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2016 Capital Conservation Awards Dinner

The 8th Annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The TRCP will be celebrating the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, our sporting traditions and those who have made a difference for fish and wildlife conservation in America.

The TRCP’s 2016 Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award will go to Louis Bacon, a conservation philanthropist and founder of The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc. As the president of MCF and chairman of its affiliate foundations, Bacon has spent more than two decades conserving threatened habitat, protecting open spaces, and safeguarding clean water through the support of more than 200 local, national, and international organizations. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international organization of over 260 Waterkeeper organizations working across six continents to protect rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways.

In addition, we will recognize Senator James Risch of Idaho and Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico for their deep commitment to the hook and bullet community with the James D. Range Conservation Award.

The event will also feature a silent and live auction and raffle. Purchase your raffle tickets in advance and receive 50% more tickets! Raffle tickets cost $100 for 20 tickets the night of the event, but if you purchase online by April 26, you’ll receive 30 tickets for $100! You can choose to put your tickets towards one of our five great prizes. Click here for more Raffle information and to buy tickets. Scroll down for a complete list of Auction & Raffle packages up for grabs on April 27.


For more information on the event, please contact Lauren Apicella at or 202-639-8727 x13.

Event Sponsors


Event Honorees

Silent Auction

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Hunt with the CEOs

  • Spring 2017 Turkey hunt for Eastern Wild Turkey for 2, guided by National Wild Turkey Federation CEO George Thornton (location: Alabama, South Carolina, or Georgia)
  • Fall 2016 Pheasant hunt for 4, guided by Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever CEO Howard Vincent (location: South Dakota)
  • 2016-2017 Deer hunt for 1 or Quail hunt for 2 hosted by TRCP CEO Whit Fosburgh (location: Virginia or North Carolina)
George Thornton, Howard Vincent, and Whit Fosburgh Priceless

A Week in Paradise

One-week stay at Camp Warren Oats (formerly owned by Dennis Quaid) in Paradise Valley, Montana for up to 12 guests, including 2 days’ guided fishing, a behind-the-scenes tour of Yellowstone National Park, and a $250 Orvis gift card.

Stephanie & David Couch, Sarah & Whitney Tilt, Dave Kumlein, Will Shafroth, and The Orvis Company $25,000

Cabo Fishing Adventure for Six

Six person, four night trip in one of Redrum charters private three-bedroom condos in Portofino, Pedregal, a private gated community one mile from town. Trip includes two-days of classic blue water fishing aboard a 33' Bertrum.

Coastal Conservation Association $6,000

The Ultimate Game Dinner with Steven Rinella & Senator Heinrich

Enjoy a game dinner for 8 guests cooked by Steven Rinella (host of MeatEater and James Beard Award nominee) and Senator Martin Heinrich at your DC-area home or the home of Whit & Abbie Fosburgh in Washington, DC. Game will be donated by Senator Heinrich & Whit Fosburgh, and libations will be provided by Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Spirits, Beam, and Brooklyn Brewery.

Steven Rinella, Senator Martin Heinrich, and Whit & Abbie Fosburgh Priceless



Atlantic Salmon Fishing on Russia's Ponoi River

A 7-night/6-day (Saturday to Saturday) Atlantic salmon fishing experience for one rod at Ryabaga Camp on Russia’s Ponoi River based on single occupancy accommodations and shared guide.  The package includes round-trip airfare Helsinki to Murmansk; round-trip helicopter transportation from Murmansk to the Ponoi camp; seven nights and six full fishing days at the Ponoi; all meals and accommodations at the river; fishing permits; one guide, boat and motor for each two anglers. Dates: July 9-16, 2016 or August 6-13, 2016. Also included is a Filson Dry Medium Duffle.

The Ponoi River Company & Frontiers International Travel, and Filson $9,000

A Deep Water Cay Bonefish Adventure

Adventure package for 2 at Deep Water Cay, Bahamas includes 3 nights' shared lodging in a cottage and 2 full days' flats fishing, diving, beach excursioins, or reef fishing.

Paul R. Vahldiek, Jr. & Deep Water Cay $5,000

Winslow Homer Slept Here

Experience the Adirondacks as it was a century ago.  You and up to five friends will join TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh at his private camp at the North Woods Club, where Winslow Homer was a member and where he painted almost all of his Adirondack works.  Little has changed in the last century, with the notable exceptions of electricity and running water.  The trip includes three nights lodging, including all meals and libations, and two days of fishing guided by Whit on his home waters.  A fall trip (October) could combine grouse hunting and fishing.

Whit Fosburgh Priceless

Fly Fishing on the Henry's Fork

3-night stay for 2 at the Henry's Fork Lodge and 2 days of guiding fishing. May book anytime, pending availability.

Henry's Fork Lodge $3,000

Jackson Hole Float & Wade

Full day float for 2 with WorldCast Anglers, dinner at any of Fine Dining’s four Jackson Hole restaurants, and a one-night stay at Seven Mile River Ranch in Daniel, WY, including one day of wade fishing for 2 and all meals.

