Safari Club Gears Up For Outdoor Show

Read Impressive List of Auction Items

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The Chattanooga-area chapter of the Safari Club International is gearing up for an outdoor show and banquet at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center on February 5th.

The show begins at 11:00 AM and runs all day with a reception starting at 5:00 pm -- dinner and auction to follow.

Organizer Billy Swan III says, "we will have outfitters from all over the world as well as Polaris, Kelly Cadillac, Dicks Sporting Goods and others exhibiting and selling or booking hunts. Some of the hunts are bear for two in Canada, trophy mule deer, Mexico duck and dove, Costa Rica fishing with airfare, Africa photo safari for two, Polaris ranger 2005 model, Arctic Cat 400 4x4 4-wheeler, full length ladies mink, an Alabama deer hunt, a South Dakota deer, turkey and Canada whitetail hunts.

"Our goal is to have something for everyone and everyone's budget, also $5 and $10 raffle items and games," said Swan.

Representatives from many of the hunts being offered will be on hand to discuss the hunts first-hand.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and $25 for youngsters 16 and under. Corporate tables are available for $350 (8 seats reserved prime seating). Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 423-635-2582.

Swan said, "keep in mind, most all of the money raised stays here in town. In the last 18 months we've purchased three mechanical deer for TWRA law enforcement officers. We feel this is the best event of its kind in the area."

SCI 2004 Live Auction Items

1. Costa Rica Original Oil Painting on canvas. Purchased in 2004 on our trip to Roy’s Zancudo Lodge.
Chattanooga Chapter Safari Club Value $350.00

9. Five piece place setting for eight people with genuine India Stag handles.
High Country Arts Value $975.00

3. 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 2005 are to be arranged with Jim Thompson in advance. Value $750.00
Donated By Jim Thompson

4. Eight genuine India stag handled steak knives. Value $225.00
High Country Arts

5. Large framed elk print donated by Dexter White.
Value $300.00

6.White Oak Plantation Family Archery hunt:
This hunt is for a hunter and up to three non hunters (husband, wife and two children) for the October 28-31, 2005 weekend. On this hunt there will be other children and wives in attendance. Includes all lodging, meals, guides, trophy preparation for the taxidermist, cutting and packaging of meat, and maid service for room. Not included are tips and the license costs.
Donated By Bill and Vicki Swan and White Oak Plantation

7. Argentina Dove Hunt: This is a 3 day hunt for two people. This hunt can be scheduled in 2005 or 2006, and can be upgraded to include duck and/or pigeon shooting.
This package includes: License, gun permits, bird boy tips, 2,500 rounds of 12 or 20 gauge shotgun shells, meals, lodging, open bar and all ground transportation.
Normal cost for this package is $3,810.00 Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures & Paco Riestra

2. ALUMINUM STRONG CASE
two gun gun case with recessed locks and wheels
Value $350.00

48. Whitetail deer in the woods framed print.
Value $275.00

8. Montana Brown & Rainbow Trout Fishing, trip for two: This 3 nights and 2 full days fishing trip takes place on the Bighorn River. All meals, lodging, guides and equipment are furnished. This is a perfect couples, friends or family get-a-way.
Normal cost for this package is $1,400.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Dave & Patti Schaff - Two Leggins Outfitters

50. Namibia Africa Safari: This is a 7 day safari for one hunter and one non-hunting guest. Trophy fees for Kudu, Gemsbuck and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra are included. This Safari must be scheduled between May and October 2005.
Normal cost for this package is $4,600.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures & George Deloch Safaris

49. South Dakota Wild Pheasant Hunt: 2 people will enjoy 3 fabulous days of wild pheasant, grouse, and prairie chicken shooting with Scott Matthews Bad River Birds on his one hundred year old family owned ranch. Luxury accommodations and meals will be provided at the newly reconstructed lodge. A 3 story barn that includes a commercial kitchen , ten guest rooms, each with two queen beds or one king size bed and private in-suite bathroom and shower, an upstairs game room with bar ,pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV, and more. All meals, lodging, guides, dogs, bar, bird cleaning, freezing, packing, and airport transfers are included. Normal cost for this package is $3,200.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Scott Matthews - Bad River Birds & Bucks

