Auction Info

Ladies’ Diamond Necklace

This ladies’ diamond eternity necklace from Beasley’s Jewelry is set with 6.0 ct total weight round brilliant cut natural diamonds, G color, S11 clarity, all prongs set in 18K yellow gold mounting. It is 18” in length with a hidden clasp and safety, and is from designer ADA.

Value: $16,000

Donated By: Beasley’s Jewelry

Walleye Charter on Lake Erie

This donation is for a one-day walleye charter for four adults (maximum of six if upgraded) on a 33’3″ (LOA) Tiara Yacht with twin 375 HP Crusader engines, radar, GPS, all rods and reels, tackle, safety equipment, refrigerator, head, fish cooler, ice, accommodations at Captain Wayne Farnsworth’s condominium on Lake Erie. The yacht runs a total of sixteen rods trolling, with eight starboard and eight port. Extra days may be added for the daily rate. Not included are gratuities for the crew, transportation to Marblehead Ohio, fishing licenses, fish cleaning, or shipping. If desired, winner can add on boat trips to Lake Erie Islands or a day at the Cedar Point Amusement Park (at winner’s expense). This trip is available in June or July of either 2024 or 2025, but specific dates must be coordinated with Captain Wayne, who is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain, and whose vessel is U.S. Coast Guard-inspected and approved for charters!

Value: $10,000

Donated By: Wapiti Holdings and Captain Wayne Farnsworth

Collaring the Cats + Mini 4

The Cabela Family Foundation and Zambeze Delta Safaris are donating this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is the first time anyone has been able to participate in this hands-on experience collaring two lions or two cheetah. The darting will be done by a licensed veterinarian, but you will be able to participate in all other aspects of the program, including collar fitting. The 24 Lions project is arguably the most successful reintroduction of wild lions into an unfenced wilderness area, expanding wild lion range by over 2 million acres. Zambeze Delta has a full-time scientist running the program. 5 years ago, 24 wild lions were re-introduced to the area, and today they number close to 100.

While you’re in Coutada 11 – Africa’s greatest hunting lands – you will be rewarded with the sight of vast wilderness areas, unchanged from their past fame. This is one of Africa’s prime hunting blocks, with one of the highest game densities. Five distinct ecosystems – from sand to forest to swamp – give this 500,000-acre unfenced block an incredible variety of huntable wildlife.

In addition to the amazing experience Collaring the Cats, you will also get to take a 7-day, 1×1 guided plains game safari in the Zambeze Delta. This Mini 4 donation includes a Blue Duiker, a Red Duiker, an Oribi, and a Suni. Hunter can use either bow or rifle. Arrival/departure point is Beira, Mozambique. Included in this portion of the donation are trophy fees for listed species, 1×1 guide service, trophy field prep, lodging in tented camp or brick/mortar, and all meals and locally available drinks for the duration of the safari.

Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates, from 1 June to 30 November in either 2024 or 2025. The donation can be upgraded to include additional species; see outfitter for details.

Additional hunters are welcome at $750/day plus 16% VAT, and non-hunters for $300/day plus 16% VAT. Animals as per the donor’s price list.

Value: $50,000

Donated By: Cabela Family Foundation & Zambeze Delta Safaris

Pacific Coast Spearfishing Trip

Join Weatherby Foundation board members Alain Smith, Mike Rogers, and Keegan McCarthy on this 2-day offshore spearfishing trip on the Pacific Coast! Experience a completely new hunting adventure underwater, off the coast of San Diego California. This mid-summer trip in either 2024 or 2025 begins in San Diego Bay, where you’ll board a private charter bound for San Clemente Island. The trip is designed to allow the experienced captain to locate small kelp paddies where fish congregate near the surface. With a simple mask, fins, snorkel, and speargun, you’ll drift 20 yards toward the floating kelp and immediately be met with curious – and tasty – yellowtail, dorado, and sometimes bluefin tuna. Shooting distances range from 20 feet to 2 feet from the tip of your speargun. All diving gear and spearguns will be provided and inexperienced divers are usually successful on their first trip. Mike has a lifetime of experience in blue water spearfishing and will personally guide you. The boat will include fishing gear, drinks, food, and accommodations for two great days on the Pacific Ocean. Arrival and departure point is San Diego Airport. Not included are California fishing license (2-day license is $27), hotel accommodations, and gratuities (but they will filet your fish!). There will also be opportunities to play golf at Torrey Pines, visit the San Diego Zoo, go to the beautiful Southern California beaches, and many other San Diego experiences either before or after the spearfishing days (not included in the donation).

