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

01. 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!

Live Auction Item # 2

02. 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

03. ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Noted Ohio artist and longtime SCI supporter, William, “Bill” John, Jr. is donating and exceptional medium acrylic painting of a LEOPARD. Although limited numbers of this painting will soon be available, 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

04. THOMPETTERSFONTEIN SAFARIS – IS OFFERING A ‘FATHER & SON?’ 6 DAY 5 NIGHT HUNT ON 20,000+ ACRES, IN THE LIMPOPO VALLEY OF SOUTH AFRICA. INCLUDED ALL BOARD & LODGING AND ALL HUNTING INCLUDING TROPHY FEES FOR ONE EACH OF IMPALA, WARTHOG AND BLUE WILDABEEST UPON ARRIVAL AT OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN JOHANNESBURG. 2 ND HUNTER TO BE BROUGHT WITH A $200/DAY RATE. TROPHY FEE FOR AN IMPALA IS INCLUDED. NOT INCLUDED GROUND TRANSFERS, TROPHY PREP & SHIP, GUN RENTAL, ALCOHOLIS DRINKS & GRATUITIES WWW.TROMPETTERSFONTEIN.COM TROMPETTERSFONTEINSAFARIS@GMAIL.COM

Live Auction Item # 5

05. 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

06. LEDADEMA HUNTING & SAFARIS – MOZAMBIQUE HUNTING CAPE BUFFALO WITH LEGADEMA AT THEIR EXCLUSIVELY OWNED 300,000 ACRES UNFENCED AREA IN MOZAMBIQUE IS A HUNT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! THIS IS HOW IT WAS DONE IN THE OLD DAYS BY THE LEGENDARY HUNTERS. ACCOMMODATION IS A TENTED CAMP POWERED BY SOLAR. EACH SLEEPING UNIT HAS ITS OWN SHOWER ROOM WITH HOT & COLD WATER. THE NORTHERN BORDER IS THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI RIVER. THAT HOLDS LOTS OF CAPE BUFFALO, ELEPHANT, HIPPO AND 13-16’ CROCODILES. ALSO PREDATORS INCLUDING LION, LEOPARD, SPOTTED HYENA AND PLAINS GAME. THE HUNTING CONCESSION IS HUNTER FRIENDLY, FLATTISH WITH MOPANI FORESTS, OPEN SAVANNAH, DRY RIVERBEDS AND BEAUTIFUL WATER INLETS FILLING UP FROM THE ZAMBEZI. LEGADEMA IS FULLY BOOKED FOR 2023. THIS HUNT IS FOR BOOKINGS IN 2024/2025. Facebook: Legadema Hunting & Safaris Cell: +27825560813 Willie Botha, owner and Ph, will be attending our banquet A number of our Central Ohio SCI Chapter members have hunted with Legadema

Live Auction Item # 7

07. LEDADEMA HUNTING & SAFARIS- SOUTH AFRICA • • CAPE BUFFALO HUNT IN THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA. IF YOU’VE DREAMT ABOUT HUNTING A CAPE BUFFALO IN AFRICA, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. THE WINNING BIDDER CAN BRING 1 TO 3 ADDITIONAL HUNTERS ALONG WHO CAN EACH ‘OPTIONAL’ HUNT A CAPE BUFFALO FOR $6500. ALL HUNTERS CAN HUNT PLAINS GAME AT STANDARDS RATES. INCLUDED ARE 8 HUNTING DAYS WITH DAY FEES, ONE CAPE BUFFALO TROHPY, FOOD, DRINKS, HUNTING TRANSPORT, FIELD PREP OF TROPHIES AND RETURN TRANSPORT FROM THE JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO CAMP. THE HUNT CAN BE UPGRADED AT $300/GROUP/DAY. THE HUNT TO BE BOOKED FOR AUGUST-NOVEMBER 2023 OR 2024/2025. Facebook: Legadema Hunting & Safaris Cell: +27825560813 Willie Botha, owner and Ph, will be attending our banquet • • • • • A number of our Central Ohio SCI Chapter members have hunted with Legadema

