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Conservation Through Art Dinner 2018 Auction Items

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SET OF TWO JACK DANIELS WHISKEY BARREL END TABLES

Made in Lynchburg, Tennessee from authentic aged Jack Daniel Whiskey Barrels, these round end tables are a great addition to any home, lakehouse, duck club, or ranch. Each table is unique, no two are alike. There will be some slight variations from the picture because the buyer will have the option to use a custom logo on the top. 

OVERNIGHT TRIP FOR EIGHT TO CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Enjoy a getaway for eight people in Bentonville, Arkansas for a special art experience.  Guests will enjoy a guided tour through Crystal Bridges’ galleries, led by Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. Make your museum day out extra special with table side service in Eleven restaurant for lunch or dinner.  You will also receive tickets to see the Frank Lloyd Wright House, originally built in 1956 along the Millstone River in New Jersey and reconstructed at Crystal Bridges in 2015. Enjoy an overnight stay at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural center. Four hotel rooms and a visit from the iconic Green Penguin included!

Must be used by October 31, 2019 (four weeks’ notice required to schedule).

Donated by Allison Glenn, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum and 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

DOVE SEASON OPENING WEEKEND 2019 AT HORSESHOE LAKE

It’s not Argentina, but it’s not bad…Experience an afternoon hunt for 10 shooters on opening weekend of 2019 dove season at Chuck Smith’s farm at Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas. Enjoy dinner plus refreshments following the hunt. Spouses included for the apres hunt party. Day during opening weekend (Labor Day Weekend 2019) to be mutually agreed upon.

Donated by Chuck Smith

PAINTING BY A DUCKS UNLIMITED ARTIST OF THE YEAR, JERRY RAEDEKE

Jerry Raedeke is recognized as one of North America’s premier wildlife artists, with a special talent for capturing ducks and geese and the wild places they love. Raedeke has been honored as Ducks Unlimited’s Artist of the Year and has been the featured artist at SEWE, the prestigious Southeastern Wildlife Exposition held annually in Charleston. His work is highly collectable and his paintings are included in several public and private collections.

PEBBLE BEACH GOLF TRIP FOR FOUR

There are few golf thrills like teeing-up for the first time at 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. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways, and sloping greens. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable golf experience that will redefine the boundaries between extraordinary landscapes and sophistication in accommodations. Every golfer deserves to play “Pebble” at least once in his or her life.

This exclusive vacation experience includes three days and two 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 with other Ducks Unlimited guests.

The dates for this golf outing are January 30 – February 1, 2020.

NIGHT AT COCA COLA WOODS FOR EIGHT COUPLES

A coveted opportunity for hunters and their spouses! A private hunt at the famous Coca Cola Woods hunting preserve located near Wynne, Arkansas and owned by 2018 Conservation Through Art honoree John Hull Dobbs, Jr. Eight lucky couples (16 guests) will enjoy an evening of cocktails and dinner, followed by breakfast and a morning hunt for 8 hunters. They will fill their limit of mallards while hunting in the famed green timber. Hunters may even pick up some pointers from award winning professional duck caller and guide Rusty Creasy. Guests will depart following breakfast and the hunt.

Alcohol, hunting equipment and tips are not included. Hunt will occur during primetime of season - garden spot - on a mutually agreed upon date in 2020.

Donated by Dobbs Equity Partners

COCA COLA WOODS BY MATTHEW HASTY

A Memphis born painter, Matthew Hasty’s landscapes are serene and capture the luminous colors of nature while creating beautiful landscapes of the South. His paintings are displayed by patrons around the world and he is one of the most popular and collectable artists in the south. This one of a kind piece was commissioned for Conservation Through Art 2018. The piece is 36x60, oil on canvas. (pictured on the front cover of the program).

Donated by Matthew Hasty, L Ross Gallery

BASS PRO SHOPS BOAT

Factory rigged w/a Mercury® outboard, Minn Kota® trolling motor, Lowrance®
fishfinder and custom matched trailer w/GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion &
chip protection. America’s favorite boat is improved for 2019 with a brand new,
tournament-style deck layout—port and starboard 7’ rod boxes with tip
organizers, a giant center bow tackle box and bag organizer and a cooler in
the step up to the bow deck flanked by 2 drink holders.

Loaded with fishing features including a Lowrance® HOOK2 5 Combo
fishfinder, a Minn Kota® Edge trolling motor and a custom-matched trailer
with GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion and chip protection, the TRACKER®
Pro Team™ 175 TXW has everything you need for creating days full of family
memories or competing with a buddy in a tournament.
The Pro Team 175 TXW is built with world-class manufacturing methods,
materials and components to deliver top-level quality, and because of this, we
back it with the TRACKER Promise—the best factory warranty in aluminum
boats.

