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2022 Annual Bowsite Christmas Auction
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
Adrenaline Russ 05-Dec-22
bghunter 05-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 05-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 05-Dec-22
ILbowhntr 05-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 05-Dec-22
loesshillsarcher 05-Dec-22
midwest 05-Dec-22
JTreeman 05-Dec-22
midwest 05-Dec-22
llamapacker 05-Dec-22
Zackman 05-Dec-22
HUNT MAN 05-Dec-22
JTreeman 06-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 06-Dec-22
hdaman 06-Dec-22
JTreeman 06-Dec-22
JTreeman 06-Dec-22
BoggsBowhunts 06-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 06-Dec-22
BoggsBowhunts 06-Dec-22
llamapacker 07-Dec-22
Bliz6 07-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 07-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 08-Dec-22
orionsbrother 12-Dec-22
huntinelk 12-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 12-Dec-22
JTreeman 12-Dec-22
JTreeman 12-Dec-22
Bigpizzaman 12-Dec-22
midwest 12-Dec-22
Mule Power 12-Dec-22
tthomas 12-Dec-22
huntinelk 12-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 13-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 14-Dec-22
llamapacker 16-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 16-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 19-Dec-22
huntinelk 20-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 20-Dec-22
JTreeman 20-Dec-22
huntinelk 20-Dec-22
Mule Power 21-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 21-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 22-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
Mule Power 23-Dec-22
Mule Power 23-Dec-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
huntinelk 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
midwest 23-Dec-22
JTreeman 23-Dec-22
Mule Power 23-Dec-22
Adrenaline Russ 23-Dec-22
huntinelk 23-Dec-22
kota-man 23-Dec-22
Charlie Rehor 23-Dec-22
hdaman 24-Dec-22
Zackman 24-Dec-22
huntinelk 24-Dec-22
goyt 25-Dec-22
05-Dec-22

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Hello Fellow Bowsiters,

It was awesome to get the Covid stuff behind us and operate a full camp this spring!! And with the calendar turning the page to December, it’s time to fire up the Annual Bowsite Christmas Auction!!

As we are still cleaning up our cancelled ’20 and ’21 seasons, and with a high hunter return rate, 2023 is fully booked. This means you are competing for a hunt in 2024 (maybe) or more than likely 2025.

Here’s hoping for an incredible auction.

The rules will be the same as in the past:

1. Bowsite, it's owners, employees, and its sponsors are not affiliated, or responsible for this auction or any issues regarding from it, nor will be held liable if any problems arise.

2. Adrenaline Outfitters Ltd. will not receive any monies generated from this auction. All funds generated from this auction will be donated to the charity of the winning bidders choice.

3. The Auction will run until 15:00:00 CST, December 23, 2020.

4. You are bidding on a five-day hunt, but will be required to purchase your hunting tags. This hunt may be taken in 2024 or 2025 available dates (please contact me for availability). The winning bidder will need to comply with all border crossing regulations at the time of the hunt.

5. This is not a leftover or fill in hunt. You pick your dates (based on current openings at time of Auction close).

6. To claim your hunt, the Auction winner must donate to their charity of choice, their full bidded amount, then produce the tax deductible receipt showing the date and amount donated. Once that is provided, we will confirm your hunt dates and complete all booking forms.

If you have any questions about the hunt, travel, logistics, etc., please ask on this thread in case others had the same question.

Thanks to Pat and Bowsite for allowing us to do this! Good luck and thanks in advance to all bidders.

Russ and Shelley Mehling/Adrenaline Outfitters Ltd.

From: bghunter
05-Dec-22
Always love following this. I will get it started with 1,000. To National Law Enforcement memorial fund.

05-Dec-22
Thanks Shawn! I should add the value of this hunt is $4305!!

Russ

05-Dec-22
I had a question through a private reply:

"Is the hunt transferable if the bidder would want to give it to a relative?"

Yes, the hunt is yours to do with as you please.

Russ

From: ILbowhntr
05-Dec-22
$1,500.00

05-Dec-22
Thanks for the bid ILbowhntr! Please list the charity you'll be donating to. Free exposure never hurts!

russ

05-Dec-22
2k st Jude

From: midwest
05-Dec-22
$3000 split between CureSMA and Epilepsy Foundation.

From: JTreeman
05-Dec-22
$3,001 to P&Y

—Jim

From: midwest
05-Dec-22
Nice, Jim...

From: llamapacker
05-Dec-22
It appears the nearest large airport would be in Winnipeg. Do you recommend a rental car for the drive to base camp, or do you offer an airport pick-up for a fee? Bill

From: Zackman
05-Dec-22
Classy Jim!

$3,200

From: HUNT MAN
05-Dec-22
3300 Pope and young

From: JTreeman
06-Dec-22
Sorry, weird delayed double post.

—jim

06-Dec-22

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We try our best to provide a target rich environment!!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
We try our best to provide a target rich environment!!
Awesome bidding to some worthwhile causes guys! Thanks!

Hi Bill, yes, we recommend renting a car to get to camp from Winnipeg. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from Winnipeg. Those turnover days - hunters leaving Saturday, arriving Sunday, is when we get a LOT of our work done.

Due to JTreeman's creative bidding, I'm going a add a new rule that minimum bid increment is $2. :)

Russ

From: hdaman
06-Dec-22
I guess Jim is out of the bidding now....

From: JTreeman
06-Dec-22
Ok, with the point creep of this auction I guess I’ll have to break out the big buck.

$3,302 to P&Y

—Jim

From: JTreeman
06-Dec-22
But for real, I’ll do $3,400.