Live Auction Item# 8

8. 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 23, 2023 or DATES IN 2024. NOTE: The WOUNDED WARRIOR IN ACTION 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. www.briarwoodclub.com www.briarwoodwhitetails.com

Live Auction Item # 10

10. WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM / RIFLE: M1 GARAND - DETAILS TO FOLLOW OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH FALCON GLOBAL

Live Auction Item # 11

11. FISHING TRIP: 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE AT BRIARWOOD SPORTING: Come see why Briarwood has been Ohio’s best kept secret for the past 40 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 bookings are not available) Food/Beverage not included. Be sure to visit Briarwood’s most impressive website at: www.Briarwoodclub.com

Live Auction Item # 12

12. Legends Taxidermy and Outfitting – wood chest ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

Live Auction Item # 13

13. LORENZO GHIGLIERI “MBOGO” BRONZE 16” x 12” x 28” EDITION OF 150

Live Auction Item # 14

14. ARGENTINA 4 PERSON HIGH VOLUME DOVE HUNT: HP Wingshooting Adventures is offering 4 full days of high-volume dove hunting for 4 hunters. Included in the hunt is 8 total hunts. 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, Argentina. Hunting license of $375/hunter, vehicle transportation $150/hunter and tips to bird boys & staff. Outfitter requires deposit prepay of 100 boxes of shells @ $1600/hunter. Outfitter does offfer upgrade for ducks & pigeon. https://www.hugopascuettin.com

Live Auction Item # 15

15. SOUTH AFRICA: KUVHIMA SAFARIS: 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. Nonhunters/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. Please visit Elizabeth & Scott booth this evening. Also check out their extremely well done website at: www.kuvhima.co.za Great FAQ (frequently asked questions) section!

Live Auction Item # 16

16. ROCK ISLAND in 45ACP - donated by CNS Engraving ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Live Auction Item # 17

17. www.luxelevels.com - DETAILS ON THIS ITEM TO VERY SOON

Live Auction Item #18

18. Lad Shunneson Adventures: “FISH SALMMING 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 DETAILS ON THIS ITEM TO FOLLOW VERY SOON

Live Auction Item #20

20. PACO RIESTRA (ARGENTINA) BIG GAME HUNT 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHT: Paco Riestra has donated a 5 Day/4 Night big game hunt. In 2023 or 2024 at a discounted price. The Hunt is for 1 Red Stag($2900) or 1 Water Buffalo($2700). “We offer real authentic FREE RANGE no high fence, 165,000 acres of exclusive private grounds, 5000+ red stags roaming free, 600+ water buffalos”. Included in this hunt no limit score ,Usable during rut season , Min 1 pax, max 6 paxs, Lodging, meals, drinks (alcoholic and non). Not Included in the hunt gun rental ($350) per hunter, License ($500) per hunter, flights to LUQ, airport to lodge transfer($300), bullets($150) tips for guides and staff. You can also add games to this hunt, 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 (1 X 1), lodging, meals, airport pick-up and return to Johannesburg. Also included are trophy fees for 1 Buff Cow. Bird hunting can be added; ammo extra. Additional hunter at $350/day. 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: 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). Hunt can be upgrade to Estate Stag. This herd was started over 50 years ago. Your chance to take a Safari Club record book trophy estate stag at a fraction of the cost of what it would cost in other parts of the world. 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. Cost list for added game is on the website. For more information on this hunt go to the website: www.internationaladventures.us

Live Auction Item #24

24. Brian Frisone – wine tasting DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Live Auction Item #25

25. Dan Jennings Taxidermy Kudu shoulder mount ADDITIONAL DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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 and 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 

 

 

 

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

For further information about the 2023 Annual Sportsman\\\\'s Banquet, including the full program of events, please click on the button below to access the Fundraiser page:

Fundraiser Information

 

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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.