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We are rolling out the 2018 Banquet Sponsors! Please thank these business' for supporting Western Montana hunting and conservation efforts!

2018 Banquet Gold Sponsors include:

Hamilton Dentistry





19th Annual Banquet

When: April 7, 2018, doors open at 4:00 pm, dinner is at 6:30 pm.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT
Dinner Menu: pending


  • DINNER TICKET INFO (Dinner tickets are $65 per person, $120 per couple and $30 per youth. You can purchase the banquet tickets online! All tickets purchased online will be avaialble for pickup onsite the night of the banquet.
  • AUCTION PREVIEW -See below.
  • SPONSOR TABLES- Table numbers are limited and there are AMAZING gifts tied to each! Click here to download form or go online (select Banquet Sponsor Options on top bar) to register.

Save the date and register today for a night of good food & good stories, not to mention the raffles, games, silent and live auctions with original artwork, hunting accessoreis, jewelry, scopes, hunting trips, african safaris, rifles, fishing tripd, resort package, bows, a ladies raffle package and much more.....

Auction Items
If you have attended one of our banquets in the past, you are well aware of the effort we put forth to get quality items that you will enjoy. In addition to the below items, you will find our general raffle, silent and live auctions filled with gear and products from Ammo and More, Kennetrek, Sitka, Cabela’s, Kuiu, Mathews, Bowtech and more.

The below live auction items are subject to change and we are adding details as they become available. A final listing will be provided at the Banquet on April 7th. Some of the Silent Auction items are also listed below.

Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400 Boots
When rain change to snow and things get dicey, the 400 grams of ThinsulateTM Insulation along with a breathable Windtext® memberand and the K-Talon outsoles will keep you warm and upright (non-insulated option also available).  Fully Exchangeable:  Mens whole & half size's narrow (8-11.5,12,13,14,15,16) medium (7-11.5, 12,13,14,15,16) and (8-11.5,12,13) wide widths. Note: sizes 15 & 16 have an oversized charge of $40. Made in Italy.  Can also be exchanged for a women’s size.  Value: $475

Annual Membership at Rooster Ridge Pheasant Club
Winning bidder has an Annual Membership (2017/2018) at Rooster Ridge Pheasant Club.  250 acres of prime bird land located only 8 miles west on Mullan Road (from Reserve Street) in Missoula.    Membership includes up to 4 guests at no additional charge.  Pheasants can be purchased at $25.00 each and chuckers at $18.00 each.  Members and guests must have an upland game bird license.   Value: $300

Whitetail Bronze - "November Moon"
Donated by Joe Rudgers' (Plains, MT) estate, this bronze by Rick Taylor reminds us why we love to hunt whitetails.  A lovely addition to any home.  Value:  $2900

5 Day, 5 Night Cast & Blast Trip with Alaska’s Legend Lodge for 1 person
Alaska's Legend Lodge is located 250 miles Southwest of Anchorage on the Alaskan Peninsula in the world famous Bristol Bay Fishery. Each year millions of Salmon migrate up the rivers to spawn and die. Their eggs are deposited in the gravel river beds to begin a new life cycle. This provides fishermen with an incredible opportunity to fish not only for Salmon but also for the hordes of other species of fish which depend on their rich bounty of eggs and carcasses.

Winning bidder can opt to change to fishing only June-August.  Fully guided hunting (duck, ptarmigan and spruce grouse) or fishing in 2018 or 2019.  Winning bidder must pay for flights from arrival city to Iliamna.  Transportation from Iliamna to Legend Lodge is included as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner (alcohol not included).   Value: $5,890

4 hunters, 10 days in South Africa with Zembe Safaris
This hunt includes ALL daily fees, first-class lodging, meals, laundry service and non-alcoholic drinks for four hunters.  Winning bidder can choose to hunt plains or dangerous game (special license requirements may be applicable for some dangerous game species).  Trophies are per price list (see Auction Poster or website for additional details).  The winning bidder is also responsible for $270.00 (per person) pick-up/drop-off fee. Based in Mpumalanga and on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park, Zembe Safaris has access to some of the best private hunting concessions in an area known for its trophy quality dangerous game and abundance of plains and bushveld animals.  Each hunter will be one-on-one with a guide!  An additional hunter can be added for $480 per day and a non-hunter for $380 per day.  Extra activities can also be added at an additional cost. You have 60 days following the banquet to book the hunt and up to two years from date of purchase to redeem your donation.  Value:  $19,200

