ACI Auction

One of the highlights of each year’s conference is the ACI Auction. Not only is it a fun social activity for conference-goers, it’s an important fund-raiser, helping defray the cost of putting on the conference.

Update: The 2018 Auction brought in a record $10,600!

How it Works

The event includes raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. Up for grabs are all sorts of items – t-shirts, art prints, all kinds of outdoor gear and agency SWAG. The live auction offers higher-end items, like guided hunting or fishing excursions, overnight stays at state parks, etc.

Where do the items come from?

2013 ACI ConferenceWhy, YOU, of course! (Here comes the sales pitch.) The success of the ACI Auction depends on the raffle tickets you buy and, more importantly, the items you provide. We’re asking for your help in providing the types of items described above. If your agency has a citizen-support foundation, ask for their help, perhaps in underwriting the cost of a guided excursion. If you partner with an outdoor retailer, ask for merchandise. All kinds of SWAG is welcome; nothing is too small.

Here’s a sample of what was available at the 2018 auction:

2018 ACI Auction

ItemNotes Donor
Baseball Package Throw out first pitch at Springfield Cardinals game + cool baseball items.Springfield Cardinals
Compound BowSole Intent Legend Series Compound Bow, great for beginners or advanced archers! Retails for $700. (more details)Powderhook/Bear Archery
Dove hunt in Argentina!Shoot 'til you can't shoot anymore!David Denies Bird Hunting in Cordoba
Georgia Welcome BasketGeorgia crafted box with Georgia-shaped cutting board and some local favorites in a picnic basket.Georgia Tourism
South Carolina Welcome BasketSouth Carolina DNR
Gift Cards2 $50 Visa gift cardsGeorgia Natural Resources Foundation
Camping GearGet a hat, camp seat, cooler, trunk organizer, and portable phone charger to take on an outdoor adventure.Georgia DNR
Gun CasesFor rifle, handgun, shotgunGeorgia DNR
Weekend stay at a Georgia State ParkTake a Georgia adventure for a weekend camping trip! Choose almost any state park in Georgia and book your free campsite and you'll get your choice of free bike or boat rental to go along with it!Georgia DNR
Alligator TrayPewter decorative tray with alligator printGeorgia DNR
Swallow-tailed Kite BowlCeramic, hand-painted bowl decorated with swallow-tailed kitesGeorgia DNR
Right Whale SculptureCeramic, handmade right whale sculptureGeorgia DNR
Agency SWAGFlorida FWC
Agency SWAGCooler bag, shirt, books, hat, cup, pop socket, cookbook, buff, etc.Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Agency SWAGShirts, hats, pins, agency SWAGMissouri Dept. of Conservation
Yeti CoolerBrandt
Apple WatchJ.F. Griffin
New Mexico Cow Elk HuntThis guided New Mexico Cow Elk Hunt will take place in New Mexico’s spectacular high country on the Vermejo Park Ranch. The 500,000-acre private ranch is located west of Raton, New Mexico. The hunter will have a choice of any 5 consecutive dates from Oct. 22-26, Nov. 15-25 or Dec. 12-Jan. 8 and must select the dates no later than Aug. 30. The hunter is responsible for processing and care of their harvest. The hunter may bring a non-hunting guest. License fees included. Guests will stay a short drive from the property at the NRA Whittington Center in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colfax County, New Mexico. The location is one of the largest and most comprehensive shooting facilities in the United States. Guests may choose to enjoy the abundance of shooting opportunities. Range fees are not included but are very reasonable. The First in the Field Foundation will provide dinner one evening, in the beautiful Vermejo Park Ranch Lodge. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish staff will provide the remaining meals through the duration of the hunt. Vermejo Park Ranch & First in the Field
Leather, hand-tooled gun slingHand tooled leather gun sling with a bear, turkey and deer hand carved and stained in the strap.Wisniewski Leather & Gunsmith
Food For Hunters BookHunting for Food is a practical field guide that will teach new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts how to hunt, fish, clean and cook delicious, hearty meals of wild game. Learn what you need to enjoy the full field-to-table experience with chapters on popular species such as deer, hogs, rabbits, turkeys, pheasants, ducks, fish, frogs and more.Food For Hunters Blog
Arcus Hunting Pkg.Pack of Ramcat Broadheads and a bucket of Big Game Butter!Arcus Hunting
Dry bags and tumblersSouth Carolina DNR
Backpack/hammock/outdoor goodiesPAC Inc.
Oklahoma Paddlefish TripOklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation

If you have any questions, contact ACI’s Auction Chair, Jenifer Wisniewski.


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