2023 Live Auction Preview

The Banquet Committee is working 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 2023 Annual Sportsmans 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!

Member/Outfitter Donations


Live Auction Listings for 2023

Live Auction Item # 1

1. WHEELBARREL 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!

Live Auction Item # 2

2. 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. 614-804-8289

Live Auction Item # 3

3. ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Noted Ohio artist and longtime SCI supporter, William, “Bill” John, Jr. is donating an exceptional 18”x24” medium acrylic painting titled “LEOPARD IN THE TREE”. This is your opportunity to own the ORIGINAL painting. Please visit Bill’s booth during the banquet and view some of his unbelievable creation on his website at. www.williamjohnjr.com

Live Auction Item # 4

4. TROMPETTERSFONTEIN SAFARIS – Is offering a father & son or hunter & friend  6 day 5 night hunt on 20,000+ acres, in the Limpopo valley of south Africa. South African cuisine & lodging in luxurious chalets with all modern amenities and all hunting including trophy fees for one each of impala, warthog and blue wildebeest, 2nd hunter can be added for $200/day rate trophy fee for the second hunter has a impala included. Arrival at tambo international airport in Johannesburg,  not included  ground transportation, trophy dipping packaging & shipping gun rental alcoholic drinks & gratuities. www.trompettersfontein.com assures you of an experience of a lifetime trompettersfonteinsafaris@gmail.com


Live Auction Item # 5

5. 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 enjoys SCI’s International Wildlife Museum in Tucson Arizona, never have to worry about SCI National dues again, vote and run for office 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!).

Live Auction Item # 6

6. CAPE BUFFALO HUNT IN MOZAMBIQUE:  Legadema Safaris is once again donating a premium 10 day hunt Cape Buffalo rifle hunt on their 370,000 acre unfenced concession for 1 hunter and 1 observer.  A second hunter and a non-hunting observer may accompany the winning bidder for $8,000 which includes day fees and buffalo trophy fee.  Hunt may be taken May-October, 2024 or 2025.   Also included in this hunt are camp accommodations, meals, basic drinks/bar, laundry service, hunting vehicles, trackers, skinners, field preparation of trophies, 1 X 1 with a professional hunter and round trip ground transportation from the Tete International Airport.   Additional game is abundant (ie: crocodiles, hippos, all types of plains game) and may be taken at Legadema’s normal trophy prices.  Not included are (possibly) two night hotel accommodations , dipping ,packing and shipping of trophies, airport custom duties, rifle license: $250., hunt permit: $300., and tips for camp staff and your Ph.   

A number of Central Ohio Chapter members have hunted with Legadema Safaris and will tell you that Willie and his staff are the real deal.
Visit their extensive website @ www.legademahunting.com.za
NOTE:  Legadema’s owner, Willie Botha, will be attending the banquet and you can visit him at the Legadema Safari booth.


Live Auction Item # 7

7. LORENZO GHIGLIERI “MBOGO” BRONZE 16” x 12” x 28” www.foundationmichaelangelo.com

Live Auction Item # 8

8. WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM / RIFLE: Springfield M-1 garand new criterion match barrel nitride metal finish presentation walnut stock offered by the wounded warriors with FALCON GLOBAL IN DELAWARE, OHIO

Live Auction Item # 9

9. WOUNDED WARRIOR OHIO WHITETAIL HUNT FOR TWO HUNTERS: Briarwood is located in Bellefontaine, Ohio, less than one hour from Columbus. This donation includes a 3 day/4 night estate hunt for two Northeastern Whitetail Deer scoring up to 160”, lakefront lodging, on site chef for private meals, beverages/liquor, professional guide, transportation of trophies to local meat processor/taxidermist and fishing opportunities on sixteen lakes and four streams. Also included are two shoulder mounts donated by Dave and Sid’s Taxidermy in Bellefontaine. This DONATION CAN BE UPGRADED to higher scoring and/or multiple deer and additional hunters per current price list. All aspects of this hunt are five star as confirmed by Google and Facebook reviews. Method of take is hunter’s choice. Schedule per available dates mid September to mid December 2023, or 2024. The following services are not included but available to the winning bidder: meat processing and shipping. The WOUNDED WARRIOR IN ACTION FOUNDATION and Chapter President, Mark Wehinger, can assist the winning bidder in choosing his/her wounded warrior is desired. Donor Value: $10,800.00 www.briarwoodwhitetails.com

