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Quick Guide to Tonight’s 2022 Live Auction

Non-Hunting Trips, Experiences, and Such:

2.         Fabulous ‘Stay in Charleston’ Vacation

21.       YOUR CHOICE Costa Rica or Belize! -  – One Week Stay

23.       Kentucky Bourbon Trail Distillery Tours and Tastings for Four at 3 Distilleries + Hotel

26.       Escape to San Francisco & the Sonoma Wine Country With Air for 2

34.       Los Cabos, Mexico – ALL INCLUSIVE - 4 night stay WITH Airfare for 2

40.       2023 Southeastern Wildlife Expo VIP Benefactor Package WITH Hotel Included

44.       LowCountry Cookout For 50 People from Special Ops Events of Mount Pleasant

45.       Pair of Tickets to Tomorrow Night’s SOLD OUT SEWE Soiree

Hunting, Fishing, and Related Trips:

3.         David Denies Dove Hunt for Four in Uruguay

4.         Eight Day, Four Person African Plains Game Safari and Wing Shooting from Shaun Keeny Safaris

10.       Chairman’s Double Deer Hunt for 2 Hunters PLUS a Savage Axis .270 Rifle

11.       Bair’s Lodge Bonefishing for 2 - It’s time to fish the Bahamas!

13.       Combination Wild Hog Double Hunt + Inshore Fishing Charter for Four + Rifle + Rod & Reel Combo

15.       Seven Day Sightseeing and Photographic Safari in South Africa for Two

17.       Winner’s Choice Dove Hunt for 5 in South America with Maers Goldman Whidden

20.       Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunt for 6 at Quartz Mountain Resort with Fowl Flight Outfitters

24.       Texas Quail Hunt for 4 At the Divided Find Ranch with Gage Outdoor Experiences

27.       Texas Helicopter Pig Hunt for 2

29.       THREE DAY Waterfowl Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada for 2 Hunters from Wigeon Waterfowl

31.       Rooster Ridge Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota for Four

32.       Go Fish Costa Rica for 4 - With Boutique Hotel or Luxury Condo

36.       Exclusive David Denies Cordoba Lodge Argentina Dove Hunt for Four

38.       Ten Day South African Safari for 2 Hunters, with Trophy Fees for SIX (6) Animals

41.       Wisconsin Diver Hunt for 4 Washington Island from Heath Outdoors

Golf:

8.         Golf at The Links at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, CA), 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2

16.       Golfer’s Dream Package - 14 Rounds of Golf  + Wild Dunes Resort

35.       Ducks Unlimited Week at PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS for Four

Firearms:

5.         Ducks Unlimited Weatherby Mark V 6.5 WBY 2022 Rifle of the Year

9.         Browning A5 Vintage Camo and DU Swag

14.       MATCHED SET OF BERETTA SHOTGUNS – Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus and Beretta A400 Upland

19.       Special Edition Ducks Unlimited Colt 1911 .45 – Limited to 200 Manufactured

22.       DU Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 - 2022 Shotgun of the Year - 20 gauge semi-automatic

28.       SET OF ALL THREE DU GUNS of the YEAR FOR 2021

33.       Ducks Unlimited Browning Cynergy Wicked Wing - 2022 President’s Honor Roll Gun

37.       Benelli Ethos President’s Roll of Honor Shotgun - Small Batch, Limited Run

43.       East Cooper Ducks Unlimited SEWE 2022 Mystery Safe!!!! 

Exclusive Merchandise and Lab Puppies:

1.         2022 DU SEWE Poster original artwork Artwork by local  artist Addie Coward

6.         A Set of Five Governor’s Medallion Edition South Carolina Duck Stamp Prints

7.         From Carver Jett Brunet –The Mallard, Black Duck, Canvasback, and American Wigeon

12.       “Uplifting” Bronze Sculpture by international sculptor Frank DiVita

18.       Pair of Fabulous Original 24”x48” Oil Paintings by Award Winning Artist J. Robertson

25.       Ladies 18kt Gold Diamond Pendant with Diamonds on an 18” gold chain from Polly’s Fine Jewelry

30.       Bourbon Lovers Dream: 10 Bottle Set - Gibby’s Barrel Pick Bourbons

39.       Custom Busch Light Neon – Enough Said

42.       BOW WOW WOW!!!  Choice of Male or Female AKC Labrador Retriever + Extras

TONIGHT’S LIVE AUCTION RULES & ITEMS

WELCOME to the finest DU live auction on the planet, called by long-time DU auctioneer Ebbie Hodges, joined by ECDU Committee Chairman Dr. Mark Hartley as Emcee.  Here are the details for tonight: 1) You must have a bidder number to bid on the live auction.  2) Several items are auctioned with a reserve (minimum) price.  3) As always, all sales are FINAL. 4) We reserve the right to add, delete, or substitute items.  5) All trips must be taken within one year unless otherwise noted, and the trip outfitter will be the contact point for all your arrangements.  6) All firearms purchased through the auction must be claimed within 30 days, and the high bidders must pass mandatory background checks to take possession of any firearm, or it becomes the property of East Cooper DU.  7)  You must settle with the Treasurer tonight on all purchases.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these Auction Rules.

 

IF YOU WANT TO BID, LET US SEE YOU BIDDING!

NOW LET’S MAKE A PILE OF MONEY TO SAVE WETLANDS!

