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The Chattanooga Area Safari Club International (SCI) will hold its annual fundraiser on February 6 at the Chattanooga Choo beginning at 5:00 PM. This annual event will feature the Chattanooga Area's largest conservation organization's largest auction.

The Chattanooga Area SCI chapter has won SCI's coveted "SCI Chapter of the Year" award for its outstanding work for the hunting community. The award will be presented to Chapter President, Bill Swan, in Reno this month at the Safari Club International's annual convention and hunter's exhibition. The organization represents more than 55,000 hunters worldwide.

At the local event, a Winchester Model 70 customized rifle with a 3x9 Leupold scope will be given to a new member or one who renews his/her membership prior to or at the event. Currently, the local chapter represents more than 100 members.

Tickets to the event are $55 may be purchased by calling Angie Green at 423 838 9114. Persons buying a sponsor table of 8 at $475 will receive a free 5 day fishing trip in Alaska complete with guides, food and lodging. All the person has to do is arrange transportation to the lodge. Everything else is covered with the exception of licenses and tips to the staff. To view the trip, go to http://www.mcdougalllodge.com/. The trip is a $2650 value!

COMPLETE LIST IF SCI AUCTION ITEMS

Christensen Arms Carbon Barreled .300 WSM custom rifle. This fantastic rifle is guaranteed to shoot ½” or less three shot groups at 100 yards. Christensen has an unconditional lifetime guarantee on this rifle and Bell and Carlson camo dipped stock. Graphite barrels are not affected by changes in temperature and provide a stiffer barrel and lighter weight. This rifle has several upgrades which include a $250 titanium muzzle brake, lighter stock, free floating barrel, and a tuned adjustable trigger, Christensen will be happy to make any additional upgrades requested at their normal pricing. Many thanks to Christensen Arms, www.christensenarms.com Value $2950

Kentucky Trophy Bucks two day youth turkey hunt for three kids and adults This is a two day father-son/daughter youth turkey hunt in Christensen County, Kentucky for three kids and a parent of each. The hunt will be held on the Kentucky Youth Turkey weekend. Last season saw all of the youths harvested a mature gobbler on opening morning. Gobblers are hunted on 5,000 acres and have been located prior to the arrival of the kids. Each of the parent/child groups will be placed in an area where gobblers are roosting. Because they haven't been called to, the birds are very susceptible to calling. Breakfast will consist of sweet rolls and cereal. Sandwiches will be provided for lunch and a full supper will be served. Guests will arrive the afternoon prior to opening morning and will depart after the evening hunt on the second day. This will be a semi-guided hunt with hunters being placed near roosting areas. Many thanks to Kentucky Trophy Bucks, Value $3000.

Southern Cross, SA 10-day Safari (8 Full Hunting Days) - For one hunter. The Safari can be extended beyond 10 days and any extra animals can be hunted. Plus: 1 Impala, 1 Springbuck, 1 Mountain Reedbuck, 1 Black Backed Jackal Area : Eastern Cape of South Africa Dates : Between March 1, 2010 and March 30, 2011 Trip Includes accommodations, professional hunter, licenses, field preparation of trophies, delivery to local taxidermist Not included: Transportation to and from airport ($650), additional trophies, taxidermy, Non hunters ($150/day) or additional hunters ($350/day) Thanks to Southern Cross Safaris, Chris Cawood http://www.southern-cross-safaris.co.za/ Value $ 7,692.00

Kido Safaris, SA 7day/6 night photographic safari for two persons Includes 6 nights accommodations, meals and one game drive per day for viewing wildlife. Available at an additional cost are day trips to Hluluew Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park, Mkuze Game Reserve, Ithala Game Reserve, Tiger fishing, big game fishing, boat trips at St Lucia, river boat cruises, Zulu Cultural Villages, horse riding, whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, golf excursions, turtle tours, curio shopping, night drives, health spa, transfers and airfares. Laundry, telephone and internet are also available at an extra cost. Additional couples may accompany at a cost of $2760. Thanks to Kido Safaris, www.kidosafaris.com value $3600

