Dove Shoot & Shotgun Drawing



October 19, 2017

Givhan Land and Cattle Company | 6900 HWY 5 Safford, Alabama

Marion Military Institute’s (MMI) premier fund-raising event benefiting the Corps of Cadets. Avid hunters, outdoorsmen, and MMI supporters gather at the pristine grounds of Sam Givhan Farms in Safford for a full day of great hunting, delicious food, and lively fellowship. We have added a new feature this year, the Laser Simulated Clay Pigeon Shooting System, consisting of five specially modified 12 gauge over-under shotguns, reusable clay targets and an illuminated digital scoreboard. This will surely add a friendly level of competition to the afternoon and evening.


Order of Events

  • Registration – Noon
  • BBQ Lunch & Door Prizes – 12:30 PM
  • Hunters Take the Field – 2:00 PM
  • Laser Skeet – 3:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Happy Hour and Musical Entertainment – 5:00 PM
  • Alabama Fried Catfish Supper – 6:30 PM
  • William R. Ireland Sr. Memorial Shotgun Drawing – 7:30 PM

RSVP By OCT. 13th to Hunt | Hunting License Required

Children under 12 are welcome but must purchase a social ticket

Limited Stands Available | No Walk up Hunters

Our Hunting slots have been filled, but please leave us your information for the wait list. We have plenty of social tickets available that includes, lunch, dinner, laser skeet, and happy hour!

For more information, please contact Alumni Affairs: 334-683-2350

William R. Ireland, Sr. Memorial Shotgun Drawing

The Grand Prize

The Merkel 147 EL side-by-side shotgun is a light and wonderfully elegant hunting gun. Engraving by Mathias Koch features game scenes of quail on both sides of the receiver. Arabesque scroll engraving surrounds these scenes and covers the bottom of the receiver, trigger guard, and operating lever. The English stock is crafted from specially-selected European walnut. This traditional side-by-side gun represents gunmaking at its finest featuring the trademark slim soldiered 28” barrels, improved and modified fixed chokes, the Greener style cross bolt, and single selective trigger. In spite of its beauty, the 147 EL is noted for its strength, so this is a shotgun that you can confidently pass down to the next generation of hunters.

  • $500 Contribution – 35 Tickets for Merkel Shotgun Drawing
    1 Entry for Beach Getaway + 1 Entry for Fishing Excursion + 1 Entry for Turkey Hunt + 1 Entry for Handmade Gun Case
  • $250 Contribution – 15 Tickets for Merkel Shotgun Drawing
    1 Entry for Fishing Excursion + 1 Entry for Turkey Hunt + 1 Entry for Handmade Gun Case
  • $150 Contribution – 10 Tickets for Merkel Shotgun Drawing
    1 Entry for Turkey Hunt + 1 Entry for Handmade Gun Case
  • $20 Contribution
    – 1 ticket for Merkel Shotgun Drawing

Bonus Drawings

Gulf Coast Beach Getaway at the Emerald Grand

A $2,250 value donated by Ed McMullen, Jr. You and 3 guests will get the VIP treatment during a 3 night 4 day stay in the deluxe 2 bedroom suite at the Emerald Grande Resort in Destin, Florida. The luxury package includes a half day fishing charter, a round of golf, and breakfast.

Chartered Redfish Excursion

A $2,000 value donated by Franck LaBiche Head over to Port Sulphur to experience the finest salt-water fishing Louisiana has to offer! Enjoy a four-person redfish and speckled trout fishing excursion and two-night stay at the camp. Charter and lodging are included.

Guided Turkey Hunt & Fishing

A $1,750 value donated by John & Susanna Barnes & Piney Woods Hunting Company Bring a friend for a two-day and night sporting adventure in the hills of North Perry County. Enjoy a great guided turkey hunt in the morning and bass fishing in a private lake in the afternoons. All hunts, meals, and lodging are included. Book any day in April 2018.

Handmade Pistol & Rifle Cases

A $500 value donated by Randall K. Davis These leather gun cases are handcrafted in High Point, North Carolina and are just as functional as they are beautiful. The pistol case is black leather with tooled detailing, and the shotgun case is haired cowhide. Each case is lined with plush Sherpa.

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