2018 Live Auction Items

Items can change prior to the event.  Please review the Live Auction Catalog the night of the event for the final list of all donations in the Live Auction.

  • Montana Tactical – If you don’t own a suppressor, now’s the time to change that.  Aaron Hagen is donating a Thunder Beast Arms Corporation suppressor to fit the calibre of your choice.  You’ll never go without one again!
  • Sitka Gear – Blizzard Bibs and Optifade…just sounds like hunting to us!  Be the winning bidder on this package and get any size needed with free size exchange.
  • Trijicon – Trijicon’s AccuPoint 1-6×24 rifle scope is designed to stand up to the elements and the illuminated reticle aids in quick target engagement. Perfect for that large bore hunting rifle you’re taking on your next trip to Africa.
  • Lance Johnson – Local artist and Montana native Lance Johnson always surprises us with a one of a kind piece of artwork painted specifically for our banquet.  Can’t wait to see what he does this year!
  • THE Table – Enjoy personal service, a 5 Star meal and the best seats in the house when you sit at THE Table during the 2019 Banquet & Live Auction.
  • Vortex Optics – The Vortex Razor HD LH 3-15X42 riflescope  is one of the hottest scopes on the market today.  Don’t miss out on this one.
  • YETI Surprise – This has become one of our most popular Live Auction items which may include handguns, rifles or gear OR all three.  You just never know what you’ll be bidding on!
  • Gold Sponsor Package – Be the winning bidder and get yourself a King Suite at the Double Tree (how convenient for next year’s banquet, right!) , breakfast at Stella’s Resturanunt and get registered as a GOLD SPONSOR for next year’s banquet.
  • “The Challenge” – Elk bronze from world renowned artist Lorenzo Ghiglieri.  Over 3′ of two battling bull elk that is incredible to look at!
  • John Banovich – Beautifully framed and painted by world renowned artist, John Banovich, the  “Bull of the Woods” is a stunning visual piece.  Hand picked just for our banquet and with you in mind!
  • Montague Jewelers – Chris Montague has been a supporter of our Chapter for years and always donates a stunning piece for us.  This year’s piece is sure to dazzle.
  • Leica – Need to know how far something is with incredible accuracy and angle trajectory?  Leica’s 10 x 42 Geovid HD-R 2200 are your go to and will make those long range shots a breeze….good setup for the next item below!
  • 406 Preciscion – The boys at 406 have donated a 2 day long range class for one lucky bidder.  This class will have you shooting 1000 yards +…and that’s said with confidence!
  • Waterfall Lodge – Serene, beautiful, amazing.  Take your pick of ways to describe Waterfall Lodge.  This 3 day fishing trip to South East Alaska is incredible and a destination unlike any you’ve ever traveled to.
  • Fort Peck Guide Service – 2 lucky fisherman will get to fish with one of Fort Peck’s best, local fishing legend Matt Sunderman.
  • Vortex Optics – Incredible clarity and reliability the Razor HD 33×50 spotter is a must have.
  • Bull Mountain Rifle Co. – When you think of the MT Chapter’s banquet you probably think of the name Randy Melvin.  His custom guns have been a part of our banquet for almost a decade and this year’s Custom .28 Nosler is a thing of beauty that you’ll want to have in your collection.
  • Kimber – The Gold Combat Stainless II .45 ACP is part of Kimber’s Custom Shop collection.  Reliable and great for personal defense.
  • Kimber – K65 Delux Carry .357 revolver brings concealed power to another level!
  • Kimber – The 84 Montana Adirondack .300 Blackout hunting rifle is exceptionally durable and accurate right out of the box.  The new Gore Optifade Elevated II soft touch stock treatment makes it look bad to the bone. Being one of the lightest big game rifles makes it a dream to hunt with and a must have!
  • Nosler – Chambered in the hard hitting .338 round the Model 48 Outfitter is an easy choice for the shooter looking for a rifle suitable for hunting anything that walks or crawls.
  • Franchi – Franchi’s Affinity 3 Compact 12 gauge is a short-stock, 24-inch or 26-inch version of the full-size Affinity 3. As a young shooter grows, so grows the gun. When appropriate, a full-size buttstock can be fitted to the Affinity 3 Compact.
  • Superior Archery – This year’s donation from Superior Archery is the new Triax.  The Triax bow is the quietest, most vibration-free and deadly accurate bow Mathew’s have ever built.  Comes decked out with a Gold Rush sight and the always reliable Ripcord rest.  Good luck being the winning bidder on this beaut!
  • Christensen Arms – The Ridgeline .300 RUM is guaranteed to be sub MOA out of the crate! Coming with the signature, Christensen Arms, carbon fiber-wrapped barrel, a spiral-fluted bolt, scalloped bolt knob, and a carbon fiber composite stock makes it one of the most sought after guns out there.  What else needs to be said?
  • Ab Steyn Safaris – 10 day South African monster croc hunt for 1 hunter.  Ready for an adventure?
  • Nightforce – Exceptional quality and precision at extended ranges; the Nightforce SHV™ 5-20×56. The SHV series of riflescopes delivers legendary precision and reliability and will look good on any gun you own.