Value: Priceless!

Donated By: Mike Rogers

Arctic Snow Goose Adventure

This Arctic Snow Goose Adventure from Canada North Outfitting is a 4-day hunt for two couples. With a limit of 75 birds per day, this epic adventure often allows for shooting on the first afternoon and not only includes the guided hunt, transportation to and from the hunting areas, and shells, but if the winning bid goes over value then Shane Black will accompany the lucky buyers and share his Italian cooking skills in the evenings! Not included in this donation are travel and hotels (though Canada North Outfitting will make all arrangements), administrative fee of $192 per person ($768) and Arctic Wildlife Research and Support Fund fee of $285 per person ($1,140). The AWRSF is a fund started by Canada North Outfitting ten years ago. The funds support research projects at the University of Calgary and offer support for the different hamlets in Nunavut. This adventure must be taken from June 1-18 of either 2024 or 2025.

Also included in this donation are four sets of KUIU Waterfowl Gear!

Value: $23,400

Donated By: Canada North Outfitting

Alaskan Cruise

Two couples will join Keegan and Chelsea McCarthy, owners of Custom Alaska Cruises, for a 7-day Alaskan cruise through Alaska’s beautiful Inside Passage aboard their 100-foot luxury yacht, Golden Eagle. During the 6-day, 7-night adventure you’ll be granted exclusive access to some of the most scenic places in the world. Explore the remote wonders of North America’s beautiful and picturesque Alaskan waters and wilderness. Anchoring nightly in secluded coves and fjords, you will have the ability to explore spectacular places every day, viewing wildlife, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.

Discover remote hot springs and dine on fresh crab and shrimp you pull from the sea as whales breach alongside you. Your trip aboard the Golden Eagle will make you feel right at home as the crew and captain tend to your every need and desire. All meals are prepared by our 5-star chef, who will work to meet all dietary needs or restrictions. All beverages (including beer and wine) are included. 

The donated trip is for two staterooms (2 guests per room), and each stateroom has a private en suite bathroom. Please note this is not a guaranteed private trip, but the winning bidder has first opportunity to fill the other two rooms aboard the vessel. Additional staterooms (4 total) or the whole boat can be chartered for additional fees. This is not a fishing charter, though charter fishing can be added to any cruise for an additional charge.

This donation is available on any 2024 or 2025 cruise dates. Talk with Keegan or Chelsea about the possibility of upgrading this to one of their custom hunting experiences. Past guests include Mike Ingram, Donald Trump Jr, Greg Norman, Ozzy Osbourne, Warren Sackman, J. Alain Smith, Joel Swan, and many others. Not included in this donation is travel to and from Juneau, Alaska; accommodations in town before or after trip; and a fishing license.

Value: $35,000

Donated By: Coastal Alaska Adventures

Iberian Red Stag Hunt with Old Madrid Tour

Immerse yourself in a culture with an ancient history and thrill to Spain’s riches. Spain is home to a priceless cultural heritage. Proof of this is the fact that Spain is one of the countries with the most World Heritage sites on the planet. Madrid, cheerful and vibrant at all hours, is famous for being an open city with all kinds of people from anywhere in the world. You can also discover unique traditions such as popular festivities, flamenco, or tapas by experiencing them first-hand; come and enjoy Spain by taking part in its fiestas!

This is an exclusive 3-day free range 1×1 rifle hunt for one hunter and one non-hunter, including airport reception by the eurohunts staff, clearance of guns, professional 1×1 English-speaking hunting guide, local guides/rangers with SUVs and 4×4 cars, all ground transportation including airport transfers, luxury Spanish-style hotel set in a privilege position near the hunting area, gatermouth Mediterranean cuisine including beers, Spanish fine wines and reasonable spirits, Iberian Red Stag trophy fee up to 230 SCI points, the classic Old Madrid day tour, trophy field preparation, meat processing, and trophy scoring.

Not included are the NR hunting license ($200/area), general mandatory hunting insurance ($120), medal class category trophy, hotels after or before the hunt if needed, international and domestic flights, trophy taxidermy/shipping, and 21% VAT on the hunt value.

Winner may upgrade to species including Spanish Ibex (Ronda, Beceite, Southeastern, or Gredos), 2 Chamois (Cantabrian and Pyrenean), Iberian mouflon sheep, Balearian goat, European Fallow deer, European Roe deer, and Aoudad sheep among others as per current price list

Hunt dates by hunter’s choice are during the 2024-2025 season; contact the outfitter to set the best time.