 

1.         2022 DU SEWE Poster original artwork by local artist Addie Coward - Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Addie Coward discovered her love for art at a very young age. She graduated from Clemson University and earned her Bachelors in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting. Addie now lives and works as a full time artist in Charleston, South Carolina. Addie has always been inspired by the beauty of the LowCountry—the waters, sky, wildlife, and many other segments of the outdoors. Her subjects are chosen to describe the way she sees the LowCountry. She uses unique color combinations and loose movement to balance realism and abstraction. Shop her artwork online at www.addiebart.com or on Instagram @addie_art_

 

2.         Fabulous ‘Stay in Charleston’ Vacation - Two Nights at the Rutledge Victorian House + Halls Chophouse + Spiritline Cruise + Extras – To celebrate East Cooper DU’s 25th Anniversary of the Oyster Roast & LowCountry Cookout at SEWE, we’ve put together a super Stay-Vacation in Charleston.  Located strategically across from Cannon Park the Rutledge Victorian House is your home base for this amazing trip.  This property includes private guest quarters and a private bath. Two guests will enjoy a Spiritline Dinner Cruise of historic Charleston Harbor, and deluxe accommodations at the famous Rutledge Victorian House, built in the 1830’s.  Two guests can sail with Spiritline Cruises as you inspect the sights from the waters of the Harbor and enjoy one of the best dinners in town.  Then spend an afternoon with Grayline Tours for land-based Charleston views and history from your air conditioned coach with expert guide. Then dine at the internationally acclaimed Halls Chophouse in the heart of downtown on King Street. Also included are 4 passes to the following attractions: the Charleston Museum, the Old Slave Mart Museum, and the Old Exchange Building, making this trip Classic Charleston at its best.

 

3.         David Denies Dove Hunt for Four in Uruguay – You and your guests will travel to beautiful Young, Uruguay. Experience South American Wingshooting just minutes away from the biggest dove roost in all of Uruguay. The region’s agriculture produces sunflowers, sorghum, soy, corn and wheat - an abundant food source for the enormous resident dove population and ample opportunities for hot-barrel shooting.  The luxuriously restored 19th century mansion holds the modern comforts you would expect from the collection of David Denies properties. This unique trip includes:  Three nights lodging, Six total hunts, All field guides, meals, rooming, transfers to and from the fields, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Not included in this package is airfare, land fees & ground transfer to the lodge (approximately $430 round trip per person), licenses (approximately $350 per person), gun rental, for those not wishing to bring their own, shells and tips. Trip is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase; however, the season is closed from September 1st thru December 31st in observance of the dove breeding season. RESERVE ITEM

 

4.         Eight Day, Four Person African Plains Game Safari and Wing Shooting from Shaun Keeny Safaris – Experience the true South African experience in the North West Province on private hunting land of Shaun Keeny Safaris.  Included is 7 hunting days for 4 hunters. Trip includes lodging for 8 nights, all meals, house servants and service of professional hunters, trackers and skinners.   Also included is one day of wing shooting and all trophy fees on two Blesbuck and two Impala, for a total of 4 trophies to be shared by the hunters. Upgradable to many other trophy animals and side trips.  This hunt is available for the 2022 or 2023 season.  Included is field preparation and salting of all trophies.  No permit drawing or lottery is required.  Arrival and departure days to Johannesburg Airport are charged at US $250 per person per travel day. 

 

5.         Ducks Unlimited Weatherby Mark V 6.5 WBY 2022 Rifle of the Year -  6.5 300 Weatherby equipped with Leupold VX freedom 4-12x40 optic in Leupold rings and bases with Leupold’s top of the line Custom Dial System and Leupold’s Tri-MOA reticle, Coyote Tan cerakote barrel and action, custom hand-painted polymer stock with polymer hard case. – Made in the USA

 

6.         A Set of Five Governor’s Medallion Edition South Carolina Duck Stamp Prints, Each Personally Signed by Governors Carroll Campbell, Jr. or David Beasley, with Matching Serial Numbers - Friends, this is potentially the most valuable item on tonight’s auction.  Every year, the sitting Governor personally signs an extremely limited number of our State Duck Stamp Prints to become the Governor’s Edition. These are extremely rare and a true piece of South Carolina history. Our late Governor Carroll Campbell, Jr. signed one of these prints and Governor David Beasley signed the others. This matching serial numbered set is from The Lighthouse Series from SCDNR.  This is a TRULY REMARKABLE group. 

 

7.         From World Champion Carver Jett Brunet – Four of His Most Beautiful Pieces: The Mallard, Black Duck, Canvasback, and American Wigeon - Jett Brunet was born in 1964, and is the son of Tan Brunet, a world champion carver also. He was inspired by the many Brunet family trips to the Easton Waterfowl Festival and the Ward Foundation World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition. These decoys are cast resin from original carvings by Jett Brunet, painted in exacting detail with a cloisonné style medallion inlaid in the felt covered bottom. Winner gets ALL FOUR!  See more decoys, including more from Jett Brunet at our merchandise store in Marion Square over the SEWE weekend.