—jim

06-Dec-22
Won't be bidding this year, but just wanna post my thanks for donating the hunt! Would be super cool to see somebody donate the hunt to Catch-A-Dream to give a kid the opportunity to hunt one of your bears

06-Dec-22
Boggs, last year's winner donated his hunt to the Pope & Young Club to be used a prize in the Youth Program!

06-Dec-22
Good on him! Must have missed how this thread ended last year. Best of luck to all the bidders!

From: llamapacker
07-Dec-22
I'll bid $3,500 to RMEF. Bill

From: Bliz6
07-Dec-22
$3600 to P&Y

07-Dec-22

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Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Thanks for all the bids so far! Currently at $3600 on a hunt valued at $4305...still a great bargain!!

Russ

08-Dec-22

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Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
TTT

12-Dec-22
Best of luck to those that participate in this auction and hunt. Merry Christmas to all.

From: huntinelk
12-Dec-22
$3700 St Judes

12-Dec-22

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Hoping this area greens up soon!!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Hoping this area greens up soon!!
Slow weekend here, but thanks for the bids! Here's a pic to get the week started!!

From: JTreeman
12-Dec-22
$3,702!!!!!

—jim

From: JTreeman
12-Dec-22
Ok, $3800 to p&y.

—jim

From: Bigpizzaman
12-Dec-22
Out of respect for Jim, I’ll bow out this year. Good Luck !

From: midwest
12-Dec-22
No way, Tim! Run him up!

From: Mule Power
12-Dec-22
BPM I’ve been waiting for you to show up!

From: tthomas
12-Dec-22
BigPizza, I thought you only had respect for a big overhand right ")

From: huntinelk
12-Dec-22
$4002 St Judes

13-Dec-22

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Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
LOL Gene! Way to take Jim out early!

10 days left!

Russ

14-Dec-22

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Happy Hump Day!!
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Happy Hump Day!!
TTT...9 days left!

From: llamapacker
16-Dec-22
$4100 to RMEF Bill

16-Dec-22

Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Thanks for the bid llamapacker! Was just about to bump this to the top for the weekend.

One week left guys!!

19-Dec-22

Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Just bringing this back to the top...4 days left!

From: huntinelk
20-Dec-22
$4200 St Judes

20-Dec-22

Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
A couple more steps and you'll have the chance at a bear of a lifetime!!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
A couple more steps and you'll have the chance at a bear of a lifetime!!
Thanks Gene!

Only 3 days left Bowsiters!!

From: JTreeman
20-Dec-22

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JTreeman's embedded Photo
$4202! And one penny!

I’ll do $4300 just to piss Gene off.

—Jim

From: huntinelk
20-Dec-22
The Mullet Mafia, not just a made for TV myth

From: Mule Power
21-Dec-22
Three days to go. This is where it gets interesting. Out of nowhere somebody’s going to swoop in and steal it!

21-Dec-22

Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Unique colouring on this big bear's head!!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Unique colouring on this big bear's head!!
Thanks for the bid Jim...still to P & Y?

Yes, getting down to crunch time!!

22-Dec-22

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Things are going to get interesting when this bear looks up!!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Things are going to get interesting when this bear looks up!!
Tomorrow is the last day! As in past years, I will hit refresh at 3 pm central and the highest bidder showing at that time will win the bear hunt.

Hope this finishes strong!

Russ & Shelley Mehling - Adrenaline Outfitters

23-Dec-22

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Bears still coming in after a bad forest fire!
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Bears still coming in after a bad forest fire!
Last day Bowsiters...

23-Dec-22
Just over an hour left and JTreeman in the lead with $4300 going to P & Y.

From: Mule Power
23-Dec-22
Going once…

From: Mule Power
23-Dec-22
Going twice……

23-Dec-22
22 minutes is my calculations are correct

23-Dec-22

Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Adrenaline Russ's embedded Photo
Now down to 10 minutes...

From: huntinelk
23-Dec-22
$4500 St Judes

23-Dec-22
Nice bid Gene!!

Going once...

23-Dec-22
Last minute, going twice...

23-Dec-22
Sold!!

Last minute bid wins it for huntinelk!! Once you've made your donation, contact me at [email protected] to confirm. Then we'll start looking at dates!! Hopefully I'll see you in Reno at P & Y!

Thanks everyone who bid, commented, or watched. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Russ & Shelley Mehling, Adrenaline Outfitters

From: midwest
23-Dec-22
Congrats Gene!

From: JTreeman
23-Dec-22
Congrats Gene, glad you got it.

Why don’t you go ahead and make that check to St Jude’s for $5k even and I’ll send you a check for $500.

—jim

From: Mule Power
23-Dec-22
Treeman that’s a classy way to go down man. Very nice of you. Congratulations Huntinelk!

23-Dec-22
Hey Jim, why don't you send him a cheque for $500 and one penny! LOL!!

Classy move, thanks for bidding.

From: huntinelk
23-Dec-22
Thanks Russ

Very generous Jim

From: kota-man
23-Dec-22
Great work guys…

23-Dec-22
Russ : Well done on your end. Class acts for both Gene and Jim. God bless. St. Judes does amazing things for kids.

From: hdaman
24-Dec-22
Thanks to all involved. Each of you has demonstrated generosity and class not often seen these days. Merry Christmas!

From: Zackman
24-Dec-22
Well done gents!

From: huntinelk
24-Dec-22
Thanks to Jim's addition 5k has been donated to St Judes.

Thanks again Russ

Merry Christmas to everyone

From: goyt
25-Dec-22
Thanks Russ. It is wonderful of you to do this!

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