Live Auction Item # 10

10.  3-DAY FISHING & NATURE GETAWAY FOR UP TO EIGHT AT BRIARWOOD SPORTING CLUB BELLEFONTAINE OHIO: Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights for up to eight people and see why Briarwood has been Ohio’s best kept secret for more than 45 years. Briarwood is an exclusive, member only private fishing estate located less than one hour Northwest from Columbus. On this 475 acre beautiful wilderness escape, discover scenic vistas, spring water streams, gorgeous lakes, and timbered hills. Enjoy hiking, wildlife photography and of course, lake/stream fishing. Their private streams offer some of the finest fly fishing in the country for Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Golden Blue and Calico species. Lakes and ponds deliver trophy Largemouth and Striped Bass, Walleye, Pike, Muskie, and panfish. Fly fishing lessons and stream advice/tips are available upon request. Stay at your own private lodge, Briarwood Lodge, overlooking Briarwood lake. The spacious lodge is furnished with modern kitchen, lakeside fire pit, 2 private jon boats with electric motors, and a large deck complete with outdoor grilling station. Wifi, satellite TV and massive stone fire place stocked with plenty of firewood. If you enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking or just being outdoors, then Briarwood is the place for you. Donor Value: $3,000 Certificate good for one year from date of purchase. Friday and Saturday night bookings not available. Food/beverages not be included. Winning bidder can contact office @ info@briarwoodclub.com or 937-593-8045

Live Auction Item # 11

11. CAPE BUFFALO HUNT IN SOUTH AFRICA WITH LEGADEMA SAFARIS:  This is an 8 day Cape Buffalo rifle hunt for 1 hunter and a non-hunting observer on their 5000 acre estate in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.   The winning bidder may bring up to 3 additional  hunters for $6,500. each which includes their day fees and buffalo trophy fees.  Plus, each additional hunter may bring a non-hunting observer for $80. per day.  In addition to Cape Buffalos, each hunter can hunt many different species of plains game at Legadema’s normal trophy rates.  Hunt may be taken April-November, 2024 or 2025 and includes comfortable accommodations, laundry service, meals, basic bar/drinks, hunting vehicles, trackers, skinners, field preparation of trophies, 1 X 1 with a professional hunter and round trip ground transportation from Johannesburg International Airport.  Not included are any hotel stays before or after the hunt, dipping ,packing and shipping of trophies, airport custom duties, and tips for camp staff and your Ph.   
Many Central Ohio SCI members will tell you that hunting with Legadema Safaris will be great memories for a lifetime.
Visit their extensive website @ www.legademahunting.com.za
NOTE:  Legadema’s owner, Willie Botha, will be attending the banquet and you can visit him at the Legadema Safari booth.


Live Auction #12

12. LEGENDS TAXIDERMY AND OUTFITTERS: has created this custom oak chest. It is cedar lines and fitted with a padded giraffe skin top. It displays unique one of a kind drawings and has hydraulic hinges to prevent slamming. Measurements are 46”wide x 29”tall x 22”deep www.legendstaxidermy.com 231-757-9589 info@legendstaxidermy.com

Live Auction Item # 13

13. ENGRAVED ROCK ISLAND 1911: this rock island 1911 in 45acp has been handsomely customized by cns engraving in Powell, Ohio. an area on the slid has been left for the winning bidder to make this firearm truly unique.  C&S Engraving Powell OH  www.candsengraving.com 614.929.2726

Live Auction Item # 14

14. ARGENTINA BIRD HUNT: is offering a sportsmans experience from 3 hunters. including 2 full days of unlimited high volume dove shooting, 1 full day of pigeon and 1 full day of golden dorado fishing. debahunts@bellsouth.net 305-804-8040 www.hpwingshooting.com

Live Auction Item # 15

15. SOUTH AFRICA: KUVHIMA SAFARIS: Andre Stewart Ph, is offering a 12 night /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 with all meals and drink services, an experienced professional Hunter and tracker field prep of trophies and laundry service rifle or bow can be used. Non hunters / observers are welcome at a special rate of $150 per day, children under 13 years of age are welcome free of charge. Hunt to be scheduled in either 2023-2025.  Also check out their extremely well done website at: www.kuvhima.co.za Great FAQ (frequently asked questions) section! 