  • Big Water Safaris – 6 day South African hunt for 2 hunters.  Includes 8 cull animals and 4 trophies to split.  On a side note, Big Water has some of the largest trophies we’ve EVER seen.  Incredible hospitality, land and trophies.  What more do you need?
  • Leopard’s Valley Safaris – 10 day hunt for 2 hunters with a couple of critters included.  Leopard’s Valley Safaris has been a part of the MT Chapter’s banquets for years and we consider them part of our family.  You will too once you experience the beauty of their valley (thus Leopard’s Valley), their wonderful hospitality and the abundance of FREE RANGE trophies you get to stalk!
  • Southern Cross Safaris – This South African safari is a 10 day LONG RANGE HUNT for 2-4 hunters and includes 7 cull animals each.  WOW!  Chris Cawood is versed in long range hunting and has an incredible piece of ground to do just that.  With elevation changes of up to 6000 feet, you’re angles of shooting, wind change and sheer excitement of picking out your trophy from 1300 yards, (or as far as you can shoot, seriously), will get your blood pumping!
  • Tenaka River Guide Service – 10 day moose hunt in British Colombia.  Todd Bunnage has spent nearly a decade donating this very hunt to the Alaska Chapter.  If they’re buying a moose hunt from Todd…shouldn’t you?  Huge moose with the chance at elk, bear and wolf at the same time.  Yes, we’ve seen pictures of Todd’s trophies and they are spectacular.
  • Private Ranch Coyote Hunt – Come hunt on 60,000+ acres of private ground after the wiley coyote!  If that isn’t cool enough, you’ll also be joined by Matt Pippo from Predator Quest as your professional caller and coyote expert.  This 2 day hunt will take place during the summer months and promises to be a blast!
  • Private Duck Hunt – Local expert and retired doctor, Dr. Richard Lewallen will take you and your child (12-18) on a 1 day duck hunt on the beautiful Bluewater Creek.
  • 3 Cross Ranch – Board members Dr. Richard Lewallen and Tex Janecek will be taking you and 1 child (12-18) to hunt 8 pheasants for the day.  No dog?  Don’t worry, they’ll bring a couple sniffers to rouse up those birds for you!
  • Montana Outfitting Co. – 3 day antelope hunt for 2 hunters in the Bear Paw Mountains.  Did we say mountains?  Yep, this unique 45,000 acre hunting grounds is the home to speed goats galore, elk, big horn sheep, whitetail, muledeer and just about everything else Montana has to offer.
  • Razor Hunts Oz – G’day mate!  Professional Hunter, Lance Nelis is calling your name to come and go on a 7 day cull hunt down under.  Cull up to 100 animals a day by way of Polaris, rugged boots through the brush or by spotlight at night.  Lance promises you won’t have finger prints left on your trigger finger!
  • International Adventures – Travel to Scotland to take two Roe Deer trophies.  We have made this a must have at our banquet simply because of exceptional reports back about the pure awesomeness of this trip!  Beauty, adventure, royalty (and we’re not talking about you).  This trip is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
  • International Adventures – We could just repeat everything we said above, but this Scotland RED STAG hunt is a unique experience in itself!  This 7 day (3 days of hunting) hunt will take place on the Inshewan Estate in Pethshire Scotland.  All the while staying at a Luxurious 18th Century Duke’s Estate.  Need we say more?
  • McKinnon & Co – All we have to say is HUGE black bears are what McKinnon & Co. are known for.  Chris & Sharon have almost become family since they’ve been donating for a decade to our chapter.  We won’t change a thing since we’re getting reports back on massive black bear trophies being taken by our lucky auction winners!
  • Southern Cross – Chris Cawood sat down with us and asked us what we need to round out our banquet.  We said a Cape Buffalo hunt.  Done!  You’ll have the chance to hunt big cape buffalo on this 10 day safari which is ALL INCLUSIVE!  Just pay for roundtrip airfare to OR Tambo Airport in South Africa and the rest is covered (except taxidermy and gratuities).  15,000 acres of sparse woods and mountainous landscape will make this a challenging hunt for the adventurous hunter.
  • Milk River Outfitters – Want to shoot a monster trophy Whitetail?  Eric Albus has them and his private Montana Milk River ranches will be the place you’ll get to hunt them.  Hunt with a true Montanan Outfitter and get the chance at a real trophy Montana Whitetail.
  • Pheasant City Lodge – Take a trip to South Dakota and hunt the pheasant capital of the United States and you and one other hunter will get 2 days and 2 nights of pure excitement and hospitality.
  • SMC Spain Hunting Ibex – It has been a few years since we have offered a Spanish hunt.  But we finally have the pleasure of knowing Salva Monforte of SMC Spain Hunting Ibex.  Several close friends of the chapter have hunted with Salva and have given rave reviews on everything from the quality of trophies to the nightly hospitality.  Up to two hunters get to share 2 Ibex (up to 69 and one up to 49) while on this 6 day hunt.  When are you going to Spain!