Value: $10,000

Donated By: eurohunts

Zanzibar Hunt

This donation is a 10-day hunt for Zanzibar Duiker (also known as Aders Duiker), Zanzibar Suni (non-importable in the United States), and Sundevald Blue Duiker. Come hunt in the beautiful semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar for three species that can ONLY be hunted in Zanzibar. This 14-year project has been a critical conservation effort to save the Zanzibar Duiker from extinction in Zanzibar.

This donation for 1 hunter includes 10 days of outfitting, full board accommodations in a small boutique hotel next to the reserve, and professional hunter. It does not include airfare, visa, government royalties and fees ($2,500), concession fee and resource development, trophy handling ($6,000), trophy fees ($8,000 for Zanzibar Duiker, $2,000 for Zanzibar Suni, and $2,000 for Sundevald Blue Duiker), gratuities, or drinks at your accommodation.

This hunt must be taken in 2024 or 2025.  The importation of firearms is not allowed; the hunt is conducted with a 12-gauge shotgun (provided by company along with ammo).  Non-hunter can be added for the cost of additional board and lodgings (dependent on hotel selected).

Value: $25,000

Donated By: Michel Mantheakis Safaris Zanzibar

In addition to the Zanzibar hunt, the winning bidder will also receive a customs brokerage clearance certificate from Coppersmith Global Logistics. The certificate includes the customs entry service fee ($400), messenger fee ($40), USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service fee ($25), and warehouse handling fee ($65).

Value: $530

Donated By: Coppersmith Global Logistics

New Zealand Hunting Adventure

Shane Johnston – owner/outfitter of Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand; a long-time exhibitor, donor, and Life Member of DSC, and DSC’s 2007 Outfitter of the Year; the HSC 2013 Professional Hunter of the Year; and an SCI Life Member, donor, and exhibitor – invites two hunters to experience the breathtaking scenery from the Seward Mountains to the Pacific Ocean while hunting Red Stag, South Pacific Arapawa Ram, the Alpine Goat, and Chamois on this 5-day/4-night 2×1 hunting adventure on New Zealand’s South Island. This donation includes the trophy fees for a representative Arapawa Ram and an Alpine Goat for each hunter, a Chamois for each hunter, and a Red Stag each up to 400”. Method of take is rifle, bow or muzzleloader.

As well as fantastic hunting opportunities, the lucky hunters will also have a Kiwi-style, evening beachside dining experience with a mix of NZ beers and wines, great music, and entertainment, all while dipping your feet into the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets.

This hunt is available for open dates February-August in 2024, 2025, or 2026, and may be upgraded by adding days or other available species at the current price list. Additional hunters and non-hunters are welcome. Transportation during your Stag, Ram, and Goat hunt is by comfortable 4×4 side-by-side vehicle. The Chamois hunting is in the Alps, where helicopter transport is required as there is no road access. Hunters are required to pay the flight time.

Four Seasons Safaris owns the majestic private hunting area Backridge Estate, where there are phenomenal hunting opportunities to be enjoyed along with some of the very best trophy animal genetics throughout the South Pacific. You will have the privilege to hunt the hills and gullies in the Kaikoura region, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean on the East Coast of the South Island and is home to great adventures such as lobster diving and deep sea fishing. The hunting is spot and stalk, where there are numerous driving and hiking 4×4 tracks. Hunters will be spoilt for choice on the number and quality of animals available to hunt. This includes Red Stag, Elk, Fallow, White Stag, Goat, Arapawa Ram, and Boar. Tahr and Chamois are also available nearby.

This hunt package includes trophy fees for 2x Red Stags, 2x Chamois, 2x Rams, and 2x Goats; field prep and transportation to shipper; transfers from Christchurch (within 5 days); comfortable ranch-style accommodations; and home-style country cuisine and refreshments.

Not included are airfare to/from Christchurch, before/after hunt accommodations, additional species hunted, resort fees if hunters wish to upgrade (from $450 night), helicopter fees ($2500/hr), firearm permit ($25 if bringing your own), dip-pack service, and gratuities.

NOTE: This hunt cannot be taken in conjunction with any other NZ hunting safari or a safari already booked with Four Seasons Safaris NZ.

Value: $36,000

Donated By: Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand

In addition to the New Zealand Hunting Adventure, the winning bidder will also receive a customs brokerage clearance certificate from Coppersmith Global Logistics. The certificate includes the customs entry service fee ($400), messenger fee ($40), USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service fee ($25), and warehouse handling fee ($65).