8.         Golf at The Links at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach, CA), Golf Cart Rental, 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 - One round of golf and cart rental for 2 on some of the most breathtaking seaside views in Pebble Beach with a thrilling finish along the coast. The Links at Spanish Bay was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Tom Watson, and Sandy Tatum.  In the inaugural round following this golf course’s opening ceremony in 1987, Tom Watson came off the course declaring, “It’s so much like Scotland, you can almost hear the bagpipes playing.” A tradition was born, and today you can hear the bagpipes play each evening as a piper closes the course shortly before sunset.  Meandering among the sweeping sand dunes, the Links at Spanish Bay unveils some of the most breathtaking seaside views in Pebble Beach. Enjoy a 3-night stay in a golf course view room (King or double) at this destination resort located two miles east of the beach, the Hyatt Regency Monterey. California-inspired fine dining with a touch of Tuscany awaits at TusCA with stunning golf course views, a relaxing atmosphere in the Fireplace Lounge with live music, and wall-to-wall sports and fun at the lively sports bar. Enjoy two outdoor pools, tennis courts, bike rentals, jogging/walking trails, and fitness center.  The Hyatt provides the quintessential Monterey experience. Its Central California coast location offers guest close proximity to downtown Monterey and easy access to some of the Peninsula’s most well-known attractions, including Carmel, Lovers Point Beach in Pacific Grove, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or San Jose, CA, subject to availability. Trip must be taken within 24 months of purchase.  RESERVE ITEM

 

9.         Browning A5 Vintage Camo and DU Swag - B2192 Browning A5 Vintage Tan 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun chambered for 3.5" shells.  28" barrel with fiber optic front sight and ivory mid-bead.  Retro vintage tan camouflage throughout with three Invector-DS choke tubes included.  Plus all the vintage tan camouflage gear.  RESERVE ITEM

 

10.       Chairman’s Double Deer Hunt for 2 Hunters at Fabulous Bulls Run Hunt Club in Varnville SC during the Rut and at Myrtle Moor Plantation in Sumter County during the for early 2022 season Velvet Bucks PLUS a Savage Axis .270 Rifle – First, you’ll head to Sumter County to Myrtle Moor Plantation where you’ll be hosted by East Cooper Committee Chair Mark Hartley and Life Sponsors Cliff Edler, Chip Aydlette, and Ernie Heins for afternoon and morning still hunts on the property of over 1000 acres where many big bucks have been harvested by members of the East Cooper DU Committee.  This hunt will take place during the early fall 2022 buck season. A steak dinner and an overnight stay at the Plantation is included.  Velvet bucks in the heart of deer country for an afternoon of still hunting in one of the property’s many full sized stands.  Then you’ll head for a weekend hunt an hour south of Charleston to Bulls Run Hunt Club, located in Hampton County, and is simply one of the most beautiful settings in the LowCountry.  You’ll be hosted by East Cooper Committee Chair Mark Hartley and property owner Charles Woods. You’ll stay at the Club House with breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus a well-stocked bar included.  Bring your own buck tags and we’ll supply the doe tags. Also included is a Savage Axis .270 Rifle. Dates for this fall 2022 season mutually agreed upon by winning bidder and Dr. Hartley for the Myrtle Moor Hunt and by winning bidder, Dr. Hartley and Mr. Woods for the Bulls Run hunt.

 

11.       Bair’s Lodge Bonefishing for 2 - It’s time to fish the Bahamas! - Enjoy 4 days, 3 nights at this signature property in the Nervous Waters collection of lodges. Experience the best shallow water fishing in the Caribbean. Expect world class cuisine, top of the line boats operated by expert guides, and management and staff committed to providing you the utmost in service. Trip for 2 people Includes:  4 nights lodging, 3 days fishing, Fishing guides, All meals, All beverages, alcoholic and non.  Trip must be taken within 12 months from purchase, but may not be used from March 15–May 31, 2022. RESERVE ITEM

 

12.       “Uplifting” Bronze Sculpture by international sculptor Frank DiVita - Known for gracefully sculpted birds, Frank DiVita was born in Genoa, Italy. His family moved to Toronto, Canada where he frequently explored the natural history museum. At age twelve, he moved to Montana where he found abundant wildlife. He earned a BFA in art and zoology from the University of Montana and then became a medical illustrator. He then turned to sculpting, primarily intricate birds but some fish and botanicals. This sculpture is part of a limited edition of 60 pieces. It stands 23" high, weighs over 40 pounds, and had long ago sold out from his gallery. A true piece of beauty and grace. Wildlife Art at its finest.  Definitely the nicest bronze we have ever offered for auction.

13.       LowCountry Sportsman’s Dream – Combination Wild Hog Double Hunt and Inshore Fishing Charter for Four Plus a Christensen Mesa 300 WinMag Rifle with Zeiss Conquest V4 3x12x56 scope PLUS a Premium Rod & Reel Combo with premium line and ready to fish! – A TRUE SPORTSMAN’S DREAM. - Hunt hogs with top guide Andrew Hardman of Abbapoola Adventures. The hunt is for 4 people hunting on Johns Island, SC. The hunt is as follows: First, an evening hunt for wild hogs, then a night a local hotel, then a second hunt the next morning for the ones you didn’t shoot.  Hunters will need to bring their own guns, ammo, food, and beverage.  The inshore charter is with RedFin Charters. Your Four-hour charter is on a 25' Blackjack center console. Rods, tackle, fishing licenses included. Bring any food or drinks you’d like. PLUS we’re adding a premium Rod & Reel Combo!!!!  Plus a Christensen rifle with Zeiss scope, Plus Duck Camp Camo clothing and a Shimano swag bag. We’ve NEVER offered a better package than this!