This Donation is a do it on your own 2- four person Alaskan fly in Alaskan Moose, float hunt setup by Kent, Kaiser of Alaskan Quest . Hunters will save thousands from an Alaskan guide who would charge $10,000 per hunter. They will get receive knowledge from start to finish in order to be successful, and will have knowledge of some of the best Alaskan rivers to hunt. Kent will assist in lining up the charter flight (approximately $1500), raft rental (approximately $800), giving you the information you need along with GPS co-ordinates on the river, assist with lining up provisions and everything else you need to be successful. Hunter success runs in excess of 80% if hunters float the river silently. Kent says that $3000 should outfit the trip including food for the hunters. www.alaskanquest.com Thanks to Kent Kaiser, Alaskan Quest, value $2450

Macedonia: Black Fallow Deer 6 day Hunt for one hunter and one non hunter Macedonia is an excellent place for hunters coming from the US because 12 different species of European and exotic big game can be hunted there. Besides the already famous Balkan Chamois, in our hunting ground hunters can hunt Kri Kri Ibex (the only place in the world where it can be hunted with the rifle), Alpine Ibex, Barbary sheep, Axis deer, Thar, excellent Muflon sheep and others as per list in attachment. Hunting is done From August 1 to March. This is a 6 days stay 5 days hunt for one hunter and one observer in our own hunting ground Lakavica, where we have an excellent five star hunting house and where almost all species can be hunted. The donation includes transport from the airport in Skoplje, 6 nights meal and lodging in our hunting house, assistance of a professional hunter-interpreter, rifle and ammunition, assistance of the local game keeper and first treatment of trophies. Thanks to HUNTEUROPE, http://www.huntineurope.com/us/ value $6790

Four Day BECEITE IBEX HUNT for one hunter and one non hunter Hunt: Beceite Ibex hunt for 1 hunter + 1 observer, during 4 days, for a Beceite Ibex. Thehunt can be upgraded with any of the following species, also available in Spain: Gredos Ibex, Southeastern Ibex, Ronda Ibex, Pyrenean & Cantabrian Chamois, Spanish RedStag, Fallow Deer, Mouflon Sheep & Aoudad. First Class accommodations, at a traditional country house located at the base of the hunting area. The meals are served at the dinning room and are excellent! Dates: October 15th – December 24th, 2010, as well as March 15th – May 31st, 2011 Trophy Fee included along with Pick-up at airport and transportation, round trip, from Barcelona to the lodge. Not included is a $300 hunting license and $624 VAT Donor: Bruno Rosich. Trophy Hunting Spain. www.trophyhuntingspain.com Bruno won the Outstanding International Professional Hunter of the Year in 2005 & 2010. Value $4160

Dunaway weekend for two persons two days and one night:

One round of sporting clays in the morning for two people and an afternoon of quail hunting at Dunaway Hunting and Fishing Club, Dunlap, Tennessee. The next day can be spent fishing in a furnished two man boat with a trolling motor. This includes one night’s lodging at the Dunaway Cabin which has two bedrooms and a hideaway bed. Agreeable dates in 2010 are to be arranged with Jim Thompson in advance.

Donated by Jim Thompson and Dunaway Hunting and Fishing Club, 100% donation, www.dunawayhuntfishclub.com, Value $750.00

Christensen Arms Carbon Barreled .375 H&H magnum custom rifle. This fantastic rifle is guaranteed to shoot ½” or less three shot groups at 100 yards. Christensen has an unconditional lifetime guarantee on this rifle and Bell and Carlson stock and will replace or repair at no cost to the owner. Graphite barrels are not affected by changes in temperature and provide a stiffer barrel and lighter weight. This rifle has several upgrades which include a $250 titanium muzzle brake, lighter stock, free floating barrel, and a tuned adjustable trigger, Christensen will be happy to make any additional upgrades requested at their normal pricing.

