receive a discount of 10% on extra daily fees. All extra animals will receive 10% discount (animals according to 2018 pricelist). For more information and price lists visit:
Ohio Muskie Fishing Adventure
Former Chapter President Greg Rustemeyer would like to host a day of Muskie fishing for two anglers at one of his most productive lakes. Greg will supply all that's needed in the way of boat, poles, gear, munchies, drinks, a wealth of knowledge and a real fishing experience. FYI: Greg has landed some of the largest Muskies recorded within a 500 mile radius of Columbus. A day on the water with him will be a real learning experience. This fishing trip would also be a great gift for any serious angler.
Raffles for 2018
Doors open at 3:00 PM.
For a complete program of events, please visit the Fundraiser page.
Two Early Bird Drawings
Drawing #1: Guests arriving between 3:00 and 4:00 PM will be entered into a drawing for a S&W Shield 9mm* at 4:00 PM.
Drawing #2: Guests arriving between 4:00 and 5:00 PM, and the remaining early bird entries, will be entered into a drawing for a S&W Shield 9mm* at 5:00 PM.
5 Gun Hunter's Package
(5 Winners will be chosen)
Ticket prices: $20 each – or 4 for $50 – or 10 for $100
- Marlin 336w – 45-70
- Kimber Select – 300win
- CZ Upland Sterling – 12g
- CZ American Safari – 416 Rigby
- Henry Big Boy – 357ma
Note: The tickets for the raffle will also be sold at the banquet and all ticket drawings will be held that evening*.
An excellent selection of quality guns* will be available. Stop by the Gun Raffle table to see all the guns on offer.
Silent Auction for 2018
Come and browse through over 100 quality items* that will be available!
More Information About the Fundraiser
For further information about the 2018 Annual Sportsman's Banquet, including the full program of events, please click on the button below to access the Fundraiser page:
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