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Downtown Staycation for 2 with Courtside Grizzlies Tickets

Experience luxury at the South’s Grand Hotel with a night at the famous Peabody Memphis and courtside seats to the Memphis Grizzlies. Your evening includes craft cocktails & delicious dinner at BarWare, just a short walk from FedEx Forum.
Donated by BarWare and Abbie & Duncan Williams. Date for Grizzlies game to be agreed upon by buyer and the Williams.

Youth Hunt for 6 Dads and 6 Kids

Arrive at Circle T in Wabbaseka, AR (near Stuttgart) on Friday, February 3, 2023 for cocktails, dinner, and a duck-calling class followed by a guided morning duck hunt in the fabled Arkansas green timber. The 6 dads and 6 kids will enjoy breakfast and Ducks Unlimited bling after the hunt. Shooters are restricted to age 16 and under; no license is required.
Donated by Susan and Chuck Smith, President, Ducks Unlimited

$10K Shopping Spree at King Furs & Fine Jewelry

Take care of all your holiday shopping with a $10,000 credit at King Furs and Fine Jewelry. Use this shopping spree for one outstanding item or many; this shopping spree covers most anything on the racks or in the cases! King Furs and Fine Jewelry has been a fixture in the Memphis fashion scene since 1946, and is Memphis’ oldest and finest luxury furrier and fine jeweler, located in Laurelwood since 1992. Special orders, custom design, natural mined loose diamonds and mined diamond studs not included. Does not include Tennessee Sales Tax. Must be redeemed by December 31, 2022.
Donated by Steven Ballin, Owner & President, King Furs & FIne Jewelry

Photo Safari in Africa for 2

Place a large checkmark on your bucket list with this unforgettable two-person, 5 day/ 5 night photo safari on the South African bush. Just 3 hours north of the Johannesburg Airport in Limpopo Province, this camp is arguably the finest that South Africa has to offer. Situated on the banks of 3 hippo-filled lakes and surrounded by an abundance of African wildlife. Wake up immersed in the sounds of the African bush, experience daily game drives, rest in the well-appointed chalets that offer a perfect blend of rustic charm and luxury, complete with en suite bathrooms and breathtaking views of the wild South African landscape. Combining the freedom and space of a private estate with the personalized attention of a professional concierge, experience opulent seclusion and exceptional service that is second to none. The trip includes all meals and lodging in the photo camp with alcohol in moderation at meals, executive chef prepared gourmet meals, daily game drives, full-service concierge to help plan every detail of the trip Not included: Package does not include airfare, additional excursions, transportation to and from the reserve  approximately $400 round trip per couple), hotels needed before or after the safari, or voluntary gratuities. Bookings are arranged and subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Trip must be taken within 18 months of purchase.

Night at Coca Cola Woods for 8 couples & Morning Hunt

A coveted opportunity for hunters and their spouses! A private hunt at the famous Coca Cola Woods hunting preserve located near Wynne, Arkansas. 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 on a mutually agreed upon date in 2023 or 2024.
Donated by Katherine and John Dobbs


Benelli SBE3 20 Gauge - 2022 Shotgun of the Year

The Super Black EAgle name that all duck hunters have recognized for decades is now here in 20 gauge! Ducks Unlimited worked with Benelli to secure exclusive access to the only Super Black Eagle twenty bore with a wood stock and fore end in 2022. A beautiful coin finished receiver with DU embellishments and gold-inlaid with waterfowl scene engraving mate up with the 28" polished blue barrel with extended choke tubes. Each gun will have its own special DU serial number and comes with a hard polymer plastic case with DU logo to complete this highly saught--after shotgun. 

Southern Quail Hunting for 4

A quail hunting experience like none other on Prairie Wildlife’s 6,000-acrea property near West Point, Mississippi. Enjoy two nights of luxury accommodations, and exceptional cuisine with two half-days of expertly guided hunting with trained bird dogs and unlimited birds; all birds packaged for travel. After the hunt, enjoy additional gunning activities shooting a fun round of unpredictably challenging Helice and a round of 5-stand. Includes all meals, including alcohol, transportation to and from the hunting locations, apparel for each hunter, and Mississippi Preserve Hunting License. Not included: Travel expenses to West Point, Mississippi, rental car, ammunition voluntary tips and gratuities. Shotguns are available for rent and ammunition can be purchased on site. Trip must be taken by March 31, 2023. Hunters must be14 years or older, unless individually approved by Prairie Wildlife.

3.5 days of Silver Salmon Fishing in Alaska at Katmai Lodge

When you dream of trophy salmon and trout on the fly, the Alganak River is your destination and Katmai Lodge is where your adventure begins. Fly to Katmai by private charter plane from Anchorage. You’ll be on the water fishing right after lunch! Whether you are a novice or one of the top anglers in the world, the lodge will take care of all of your fishing gear, including the highest quality fly tackle as well as waders and boots. Your catch will be prepared for shipment up to 50 pounds, and lodge photographers will give you a USB with all the photos. Want something beyond fishing? Weather permitting, you can tour world famous Brooks Falls to see bears, moose, wolves, otters and more in their natural habitat via private fly-out from the lodge. Includes all meals at the lodge, alcohol carries an extra charge. Donor is responsible for airfare to Anchorage and $200/day to cover fishing guide, kitchen & housekeeping. Trip must be taken during 1st or 2nd week of August, 2023.
Donated by Walker Taylor

Dream Vacation for Eight

Pack your bags and migrate south for a six-day, six-night Dream Vacation for eight in one of 3 glorious vacation destinations: Belize, Cabo San Luca or Costa Rica! Each package includes a villa with four luxurious suites, breathtaking views, and a private pool. Transportation, meals and excursions not included. Trip must be taken within 18 months of purchase. 


Dinner and Duck viewing at Coca Cola Woods for 8 couples

Eight couples (16 guests) will enjoy an evening of cocktails and dinner, followed by breakfast and a guided morning tour from award winning professional duck caller and guide, Rusty Creasy. Hunting not included. Four date options available: 11/14/2022, 11/28/2022, 12/5/2022, 12/23/2022.
Donated by Katherine and John Dobbs

“Glendora” – an original painting by Memphis artist 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 created for Conservation Through Art 2022. The piece is 48x60, oil on canvas.
Donated by Matthew Hasty and L Ross Gallery

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