 

14.       MATCHED SET OF BERETTA SHOTGUNS – The DU 2020 Shotgun of the Year - Beretta 12 gauge A400 Xtreme Plus and the DU 2021 Shotgun of the Year - Beretta 20 gauge A400 Upland – WINNER TAKES BOTH!! The Beretta 12 gauge A400 Xtreme Plus is a 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun, 3.5" chamber, 28" highly polished blue barrel with five extended interchangeable choke tubes, Silver receiver, DU exclusive oil-finished walnut stock, gold inlaid waterfowl scene engraving featuring the DU logo and Special DU serial number.  The Beretta 20 gauge A400 Upland is a 20 gauge semi-automatic shotgun, 3" chamber, Sister firearm to the 2020 DU shotgun of the year. 28" polished blued barrel with five interchangeable choke tubes, Satin-finished silver receiver, Gold enhanced waterfowl scene engraving features mallards, teal, and wood ducks to compliment the 20 gauge chambering, Oil-finished walnut stock, Special DU serial number.  RESERVE ITEM

 

15.       Seven Day Sightseeing and Photographic Safari in South Africa for Two – Shi-Awela Safaris invites you to experience scenic drives and vistas through our province while enjoying the warm hospitality of our people, the tapestry of wildlife, landscape, history and culture. It covers areas in the central, northern and eastern regions of the Limpopo Province crossing early trading routes (800AD), paths of famous ivory hunters, the battlefields of the Anglo Boer War, and the sacred lands of the Native Tribes. Included is 7 days all accommodation, meals and guide services at Shi-Awela Lodge, as well as the following activities: Tribal and Legendary Venda Land, World Heritage Site and National Park, Animal Rehabilitation Centre.  Not included is the $2,000 non-refundable reservation fee to hold your preferred date.  May be upgraded to include Victoria or Kruger Falls, or hunts.  From longtime ECDU friends Ken and Jo Ball.  Retail: $8,000+  RESERVE ITEM

 

16.       Golfer’s Dream Package - Wild Dunes Resort on the tip of the Isle of Palms – 2 Night Stay in a guestroom at the 4 Diamond Boardwalk Inn One Round of Golf for Two at the Resort Harbor Course, Plus Four Rounds of Bonus Golf at RiverTowne Country Club, Four Rounds of Golf at Stono Ferry and 4 Round of Golf at Shadowmoss Plantation – 14 Rounds of Golf!! – Golfers, this package is definitely for you.  Enjoy 2 nights at the 4 Diamond Boardwalk Inn in the center of the Isle of Palms. Enjoy the Tom Fazio designed Harbor Course with water in play on nearly every hole. Then enjoy at your leisure four rounds at the Stono Ferry Golf Club in Hollywood, SC and 4 rounds at the Shadowmoss Plantation in Charleston. You’ll have a year to use this great golf package.  A total of 14 rounds included in this Golfer’s Dream Package.

 

17.       Winner’s Choice Dove Hunt for 5 in South America with Maers Goldman Whidden! - Your Choice from 3 MGW locations. Migrate to South America for premier wingshooting and accommodations at your choice of one of MGW’s signature lodges in Cordoba, Argentina or Soriano, Uruguay. Hunt for 5 includes: 5 nights lodging, 5 days hunting (9 hunt max), Field guides, Gun cleaning, Laundry Service, Meals and beverages (alcohol included).  Reservations: Trip dates are available on a first come-first serve basis. Trip dates must be booked within 60 days of purchase and taken within 24 months of purchase.  RESERVE ITEM

 

18.       Pair of Fabulous Original 24”x48” Oil Paintings by Award Winning Artist J. Robertson – From his private collection, winner gets the matched pair of ORIGINAL 24” by 48” canvases Great Blue Herons in the Southern Marsh.  These works are wonderfully hand painted oils with ultra detail in premium framing.  Robertson has become one of the country’s most popular waterfowl artists, and these are two great examples of his work.  High bidder gets BOTH for one bid here tonight.  ORIGINAL WILDLIFE ART AT ITS FINEST.  These are investment grade pieces.  RESERVE ITEM

 

19.       Special Edition Ducks Unlimited Colt 1911 - Government Model Series 70 Colt 1911 .45 – Limited to 200 Manufactured - Semi-automatic pistol chambered in .45ACP.  Impeccable, blued frame and slide with polished slide flats. Custom, faux-ivory grips with black-filled DU Shield logo.  Gold DU logo on slide.  Includes polymer hard case.   Made in the USA.  RESERVE ITEM

 

20.       Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunt for 6 at Quartz Mountain Resort with Fowl Flight Outfitters - You and your guests will experience the opportunity for morning hunts from A-frame or layout blinds located on dry fields, watersheds, or small waterholes where ducks, geese, and occasionally, sand hill cranes, tend to congregate in this region. Trip for 4 people Includes: 3 nights of lodging, 2 half days guided hunts, All guides services, All meals and beverages, Transfers to and from the fields, and Bird Processing.  Trip must be taken during the 2022-2023 Oklahoma waterfowl season. RESERVE ITEM

 

21.       EXTRAORDINARY!!! YOUR CHOICE Costa Rica or Belize! -  – One Week Stay, CHOICE of FOUR Luxury Villas in Belize, CHOICE of FOUR Luxury Homes in Sunny Costa Rica - Pack your bags and head to your choice of sunny destinations for six full days and nights of accommodations for up to eight people in a private luxury villa. Primus Villas specializes in exclusive and unique vacation experiences with true native feel while maintaining high American luxury standards.  BELIZE: Choice of FOUR Luxury Suites. Each features 4 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms, private pool, beach front or breathtaking ocean views of the Caribbean Sea.  COSTA RICA: Choice of FOUR Luxury Suites. Located in the Playa Herradura and Playa Hermossa areas of fabulous Costa Rica, each property offers breathtaking views of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Located minutes from the small surf villages of Jaco and Hermossa, you will enjoy a rich Central American culture with great night life as well as numerous activities on both the water and land. Nearby Additional Opportunities: World-class snorkeling and diving opportunities, tours of the Mayan ruins, river excursion on the majestic Monkey River, zip lining through the jungle canopy. Booking & Concierge Services managed by Primus Villas.  Each Trip Value OVER $14,000.  RESERVE ITEM

 

