William R. Ireland Sr. Memorial Shotgun Drawing

The Grand Prize

The 20 gauge 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 Quail Hunt + 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 Quail Hunt + 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

Quail Hunting Excursion

A $2,000 value donated by Westervelt Lodges. You and a guest will get the VIP treatment during your stay at the Westervelt Lodge complete with dinner, cozy accommodations, and an action packed full-day of plantation quail hunting.  Westervelt guarantees an abundant bag of birds at the end of the day by utilizing a wildlife management program that both increases and sustains the bird population.


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 2019.


Handmade Shotgun & Shell 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 shotgun case is brown leather with tooled detailing. Each case is lined with plush Sherpa.


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Special Auction Item

In addition to the shotgun drawing, we are proud to offer a Special Auction Item this year, a Kimber SuperAmerica. 308 caliber rifle. With a hand-checkered and finished AAA-grade walnut stock and hand-polished bluing, the SuperAmerica offers an unequaled combination of beauty and performance.

A $2,240 Value donated by Kimber Firearms.

Instructions for Early Bidding:

  1. Please place your left bid using the form below. Remember that your left bid is your max bid.
  2. Bids are sealed and will be opened November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm.
  3. Highest bidder will be notified and must provide payment information upon notification. Please note: This does not guarantee high bidder status.
  4. The gun will be auctioned at the Dove Shoot on November 17th with the high left bid as the starting bid.