Many thanks to Christensen Arms, www.christensenarms.com, value $2950

Destin Florida Vacation, This package is for one week stay at Sandestin Resort. You will stay in a 3 bedroom 3 bath two story fully equipped town home. You can enjoy the beach, golf, shopping and dining at Baytown inside Sandestin resort. Relax on the patio beside tee box #6 of the Linkside Course also fishing in the many lakes out the backdoor and throughout the resort. Golf cart and Bicycle rental is available and all the mentioned amenities plus Grocery, Wine and Spirits, Orvis, Tommy Bahama etc. all can be accessed from the town home by golf cart. Imagine arrive and park you car in the private driveway, go to the beach, Pool, shop or out to eat from your rented cart (most of these mentioned activities have up front cart only parking) Condo Sleeps 8, Full Kitchen, Washer/Dryer. Don't forget to buy chances on the Custom Cart to be given away tonight!

Many thanks to Owen and Terri Smyth, Value $1800

Anuritay Adrenaline Ranch Argentina 10 day hunt for two hunters. This is a 20,000 acre ranch which has been hunted by many SCI members. In addition, Former President George W. Bush has experienced the excitement of hunting in Argentina at this five star ranch. Included are all guide fees, beverages fine Argentina wine, day rates for 10 days for two hunters and airport pickup and return. Some of the species that may be hunted are water buffalo, cougar, brocket deer, red stag, fallow deer, axis deer, Russian boar, mouflon, blackbuck and many types of sheep and goats. You will only pay trophy fees for those species you decide to harvest.

Many thanks to Anuritay Ranch, www.anuritay.com , value $8000

Legacy Sports Howa Youth Model 7mm-08 scoped rifle

THIS AUCTION IS FOR YOUTH UP TO AND INCLUDING 16 YEARS OF AGE TO BID. Parents, please let your children bid as high as they wish. This rifle comes with a second stock that can be replaced when the youth model stock becomes too small. Many thanks to Legacy Sports of Reno, www.legacysports.com, Value $850

Jeff Kennedy and Hannes Els of Limcroma Safaris 10 day Plains Game safari

This is donation is for 1 hunter in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and includes trophy fees for Gemsbok and Impala.

With nearly 200,000 acres of privately owned and closely managed hunting concessions, Limcroma Safaris operates first class safari adventures in the Limpopo Province--the premier hunting destination in South Africa. This exclusive 10 day plains game safari includes daily rates for 1 hunter, trophy fees for 1 Gemsbok and 1 Impala, licensed professional hunter, tracker, skinner, camp staff, and daily laundry service. Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine prepared in traditional South African fashion, wild game dishes, and beverages including fine South African wines, local beers, and liquor. Accommodations include luxurious native thatched five-star chalets with ensuite baths.

This is a 100% donation!

Many thanks to Jeff Kennedy and Limcroma Safaris, www.limcroma.com, Value $6850

Hunt Kansas Unlimited 5 ½ day archery whitetail deer hunt

This is a Kansas Archery hunt for one during either the 2010 or 2011 season. Hunt includes all meals, lodging and guide service. It does not include licenses. Hunt dates are October and November and are based on availability. Hunts are for 5 ½ days and begin Monday evening and end on Saturday noon. It can be upgraded to a rifle hunt or include additional hunters at extra cost.

Many thanks to Hunt Kansas Unlimited, www.kansas-unlimited.com, Value $2950

5 day trip hunt for 2 lionesses & 2 Blue Wilder beasts for 2 Hunters Kalahari region Northern Province South Africa. There is only one country in the world that offers lioness hunting, here is your chance. AR Hunting Consultant has generously donated to us in the past; this donation hunt includes all daily rates for a 5 day trip with 3 full hunting days for two hunters traveling together to this hunt, all meals, drinks, accommodations chalets, laundry, PH, vehicle, tracker, and skinners, basics field preparation of trophies & all licenses & permits required. This is a rifle hunt, with 375 minimum calibers; this donation is for two hunters going together. This hunt is conducted by tracking on foot on the Kalahari sand on a big private farm; the bush is thick and thorny, the cats are cunning & dangerous, there is no guarantee except that you only pay for what you shoot and injure. The two hunters will prove there marksmenship by harvesting the wildebeast first & then the lioness each. Also included is VAT tax for this donation. Not included are trophy fees for lionesses harvested or injured $3700 each, 1 per hunter; only with this donation you get this low price, & trophy fees for the blue wildebeast is $760 no substitutions, this is a “2010” donation; it can be taken in 2011 pending increase or decrease of prices. Also with this donation the two hunters can add plains game at low prices some fine trophy hunting. Add extra days for 2x1 is $250 each hunter per day, and $190 each non-hunter per day.