22.       Ducks Unlimited Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 - 2022 Shotgun of the Year - 20 gauge semi-automatic Shotgun - Wood stock and forend are exclusive to Ducks Unlimited for 2022, Gold-inlaid embellishments and waterfowl engraving,  28" polished, blue barrel with extended choke tubes, DU serial number, Includes polymer hard case, Made in the USA. RESERVE ITEM

 

23.       Kentucky Bourbon Trail Distillery Tours and Tastings for Four at Stitzel-Weller, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam - With Lunch, Private Tour Leader, and 3-Night Stay for 4.  This Experience Includes: The granddaddy of them all, Stitzel-Weller Distillery Exclusive Before Hours Tour and Tasting of Bulleit Bourbon for 4, Maker’s Mark Distillery Tour with Tasting for 4 and Bottles to Dip in Wax, Lunch for 4 in Bardstown, Jim Beam Distillery Tour and Tasting for 4, Private Custom Experience in a Luxury SUV, and 3-night stay in 2 standard guest rooms at the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or comparable. Winspire booking & concierge service included.  Welcome to the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Here’s your passport to the world’s greatest Bourbon. Legendary distilleries just waiting to share their historic craft, timeless secrets and proud traditions of Kentucky’s signature spirit. During your 8-hour excursion you will enjoy a sampling of iconic distillery tours and tastings on what’s known as the “South Route” of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Your personal tour leader will share interesting history and knowledge as you sit back and enjoy the ride...soaking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Your tour starts when your tour leader arrives at the hotel with a luxury SUV to take your party of four in style to your first stop. Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935, Stitzel-Weller is home to Bulleit Bourbon. This historic distiller sits just a few miles from Louisville’s thriving downtown scene. Then on to Maker’s Mark a beautiful distillery in Kentucky, nestled along Whisky Creek. The tour explores the distillery and warehouses and ends in a well-appointed tasting room. Each of you will receive a bottle of Maker’s Mark to hand-dip in their iconic red wax. If you place two bottles side by side, you will notice that the wax seal is never the same. Bring your bottle home to show your friends! Lunch for 4-Enjoy lunch in historic Bardstown, listed as one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America and known for its southern charm. Next, Jim Beam is one of the largest distilleries in the world and the #1 bourbon in the world. They claim if they stopped production today they have enough bourbon aging in their warehouses to meet demand for the next twenty years. Brands include Jim Beam, Booker's, Baker's, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Devil's Cut, Old Tub, and Red Stag.  Enjoy a tour of the distillery, warehouse, bottling line, and a museum of commemorative decanters. Enjoy your ride back to the hotel after a full day on The Bourbon Trail.  Airfare to Kentucky NOT INCLUDED. RESERVE ITEM

 

24.       Texas Quail Hunt for 4 At the Divided Find Ranch with Gage Outdoor Experiences! - The professionally guided quail hunts at the ranch are tailored for the hunter seeking the wild bird experience. Here, grass covered rolling hills adorned with Mesquite, Hackberry and Juniper trees have been managed for wildlife habitat over the past almost 20 years. A wild quail population of approximately 70% Bobwhite and 30% Blue Quail is the standard. Hunt for 4 includes: - 2 nights lodging,  All meals, 3 half-day hunts with dogs, 8 birds/hunter/hunt, Bird processing, Option to add on Helicopter Hog Hunt (additional fee).  Reservations: Trip dates are available on a first come-first serve basis, 7 days a week from October–December. Trip must be booked within 12 months of purchase and taken within 24 months of purchase.  RESERVE ITEM

 

25.       Guys, Your Ticket to Get Out of the Valentine Doghouse - Ladies 18kt Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, and White Gold Diamond Pendant with 1.5ct of Pave Set Diamonds on an 18” yellow gold chain from Polly’s Fine Jewelry, the Exclusive Fine Jewelry Sponsor of the Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast – WOW!! Thanks to Polly’s Fine Jewelry of Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, and Summerville for donating this stunning item. This is your last chance to make it right with your Sweetheart.  Give her a gift she’ll love and love you every time she wears it. Value: $4,500.

26.       Escape to San Francisco & the Sonoma Wine Country WITH Air for 2 - This Experience Includes:  1-night stay at The Fairmont San Francisco with breakfast for 2.  2-night stay at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa with Daily breakfast for 2, Tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, Tour and tasting for 2 at Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma.  Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA. Also, booking & concierge service.  Enjoy a total of three nights in northern California, exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the rich wine country region of Sonoma. San Francisco:  Take a stroll along Pier 39, sample delicious fare at Ghirardelli Square, or hop on a cable car and explore the sights. At Fisherman's Wharf, you can taste the freshest Dungeness crab. Sample the delicious Italian cuisine in North Beach, find treasures in Chinatown, or satisfy your shopping urge in Union Square. The Fairmont San Francisco: Centrally located on Mason Street, this luxury hotel is a short cable car trip from the bustling downtown, Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. The Fairmont San Francisco hotel is located at the only spot in San Francisco where each of the city's cable car lines meet. Sonoma: Wine Country doesn't get more real than Sonoma Valley, whose rich soils mark the birthplace of California's wine industry. It's also the closest wine region to San Francisco, just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa: Enjoy a 2-night stay including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this resort blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. It is a true spa, created in the grand European tradition and based on the benefits of the property's thermal mineral springs. Santé Restaurant is the Inn's premier dining room and has earned the prestigious AAA 4-Diamond award. Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive this accolade. It was recently one of the few hotel restaurants in the United States to be awarded a Michelin star rating. Chateau St. Jean (Sonoma):  Enjoy a tasting for two.  Delight in four wines perfectly paired with local cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments as you relax on the patio of the 1920s chateau and take in the breathtaking view of the Grand Lawn and Estate Vineyards. Benziger Family Winery (Sonoma): Enjoy a tour and tasting for two. A visit to Benziger Family Winery includes a tour of the vineyards and Wine Cave, where guests learn about their biodynamic growing procedures, the history of the winery, the family and the property. Guests will enjoy a private tasting of several award winning wines after the tour. NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland. This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any major metropolitan airport in the 48 contiguous United States to San Francisco or Oakland, CA, subject to availability. Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.  The trip provider has a team of seasoned travel professionals who will help you redeem your experience. All travel related details and reservations are handled for every part of your experience. This service also provides you with an established network of onsite contacts who can help you book additional experiences, activities and tours.  Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for comparable or better property. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included. RESERVE ITEM

