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Join the National Forest Foundation and the Remington Outdoor Foundation for cocktails and a live auction on Friday, May 6, 2011.

Sporting Clays Auction Items

Wildflowers, Gallatin National Forest, MT
For more information about any of the following items or to place an absentee bid before May 1st, please contact Kassia Randzio.

Live Auction Items


Alaskan Fishing Experience

Discover Alaska with your family, or reconnect with old friends! This all inclusive four-day, three-night stay for two people is an excellent opportunity to catch that big fish, enjoy the majestic scenery, and experience the great outdoors. From Ketchikan, AK (only a 90-minute flight from Seattle), a float plane will take you over the scenic West Coast of Prince of Wales Island, soaring over the bays, islands, and rainforests of the famed Inside Passage. Arriving at Waterfall Resort on Prince of Wales Island, you will experience Alaska at its finest. With their 1 to 1 guest-to-resort staff ratio, you can expect great, personalized service during your all-inclusive stay.

Whether an avid angler or a novice, Waterfall Resort's experienced guides can take you to the best in Alaska salmon and halibut fishing, including trophy catches of the prized king salmon and Coho, Pacific halibut, lingcod, red snapper and others. Spend the day fishing with a guide from your four-person Cabin Cruiser, then retire to the resort for exquisite Alaskan cuisine. Evening activities may include a pleasant hike to the waterfall, relaxing in the Lagoon Saloon, a game of pool or telling fish stories.

Your experience includes:
  • Round-trip float plane, Ketchikan to Waterfall Resort.
  • Accommodations for two guests.
  • All meals, including wine with dinner.
  • 4-person cabin boat with professional guide.
  • All-weather gear, rods, reels, tackle, and bait.
  • Fish processing: cleaned, vacuum packed, and boxed.
Trip may be taken in 2011 or 2012. 

Donors
: This fishing trip was donated by Waterfall Resort and provided to you through Outdoor Adventures Worldwide LLC and Outdoor Connection. Outdoor Adventures Worldwide agents will help you manage all of your trip details.

Sporting Clays Retreat for Six at Pawling Mountain Club

Bordered by 1500-acres of conservation lands, Pawling Mountain Club offers ideal woodland and open field game cover, unmarked by roads and traffic, with expansive views to the Catskills. The complete shooting preserve provides the ultimate in accommodations for the most discriminating sportsmen. With this retreat for six, spend an evening at Pawling Mountain Club relaxing with friends and enjoying a gourmet wild game dinner, then retire to the welcoming lodge. The following day, awaken to a full breakfast and spend the morning on the beautiful clays course with an experienced instructor. After a morning on the course, return to the lodge for a gourmet luncheon.  Donor: Pawling Mountain Club

Montana Ranch Getaway

For four years running, when Travel & Leisure magazine ranks the top 25 U.S. destination lodges, Triple Creek Ranch is at the top of the list.  Recognized for its unique environment and stellar service, Triple Creek offers luxury amidst the splendor of Montana’s stunning Bitterroot Range. With this is an all-inclusive three night, four day stay for two people, you will leave the city behind when you relax in the cabin hot tub; enjoy gourmet dining, house wines, and cocktails; and experience on-ranch activities like horseback riding, hiking and tennis. You'll also enjoy two days of guided fly fishing on Montana's premier rivers. Plus, if schedules accommodate, NFF Vice Chairman, accomplished businessman, and avid fisherman Craig Barrett will guide you to his favorite fly fishing haunts.  Donor: Craig & Barbara Barrett, Triple Creek Ranch

Wild Game Dinner with Exotic Animals

This dinner for eight, prepared by chef Will Morton, will be an evening to remember.  Welcome your friends into your home and treat them to a decadent, multi-course meal highlighting artfully prepared wild game, a 1955 Croft, a 1977 Grahm’s Port, and a selection of red wines.  In addition to the exquisite cuisine, the real highlight will be a special guest appearance by Marcella Leone, director of the Zoological Center at Lionshare Farm, a refuge for rare, threatened, and endangered animals.  With a bevvy of exotic animals – perhaps an orangutan, a young kangaroo, a rare monkey, or even a boa – Marcella will ensure that you and your guests will enjoy a truly unique evening.  Note: Available within one hour of Greenwich, CT, week nights only.  Donors:  Marcella Leone, Will Morton, Ted Gramkow, Grant & Kim Gregory

Chinelli Dog Portrait

Trained in classical fine art techniques, Paul Chinelli’s custom graphite canine portraits bring his passion for hunting and fishing together with that of drawing and painting.  Whether your best friend is a bird dog, hunting partner, or family pet, accomplished artist Paul Chinelli will lovingly preserve your dog’s unique personality.  Donor: Paul Chinelli