Plains game can be added available are: Duicker $372, Impala $415, blesbuck $515, white-blesbuck $543, red hartebeest $843, blue-wildebeest is $760, Black-Wildebeest $843, Gems buck $879, zebra $ 986, waterbuck $1272, Kudu $ 1272, Eland $1343. Also not included is taxidermy, shipping of trophies, collection and return to Johannesburg international Airport $190 per hunter, Upgrade to a male lion is available starting at $12,500 for a representative & up. Side tours for photographic safaris can be added $300 per person / day. There are no hidden costs with this donation. Seasons and Government permits and taxes are subject to change without notice and will apply to the hunters, all sales are final. Contact: 907-338-3629; e-mail: abed@gci.net www.ibexman.com; or www.Simbaman.com Complete Value 2x1: $ 14600

12 Day Marco polo sheep & Mid Asian ibex hunt for 1 hunter in Kyrgyzstan including 1 Marco Polo Ram & 1 Mid Asian Ibex. This hunt is for one hunter, guided as 1x1. It includes the trophy fees for one Marco polo sheep “Ovis Ammon Poli” and one Mid Asian ibex “Capra Sibirica Alaiana”. AR Hunting Consultant is donating a 12 day trip with 10 hunting days on an exclusively 100,000 hectors of one of the most highly populated regions in the world. The hunter should have no problem seeing many mature rams & ibex in this region. Most hunters are done in less than 5 days. This donation hunt also includes meet & greet & custom clearance VIP treat at the Bishkek international airport during arrival at the Bishkek international airport; and some assistance departure. All meals, complete & comfortable accommodations in mobile stationary trailers or hunting house, one interpreter, and all ground transportation during the hunt, by using mainly horses, and jeeps. The hunting in the hills & mountains every day is done on horses. Elevation is approximately 10,000 -12,000 Ft. The hunt could take place in one of two main camps, & possibly including many permanent spike camps. Not included: International travel, Hotels & meals before and after the hunt are not included the cost ranges from $60 to $150 per day. Entry visa $ 70 STC Subject to change. Also not included is the Kyrgyzstan government harvest CITES permit / tag for the Marco polo sheep & the permit for ibex & the staff fees, $26000 the fees are due prior to applying for the drawing permit. The permit fees & season dates are Subject to change by the government and will apply to the hunter. Observer rate is $200 per day with this donation only. There is no hidden cost in this donation. The Marco polo sheep requires a USA import CITES drawing permit from the USF&W. AR Hunting will assist you all the way. Split season is September October November & again January & February. The breeding season starts mid November. This hunt can be taken in 2010 / 2011 season, and can be extended beyond if needed accordingly pending drawing permits. All sales are final. All hunters must contact “AR hunting consultant” for preparation prior to travel and for any questions 1-907-338-3629. www.ibexman.com, E-mail: abed@gci.net A complete value including all hunt costs is $38,000