 

27.       Texas Helicopter Pig Hunt for 2 – Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for lift-off! Within minutes you will receive the nod from your pilot that you can put a Texas size check mark on this ultimate bucket list experience. Gage Outdoor Expeditions welcomes you to their helicopter pig hunting operations through the Divided Find Ranch., with over 2.5 million acres of accessible West Texas hog hunting territory.  Considered a nuisance to ranches, wildlife, and agriculture, feral hogs have been roaming this region since shortly after the Spanish arrived and their population has seen dramatic growth. There are between 1 and 3 million hogs foraging Texas, leaving approximately $400 million of annual damage in their wake.  Eight full-time helicopters are available to fit all sizes and upgrade options are available for those exceeding the 430 lbs. combined hunter weight limit with this package. The base firearm with this package is the Benelli 12 gauge Nova, with upgrades to modern sporting rifles available as well.  The lodging is modern, comfortable, and designed to meet your needs, while chef-prepared meals reflect the seasons using locally sourced ingredients. A custom-built sports bar (cash bar) is available for evening socialization before the next day’s flight.  This treasured experience for 2 hunters (required) includes: 1 nights lodging (double occupancy), All 3 meals prepared by an onsite chef, 2 hours flight time, 20 pigs average per hunter.  Use of 12 gauge Benelli Nova shotguns (upgrades available).   100 rounds of base ammunition per hunter.   Transportation to and from San Angelo Airport.  Access to Trap, Skeet, 5 stand and 1600 yard-long rifle range.   Valid for 18 months from date of purchase.  Not Included in this package: airfare, Texas Hunting License, alcohol, beverages, and gratuities.  This trip is valid for 18 months from the date of purchased and available Tuesday – Thursday on a year-round basis. Must be 18 years of age or older.  RESERVE ITEM

28.       UNBELIEVABLE – NEVER DONE BEFORE – SET OF ALL THREE DU GUNS of the YEAR FOR 2021 - High Bidder gets the 2021 Shotgun of the Year: the Beretta A400 Upland 20 gauge.  The 2021 Handgun of the Year: the Kimber 1911 Wetlands Advocate Pistol. And the 2021 Rifle of the Year: the Christensen Mesa 300 Win Mag Rifle Package.  ALL THREE TO ONE HIGH BIDDER!! The Beretta A400 Upland 20 gauge semi-automatic shotgun, 3.5" chamber, 28" highly polished blue barrel with five extended interchangeable choke tubes, Silver receiver, DU exclusive oil-finished walnut stock, Gold inlaid waterfowl scene engraving featuring the DU logo, Special DU serial number. The Kimber 1911 Wetlands Advocate Pistol: Classic 1911 pistol with modern upgrades.  Vortex venom red-dot optic for accuracy and fast target acquisition.   5¼" barrel chambered in .45ACP, Stainless steel slide and aluminum frame.  Special shot pattern slide serrations.  Multi-color DU grips and DU logo displayed prominently on the slide with Special DU serial number.  The Christensen Mesa – Premium quality bolt-action rifle chambered in .300 WM and ready to shoot with a Zeiss Conquest V4 3-12x56 scope, mounted and bore-sighted.  24" featherweight barrel with muzzle brake, black cerakote finish on outer metal surfaces,  DU logo featured on the rifle and the optic.  Each weapon comes with a hard case.  RESERVE ITEM

 

29.       THREE DAY Waterfowl Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada for 2 Hunters from Wigeon Waterfowl – High bidder will receive 3 days of duck and/or goose hunting with all meals and lodging included.  Upon your afternoon arrival, you’ll get settled into your room, then have dinner at the restaurant where you’ll get details of the next day’s hunt. The next morning, you’ll follow your guide to the hunting location, or meet your hunting party there if you wish to sleep a few minutes longer. We fully welcome help setting up the decoys from interested guests, but you are also welcome to just relax with a cup of coffee and a light snack while we set everything up. We will target geese on these hunts, but some ducks are likely to be mixed in. After the hunt, you will return to the hotel to eat and relax. If the morning hunt did not provide limits of two species, your guide will provide information on the afternoon hunt.  Trip includes: 3 days of hunting, 5 total hunts, Shells & Licenses, Lodging, Meals, and Bird processing.  Reservations: Trip must be taken within during the 2022-2023 Waterfowl Season. Valued at $5,000+.

 

30. ATTENTION: CALLING ALL BOURBON LOVERS AND OTHER HOT SHOTS – Bourbon Lovers Dream: 10 Bottle Set - Gibby’s Barrel Pick Bourbons - Donated by longtime DU supporter Caleb Gibson, of Gibby’s Bottle Shop of West Ashley, Orangeburg, Bamburg, and Saint George. He has the best selection of bourbon in the state, bar none. High bidder gets ALL of these rare bottles. The lineup includes Gibby’s Barrel Picks of: 4 different years of Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, 1792 Full Proof, Weller Antique 107, Old Forester Barrel Strength, Old Soul Single Barrel, and Elijah Craig Single Barrel Private Select. This is your ONLY CHANCE to own the absolute best collection we have ever offered.  Let’s go big for DU!!  OK so where are all the HIGH ROLLERS now? 

