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1.             Swamp Booger – everyone needs one of these to keep the evil spirits away – what a conversation piece. 


2.             Sluggo’s Charter Service is donating a Perch Fishing trip on Lake Erie for up to six (6) fishermen. This is a 6 ½ hour charter with lunch served aboard. Departure point is Port Clinton. Fishing can be upgraded to include Walleye. Contact Captain Eddie Bowling at 216-524-9061 or . Trip must be taken in 2013.   


3.            Big Game Hunt in Argentina at the Quebrachal Hunting Ranch, Santiago del Estero is donated by F. J. Lanus. Hunt is for two (2) hunters for seven (7) days and includes a goat, a ram and a multi-horn sheep for each hunter. You will stay in a six bedroom lodge that includes all meals, laundry service, local beer, field prep of trophies and delivery to shipper. Arrival point is Santiago del Estero Airport. Hunt can be upgraded to include more days and up to fifteen different species, see outfitters standard price list. Outfitter’s value is $12,120.00, for information email


4.            First Key Item of the evening, A Southwest Ohio SCI Silver coin and Key # 1.  There are five keys sold tonight and the one key that opens the gun case will take home a Magnum Research .17 cal. Semi-auto rifle.


5.          Giclee by Chris Walden. Chris needs no introduction; he has been a good friend to wildlife, conservation and our Safari Club, see


6.          BRIARWOOD SPORTING CLUB WHITETAIL HUNT FOR TWO HUNTERS: Our friends at Briarwood in Bellefontaine, Ohio have generously donated a 3-day hunt for two Northeastern Whitetail Deer. They have spent several years compiling the industry’s best genetics to provide their clients with the largest whitetails in North America. Included are lodging, meals, beverages, guide, transportation of trophies to local meat processor/taxidermist, daily fees for 2 hunters ($2,000 value) and a $2,000 credit toward the harvest of two trophy whitetails. Trophy fees start at $4,000 for up to 160” whitetail (up to 170 $5000, 180 $6000, 190 $8000, 200 $10,000 and bucks over 200start at $12,000). Method of take is hunter’s choice. Hunter has option to upgrade and/or harvest additional animals. Additional hunters can book at a 10% discount from current price list. Briarwood is located 45 minutes Northeast of Dayton, Ohio. Hunt to be taken September 29- December 19, 2013, or 2014. Taxidermy/shipping of trophy and gratuities are not included but can be arranged. While hunting at Briarwood, you will also have access to Ohio's best fishing. Try your luck in one of 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.    Donor Value: $4,000.00


7.          AR Hunting Consultant is offering a five (5) day trip with three (3) days hunting for two (2) hunters on a 2x1 basis to hunt two (2) lioness and two (2) blue wildebeest, one each hunter. Hunt takes place in South Africa and includes full lodge accommodations. Discounted trophy fees for lioness ($3,700.00) and wildebeest ($1,000.00) are not included. Hunt can be upgraded to include other plains game and additional days at standard rates. Information: or


8.          Two Premier Seat Tickets to the Cincinnati Reds. You get two tickets to the game of your choice (some games already spoken for) in Section 127, Row U donated by Adam Bleile, of Bleile, Witte & Lape Attorneys at Law. In these seats you are close enough to the Red’s on deck circle that you can hear the players talk and see them sweat. 


9.           Gerstner and Sons have been producing special hardwood chests for over 100 years.  They are recognized as “the finest tool chests made in America.” This one of a kind Safari Chest is hand crafted of quarter-sawn oak and has a hand rubbed lacquer finish. Each drawer is hand fitted and held together by tongue and groove joinery. The hardware on the cabinet is designed not only for beauty but for a lifetime of protection. We are proud to have this Safari Chest available here today.       



