The Namibia Professional Hunting Association is joining forces with Namibian and international allies to raise funds to help anti-poaching initiatives.
On August 31, 2017 NAPHA will auction a wide array of items, with all proceeds going to the Hunters United Against Poaching (HUAP) Trust. The Trust was established by Professional Hunters to directly address the increasing problem of poachers in Namibia. Partnering with executive officers of NAPHA, the NAPHA Big Game Committee, an independent attorney, officials from the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the World Wildlife Fund, the principal objective is to be a charitable trust that aims to coordinate the administration and logistics of training and financial support and equipping game guards within Namibia’s communal areas.
The centerpiece of the auction will be a life-sized sculpture by world-renowned artist Ge’ Pellini of a rhino carved from marble.
For more information on the HUAP mission, look at their video.
The photos in this auction are actual photos of Tennessee elk from the hunting area. There are some mature bulls in excess of 350″ roaming the area, and the winner of this auction has an excellent chance of harvesting a world-class bull. For guide and lodging information, please contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Federation at the number below in this listing.
The 40,00 acre North Cumberland WMA will be sub-divided into five (5) Elk Hunting Zones (EHZ). Each hunter will be designated an 8,000-acre EHZ through a handheld drawing conducted at a TWRA Region IV location (location, dates and times TBA). The purchaser of this elk permit will be required to purchase a big game license before participating in the hunt. The resident elk license (Type 256) is $28.00, and a non-resident elk license (Type 257) is $300.00. Sportsman and Lifetime license holders are exempt from having to purchase the elk license. All other licenses and permits to hunt big game in Tennessee are required.
The TWRF is proud to be a part of this success story, where elk reintroduction efforts have been successful enough to allow for management through hunting. To date, The Tennessee Valley Safari Club and The Safari Club International Foundation have contributed more than $20,000 toward the restoration of elk into Tennessee.
100% of the proceeds from the sale, less eBay fees, of this tag go directly into the Tennessee Elk Restoration Program!
Mark your calendar for March 15, 2013 as your opportunity to obtain a Heritage Tag!
Northern Nevada Chapter of SCI is honored and privileged to announce that it is auctioning one Nevada “Wildlife Heritage” elk tag and two Nevada “Wildlife Heritage” turkey tags during its 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet on March 15, 2013 at the Reno Ballroom for Nevada’s Wildlife.
In 1994, the Department of Wildlife’s Director, along with the Idea Team, put together the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account concept. The intent was to gather funds from various sources and create a grant program for projects not covered by license dollars and that would benefit wildlife in Nevada. The idea was blessed by the County Game Boards and then-Governor Bob Miller. It was formalized and submitted to the Nevada Legislature.
In 1996, NRS 501.3575 made it official. The amount allowed for granting that year was $16,539. Due to the generosity of its participants over the years, the account has now grown to more than $6 million. In fiscal year 2012, the Heritage Account funded 16 projects with total grant awards totaling $403,078, and for fiscal year 2013, funding has reached $525,796. The grant money is used for the protection, propagation, restoration, transplantation, introduction, and management of any game fish, game mammal, game bird or fur-bearing mammal and the management and control of predatory wildlife in this state. To date, more than $3.9 million dollars have been distributed.
Examples of some of the various projects that have been funded include:
Big Game Capture, Transplant and Monitoring
Development and Maintenance of Water Guzzlers
Scientific Data Analysis
Game Thief Educational Materials
Game Bird Population Studies
A major funding source for the program is the Heritage Tag program. Special tags offering a “unique hunting opportunity” are issued to Commission-approved vendors for auction during fundraising events. Tags include game animals such as mule deer, antelope, elk, bighorn sheep, and wild turkey. NRS 502.250 authorizes the Wildlife Commission to designate the number of Wildlife Heritage game tags auctioned each year. Tags fetched auction prices as high as $113,588 in 2010 for a Nelson bighorn sheep, and $93,000 in 2008 for elk. Since 1995, Heritage Tag auctions have brought in around $5,300,000 with an average auction price for a big game tag at around $50,000.
Join us on March 15, 2013 for your opportunity to participate in fullling your Heritage Tag opportunity–Terrence Melby, NNSCI Director