 

31.       Rooster Ridge Pheasant Hunting in South Dakota for Four – Set your sights on the bluffs of the majestic Missouri river near Chamberlin, South Dakota for a three day pheasant hunting experience unlike anything on the North American Continent. You and your travel partners will be treated to renowned pheasant hunting and relaxing accommodations for four nights in this sportsman’s paradise while being taken care of by professional huntsmen and lodge staff. Hunting at Rooster Ridge Hunting Lodge offers over 7,000 acres of prime South Dakota pheasant hunting habitat. Throughout your trip, your Rooster Ridge guides will serve as your host, delivering superb guided pheasant hunts and coordinating all of your meals. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, your personal hunting guide will do everything possible to make sure your trip is a flawless experience. When you come and hunt at Rooster Ridge you will enjoy a pristine pheasant hunting lodge exclusively for your group and possibly a few other hunters but you will not be mixed with other groups in the field.  Pheasant hunting in South Dakota is that much better when you have wide open spaces to enjoy! Trip must occur from December, 2022 through March, 2023. Not included: airfare, licenses, beverages, tips. RESERVE ITEM

 

32.       Go Fish Costa Rica for 4 - Head South to Tamarindo, Costa Rica! With Boutique Hotel or Luxury Condo - Chase Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin in one of the most popular sport fishing destinations in the world. Record catches of marlin, sailfish, giant tuna and other species have become legendary here. You can expect comfortable accommodations, a top of the line boat operated by seasoned, expert guides, and a management & staff committed to providing the utmost in service and attention to detail. Trip for 4 people includes: 4 nights of lodging, 2 full days of fishing, All guides services, Complimentary fruits, snacks, lunch and drinks on the vessel, Transfers to and from the airport, Welcome reception and daily sunset cocktails.  Not included: airfare.  Trip must be taken within 12 months of purchase. RESERVE ITEM

 

33.       Ducks Unlimited Browning Cynergy Wicked Wing - 2022 President’s Honor Roll East Cooper Chapter Gun – 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun. Burnt bronze cerakote barrel and receiver, Mossy Oak DU Shadowgrass Habitat camo stock and forend, 3.5" chamber, 28" barrel with three choke tubes, DU logo and embellishments. The East Cooper Chapter was awarded this beautiful Shotgun for raising $653,845 NET dollars during the pandemic!

 

34.       WOW! Los Cabos, Mexico – ALL INCLUSIVE - 4 night stay WITH Airfare for 2 - Four night stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos with garden views located in an exclusive area overlooking the Sea of Cortez. This beach front resort is minutes from San Jose del Cabo. All food, alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks, resort taxes, and gratuities are included. Five pools, nightly entertainment, and more at this top 15 golf destination in the world. Includes Round trip Airfare for 2, Coach class airfare to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Trip must be taken within 24 months of purchase. RESERVE ITEM

35.       Ducks Unlimited Week at PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS for Four – There are few golf thrills like teeing-up for the first time on Pebble Beach Golf Links.  You sense the presence of golf's biggest legends.  You anticipate each and every storied hole while recounting some of the greatest moments in golf history.  Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links have thrilled golfers and spectators alike.  Pebble Beach Golf Links has been the site of golf's most prestigious tournaments, including the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and six U.S. Open Championships. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable golf experience. Every golfer deserves to play "Pebble" at least once in his or her life.  There’s no time like the present.  This exclusive vacation experience includes: 3 days / 2 nights of luxury accommodations for four adults at The Inn at Spanish Bay, one round of golf for four players at Pebble Beach Golf Links, one round of golf for four players at the Links at Spanish Bay, and a private reception for all Ducks Unlimited guests.  Trip Date is January 27 – January 29, 2023 and cannot be changed to another date for any reason.  Retail value is $9,500+.   This trip is made possible through the generosity of Pebble Beach Resorts® RESERVE ITEM

36.       Exclusive David Denies Cordoba Lodge Argentina Dove Hunt for Four – Head to Cordoba, Argentina for three days of world class dove shooting at one of the signature properties in the David Denies collection of lodges, the premier wingshooting outfitter in South America. David Denies is one of a highly select group of Certified DU Outfitters.  You and your travel partners will be treated to some of the finest dove shooting and luxury accommodations in the southern hemisphere. Cordoba is considered the dove shooting capital of the world, and is annually inhabited by over 40 million doves.  The lodge manages 55 shooting fields all within a scenic drive through the region’s rich farmland.  This trip of a lifetime includes 3 nights premium lodging, 6 total hunts, all field guides, meals, rooming, transfers to and from the fields, and beverages.  Not included in this package is airfare, land fees, ground transfer to lodge, licenses, gun rental for those not wishing to bring their own, shells and tips.  You have two (2) years to take this fabulous hunt. Dove Season is closed September 1 through December 31, 2022 for dove breeding season. RESERVE ITEM

 

37.       Benelli Ethos President’s Roll of Honor Shotgun - Small Batch, Limited Run Provided to the Top performing DU Chapters in the World. Benelli Ethos 20 gauge semi-automatic shotgun, 3" chamber, 28" polished blue barrel, Gold inlaid waterfowl scene engraving featuring the DU logo, Special DU serial number. – Companion to the 2019 DU Shotgun of the Year the Benelli SBE3 – East Cooper DU has been a TOP 1% NET Fundraising Chapter since 2003! RESERVE ITEM