10.      Whitetail Deer Hunt in Hart Michigan at Twin Creek Ranch. Two and a half (2 ½) day hunt for one (1) hunter and one (1) non-hunter with our very own Mike Murtland on his Grandma’s Twin Creek Ranch for a mature 130” class whitetail management buck. Twin Creek Ranch is a 300 acre family owned high fenced whitetail hunting property. Mike will be your guide with meals and two nights lodging at the ranch house. Purchase of hunting license is not required. Hunt must be taken between late September and the end of December 2013. Contact Mike for additional details at


11.      Get these fine Salt and Pepper Shakers with Key # 2.


12.      Erie Gator Charters, Dave Gardner and Dave Eggerding are chapter members and have donated a one (1) day Lake Erie fishing trip (walleye and/or perch) for 4 people, including bait, tackle, and one (1) night lodging. Trip to be taken in 2013. Contact Dave 513-389-3171


13.      An original hand painted ceramic bowl and pitcher by internationally acclaimed and award winning artist Simone Wright. Simone has galleries in California, Arizona, Wyoming, Oregon, Florida, New York, and Canada and exhibits annually at the SCI National Convention. Check out some of her work at


14.       Kentucky Trophy Bucks has donated a four (4) day whitetail deer hunt for two (2) hunters on 7,000 acres in Christian County, Ky. in 2013. Choice of hunts - Velvet archery (Oct. 10, 11, 12, 13), crossbow (Oct. 10, 11) or muzzle loader (Oct. 12, 13) or Rut Bow (Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29). Hunt includes lodging, meals and guides. Hunt must be taken in 2013 and can be upgraded to modern rifle for an additional $800.00. Out of State license cost $190.00. Contact Chuck Stevens at 770-262-1374 or -   


15.        Dave’s Open Water Duck Hunting Guide Service - Waterfowl hunt on Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay for four (4) hunters for one (1) day. Hunt to be taken on an agreed date in the 2013/2014 waterfowl season. Contact Mr. Demeter at 419-797-7455 or Dave Izor for additional information.


16.        This Big John Bear goes with gun Key # 3


17.        Leaf and Debris Gutter System. This system is guaranteed to never clog or pull away. This donation is for 100 lineal feet with 3”x4” downspouts, value up to $4,000.00. See this product on line at We thank Clean Slate and Jeff McIntire for this donation.


18.       Hand Painted Turkey Feather. The Canadian geese on this feather were hand painted by Ryan M Beeson of Riverside, Iowa.


19.       Let’s return to South Africa with Africa Maximum Safaris. This donation is for two (2) hunters and two (2) observers for five (5) days hunting in the Northwest Providence. The donation includes one (1) Blue Wildebeest, one (1) Blesbok, and one (1) Impala to be shared by the hunters. Hunt can be upgraded to include lioness at a discounted price of $6000.00 and/or a caracal hunt over dogs for $1000.00. This hunt is available in 2013 or 2014. Arrival (Johannesburg) and departure days are excluded and charged at $200.00 per day per person. Contact Jacques Senekal or website


20.         QUALITY MICHIGAN WHITETAIL DEER HUNT:  Whitehouse Whitetails has donated a 2 day hunt, 1 hunter and 1 observer for a 160” management buck on their expansive properties outside Ravenna, Michigan.  (20 miles N.W. of Grand Rapids and approx. 340 miles from Cincinnati)  Includes:  hearty meals and 2 night comfortable lodging with private bath, and field prep of trophy.   They have reasonably priced meat processing also available on site.   Hunter’s choice:  Bow or gun. Hunt to be taken Sept. 15th through Jan. 15th, 2013 or 2014, and can be upgraded to include turkey, Elk or Trophy deer.  Additional hunter(s) are welcome at $3850.00 each and observer(s) at $350.00 each.   No other license or fees are required.   Whitehouse Whitetail offers some of the finest deer hunting in Michigan, and because of their extensive experience in the business of “growing BIG bucks”, they’ve become one of the leaders in their industry, assisting and supplying hunting reserves throughout North America with all aspects of assistance from managerial expertise to breeder stock.  If you’re ready for that real “shooter”, this is the place. Gratuities, taxidermy work and transportation to our location are not included.   Please visit Pete and his staff at their booth this evening.  Also, checkout their impressive website at:


21.        Photo Safari -Again this year we have a photo safari in South Africa Zululand. This package includes six (6) days and nights for two (2) people to stay at the Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge on a full room and board basis. Includes two (2) game viewings per day and is valid for 2013 and 2014. The successful bidder may purchase a second safari at the same cost (four people for twice the bid).

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22.        Kayak Trip at Caesar Creek – our own Bill Cacciolfi of New World Explorations has donated a four (4) person guided kayak-photo trip to explore the inlets and blue waters of Caesar Creek State Park. This trip includes lunch and all the equipment you need including waterproof cases for your camera. You will come away with a new appreciation of Caesar Creek and the wildlife that inhabits this charming ecosystem on this half day trip.