Kentucky Trophy Bucks four day, TWO PERSON Archery whitetail hunt Bidder will be bidding on a fully guided two person hunt for a Trophy Whitetail Deer. Included in the hunt will be meals, lodging, guides, field transportation and game care. This hunt will take place Sept.7, 8 ,9 ,10. Winning bidder and his guest will arrive around lunchtime (12-1 pm) and will get settled in and hunt the afternoon hunt on the 7th, all day 8, 9, and a morning hunt on the 10th. If winning bidder would like to bring additional guests, the cost per guest will be $1695.00. Additional days can be added to the hunt for $350.00 per day per person. If winning bidder would like to upgrade the hunt to a modern firearms hunt or muzzleloading hunt, this can be done for an additional $800.00 per person. Any non-hunters can be added for $150.00 per day. In addition we have a Fall Eastern Wild Turkey season in KY which is INCLUDED IN THE HUNT! Any hunter who would like to harvest an Eastern Gobbler with his bow may do so during the hunt with NO TROPHY FEE. Included are accommodations, experienced guides and lodging in our new lodge which was recently completed in 2009. It is a 3 bedroom, 2bath, 2 living areas, and has all the amenities (laundry facilities, cable). All meals are included as well. SCI members will enjoy southern cooked meals while they are in camp. All field transportation and game care is also included in the hunt package. Christian county is one of the top producing counties in the nation for P&Y entries. Most of these entries are coming from the Western KY portion of the state. Western KY is primarily cropland (corn/soybean) in rotation, hardwoods ridges and hardwood bottoms. Kentucky Trophy Bucks manages approx. 5000 ac. for trophy class bucks; our minimums are 125” with a bow and 140” with modern firearms (since 1999). Early season bow hunts are on travel corridors where bucks are still on summer time patterns, we generally catch them moving from thick bedding areas to food sources (crop fields, feeders).

Included in the hunt are accommodations, experienced guides and lodging in our new lodge recently completed in 2009 which has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 living areas with all the amenities (laundry facilities, cable) All meals are included as well. SCI members will enjoy southern cooked meals while in camp. All field transportation and game care is also included in the hunt package. NOT INCLUDED ARE TIPS AND KENTUCKY HUNTING LICENSE THAT CAN BE PURCHASED OVER THE COUNTER OR ONLINE AT A COST OF $165.

(SPECIAL NOTE: If any of your members are interested in harvesting a Trophy Class Eastern Gobbler I would be more than happy to provide them with a fully guided hunt 1 on 1 Eastern Gobbler hunt. Season open April 10 and ends May 8, 2010. Last year our success ratio was 80% on mature gobblers (turkeys weights in excess 22 pds., longbeards, good spur lengths). This will be a 3 day hunt which will include: meals, lodging, guides, trophy fees and 1 on 1 guides. Cost of these hunts for SCI members is $695.00 this is a discounted $300.00 from our normal rates for this hunt. I will need a minimum of 3 hunters to do this hunt.) Many thanks to Kentucky Trophy Bucks DONATION VALUE $3,600

Holland’s Long Rang Shooting School is donating a four day shooting school At Holland’s Long Range Shooting School in Oregon, you will receive exceptional instruction in the art of long range shooting. Holland’s advanced curriculum and proven training techniques consistently produce outstanding results in just four days of intensive shooting instruction. You will be trained under real world conditions, shooting from a b-pod, over a pack, logs and rock outcroppings! Students will learn to conquer uphill/downhill shooting, shooting across canyons wind doping , advanced ballistics, proper bolt manipulation, rapid targeting engagement, bullet selection, handloading techniques, range finding in case of laser failure and much more. Many thanks to Holland’s, www.hollandguns.com , Donation Value $1800

ALABAMA QUAIL HUNT:

This hunt is for two people. Each hunter is allowed to shoot 12 quail. License are included, as well as your birds being cleaned and packed to take home. Heavy Hors d’overs and bar will be included after the shoot.

Many thanks to Brent and Gina Blackmon- Crow Creek Hunting Preserve. 100% Donation, Hunting@CrowCreekHunting.com Value $575

Professional Hunter , Ricus de Villiers of White Lion Safaris has donated a 7 day trophy hunting safari in South Africa for 2 hunters . Included are $620 credit for trophy fees for each hunter on animals of their choice from over 30 species available. Also included ; transportation from and to the Kimberly ,South Africa airport and all during the safari .Licenses ,luxury accommodation and all meals are included as well as daily laundry service .A professional hunter , trackers and skinners will see to it that you find and take trophies of a lifetime and that they are properly prepared .This hunting safari can and should be upgraded to add more days , more hunters , non-hunters and trophy animals .This hunt may be taken in 2010 or 2011 .Not included are airfare , dip and pack , shipping of your trophies back to America and gratuities .