38.       Ten Day South African Safari for 2 Hunters, with Trophy Fees for SIX (6) Animals – From longtime East Cooper DU supporters Ken and Jo Ball of Shi-Awela Safaris, this will be the trip of your life in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Your trip included 4 classic trophy animals & 2 non-trophy animals to be shared by the two hunters.  You’ll have choice of one Kudu, Nyala or Waterbuck, choice of one Gemsbuck, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest or Red Hartebeest, choice of 2 Impala, Warthog, Blesbuck, Duiker or Steenbuck, and choice of 2 female or management males either Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Impala, Warthog – according to guide’s discretion.  That’s a total of 6 trophies included.  Hunts are 10 full days, 2x1 Guide service for two hunters and the animals listed above, accommodation during the hunt, laundry, meals and soft drinks, services of one licensed professional hunter with equipped hunting vehicle and staff, airport transfers from Polokwane airport, arrival and departure days in Safari Lodge, & field trophy prep. Hunts exclude trophies taken outside of the above, alcohol, VAT on services, and gratuities. Not included is the non-refundable hunt reservation fee of $2,000 to hold your preferred date. Retail: $12,000+.  Trip is valid for either the 2022 or 2023 hunting seasons.  RESERVE ITEM

 

39.       Custom Busch Light Neon – Nuff Said

 

40.       2023 Southeastern Wildlife Expo VIP Benefactor Package WITH Hotel Included– Includes one Benefactor Package for two for the 2023 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.  Two priority entry badges, 2 tickets to the featured artist reception, 2 for the preview afternoon and evening events before the Expo, 2 tickets to the always-sold-out SEWE Soiree Saturday, the VIP hospitality suites, 2 Expo lapel pins, and more.  We’ll throw in 2 tickets to our 2023 East Cooper DU Oyster Roast & LowCountry Cookout on Friday night. PLUS enjoy a two-night hotel stay near the foot of the Ravenel Bridge in Mt. Pleasant.  Here’s your chance to lock in next year’s SEWE tonight.  And it’s ALL for DU!!

 

41.       Wisconsin Diver Hunt for 4 Washington Island from Heath Outdoors, a DU Certified Outfitter - Hunt divers from a layout boat in Lake Michigan! Off the northernmost point of Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula are sheltered inlets and secluded coves diving ducks seek. Work as teams alternating turns between two layout boats and upright blinds. Trip for 4 people Includes: 3 nights of lodging, 2 days hunting, plus all guides services, evening meals and  beverages, transfers to and from the hunt, and bird processing.  Trip must be taken in October or November, 2022. RESERVE ITEM

 

42.       BOW WOW WOW!!!  Choice of Male or Female AKC Labrador Retriever from Champion Breeder Mossy Pond Retrievers + One Month of Training + Six Month Supply of Purina Pro Plan + High Bidder Receives a Purina Pro Plan Yeti Cooler, Yeti Dog Bowl, and Food Bag – Mossy Pond Retrievers puppies come from Championship bloodlines with some of the highest awarded Labrador Retrievers of the South in their pedigree. Our labs have five generations of UKC and AKC Champions and possess a natural drive, intelligence, desire to please, personality and devoted attitude. Theses puppies have already been introduced to birds and water, and these two little pups will make a great hunting partner for someone. Tonight, you have a chance to bring home one of the finest examples of this breed into your family.  This is it folks - get a true full blooded Labrador Retriever of working stock, with a great pedigree and temperament. Plus High Bidder Receives the Purina Yeti Cooler and more.  RESERVE ON THE PUPPIES

 

43.       East Cooper Ducks Unlimited SEWE 2022 Mystery Safe!!!!  -  The high bidder gets the Winchester Safe plus the mystery contents, which includes three firearms and other great merchandise.  Also includes at least $3000 in raffle tickets for tonight.  This package is well over a $4,500 Value!!  You will NOT be disappointed with this deal!!

 

44.       LowCountry Cookout For 50 People from Special Ops Events of Mount Pleasant - If you liked the oysters and the super vittles tonight from our friends at Special Ops, you’ll love to treat 50 of your closest friends to an old fashioned LowCountry cookout at your house, compliments of East Cooper DU Life Sponsor Robert Patterson and Special Ops Events of Mount Pleasant. This package includes an oyster roast, barbeque, or Frogmore stew for 50 people with all the fixins’. Or you can upgrade to a larger party of any scale.  Hey, if these guys can handle our oyster roast tonight, they can take care of all your party needs.  This cookout must take place within a 50 mile radius of Charleston.  Also included is one cigar rolling class during your cookout, plus 10 hand rolled Nicaraguan cigars plus a waterproof humidor, courtesy of Perro Grande Cigars of Mount Pleasant. Now which of your 50 closest friends will you invite?

 

45.       Pair of Tickets to Tomorrow Night’s SOLD OUT SEWE Soiree – If you don’t already have these super-hot tickets, THEY ARE LONG GONE!!  Enjoy a live band and shucking oysters while surrounded by friends. This popular party is held annually right here in the Visitor Center Bus Shed and is best suited for jeans and boots. Experience classic Southern cuisine, including local oysters, barbecue and wild game, dancing and an open bar. So here’s the only place you will find them and make up to your dearly beloved after not buying her a dream vacation here tonight. Only available to SEWE VIP Big Wheels, they’re yours for highest bid tonight.

 

 

 

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at Marion Square this weekend.

Open 9AM – 5 PM Saturday and 10AM – 4PM Sunday.  Look for the big tent and DU banners.