The Brandywine Dinner

2017 Live Auction Items

1) Shot gun – TBA

2) DU License Plate - #873

Blue and Gold Delaware three-digit tag – show your strong support for DU wherever you go!

3) Half-Day Upland Hunt and Overnight Stay at the M&M Lodge

At M&M, you experience the thrill of an actual hunt. You do not pay to have birds released before you arrive; the standard practice at most preserves. Instead, M&M releases thousands of young pheasants and partridge early in the season, allowing them to adapt to our fields and woodlands. This natural process makes our birds as wily and wary as their wild cousins! Additional birds are released periodically through the season to sustain good, challenging hunting opportunities. You simply pay a half-day fee for each hunter in your party. Hunters are allowed to shoot an individual bag limit, and while we cannot guarantee that you will shoot your limit, we promise that you will have plenty of flushes and fair shots. If the dogs are working well and your shooting eye is sharp, you may harvest additional birds over and above your limit for an additional fee. For safety reasons, we limit upland hunting parties to no more than four plus your guide. Half Day Guided Hunt

4) Caroline Plantation Deer Hunt

Four (4) hunters will be invited to spend a day hunting trophy whitetail deer on the Carpenter family’s famed Caroline Plantation just outside Sudlersville, Maryland. After a short drive from Wilmington, you will be able to enjoy one of the finest private deer hunting opportunities as you spend a day aloft in luxurious tree stands. Only rifled slugs are allowed, but either bucks or does may be taken. All hunters will need a Maryland hunting license. It’s time to get a trophy for your wall. Compliments of R.R.M Carpenter III. *to be used during the 2017-2018 hunting season.*

5) Male Yellow Lab Puppy



6) Self Defense Package - TBA

In addition to the firearms package, 302 Tac Ops has donated several training sessions to us. Watch several clips about their training:

7) Al Dager Hunt

Duck and Goose hunt with World Champion Caller- Don’t miss this once and a lifetime opportunity to hunt with duck and goose calling champion Al Dager. Al Dager is an eight time World Championship finalist and has been showcased on the Outdoor Life Network. Enjoy incomparable lower Delaware waterfowl shooting with a calling legend. Al will guide two (2) hunters on a duck and goose hunt at either his private blind or on some of Blackbird’s best flooded impoundments. Be treated to Al’s calling techniques as he time and time again entices birds to commit to the decoys. Bring your own call and pick up a lesson from the master during the hunt. You’ll be sorry if you miss this one! *Must be used during the 2017-2018 hunting season.

8) Shotgun - TBA

9) Large 72x36 Brandywine goose painting by three time best in show Mid-Atlantic Wildfowl Festival artist Ed Hatch

Hang this impressive piece over any fireplace and you are instantly a collector. Ed received a Virginia Museum Fellowship in 1980, was nominated for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts, and received the Virginia Heritage Award. Truly a Masterpiece to he handed down from generation to generation, the artist captures an amazing scene we all love so much!

10) Napley Green Duck Hunt

A fully guided duck and goose hunt on one of the Eastern Shore’s most famous waterfowl hunting properties in Rock Hall, Maryland. Four (4) hunters will enjoy a day of duck and goose hunting on this legendary estate, compliments of Chesapeake Management Corporation. Revel in the hunting on this majestic property in the heart of the Eastern Shore for Mallards, blacks, bluebills and Canada geese. Experience duck hunting the way it used to be where the experiences were formed for Richard Bishop’s famous etchings. *To be used between December of 2017 or January of 2018 season.*

11) Female Beagle


12) Shotgun - TBA

13) Golf Your Balls Off Package!

Set up your own 3-some and play three of the best courses in the State - Wilmington Country Club, Bidermann Golg Club, and Rehobeth Beach Country Club. You and 2 others can lose as many golf balls as you want at three of the top courses found anywhere. Exclusive access to top notch clubs like this doesn't happen every day. Impress clients, in-laws, politicians - whomever. This is a great package and sure to be one that will raise some great $ for the DUCKS!

14) Formal Wild Game Dinner for Twelve

We are pleased to offer again our Wild Game Dinner for Twelve. A superb seven (7) seven course gourmet dinner will be expertly prepared for twelve (12) lucky epicureans who will savor an array of wild game delights, to include snapping turtle, quail, dove, goose, duck, venison, elk, tuna and alligator. Prepared by Brandywine Ducks Unlimited Committee Members, your sumptuous feast will be served to you and your guests in the comfort of your home at a time of your choosing. Included will be a case of the finest red wine, cigars and aged scotch. We will work with you as the host of this feast to make certain that your Wild Game Dinner for Twelve will never be forgotten. Must be scheduled by February 28, 2018.

15) Chilean Rainbow and Brown Trout Fly Fishing for Two at Futa Lodge in Futaleufu, Chile

Rainbows and Brown Trout are waiting for you in this awesome trip for two. Three days of guided fly fishing on the Futaleufu River which has surroundings much like Montana or Colorado. Dry fly and streamers for pods of Rainbows from the shore and big browns hiding under the trees! This trip of a lifetime includes: Three days fishing; Four Nights lodging; All fishing guides, meals, rooming & beverages – all kinds of beverages, and fishing licenses. Must be taken 12 months from purchase and does not include airfare, round trip airport transfers (approx.. $200/person) or tips!

16) Pheasant hunting in South Dakota in South Dakota with Rooster Ridge Hunting Lodge

17) Whitetail Canada Trip with Rob Dunham from "True Magnum TV"

Join TV Personality and host Rob Dunham from the Outdoor Channels "True Magnum TV" and "Moment of Impact" for a hosted hunt in Saskatchewan Canada for a Whitetail deer hunt at the famous "Dunham' High Caliber Ranch". You will be hunting deer up to 175". They specialize in giant Rocky Mountain Elk and monster Saskatchewan whitetail deer. The accommodations and service is a guaranteed great time. The winner might even earn a spot as a guest on one of the shows. They film the hunts whenever possible. The hunt includes all accommodations and trophy fees for this 3 Day hunt. The hunt does not include any taxes (5% Federal), gratuity, or meat processing (~$250). If you don't want your meat, you don't pay for meat processing. Please visit for pictures of the lodge and past trophies. This is a 3 night and 4 hunting day package. (Value $7,000 USD) Minimum bid of $4,000 USD.

18) The Camel Tones Concert

Have a private concert for you and your friends at your house! Local favorite – the Cameltones were founded in 2000 and have endeavored to bring jam music to dozens of people in the Brandywine Valley. They combine their love of classic rock with a healthy dose of Attention Deficit Disorder to assure that no song is ever played the same way twice.

19) USA Flag

20) Delaware's 1st Migratory Stamp "The" Origonal Painting by Ned Mayne

THIS original painting by Ned Mayne was donated by a longtime Delaware Ducks Unlimited supporter who purchased this original art from which The First State’s 1st Delaware Duck Stamp was created. (Ned Mayne is also a former member of our Brandywine Chapter.) This original has been professionally re-matted and re-framed with conservation glass. This is a one of a kind opportunity to acquire this original artwork, as it is understood that in subsequent years the Duck Stamp program’s original art was forfeited by the artist. The art for Delaware’s first migratory waterfowl stamp was created by Ned Mayne of Newark, Delaware and features a pair of black ducks in flight. The 1980 Delaware Duck Stamp limited edition print offered the investor a unique opportunity – the chance to acquire a first of state edition for the state known as “The First State.”

21) Richard Clifton Origonal Oil Painting

THE ORIGONAL 1990 oil painting that propelled Richard's amazing career forward! This is your chance to own a piece of wildilfe art history!



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