47. New Zealand Gold Medal Red Stag Hunt and Shoulder Mount: This is a 3 day huntfor one hunter and one non-hunting guest. This hunt can be up-graded to include: Tahr, Elk, Chamois, Fallow Deer, Wild Boar, Duck Hunting or Trout Fishing. Hunt will be scheduled for the 2005 season, April – July. Normal cost for this package is $5,275.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, Alex & Cheryl Monahan, Doughboy Safaris

24. Saskatchewan Black Bear Hunt: This is a 6 day hunt for 2 people. Hunt will be conducted in May 2005. Hunters can choose to hunt with bow or gun.
Normal cost for this package is $3,600.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, John Woulfe and Sons Outfitting

10. Utah Mountain Lion Hunt: This is a 7 day hunt for one person. The hunt will take place in the 2005 – 2006 season. If you fail to harvest a mature lion on your first hunt, you will be allowed to return on a free hunt.
Normal cost for this package is $3,300.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, Kim & Suzanne Payne – Rim Rock Outfitters.

13. Alaska World Class Salmon, Trout, Grayling and Pike Fishing on the Alaska Peninsula: This 7 day trip is for one person at the famous Alagnak River Lodge. All meals, lodging, guides, tackle, fish cleaning and freezing for your trip home are included. You will be responsible for a $300.00 round trip float plane charter from King Salmon to the lodge, your fishing license and staff tips.
Normal cost for this package is $3,700.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Charlie Summerville – Alaska Trophy Adventures

11. Medjet Assist:
This is a 1 year family membership that covers you, your spouse and up to 5 dependent children under 19 years of age or up to 23 if a full-time student. Medjet Assist is a must for any person or family that travels. If you’re unexpectedly hospitalized more than 150 miles from home (anywhere in the world) Medjet Assist will transport you to the hospital of your choice.
Normal cost for this package is $285.00
Donated by Phillip R. Morris, Executive Vice President – Medjet Assist www.medjetassist.com /hixon

43. Waren 2000 Pound Winch: This winch is a perfect addition to your ATV, tractor or boat.
Value $429.00.
Donated by Rusty & Nina Megois - www.rustysoffroad.com

11. Custom Rifle: Choose the caliber of your choice and R.L. Matthews Customs Guns Ltd. will build it just to fit you.
Value $2,600.00
Donated by R.L. Matthews Guns, Ltd.

23. Office Procedure by Robin Barnett, MD: This is an auction for your choice of Spider vein removal or a vasectomy.
Value $850.00
Donated by Dr Robin Barnett

33. Full length Ladies Mink Coat with fox color and sleeves complete with gloves. This is an awesome full length Ladies mint coat which can be exchanged for the proper size if this one does not fit.
Value $6,000.00
Donated by Henig Furs, Gunbarrel Rd

14. Men’s Mid length Coyote jacket. This is a super jacket which can be exchanged or upgraded.
Value $1200.00
Donated by Henig Furs, Gunbarrel Rd

12. South Dakota Merriam’s Turkey Hunt: This 3-day hunt will be conducted in May 2005 or 2006. Meals, lodging, and guides are included. A second bird may be harvested for $250.
Value $1,000.00
Donated by Wes Hixon Outdoors and Gary and Bambi Palmer at Deep Creek Outfitters in Faith, SD.

50. CUSTOM MADE GENUINE IVORY HANDLED CUSTOM KNIFE BY MIKE PRATER.
Value $550
Donated by Mike Prater

22. COSTA RICA DREAM TRIP FOR TWO:
All you need is your passports, beach clothes, boat shoes, sunscreen, camera and the mood to party!!
This is a 5 day trip for one fishing quest and one non-fishing guest. Join Wes and 24 others departing Chattanooga on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 and returning Sunday February 20, 2005. This trip includes “Two Round Trip Airline Tickets on Delta” non stop from Atlanta to San Jose, two seats on the group’s private round trip shuttle from Chattanooga to Atlanta, world class bill fishing, beautiful accommodations, meals, lodging, open bar, private beach, swimming pool, and much more at “Roy Zancudo’s Lodge”!!
Normal cost for this package is $3,900.00 plus the airfare of $450 per person. Donated by Wes Hixon’s, Roy Zancudo’s lodge and your Chattanooga Chapter S.C.I. Board of Directors. ** Please Note the non-fishing guest can up-grade to a fishing guest for the additional cost of $ 1,610.00 **

