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    Default Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet - LAST CALL!

    Cook Inlet Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will be holding the 19th annual banquet on November 19th at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel.

    For banquet tickets or raffle tickets call Willis at 907/677-8557 or online at

    If you would like to donate or volunteer please call Tom at 242-7821.

    Rooms are available at the Hilton at a discounted rate for those who wish to avoid the drive home after a night out.

    Come and join us for a fun filled night as we ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

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    If you can not attend the banquet this year, but would like to purchase raffle tickets, we will be at the Anchorage Sportsman's Warehouse on Saturday and Sunday (November 5th & 6th). Stop in and check out the guns being raffled, purchase banquet tickets or sign up for a membership. Raffle tickets and banquet tickets are also available at and go to the Cook Inlet Chapter banquet site for online purchases.

    We are also offering two exceptional items in our live auction that you may wish to bid on through proxy. If you can not attend the banquet and wish to be registered as a proxy bidder for these items, send an e-mail to with your name and phone number. We will contact you within 24 hours to explain the process, answer all your questions and get you registered.

    Hand carved door- Have the one of a kind door that will always be the talk of the neighborhood. Anchorage artist Scott Thompson has offered a custom door that will be hand carved to the specifications of the winning bidder. Attached is a view of the door that Scott has carved for his gallery entrance. Carved doors like this sell for $5000 to $10000 or more in the lower 48. Provide the winning bid for this door and when completed we will deliver it to you anywhere on the road system in Alaska. If you are not on the road system, we will get it to the location of your choice that is on the road system, and after that it is up to you to get it home.

    2011 Banquet Rifle - The Last of the Last – The RMEF and our long time partner Browning/Winchester are pleased to offer a rare and unique opportunity. With a very limited quantity of John Wayne 100th Anniversary High Grade rifles remaining in the edition, Browning has decided to offer the remaining rifles exclusively to the RMEF in support of our mission. These are highly collectable rifles. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a piece of American history.

    The John Wayne 100th Anniversary High Grade is a limited edition of only 4,000 rifles, each highly embellished with delicate scroll engraving and fond reminders of Duke, and is certain to be treasured for generations to come. The large loop lever is designed for fast action, while the rear carbine ladder sight and brass front blade puts you right on target.

    The right side of the scroll engraved silver nickel nitride receiver features John Wayne’s portrait, his initials and a flowing banner with the words “Courage, Strength, Grit.” The deeply blued loading gate and action screws lend an extra touch of elegance to this very special commemorative rifle.

    John Wayne’s silvered signature graces the short 18˝” barrel. The ladder style carbine rear sight is fully adjustable. Two silver nickel nitride barrel bands match the receiver.

    Left side of the scroll engraved silver nickel nitride receiver displays two portraits of John Wayne, along with a banner that reads “John Wayne American, 1907-2007,” all richly accented by a deeply blued saddle ring, trigger and hammer.

    Watch for additional thread bumps with new information as it becomes available.

    Thank you for helping ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.

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    Moving to the Top.

    This is one of the nicest sportsman banquets in town! Great food, great people, great cause (and the RMEF does help out Alaska also in their conservation efforts - it can be found at

    This year the foundation has saved 6 Million acres (total since inception) of land for future hunting!

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    Hi Randy,

    Thanks for the bump.

    In an effort to achieve full disclosure, 6 million acres "saved" would probably better be described as 6 million acres conserved. That would be approximately .5 million acres permanently protected and the remainder enhanced by habitat improvement programs. How is that for being transparent?

    Get your raffle tickets online or at Sportsman's Warehouse this weekend.

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    Weekend bump.

    First off...thank you to all of the veterens out there and to your families.

    Raffle tickets for sale at Sportsman's Warehouse in Anchorage again this weekend. You can get your tickets online at or Saturday 10am-3pm/Sunday 10am-2pm at the Sportsman's gun counter.

    Banquet is on 19 Nov., get your tickets now. Stay overnight at the Hilton for only $69. Just let them know you are going to be there for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet.

    See you there.

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    Default Hunts

    Do you have a list of hunts that are going to be auctioned?

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    New Zealand Chamois (2 hunters)

    Colorado Private Land Elk (1 hunter)

    South Africa 7 day hunt (2 hunters with $1500 each toward trophy fees)

    South Africa 5 day hunt (1 hunter for Gemsbuck and Springbuck)

    All hunts are upgradeable for hunters/non-hunters/animals.

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    Last call for banquet tickets or online raffle ticket sales is Friday at midnight. If you are using the online reservation services the system will close at midnight, no exceptions.

    If you are interested in joining the fun at the last minute, please call Jessica (322-6092) on Saturday to make sure there is room for you. At this time (Wednesday night) there is plenty of room available, although we often get a last minute rush of reservations. Do not miss out. Go online now to get your reservations placed.

    There is no interest in proxy bidding, so the Winchester 94 John Wayne commemorative .44-40 and/or one of a kind door may go cheap. This is a beautiful collectable rifle, so e-mail your intensions to bid to us no later than Friday at 6pm to to have a chance at winning these unique items.

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    Thank you to everyone who attended the banquet on Saturday evening, or bought raffle tickets. We had a great evening and preliminary numbers look like we will have met our financial goals for fundraising. Meeting financial goals is absolutely impossible without the generous donations we get from the community. There is no way to say "THANK YOU" often enough or loud enough to our donors.

    Our 20th banquet is next year, and we are already making plans for the best one yet. Watch for information about where and when. If you would like to join the volunteers and donate your time and efforts for ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat, send me a PM and we can get you info about our next meeting. Not only do you donate your time and efforts, we have a bunch of fun and tell lots of lies about our outdoor exploits.

    Thank you again to all those involved and thank you to Mike and the gang here at AOD for allowing us to take advantage of this forums vast reach.


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