23.        Handmade knife by Bill Johnson, Bill Johnson Knife Makers Guild. Hope everyone had a chance to visit with Bill tonight.


24.       Check out this Safari Club International Afghan by artist Linda Bittner. Be one of the first individuals to own and display this beautiful custom designed afghan for our Chapter. We would like to thank Linda for her continued support.


25.        A Dove hunt in Cordoba, Argentina is donated by Sporting Adventures International. A four (4) person – three (3) full days dove hunting trip to the finest dove hunting area in the world. There are 50 million doves in the Cordoba Valley that never migrate, so the season is always open. The accommodations are world class and the staff is the best in the business. Hunt value $11,000.00.  Contact Jacob Wallace, 864-809-3166 or


26.         Red Deer Stag Hunt at MeadowCrest Farms in Ripley, Ohio - Past President Jerry Stohlman has offered a two (2) day one (1) night hunt for a bronze medal Red Stag for the fall of 2013. Hunt includes overnight stay, meals, guide, field prep, horns, meat, and hide. Hunt can be upgraded to include additional animals for the cost of the trophy fee. Jerry is the funniest and most accommodating individual you will ever hunt with; contact him at 937-392-4330.


27.        We are running out of keys but you get this Tin Thermometer with Key # 4


28.        Bronze/Copper Weather Vane featuring a beautiful Turkey that will adorn any house, barn or garage.


29.        Ladies get your bid card ready and bid on this elegant Gold Ring. This stunning one of a kind 14 karat yellow gold dome ring has .40 karat diamonds with etched gold. It comes from Schwartz Jewelers, a family owned, North College Hill Jeweler that has been in business for over 73 years.


30.        Namibia Safari Corporation has donated a seven (7) day safari for two (2) hunters in Namibia. Hunt includes two (2) mountain zebra and two (2) springbuck. Includes meals, soft drinks, accommodations, daily laundry service, one (1) PH and staff, field prep of trophies and permits. Hunt can be upgraded for extra days and/or trophies per his standard list. Contact Jaco more information or  - donation value $7,200.00.



31.       Choice of Print by Chris Walden. Something new tonight – we have three limited edition prints by Chris Walden - the winning bidder gets their choice of the three prints offered – the other two prints go back home with Chris. So, if you see one you like now is time to bid.


32.        Moose Country Adventures – Hunt moose on the Great Northern Peninsula on the Island of Newfoundland, Canada with Moose Country adventures. This is a six (6) day hunt for one hunter and includes accommodations, meals, guide service, transportation to and from camps. Several of our members have taken this hunt – contact  John Schlake,  or Tom Thomas.


33.        Paul Richter of Shawnee Ridge, Stout, Ohio is donating a boar, sheep or goat hunt at Shawnee Ridge and includes the trophy fee for one animal and a shoulder mount. Hunt must be taken before the end of 2013.


34.        Every home bar needs at least one Neon Light – now is your chance to get an authentic “Busch” neon light that hung in Century Inn (and is at least 25 years old) and is donated by Ken Anton.


35.       Pearl Necklace Hope all you ladies had a chance to look at this beautiful two strand necklace.


36.       Horseshoe Hill Outfitters offers a five (5) day black bear hunt over bait in Longlac, Ontario. Lodging (six rustic cabins), meals, transportation in the field, and guide is provided. Hunt between Aug. 15th and Sept. 10th 2013 or 2014.Successful bidder must bring a full paying customer with him at $2,500.00. License not included ($250.00). Unlimited fishing while in camp is included. For information –  or


37.       Limcroma safaris donates a ten (10) day plains game safari for one (1) hunter in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and includes trophy fee for Gemsbok and Impala. Hunt on 200,000 acres of privately owned concession. Safari includes daily rate for one (1) hunter, one (1) Gemsbok, one (1) Impala, all necessary staff, five-star chalet accommodations with wine, beer and local liquor. Additional information at Donation value $6,850.00.


38.  Belize Island Adventure  – a six (6) day five (5) night fishing, diving and vacation adventure for two (2). This amazing adventure will begin with a Sunday arrival in Punta Gorda, Belize. After an included Sunday night stay in Punta Gorda, Monday morning you are whisked away 35 miles off the coast to a tiny island paradise. This is an all inclusive package of lodging, meals, beer and local rum. Contact Drake Dawson 573-544-2041,





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