Value: $530

Donated By: Coppersmith Global Logistics

Keyah Grande Stay

This amazing opportunity has been donated by Alan & Barb Sackman. Come visit Keyah Grande in Pagosa Springs, Colorado! Located just outside of Durango, this vacation is for 2 couples, for 3 days & 4 nights, and includes all meals at the house and airport pickup in Durango or at the local airport. Availability is from Spring through August in either 2024 or 2025. Turkey season is April or May, and this package is also available for 2 turkeys if desired. The ranch has endless activities available, including fishing, skeet, trap, sporting clay, rifle range, ATVs, hiking, a swimming pool & hot tub at the house, and a bowling alley. Many other opportunities are available locally, including: a hot springs spa, Silverton Railroad, great local restaurants, rodeo over 4th of July, and the city of Durango (less than an hour away).

Value: Priceless!

Donated By: Alan & Barbara Sackman

Ardmore Ceramics Vase

Impressive at almost 30 inches in height, this Ardmore Ceramics vase from South Africa will be a striking addition to any décor! Hand-sculpted and painted in neutral tones by an Ardmore team of artists, six three-dimensional leopards frolic across the foliage-covered surface of the vase while a series of simians adorn its top collar. Representative of classic Ardmore with its handsome sculpting and intricate painting, this piece will be a noteworthy addition to any home or office.

Value: $16,500

Donated By: Pascoe Gallery

Hybrid Kri Kri Ibex & Balkan Chamois in Macedonia

Hunt Hybrid Kri Kri Ibex and Balkan Chamois free range in Macedonia over four hunting days! Stay in a hunting lodge during your stay and enjoy all meals, professional guide services, in-field trophy care, transportation, meet & greet in Skopje Macedonia, one Kri Kri Hybrid Ibex trophy fee, and one Balkan Chamois trophy fee. Arrival airport is Skopje. This donation from Link’s Wild Safaris does not include international flights, trophy export, vet documentation, or shipment to final destination. Available Fall of either 2024 or 2025, this hunt is valid for one hunter. Non-hunter/s can be added at a fee of 300 USD per day. Suggested weapon is 264 cal. or more.

Value: $14,500

Donated By: Link’s Wild Safaris and HUNT Europe Ltd

Asante Getaway

Combining the sophisticated style and warm hospitality of the Hill Country with luxury and modern amenities, Asante Lodging offers a truly unique Texas experience. Relax and enjoy Asante’s premiere lodging home, Nyumba, for 2 nights for up to 3 couples.

During your stay you will enjoy a night of cuisine prepared by an expert chef, providing you and your guests with an unforgettable dining experience. You can also visit local distilleries & wineries, and you will embark on a guided tour, where you and your guests will have the opportunity to view exotic wildlife and learn more about the conservation efforts of the Cabelas.

Must be used by 31 December 2024; dates to be coordinated based on hosts’ availability.

Value: Priceless!

Donated By: Dan & Darlene Cabela

Cantabrian Chamois Hunt

This 4-day donation for a Cantabrian Chamois hunt in the north of Spain includes airport reception, ground transportation, PH with 4×4 vehicle, full board accommodations for one hunter and one companion, and the trophy fee for one Cantabrian Chamois (male or female). It does not include hunting license & hunting insurance ($380), 21% VAT on donation value and final invoice, dip & pack, taxidermy, and exportation of the trophies. The donation is for one hunter and one non-hunter, is valid in 2024 or 2025, and includes firearm rental and ammo. This is a rifle hunt only, and once the chamois has been taken, the hunt is finished unless the hunter wants to continue on as per the price list.

Value: $10,400

Donated By: Iberian Hunters

In addition to the Cantabrian Chamois hunt, the winner will also receive a customs brokerage clearance certificate from Coppersmith Global Logistics. The certificate includes the customs entry service fee ($400), messenger fee ($40), USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service fee ($25), and warehouse handling fee ($65).

Value: $530

Donated By: Coppersmith Global Logistics

Ireland Vacation Home

The storybook setting of Birchwood Estate will give you a tranquil escape with all of the modern luxuries you desire while visiting an area that dates back to medieval times. This estate is nestled on the grounds of the 5-star world famous Adare Manor, host to the 2027 Ryder Cup. A short five-minute walk will lead you to the picturesque quaint Village of Adare. Widely renowned as the most beautiful village in Ireland, Adare is rich in history dating back to 1200 AD and boasts beautiful thatched cottages, a castle, lovely walks, and endless restaurants and pubs.