Master Taxidermist , Wm. Lloyd Johnson III of Master’s Wildlife Services in Washington , Georgia has donated $1,000 credit toward the final taxidermy bill for the full safari with a minimum of 10 shoulder mounts between the 2 hunters . Lloyd is the USA booking agent for White Lion Safaris and will assist you in the scheduling and planning of your trip even up to the placement of your finished trophies on your wall . Value, $7,840. www.whitelionsafaris.com

Description of Donation: Montana Fishing: Two full days of float fishing for two persons on the Big Hole or Jefferson River in a raft or drift boat with three nights lodging all meals and transportation included. Dates available are summer 2010 and June 15 to July 30 is best. This is a 2010 trip only guided two persons with one guide. Species available are: Trout: rainbows, brookies, browns, cutthroat and occasionally grayling and there are no trophy fees. This trip will be in Southwest Montana on the Big Hole or Jefferson River. We pick you up at Butte, MT airport, and you will stay at 6000 sq ft Lodge during trip. You will have your own bedroom and shared family room, all meals are family style. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR Transportation to: Butte, Montana, Fishing license cost about $50.00 per person, and may be purchased on arrival. There is no permit drawing or lottery required. You can bring your own rods or we can furnish them ($8.00 per rod per day). You can use our tackle and just pay for lost tackle or bring your own. Gratuities and alcoholic beverages are additional. TRIP MAY BE UPGRADED: at buyer’s expense, to include: additional days of fishing or horseback riding can be arranged (this includes all meals and lodging for two) at a cost of $450 total for the two. Horseback riding is an additional $40-$125. Additional non fishing guests may stay at the lodge for $125 per day (this includes all meals and lodging).Many thanks to John and Sherry Cargill of Iron Wheel Guest Ranch, www.ironwheel.com, value $1295

This is a 2 day Ohio Whitetail Deer Hunt in 2010 at Starkey Hollow Whitetails for a hunter's choice of a buck up to 149. We are a new operation with 2010 being our inaugural year. The area is approximately 150 acres of rolling hills and valleys with bucks of all sizes. The hunt includes food and lodging. Your stay will be in a newly constructed 5 bedroom 3000 sq ft hill top lodge with features to add to your overall enjoyment. You will be one of the first hunters to visit Starkey Hollow Whitetails. Many thanks to Starkey Hollow Whitetails, Value $3500.

This is an Alaskan ten day float hunt for brown bear in predator control unit 16b. Upon landing at the upper reaches of the glacial river we will begin our float out, stopping to hunt the confluences of the clear water tributaries. We will be using vantage points and natural cover ground blinds as hunting methods. Black Bear and wolf are also available on this hunt. Air charter is $800, and a second brown bear can be taken for a trophy fee of 4000.00 plus the cost of the second tag. Tags are 500.00 each and license is 85.00. Many thanks to Wesley Davis of Palmer, Alaska, for this awesome donation, Value $14,500

Primitive Power, Rhino & Warthog 21x36 bronze by Lorenzo Gihglieri, www.mpi100.com, Value $35,000

Last Glance, 26x18 Elk Bronze by Lorenzo Gihglieri, www.mpi100.com , Value $12,800

Kentucky Trophy Bucks 3 day hunt for three kids!This is a two day father-son/daughter youth turkey hunt in Christensen County, Kentucky for three kids and a parent of each. The hunt will be held on the Kentucky Youth Turkey weekend which is April 3 and 4. Hunters will arrive on Friday April 2 and depart after the hunt on the 4th. Last season saw all of the youths harvested a mature gobbler on opening morning. Gobblers are hunted on 5,000 acres and have been located prior to the arrival of the kids. Each of the parent/child groups will be placed in an area where gobblers are roosting. Because they haven't been called to, the birds are very susceptible to calling. This hunt includes lodging and meals; guides can be provided for $100 per day. Guests will arrive the afternoon prior to opening morning and will depart after the evening hunt on the second day. This will be a semi-guided hunt with hunters being placed near roosting areas.

This is a dutch auction. We will sell one hunt and offer the other two at the winning bidder price

Total Value $3000.

Cantankerous, Brown Bear Bronze by Lorenzo Gihglieri, www.mpi100.com, $14,900

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