Donated by Bass Pro Shops

ALASKA FISHING TRIP FOR TWO

Head to the Land of the Midnight Sun for the salmon run along Alaska’s Nushagak River! Kent Anderson and his team of professional guides will take you and your fishing partner back-in-time to a wilderness fish camp experience with all the modern conveniences, along a riverside teeming with hard fighting, aggressive biting, and ocean fresh salmon that will translate into tired arms and unforgettable memories.

Flowing from the west slope of the Alaskan Range 275 miles into Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Nushagak has forged a reputation as a premier king salmon fishing destination. Here, king runs can exceed 100,000 during the one-month long run with a daunting number of sockeye and chum also returning through the camp’s lower river area located 35 miles from Dillingham.

This unique trip for two includes: float plan transportation from Dillingham Airport to/from the camp, professionally guided fishing - all equipment & tackle supplied (except fly fishing),  5 days fishing - 3 full days, 2 half days (weather permitting), 3 daily meals which are prepared by a Chef, hard-sided cabin accommodations for 2 people, fish processing (fillet, vacuum packed, freeze and box), 1 king salmon daily limit, 4 king Salmon limit per year.

Not included in this package: Commercial flights to Dillingham, Alaska (DLG), Alaska fishing license and king salmon stamp, alcoholic beverages (allowed but not included), fly fishing equipment & tackle, staff gratuities.

Trip must be taken June 17-21, 2019.

EDOAK DESIGNS ELECTRIC SKIFF

Pirogues, bateaux, creek boats—there is a venerable history of small, quiet craft made for small, quiet Southern waters. Ed Duggan’s love affair with boatbuilding began in 1960, when he designed and built a rowing canoe for a 380-mile trip from Macon, Georgia, down the Ocmulgee and Altamaha rivers all the way to St. Simons. Today, his sixteen-foot sapele skiffs epitomize an emerging cottage industry of meticulously handcrafted electric vessels. Working alone in a small shop in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, Duggan builds the boats one at a time, using mostly hand tools. Powered by external motor pods and a battery pack, each pocket yacht comes with navigation lights and a sound system. At 4 miles per hour, it’ll run nearly all day on one charge—and quietly enough to slip up on herons feeding at the water’s edge. Made in Atlanta, Georgia. Est. 1976. Recently featured in Garden & Gun.

6 DAY, 6 NIGHT DREAM VACATION FOR EIGHT

Choose one of these four destinations with luxurious lodging:

Costa Rica - Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains in the four bedroom villa with private pool

Saint Thomas - Enjoy your view overlooking the Caribbean Sea in four luxurious suites with private infinity pool.

Cabo San Lucas - Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from four-bedroom villas, each with a private pool

Belize - Enjoy your Beach front villa with private live-in chef and server

**Tips, airfare, round trip transfers from/to airport, tips, gratuities are NOT included in this package. A $150 per person refundable utility/security deposit will apply. Costs associated with these items are responsibility of purchaser.

ARGENTINA DOVE HUNT FOR FOUR

Migrate south to Cordoba, Argentina for three days of world class dove shooting at the exclusive Pica Zuro Lodge. Pica Zuro is a signature property in the David Denies collection of lodges, the premier wingshooting outfitter in South America. You and your travel partners will be treated to some of the finest dove hunting and luxury accommodations in the southern hemisphere while being taken care of by professional huntsmen and lodge staff. Cordoba is considered the dove shooting capital of the world. The 100 square mile radius around Pica Zuro is annually inhabited by over 40 million dove and the lodge manages 55 shooting fields all within a scenic drive through the region’s rich farmland.

This trip of a lifetime includes: three nights lodging, six total hunts, all field guides, meals, rooming, transfers to and from the fields, and beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic). Not included in this package: airfare, land fees, ground transfer to lodge (approximately $350 round trip per person), licenses (approximately $260 per person), gun rental for those not wishing to bring their own, shells and tips.

Trip must be taken by November 3, 2019.

Donated by David Denies

DELTA GETAWAY AT THE ROOST

Six lucky couples will have the opportunity to enjoy a two-day, one-night road trip to The Roost at Williams Farm in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Enter Duncan Williams’ family getaway that includes all en-suite bedrooms, a fishing lake with a long boardwalk and well-appointed lakeside pier, a heated (and chilled) pool and luxurious lodge décor complete with cozy library and game room with a pool table. The Delta retreat, designed by John Jones, is perfect for a celebratory Clarksdale convoy. Enjoy a gourmet dinner prepared by Ernie Mellor and his team. Take in the soulful vibe of Clarksdale, “The Real Deal!” In the morning enjoy hanging-out on the spacious porch, go fishing, take a hike around the property, even take a hayride, or cruise around on the 4-wheelers. 

Date mutually agreed upon between March and April, 2019.  

Donated by Abbie and Duncan Williams 

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