Remington 1100 Competition Synthetic 12-Gauge Shotgun

This beautiful, custom engraved shotgun will be sure to make a statement.  More than 40 years ago, the Model 1100 forever changed the way American shooters viewed autoloading shotguns.  It was the first autoloader to combine the repeat-shot versatility of early-century models with the sleek, modern lines and handling qualities of revered double barrels.  The new Model 1100™ Competition Synthetic is super-tuned for the competitive scene.  It's been a field-proved favorite ever since.  Its superb balance, handling, durability and soft recoil from the gas operated action are the foundation of the Remington autoloading legacy.  Specifications: 12-gauge, 30” barrel, custom engraved stock.  DonorRemington Arms Co.

Ten Mile Turkey Hunt

Just 84 miles from Mid-town Manhattan, Ten Mile River Preserve offers 3,000 acres of upland hunting fields, hardwood ridges, and conifer swamps – the perfect setting for a May turkey hunt.  This trip for two includes overnight accommodations, three meals, and an experienced guide.  Whether you book a trip for the remainder of May 2011 or plan ahead for next spring, you will be treated to a phenomenal experience in a spectacular setting.  Donors: Jim Muncey, Ten Mile River Preserve

Oregon Cascades Escape

Welcome to Sisters, where a thriving arts culture, abundant recreation opportunities, and an idyllic community make this one of the greatest destinations in the Pacific Northwest. When you escape to Sisters, you’ll enjoy two nights of lodging at luxurious Lake Creek Lodge, a round of golf at Black Butte Ranch’s four-star course, a half-day floating down the rapids of the Upper Deschutes River with Sun Country Raft Tours, time with an experienced naturalist, a half-day personalized fly fishing trip, and a relaxing dinner and microbrew at Three Creeks Brewing.  Here in the heart of Oregon’s majestic Cascade Mountains, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a variety of outdoor adventures and you’ll be far from any distractions other than the stunning snowcapped peaks and glowing aspen groves.  DonorsLake Creek Lodge, Black Butte Ranch, Three Creeks Brewing, Sun Country Tours

Ultimate Ski Vacation

Unlike any ski vacation you have experienced before, with two Gold Passes in hand, you and a friend will have free reign to ski at virtually any alpine resort in the U.S.  For seven straight days during the 2011-2012 season, you’ll have the opportunity to ski at any combination of National Ski Areas Association resorts.  Whether you choose to seek out the best powder and experience a new mountain each day, or you decide to spend a few days becoming acquainted with a new resort, your Gold Passes give you the flexibility carve out the perfect week.  Plus, you can rest easy with four nights lodging at unrivaled Vail and Beaver Creek, a fabulous end to an amazing day.  Donors: National Ski Areas Association, Vail Resorts

Tom Brokaw Bird Hunt

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with respected author and journalist Tom Brokaw and enjoy the tranquil, elegant surroundings at Mashomack Preserve Club in Pine Plains, NY…all the while enjoying your favorite pastime.  This November or December, you and a friend can spend a half-day with Tom and his bird dog.  A beautiful 1 ½ hour drive north of Greenwich, CT, this will be a day to remember, and you’ll certainly never forget when you preserve your memories with a mounted brace of birds donated by the world renowned Jonas Brothers Taxidermy StudiosDonorsTom Brokaw; Jonas Brothers Studios

Remington Versa Max 12-Gauge Shotgun

The new standard for reliability in autoloading shotguns – VERSA MAX™ is the new pinnacle of autoloader technology.  It shatters convention and all previous benchmarks for reliability with an action unlike any that have come before it.  Proven in the field and in extreme tests of endurance with thousands of test rounds, it cycles all 12-gauge loads with ultimate consistency, softer recoil and less maintenance than you’ve ever experienced.  Specifications: 12-gauge, 28” barrel, camo with black overmolded grips.  Donor: Remington Arms Co.

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NFF Specialists

Mary Mitsos

Vice President, Conservation Programs 
NFF conservation programs, community-based conservation
406-830-3351 
mmitsos@nationalforests.org

Wes Swaffar

Ecosystem Services Program Manager
Tree-planting & Carbon Capital Fund programs 
406-830-3356 
wswaffar@nationalforests.org

Vance Russell

Director, California Program 
NFF programs in CA 
530-758-2609 
vrussell@nationalforests.org

Adam Liljeblad

Director of Conservation Awards
Grants and grant programs
406-830-3357
aliljeblad@nationalforests.org