Boone and Crockett Club’s First Annual Conservation Auction Now Live!

The Boone and Crockett Club First Annual Conservation Auction opened on March 7. The online auction, hosted on GunBroker.com, features sporting collectibles that will be available for bidding until on March 21 (for firearms) and 7:00 pm EDT on March 28 (for everything else). Proceeds from this auction will be used to support the Boone and Crockett Club’s mission of promoting the conservation and management of wildlife—especially big game and its habitat—preserving and encouraging hunting and maintaining the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship in North America.

Highlights from the auction include:

 

Jack O’Connor tribute by Al & Roger Biesen, pre-64 Model 70 .270 Winchester

Imagined in 2002, commissioned in 2004 and raffled in 2006; this one-of-a-kind custom rifle is the result of superb cooperation between the O’Connor family, the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center and the Idaho Chapter of FNAWS. Fully donated to the Boone and Crockett Club by the raffle winner, Mr. Terry Fricks, it is presented to the market through the Club’s Guns For Conservation Program. Click here for details…

Wapiti by Lorenzo Ghiglieri 

Lorenzo Ghiglieri (1931–2020) is quite properly regarded as one of the most gifted artists of our time. His displays of wildlife sculptures and figure studies have dominated the major national hunting shows for two generations and his works are displayed at such prestigious locations as the White House, Vatican City and the John Wayne Airport. Working in bronze, Ghiglieri somehow was able to capture dynamic movement, raw power and intensity of the moment to a degree that transcended what the subject was doing to what it seemed to have been thinking. Lorenzo Ghiglieri was also a consistent supporter of wildlife conservation—a legacy which continues through select donations of his works. Click here for details…

Guided fishing trip on Lake Chelan 

Fish the deep waters of Central Washington’s beautiful Lake Chelan with lifelong resident and licensed professional guide Mark Lippincott of Lake Chelan Adventures. Up to four anglers will troll (downriggers) the deep waters for lake trout and landlocked Chinook salmon—with a possibility for cutthroat trout and kokanee—from a well-equipped 21-foot North River Seahawk. Click here for details…

Ruger No. 1 .270 Weatherby Magnum 

Made in 2005, serial number 134-12963 features a 26-inch plain barrel (no provision for open sights) with a scalloped quarter rib and attaching ring mounts (1-inch high “rings”). Wood figure is exceptional for a No. 1 and detachable sling swivels are included. The bore is flawless and trigger pull is very good (crisp, barest hint of overtravel). Mechanics are absent issue, and the rifle looks never to have been hunted. Both metal and wood finishes are at least 99%, with only minor indications of handling. The original factory box is included and remains in good condition. Click here for details…

Inscribed copy of Little America by Richard E. Byrd 

Published by Putnam’s in 1930, this stated first edition bears the author’s ink inscription. What appears to be an original New York Times clipping of Byrd’s obituary dated 3/12/57 is also included. CONDITION: Overall good. Exterior is very good and absent discoloration. Interior hinges are beginning to crack but remain well attached. Minimal pencil markings and notes are present. Click here for details…

Rams of the Rockies by Ken Carlson – Limited Edition Print No. 1 

This framed print is the number one (1/750) created for the Boone and Crockett Club and Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in 1999. This image also appeared as the cover of the book Return of Royalty by Toweill & Geist which was also published in 1999 by these conservation organizations. Hand signed and numbered, the image area is approximately 13 x 13 inches. Click here for details…

Those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with online auctions can participate by arranging proxy bidding by a Boone and Crockett Club staff member. For additional information on participation or proxy bidding, please contact Jodi Bishop at the Boone and Crocket Club, (406) 542-1888 x212 or jodi@boone-crockett.org.

About the Boone and Crockett Club

Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. For details, visit www.boone-crockett.org.

2021-03-11T15:24:54+00:00 March 11th, 2021|Boone and Crockett Club, Conservation|