6 Day Plains Game Hunt in South Africa with Trompetters Fontein Safaris 
This hunt is for one hunter and includes trophies fees for one each of Impala, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest & Warthog. You can use either a rifle or bow on this hunt and it can be taken in 2018 or 2019. The hunt can be upgraded to include additional days at $300 per day or additional animals (and hunters/non-hunters) at brochure prices. This hunt includes meals, lodging in luxurious chalets, guiding, field care AND pick up and drop off at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg (just 3 hours away). Value $3800.   

"Snack TIme" by Cynthie Fisher
Cynthie Fisher is a long-time contributor to SCI. We appreciate her support of conservation efforts and look forward to sharing her talent with you! This 14x18 scratchboard is valued at $3100.00.

Cynthie Fisher, a resident of Hamilton, Montana, has been a professional wildlife artist for over 30 years. She’s accrued quite a list of national art awards, 16 duck stamps, and numerous accolades in wildlife art and conservation circles. Cynthie has displayed at the national SCI convention for 25 years, and has traveled all over the world hunting, including 18 trips to Africa, her favorite destination.

This unique original is a scratchboard; Cynthie scratches each hair from a black background, then colors the scratches with watercolor. This is a challenging medium, but the effect is quite dramatic. Many art collectors have added these amazingly detailed originals to their collections.

4-Day, 3-Night Dove Hunt for 2 Hunters in Argentina
Dave Mellum from David Denies Bird Hunting is donating a 4-day, 3-night dove hunt for 2 hunters to the spectacular Cordoba Lodge in Cordoba, Argentina. Cordoba is the undisputed dove shooting capital of the world.  There are no dove limits, the season is year round, and you can easily shoot 2,000 plus rounds everyday- year round.  Included in this donation are 4-days, 3-nights, 6 hunts at Cordoba Lodge (one of the finest lodges in all of Argentina), all meals, all beverages including wine/beer/and alcohol, double room accommodation, transportation to/ from the hunt areas, all taxes and all land fees.  Not included are transfer fee from Cordoba to lodge ($355 pp round trip), hunting license ($65/day), shells (currently $13.25/box), gun rental if desired ($75/day).  The start and end point for this hunt is Cordoba, Argentina.  This hunt donation is good for any available date for one year from date of banquet (until 4/71/2019). Value: $4980.00.

Private Vacation Villa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for 4 nights, 12 people!
Villa del Toro Rojo provides an ideal setting for your next getaway in Cabo San Lucas. This is for 4 nights, 12 people in a 6 bedrooms/6 bath 3600 SQ ft private residence. San Jose Del Cabo is the nearest airport.

Gaze out at a spectacular view of Land’s End from this lovely villa, nestled on the Pacific side of Cabo’s exclusive Pedregal community. This comfortable, nicely appointed home features tile floors with marble and granite countertops on the inside, and a sparkling pool with a waterfall, jacuzzi, granite bar and gas barbecue on the outside patio area, a great spot for entertaining. Conveniently located just a mile from the shopping and entertainment of downtown.  Must be used in 2018 (excludes Christmas).  Chef is available at additional cost.

Fred Boyer Bronze
Once you see these cute little guys, you’ll want to take them home!  Value for both: $600

A Montana native, Fred Boyer's bronze wildlife sculptures have won awards and recognition worldwide. A Living Legend sculptor, Boyer's work depicts nature frozen for a moment in time, portraying life in the wild as simple and ruthless, majestic and pure. Donated by Fred Boyer.

Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Charter for 4 People with Captain Mike
Includes one day of guided saltwater fishing in the waters in and around Ketchikan, Alaska.  Purchase of 2 additional days with 4 people at regular rate required ($400 per person per day).  You will have an exclusive boat for your group!  Best fishing is June-September.  Must book within 10 days of banquet.