39. SASKATCHEWAN ELK HUNT:
This is a 3 day Trophy Elk hunt. The winning bidder will be guaranteed the opportunity to shoot a Bull Elk that score between 320 and 345 S.C.I. points. This trip includes: meals, lodging, guides, field care, and skinning of trophy, your non-resident hunting license, and round trip air transfers from Saskatoon to camp. Additional hunters can accompany the purchaser of this trip at normal cost. Non-hunting guest can accompany the purchaser for $ 150.00 per day. This hunt must be scheduled between September 1 and November 1, 2005
Value $4,600.00
Donated by Keith Larson, Northern Wildlife Ventures. .

26. SOUTH TEXAS WHITETAIL DEER:
This is a 3 day hunt for “Two Hunters” Each hunter will be allowed to take a buck that scores up to 139 S.C.I. points. Hunt includes: meals, lodging, guides, field care and skinning of trophies and airport transfers from San Antonio. This hunt must be scheduled between November 5, 2005 and January 15, 2006. This is a prefect father and son or daughter, or husband and wife, ladies or men’s hunt.
Value $5,600.00.
Donated by Wes Hixon Outdoors Adventures and Klint Graff, South Texas Outfitters.

44. WHITETAIL DEER MOUNT:
This shoulder mount is donated by Stan Gross Taxidermy. Stan is a member of this chapter and a “World Class Taxidermist”.
Value $ 550.00

15. 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. Normal cost for this package is $ 525.00. Donated by Brent and Gina Blackmon- Crow Creek Hunting Preserve.

37. WYOMING TROPHY WHITETAIL OR MULEDEER HUNT:
This is a 4 day hunt must be scheduled in the fall of the 2005 season. This 4 day hunt can be purchased by a bow or gun hunter. The hunt will be guided by Dave Nelson and conducted on his private ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming. Your non-resident hunting license will allow you to take a whitetail or muledeer. License must be applied for by March 15, 2005.
Value $ 3,500.00
Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, Dave and Jan Nelson’s Outfitting.

28. SASKATCHEWAN TROPHY WHITETAIL DEER HUNT:
This 6 day hunt takes place at Clarke Lake Lodge with Richard and Ramona Fargo. During the November 2005 season. Bill Swan purchased this hunt last year and killed a buck that scored 164 B &C points. Normal cost for this package is $ 3,600.00. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, Richard and Ramona Farago’s Clearwater Adventures.

29. ALBERTA CANADA GOOSE, DUCK, AND GROUSE HUNT:
This is a 3 day hunt for 4 hunters. That is correct, 4 lucky bidders will travel to Northern Alberta during September 2005 and enjoy a fantastic wingshooting trip. Allowing each hunter to shoot 8 geese, 8 ducks, and 10 grouse daily. Meals, lodging, guides, airport transfers and more are included. Normal cost is $5,400.00.Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, and Larry Smith’s Bear Canyon Outfitting

20. SOUTH AFRICA BIG 5 PHOTOGRAPHIC & HUNTING SAFARI:
Without a doubt this is a dream trip for any couple or two friends who want to share an unforgettable experience in South Africa. It includes 8 nights lodging and 7 days sightseeing and hunting, airport reception, all ground transportation, private guides and professional hunters, government hunting license, daily laundry service. The finest in South African table wines, fresh water fishing, sporting clays, day trips to Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, cultural villagers and more topped off by 2 fantastic nights at the world renowned “ Idube Game Lodge” in the famous Sabi Game Reserve, offering the ultimate opportunity to view and photograph African Big Five : Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, and more…. From open land rovers. ** Please note** Additional days can be added to this package as well as a trip to Victoria Falls or Cape Town. Normal cost for this package is $ 6,450.00. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures, Matthew Greeff Safaris, Matthew and Sylvia Greeff.