Birchwood Estate features approximately 10,000 square feet of luxurious living space, and can accommodate up to twelve guests. Located in a secluded private neighborhood, the estate comes with a local property concierge, a dedicated travel concierge, and housekeeping service. The home features six lavishly decorated suites and five bathrooms. The master suite has a large private balcony overlooking the lush landscape as well as a spa-like en suite bathroom. There is a spacious gourmet kitchen, a private in-home bar, a game room, a billiards table, a private indoor swimming pool, and a small in-home gym. Complimentary WiFi is available to keep you and your group connected during your stay.

After spending time exploring the majestic and historic landmarks in the area, come back and experience the many family-friendly activities nearby, including fishing, live music, festivals, historical tours, museums, picturesque walking tours, boutique shopping, castle tours, and more! Adare is located within just a few hours of some of Ireland’s most notable visitor destinations and the world’s most beautiful landmarks such as St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glenstal Abbey, and King John’s Castle, allowing you to thoroughly explore all of the magic Ireland has to offer.

For golfers everywhere, this vacation can be tailored into an unforgettable golf trip! Guests of Birchwood Estate are mere minutes from The Golf Course at Adare Manor, confirmed host to the 2027 Ryder Cup, and within a few hours at most from more than 60 incredible golf courses. Be prepared to enjoy views of the Irish countryside, Atlantic waters, and scenic castles while out on the green. Contact your travel liaison for assistance booking tee times to plan the golf trip of a lifetime.

This seven-night package must be used Saturday to Saturday and is good for one year.

Value: $24,000

Donated By: LEI

Patrick Mavros Crocodile Adornment Collection

This Crocodile Adornment Collection has been designed, made, and donated especially for the 2024 Weatherby Foundation Dinner and Auction by Patrick Mavros himself. The package includes both a ladies’ bundle and a gentlemen’s bundle, as well as items for the office! The ladies’ collection consists of a croc swimming pendant, a croc hornback cuff, a croc belly ring, and croc hornback dangle earrings, all in sterling silver. The gentlemen’s collection features a croc hornback cuff, a classic croc buckle, croc swimming dress studs, and croc swimming cufflinks, all in sterling silver. The office decor collection includes the walking crocodile desktop paperweight sculpture and the laying crocodile desktop paperweight sculpture, both in sterling silver.

Value: $14,400

Donated By: Patrick Mavros

Cayman Islands Stay

This unbelievable stay at the exquisite “Point of View” is for a 7-day, 6-night package at Buck & Ann Woodruff’s Grand Cayman property. With 6 bedrooms (sleeps 16!) and 6.5 bathrooms, and located in South Sound, you aren’t going to want to miss this chance to explore a gorgeous part of the world! You have to see the photos to believe it. The villa is direct oceanfront facing south. The beach is wide and sandy, and the property features a private heated infinity pool, two hot tubs, fire features, a shaded gazebo, and concierge service. Donation is valid in 2024 or 2025, excluding the weeks of President’s Day, Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. This donation is non-transferable, non-cumulative, and cannot be held over for future stays. Standard rental terms and conditions apply.

Value: $37,000

Donated By: Buck & Ann Woodruff

Spanish Gastronomy Tour & Ibex Hunt

This 3-day donation from Spain Hunting Ibex is for one hunter and one observer and includes accommodation & board at El Molino, a special gastronomic experience on the arrival day with Jabugo Jam, cheese, and other local delicatessen products including Vega Sicilia Valbuena Wine; a one-day truffle experience (collecting, cooking, and tasting); and one hunting day for one hunter for a Beceite Ibex scored up to 70 SCI points. The hunt can be upgraded to a larger Beceite Ibex as per the price list or with additional trophies such as Spanish Ibex, (Gredos, Southeastern, and Ronda), Pyrenean and Cantabric chamois, mouflon, Balearean goat/boc among others. Additional hunters, as well as non-hunting companions, are welcome to join this trip at $750/day for hunters and $350/day for non-hunters. This experience is available during the 2024-2025 season (1 November 2024 to 31 May 2025). Transportation during the hunt is mostly by 4×4 and stalking on foot, and is a RIFLE HUNT ONLY. The donation includes airport assistance and transport to/from concession, field prep, all lodging, food & drinks, as well as transportation and a personal guide during the length of the hunt. Not included are hunting licenses of $300/animal, dip & pack service, transportation to shipper, accommodation before/after the package at approximately $250/day, and 21% VAT on final invoice and donation value.

Value: $14,300

Donated By: Spain Hunting Ibex