Live Auction # 16

16. 7 SIMVOARTS 10 BIRD PHEASANT HUNT: – former chapter officer, board member and long time friend, is offering a 10 bird pheasant hunt for 2 hunters. the hunt to start at either 9am or 1pm with breakfast our lunch at 7’s home. will take place at Fairchilds hunting preserve. 614-530-4950


Live Auction Item # 17

17. LUXURY FUR PONCHO: LUXLEVELS WITH LOCATIONS AT EASTON AND POLARIS IS OFFERING THE FOLLOWING TONIGHT a soft rabbit & raccoon poncho, can be worn as poncho or a scarf under a coat wear it with jeans or dress it up. perfect for a cold day one size fits most. Jasmintucker@advantagemedia.us www.luxlevels.com

Live Auction Item #18

18. LAD SHUNNESON ADVENTURES “FISH SLAMMING SAFARI”: Deep Sea fishing at a beautiful Hotel on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. 6 day package includes 4 full days of fishing. March/April or July/august 2023 or 2024 ALL INCLUSIVE(expect drinks & tips) for winning bidder. ROOSTERFISH – BLUE MARLIN – SAIL FISH The winning bidder must bring at least one guest at a 20% discount to retail price($4750). May bring as many guests as bidder wishes at the 20% discount. ladadventures@webtv.net  303-258-7777

Live Auction Item # 19

19. GOLD JEWELRY: Donated by Mark Wehinger Environmental Managment Inc.  www.landscapepros.com

Live Auction Item #20

20. PACO RIESTRA (ARGENTINA) BIG GAME HUNT 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHT: Paco Riestra has donated a wounderful 5 Day / 4 night big game hunt for the 2023 or 2024 season at a discounted price. This particular Hunt is for 1 Red Stag or 1 Water Buffalo, Paco Riestra offers real authentic FREE RANGE no high fence hunting on 165,000 acres of exclusive private ground with 5000+ red stags roaming free with 600+ water buffalos! Included in this hunt a no score limit animal taken during rut season, Lodging, meals and drinks (alcoholic and non Not Included), gun rental ($350) per hunter, License ($500) per hunter and flight from Buenos Aires to LUQ (san luis) airport to lodge transfer ($300) bullets ($150) and tips for guides and staff are also not included. You can also add game to this hunt like Black Buck, Russian Boar, Four Horns, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer, and Wing Shooting. Visit their website at. www.pacoriestra.com

Live Auction Item # 21

21. LIMPOPO PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA: Our long time friend and strong chapter supporter, Bobby Hansen, of Bobby Hansen Safaris has generously donated a 5-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 2023 or 2024. Includes: guides (2 X 1), lodging, meals, airport pick-up and return to Johannesburg. Also included are trophy fees for 1 Buff Cow, ONLY for one of the hunters. Bird hunting can be added; ammo extra. Additional hunter at $350/day. Non-hunter/observer(s) welcome at $250/Per day. All other plains game as per price list. Many or our chapter members have enjoyed hunting with Bobby. Visit his well-done informative website at: www.bobbyhansensafaris.com bhsafari@iafrica.com

Live Auction Item # 22

22. ARGENTINA 6 PERSON HIGH VOLUME DOVE HUNT: Long time friend of the Chapter, Paco Riestra offers a hunt for up 6 hunters for 4 full days of high-volume dove hunting for 6 hunters. Hunt to be taken on available dates in 2023 & 2024. Also included are meals & accommodations in private estancia, open bar, full service staff, guide, driver, chefs & bird boys. Not included in hunt: Flights to Cordoba, or Santiago del Estro Argentina, hunting license of $500/hunter, vehicle transportation $300/person and tips to bird boys & staff. pacoriestra@gmail.com