40. Museum Quality Whitetail Shoulder Mount. Donated by Byron Smith who does all the decoy deer for the state wildlife agencies across the country.
Conservation Decoy Co, Byron Smith
Value $350.00

21. SPORTING CLAYS AND SPA TREATMENT FROM BARNSLEY GARDENS. Straight from the pages of a classic novel comes Barnsley Gardens Resort. Opened in July 1999, this luxurious new resort nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is owned by a German Prince and Princess and has a history filled with love, loss, and myths. With stunning 19th – century ruins that beg to be explored and 160-year-old formal gardens filled with a variety of flowers, Barnsley Gardens Resort offers guests a beautiful and unique setting. Little Wonder Town & Country named the inn one of “America’s Three Favorite Country Inns”.
Your stay becomes reality with:
One-night in a luxurious Cottage Suite
Breakfast for two in the Woodlands Grill
A round of Sporting Clays for two – includes 100 targets, cartridges & shotguns
Spa treatment for the spouse
Value- $600.00
Donated by Bob and Sue Greving and Barnsley Gardens

17. Five Day, Four night Raft trip for two people down the Salmon River, the river of no return for the 2005 season. This includes all guides, rafts food. Not good for the 7/28/05 or 8/005 trips.
Value $2750.00
Donated by Action Whitewater Adventures.

45. 2005 Polaris Ranger ATV. This is a brand new 4X4 unit donated by Polaris Victory of Chattanooga and Polaris. Value $10,950.

19. Deluxe box of 25 Montecristo Habana cigars and Chattanooga Chapter Safari Club engraved humidor.
Value $550.00

27. Use of the UnumProvident Chattanooga Lookouts Skybox for one game. UnumProvident has donated the corporate sky box for an available Lookouts game. The winner will need to contact the company represenatitve to arrange the date available. This includes 24 individual tickets for use in the company sky box located right behind home plate. Catering is available from the Lookouts but will be the responsibility of the winning bidder.
Value $350.00

16.GENUINE BURGANDY SAFARI CLUB LEATHER DESK CHAIR.
Donated by Chattanooga Chapter Safari Club
Value $450.00

18. COMBINATION DOVE & DOVE HUNTING 4 IGHTS AND 3 DAYS. This is a donation for 1 hunter for the Gabino`s Yaqui Valley Hunting Obregon Operation.
HUNTING SEASON: EARLY NOVEMBER 2005 THRU EARLY MARCH 2006
(This donation trip needs to be taken this season)
Services included:
Mexican hunting license, Gun permit in case of bringing your own shotguns, (now with the new Mexican government facilities for bringing your own guns to Mexico, we strongly suggest you bring your own at no extra cost), or you can use our own club shotguns. Twice-daily guided hunting, accommodations and three meals per day, soft drinks and beer in the field, cocktail hour including international and national drinks, cleaning and packing of game, and all ground transportation in town and to the field & all the amenities of a first class operation.
Not included:
Air transportation to and from Ciudad Obregon and or Guaymas Airport, ice chest, shells for dove & duck, extra day of hunting, non hunter, extra night, house hold tips, tips for lodge manager, bartender, hunting guides & bird boys.
DONATED BY OWNER & OPERATOR OUTFITTER FRANK RUIZ.
Value of the trip …$2,650.00

35. MEXICO EAST COAST WHITEWING DOVE SHOOT
WEEKEND OR WEEKDAY PACKAGE
4 days & 3 days or 4 days & 4 nights with six full whitewing dove hunts
HUNTING SEASON: MIDDLE AUGUST THRU MIDDLE OCTOBER, 2005
(This donation trip needs to be taken this season)
Services included: All meals and appetizer at the lodge, open bar, soft drinks & beer in the field, professional/ bilingual guides on all hunts, transportation to and from the fields in private vans, transportation to and from Valley International Airport in Harlingen, TX, Mexican Hunting License and Visa, game cleaning and packaging for return to the States, lodging.
Not included:
Gun Permit, Air transportation, ice chest, shells, house hold tips, tips for lodge manager, bartender, hunting guides & bird boys.
DONATED BY OWNER & OPERATOR OUTFITTER FRANK RUIZ.
Value of the trip $1,995.00


30.TROPHY BASS FISHING TRIP at famous Lake Baccarrac,
4 nights & 3 full days of bass fishing. It is not unusual to catch a 10+ largemouth this time of the year!
FISHING SEASON: MARCH,APRIL & MAY, 2005
(This donation trip needs to be taken this season)
Included: Airport picked up at Los Mochis airport, all ground transportation, room & board , fishing license, beer soft drinks & margarita, two fishing session daily with guide & boat, and all the amenities of the first class operation.
Not Included: House hold tips, fishing guide tip, rods & tackle, hard liquor (bring your own liquor and we will furnish the set up).
DONATED BY OWNER & OPERATOR OUTFITTER FRANK RUIZ.
Value of the trip ……$1,695.00

