We are pleased to announce that we have set the final date for bids on the 2014/15 Save the Rhino auction.
The auction will end at midday on 16 February, so please get your bids in in good time ahead of the deadline.
This year’s auction total has broken the £10,000 barrier, and the total sum Sporting Rifle has raised over four charity auctions now stands just below the £40,000 mark.
Have a look at the list of leading bids below, correct as of 9 February.
A week’s rhino safari at Big Game Parks, Swaziland. Includes five days’ accommodation and guided viewing with black and white rhinos, elephant, lion and various antelope including the rare roan. A tour of the poaching exhibition at Reilly’s rock and an explanation of the anti-poaching efforts in Swaziland since the infamous rhino wars of the 1990s and transfer from Matsapha International Airport Swaziland (airfare not included). Current bid: £800
Four-day safari with Mankazana Safaris (five nights, four days hunting) for one hunter (full board/lodging/day fees/staff/vehicle). Trophy fees for one warthog, one impala. Hunt may be taken in 2015 or 2016, although dates are dependent on other bookings/game quotas. Current value is approximately £1,200. For more details visit www.mankazanasafaris.com. Current bid: £850
A medal Chinese water deer buck in Bedfordshire with top stalker Paul Childerley. Must be taken this season – final bid date: 1 January. Final bid: £700
A weekend’s sika hind/stag stalking for TWO rifles in Ireland hosted by John Fenton. Sporting Rifle’s Jason Doyle will guide, and accommodation is included. To be taken November-December (stags and hinds), January-February (hinds/calves only). Current bid: £1,200
Trophy roebuck with John Robson in Yorkshire – to be taken next spring or autumn. Current bid: £750
Gary Knight has donated the preparation of a shoulder mount of a roe, muntjac or CWD. Current bid: £160
Trophy roebuck stalk in Yorkshire with editor Pete Carr – to be taken next spring or autumn. Current bid: £875
Trophy wild goat with stalking guide David Virtue in 2015 in Northumberland’s Cheviot hills. Rifle can be supplied if necessary. Reasonable fitness required. Current bid: £1,050
Weekend’s wild boar shooting in Germany, in October-November 2015 with Pete Carr. Current bid: £1,750
A weekend fallow deer culling in Essex with Sporting Rifle contributor Geoff Garrod. Current bid: £525
One trophy muntjac buck in Essex with Sporting Rifle contributor Geoff Garrod. Current bid: £700
A weekend’s foxing with Mark Nicholson. FAC holders only with fox variation, expectation 20-plus foxes. Current bid: £520
Four days’ guided wild brown trout fishing for two people in the Lake District mountain tarns. Includes five nights’ farmhouse accommodation with Sporting Rifle editor Pete Carr. Current bid: £350
A framed limited edition yellow Labrador study by field sports artist Mick Cawston. Current bid: £65
Be a Sporting Rifle cover star. Your face on the front cover of your favourite magazine. Current bid: £251
One day with Tim Sumner of Shires Deer and Vermin Management Services for CWD or muntjac. Morning and afternoon, doe or buck (non medals). Current bid: £325
Deerhunter has donated its latest state-of-the-art Cumberland set, including jacket, trousers and cap in solid green. For more information on Deerhunter gear, visit www.deerhunter.eu. Current bid: £250
Tommie Hynes offers a two day fallow buck hunt for two people in the 2015 season in Galway, Ireland – up to two bucks per person cull and bucks with chance of a trophy (no extra fee) and three nights’ accommodation. Current bid: £1,100
Evening and morning’s stalk on mixed woodland in Warwickshire for roe doe or muntjac. Novice or experienced rifles welcome, walk-and-stalk or high seat. Expect 2-3 cull animals. Donated by Jim Dickson. Current bid: £350
Three outings for foxes with Gary Green – one from his ‘fox box’, another from a high seat, and a third outing in the vehicle with a lamp. An ideal chance to pick up tips from an experienced foxer using various foxing techniques. FAC holders only with fox variation. Current bid: £600