Live Auction Item #23

23. RED STAG HUNT IN SCOTLAND: International Adventures Unlimited has donated a 7 day hunt for 1 hunter. Hunt is able to be taken Fall 2023 or 2024. This hunt will be for Red stag (1 hill stag included). With 50 estates leased encompassing over 1 million acres, International Adventures has some of the best hill stag hunting in Scotland, the hunt can be upgraded to Estate Stag this herd has been part of a breeding program for over 50 years. This is your chance to take a Safari Club record book trophy estate stag at a fraction of the cost. Included in this donation is lodging, meals, non-alcoholic beverages and lodging at the luxurious Lands of Loyal Hotel. No license is needed for this hunt, rental of game keepers rifle is highly recommended. Not included in this donation are tips, alcohol, trophy preparation, shipping, receiving, clearing and US Fish and Wildlife Permits all done at cost. Game that can be added to this hunt is Estate Stag, Roe Deer, Fallow, Upland Game, other UK opportunities. For more information on this hunt email intadvun@gunnison.com.

Live Auction Item #24

24. ITALIAN WINE TASTING: EDV International is offering a deluxe Italian wine tasting for 8 people, includes 6-8 premium Italian wines(prosecco, whites & reds) with charcuterie pairing. wine tasting can be done on site or at the Columbus Italian club 100%, DONATION BY OUR GOOD FRIEND BRIAN FRISONE info@enjoydolcevita.com 614-484-7282 www.enjoydolcevita.com

Live Auction Item #25

25.  DAN JENNINGS TAXIDERMY: Kudu Shoulder Mount Valued at $1850 and valid through 2023-2024, can be used as a $1850 credit for a multiple animal safari taxidermy invoice.  www.danjenningstaxidermy.com danjenningstaxidermy@gmail.com 740-849-2255

Live Auction Item #26

26. 777 RANCH, HONDO TEXAS: Donation is for 1 hunter and 1 non hunter. The donation is for the lodging for a 3 day 2 night stay, hunter must harvest an animal over $3000 price list per website. They will have a double occupancy cabin winning bidder is more than welcome to add additional hunters and non hunters for an additional cost of $440/hunter and $275/non hunter. Not included is the trophy fee, skinning - caping, taxidermy, meat processing, and staff gratuities. Hunt must take place before 12/31/23. www.777ranch.com 777@yahoo.com

Live Auction Item #27

27. SIGHTSEEING AND ROE DEER HUNT IN SPAIN: Francisco Rosich of Hunt Trip Spain is offering 3 days of sightseeing and 4 days of Roe Deer in Northeast Spain for 1 hunter and 1 observer in 2023-2024. Visit the Holy Mountain of Montserrat and listen to the oldest choirs in Europe, the vineyard of El Penedes, the medieval village of Solsona, the Castle of Cardona……. Included Round-trip transportation between Barcelona(BCN) and the hunt concession & one Roe Deer of any size. 1st class accommodations and gourmet cuisine at Francisco’s 19th century country home with superb wine with meals. Not included 21%V.A.T., hunting licenses & insurance($300/area) trophy prep & shipping, before/after accommodations and gratuities. +34 93 116 2001 contact@hunttripspain.com www.hunttripspain.com

Live Auction Item #28

28. CARTER CUTLERY LONG ORIGINAL NECK KNIFE: — lignum vitae wood handle w/ blue liners. 31 layer ladder damascus, water quenched, hrc 64, pure nickel sheet with 1015 hgh tensile strength steel outers, hitachi white steel #1 core  www.cartercutlery.com 208-253-6533 murray@cartercutlery.com Please visit Mr. Carter at his booth during the banquet.


General Raffle

An excellent selection of quality items* including 10 firearms will be available.


Silent Auction for 2023

Come and browse through over 100 quality items* that will be available!


More Information About the Fundraiser

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Important: The Central Ohio Chapter of Safari Club International has exercised reasonable care and prudence in the selection of auction and raffle items, but cannot accept any liability for their use or misuse. Therefore, the Central Ohio Club, its board and its member\\\\\\\\\\\'s makes no warranty as to their suitability, safety, or function, either expressed or implied.

All items are non-transferable without the written consent of the officers of the Central Ohio Chapter of SCI.