Our auction to raise funds for Save the Rhino International has really kicked off, with bids flying in from all comers. You can find the full list of leading bids below.
With nearly all lots bid on, the total now stands at £9,500 so far, meaning we’re tantalisingly close to passing the £100,000 mark in total funds raised since 2010.
Want to bid? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post bids to Save the Rhino Auction, Future Publishing, Units 1-3 Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove B60 3EX. Be sure to include your contact details alongside the lot number and how much you would like to bid. Details of leading bids will be published in Sporting Rifle every month and updated regularly on www.sporting-rifle.com.
THE LEADING BIDS
A week’s rhino safari at Big Game Parks. Includes five days’ accommodation and guided viewing with black and white rhino, elephant, lion and antelope including the rare roan. Tour of the poaching exhibition at Reilly’s rock and an explanation of the anti-poaching efforts in Swaziland since the rhino wars of the 1990s. Transfers included, winner must arrange own flights to Swaziland – LEADING BID £1,000
A medal CWD buck in Bedfordshire with top stalker and Sporting Rifle contributor Paul Childerley. To be taken March 2019. – LEADING BID £800
Weekend’s sika stalking for two rifles in Ireland hosted by John Fenton. To be taken November-December (stags and hinds), January-February (hinds/calves only). – LEADING BID £750
Trophy roebuck stalk in Yorkshire with Sporting Rifle editor Pete Carr. To be taken in the 2019 season. – LEADING BID £750
Cull stalk in Hampshire with Dominic Griffith. Range work, evening and morning stalk included. For roe/fallow does, muntjac. To be taken February 2019. – LEADING BID £350
A weekend fallow deer culling in Essex with Sporting Rifle contributor Geoff Garrod in February 2019. – LEADING BID £320
Trophy muntjac buck in Essex with Geoff Garrod. – LEADING BID £750
Red stag with Chris Dalton of South Ayrshire Stalking. To include two nights’ accommodation at Garryloop – to be taken by arrangement during the 2019 stag season. – LEADING BID £550
A weekend roe doe stalking in Yorkshire for two rifles. To be taken in early 2019 by arrangement with the editor, Pete Carr. – LEADING BID £400
Weekend’s driven boar shooting in Germany in November 2018 or 2019 with Pete Carr. – LEADING BID £1,400
Three-day chamois hunt in Austria. Includes accommodation, hunting and transfers (flight to Austria not included). CLOSED – WON AT £1,850
A weekend’s foxing with Mark Nicholson. FAC holders with fox variation. – RESERVE £250
Two outings for foxes with Robert Bucknell. Date to be arranged in 2019. Lamping from vehicle or on foot. An ideal chance to pick up tips from an experienced foxer. FAC holders only with fox variation. – LEADING BID £250
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. – LEADING BID £200
Be a Sporting Rifle cover star. Your face on the front cover of your favourite magazine. – LEADING BID £200