34 .Framed Black Bear limited edition print. Framed Black Bear limited edition print “Mighty Intruder”
Value $350.00

41. 1X1 Guided Coues Deer hunt in famous Hermosillo, Mexico
HUNTING SEASON: DECEMBER 2005
(This donation trip needs to be taken this season)
Included: Airport reception and round trip transfer to hunting ranch, lodging and meals in our Ranch Club House, Cold Beer and soft drinks plus good national wines, capping and skinning of all your trophies, vehicle transportation in the field.
Non Included: hunting and gun permits fee, consular letter fees, full size skinning, we may also ship trophies to a taxidermist of your choice at your own expense, tips, if necessary we will be happy to make hotel reservations before and after your hunt, but are nor responsible for the quality of these third party services
DONATED BY OWNER & OPERATOR OUTFITTER FRANK RUIZ (GABINO`S FISHING, EAST & WEST COAST) & OSCAR MOLINA, OWNER & OPERATOR. (SAN JOSE TROPHY HUNTS)
Value of the trip …$3,500.00

25. THE BLYND
Two man shooting house
Donated by Donald Bohanon
Value $750.00

31. ALASKA GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT:
This is a 10 day hunt for one hunter. Hunt dates are June 5 through June 14, 2005. Many of our members have hunted with Kirk & Gennie Ellis during the past several years. The hunt will be conducted from their home base in Nebesna. Normal cost for this package is $ 8,500.00. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Kirk Ellis Big Game Guides.

38. NEW FOUNDLAND CANADA WOODLAND CARIBOU HUNT:
This is a 6 day hunt for one hunter. The hunt will be scheduled during the September, October 2005 hunting season. The hunt will be conducted in Wayne Holloway’s area. The hunt will be conducted from Pine Ridge Lodge. This is a beautiful remote fully modern fly-in accessed lodge.
Normal cost for this hunt is $ 3,750.00. This donation includes your non-resident caribou hunting license and tag. Should you wish to upgrade to a moose-caribou combo hunt, you can do so for
$ 2,200.00 additional dollars. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Wayne Holloway Pine Ridge Lodge guiding and outfitting.


42. ALBERTA WOLF HUNT:
This is a 5 day wolf hunt for two hunters. The hunt will be guided by Larry Smith in Worsley, Alberta, Canada. The hunt will be scheduled in February or March, 2006. Each hunt is allowed to take two wolfs. This is a rare opportunity to hunt a prized trophy. Normal cost for this hunt is $ 6,000.00. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures and Larry Smith’s Bear Canyon Outfitting


46. SOUTH DAKOTA DUCKS & GEESE
One lucky bidder will enjoy 4 nights lodging and 3 days hunting for ducks and geese at the beautiful Prairie Sky Guest Ranch. Northeastern South Dakota’s Pot hole region is recognized as the best duck hunting location in the lower 48. This package includes airport pick up and return, meals, lodging, guides, dogs, and birds being processed and shipped to you. Additional hunters can be added at normal cost. Non-hunting guest cost is $ 75.00 per day. Normal cost for this package is $ 2,100.00. Donated by Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures & Bruce Prins Prairie Sky Ranch.

32. GENUINE ARGENITINA LEATHER SHOTGUN CASE
This is a beautiful gun sleeve purchased on a recent trip to Argentina for our banquet.
Value $195.00

31. Browning Model 12 20 guage shotgun
This shotgun is engraved as the 1991 Quail Unlimited 10th Aniversary Edition. This gun comes complete with the original box and papers.
Value $1500
Donated by Bill and Vicki Swan

36. Chattanooga Chapter SCI 2005 Gun of the Year
This is a Weatherby 300 short mag with an engraved floor plate with the chapter logo.
Donated by the Chattanooga Chapter and Legends Sporting Goods

2. THOMPSON CENTER ENCORE 50 CAL MUZZLELOADER
Donated by Chattanooga Chapter and Turk’s Sport Shop


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