Springbok Grand Slam Safari for 10 days for 2 hunters (plus 2 non-hunters) with Makhulu Game Lodge & Safaris
This 10 day (8 days of hunting) South African Safari is for two hunters and two non-hunters. It includes all meals, lodging in a thatched roof chalet and guiding as well as the trophy fees for 4 springbok: one white, one black, one common and one copper. NOTE: The winning bidder will be required to take five additional animals (total) from the current price list of hunting animals. This is a rifle hunt which may be taken in 2018 or 2019. If it is taken in 2019, trophy fees will for that year will apply. Two additional days will be sent sight-seeing with several different options to choose from (Kimberley Diamond Mine, Vaalharts, Wine Tasting, Rugby, Golf or Fishing on the Vaal River).   Value $17,100

Yeti Package
This is package has over $900 worth of yeti items including one hard-side cooler and one soft-side cooler.

Original Painting by Steve Wilson
Steve has been putting the finishing touches on this beautiful painting here tonight.   A longtime Montana artist, Steve has been invited by the Montana Art Council to the Governor’s Residence, as well as had one of his prints selected for Duck’s Unlimited Print for Montana State in both 2003 and 2004.  Steve’s work has toured throughout the Pacific Northwest in various galleries and museums, but his most cherished honor was being voted the Bitterroot’s Most Favorite Artist for five years.


Last year we had 75 different, high-quality packages!

  • PRIMOS DOUBLE BULL GROUND BLIND - Featuring their newly designed hub system, this is the Double Bull Bullpen.  Donated by Western Montana SCI & Primos. 
  • TURKEY HUNTING PACKAGE - Hunting DVD, Lil Hot Box Call, Slate Jackpot Call and B Mobile Decoy with Real Turkey Fan. Donated by Primos.
  • 3 PACK PRIMOS DVDs - Donated by Western Montana SCI.
  • ELK HUNTING PACKAGE - Big Bulls 20 Hunting DVD, Top Pin Diaphram, Terminator Bugle, Lip Service Call, WInd Checker & Bow Holster. Donated by Western Montana SCI and Primos.
  • KENETREK 10" GRIZZLY BOOTS - Fully exchangeable! Donated by Western Montana SCI and Kenetrek.
  • KIDS HUNTING PACKAGE - Cabelas Camo Package, Camo Hat & Gloves, Nalgene Bottle, Black Diamond Headlamp, Skinning Knife. Donated by Stewart Title of Hamilton.
  • STONE GLACIER 1800 APPROACH BACKPACK - Donated by Western Montana SCI.
  • SITKA JETSTREAM VEST - Size XL (this vest is exchangeable). Donated by Sitka.
  • DEER HUNTING PACKAGE - Big Bucks 25 Hunting DVD, The Can Call, The Rut Roar Call, Scent Control Kit, Wind Checker & Bow Holster. Donated by Primos.
  • ACI AMMUNITION - 17 HMR, 22 Mag/40 gr JHP, 223 Rem/55 gr PSP, 45 ACP, 44 Mag, 375 H&H, 300 WM, 7MM 30-06 165 gr Accubond, 270 Win, 30-30, 300 RUM, 308 Win, and more!!!! Donated by Ammo & More
  • SITKA FLASH 20 BACKPACK - 2000 cubic inch. Donated by Western Montana SCI.
  • DUCK HUNTING PACKAGE - 12 pack Final Approach Floating Decoys, Mesh Decoy Bag, and Floating Realtree Max 5 Shotgun Case. Donated by Primos.
  • VORTEX TALON HD BINOCULARS 8X42 - Donated by Cabelas.
  • TODDLER'S DREAM PACKAGE - Red Rider Wagon and Cabelas Hunting Toys!  Donated by Farmers State Bank.
  • KIDS FISHING PACKAGE - Donated by First American Title.
  • ELK CALLING PACKAGE - Big Bulls 19 DVD, Top Pin, Hyper Lip, Terminator, Super Pack Bugle & Wind Checker. Donated by Western Montana SCI and Primos.
  • ELK SKULL HOOKER - Donated by Cabelas.
  • 7 PIECE FLY ROD - Donated by Western Montana SCI.
  • RUGER AMERICAN BOLT ACTION RIFLE .22 - Donated by Western Montana SCI
  • DEER SHOULDER MOUNT - Donated by Game Trails Taxidermy.
  • More to come.....

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