WorldCast Anglers, Fine Dining Restaurant Group $1,000

Upper Delaware Float & Wade

2-day float/wade trip for 2 on the Upper Delaware River, including a full day float and full day of wade fishing with TRCP CEO Whit Fosburgh. 3 nights' stay in a luxury guest log cabin included.

Lee Hartman, Whit Fosburgh, and Jim & Bette Asselstine $1,500

Shenandoah Tenkara Outfit, Trip, & Lesson

Tenkara fly fishing lesson and trip for 1 with Mossy Creek Fly Fishing Guide & Patagonia Ambassador Tom Sadler. He will introduce you to the pleasures of tenkara fly-fishing, on one of Virginia’s prime brook trout streams in the Shenandoah National Park or the George Washington National Forest. Patagonia Tenkara outfit also included.

Tom Sadler and Patagonia $600

West Virginia Fishing Getaway

Get away from it all with a 3-night stay for 4 at a riverside cabin in Paw Paw, WV on the Cacapon River, including casting lessons with former L.L. Bean casting instructor Liz Ogilvie, a 1-day guided float with Liz and American Sportfishing Association President Mike Nussman, and gourmet meals. Also included is an Echo Glass Switch 6-wt fly rod.

Mike Nussman, Liz Ogilvie, and Echo Fly Rods & Airflo Fly Lines Priceless

Fishing the Potomac

Fish for stripers or shad on the Potomac in a Fletcher's rowboat with renowned guide and Fish Whisperer Mike Bailey.

Mike Bailey Priceless

Fish with a Veteran

3-night, 2-day fly fishing trip for 2 on the Arkansas River in Salida, CO as part of Rivers of Recovery’s veterans’ fishing program, which empowers combat veterans and reinforces a confident sense of self. All lodging and meals included.

**50% of proceeds from this item will be donated to Rivers of Recovery!**

Rivers of Recovery Priceless

Argentina Dove Hunt

A 3-night/3-day shooting package for two guests at either Pica Zuro or La Dormida Lodge in Cordoba, Argentina. Included is meet and greet service at the Cordoba Airport; 3-nights double occupancy accommodations; all meals and beverages while at the lodge; guided dove hunting for 3-days (2 full days and 2 half days).

David Denise Wingshooting & Frontiers International Travel $5,000

North Carolina Quail Hunt

2-day quail hunting package for 2 at the George Hi Plantation in Garland, NC, including 2 nights’ lodging and meals.

George Hi Plantation - Orvis Endorsed Shooting Lodge $4,260

Georgia Quail Hunt

Half day quail hunting package for up to 3 at the Burge Plantation in Mansfield, GA, including 2 nights' lodging and meals.

Sandy & Betsy Morehouse, Burge Plantation $1,100

Fall 2017 Bull Elk Hunt, Zumwalt Prairie Preserve, Oregon

3-day guided bull elk rifle hunt for one hunter on the 33,000-acre Zumwalt Prairie Preserve in northeast Oregon during the fall 2017 season, including lodging. Recent hunter success rate has been close to 100%. Mature bulls are common and range from 320”-350+”, with 385” potential.

The Nature Conservancy Priceless


The Complete Orvis Experience

2-day Orvis Fly Fishing School for 2, a Recon 5-wt. 8’6” fly fishing outfit, a Safe Passage Rod & Gear case, and a $250 Orvis gift card

The Orvis Company $1,810

Orvis Recon Fly Fishing Outfit

Recon 5-wt 8'6" fly fishing outfit

The Orvis Company $682

Sage Spey Rod & Reel

2-handed ONE Sage spey rod and 9-wt. spey reel

Sage Manufacturing $1,625

Spin Fishing Swag Bag

ZEBCO Quantum Smoke spinning rod & reel, Rapala lures, Plano Hydro-Flo Tackle Bag, and AFTCO Guy Harvey Santiago Big Blue short-sleeve fishing shirt & Griddlefish longsleeve fishing shirt

ZEBCO, Rapala, and AFTCO $563

ZEBCO Spinning Rod & Reel

Quantum Smoke spinning rod & reel

ZEBCO $250

Angler Kayak

Confluence Outdoor Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Kayak

Confluence Outdoor $939


YETI Tundra 45 cooler in white with TRCP custom logo

YETI Coolers $350

Leupold Rangefinder

Leupold & Stevens RX-1200i TBR with DNA Digital Laser Rangefinder

Leupold & Stevens, Inc $500

Leupold Riflescope

Leupold & Stevens Riflescope: VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm CDS

Leupold & Stevens, Inc $585

For the Knife Collector

Official handcrafted Buck Frontiersman knife with Maplewood handle from a tree planted by Theodore Roosevelt himself in Boise in 1903. The tree thrived next to 2 other presidential trees (planted by Harrison and Taft) for 104 years; they were removed to accommodate extension of Capitol building. The knife will come in a display case and a certificate of authenticity from the Gov. of Idaho also signed by CJ Buck. Marked 1 of 1 - truly one of a kind.

Buck Knives Priceless

Sitka Pantanal Parka

Pantanal Parka: waterfowl hunting, waterproof, breathable parka, abrasion and tear-resistant for the nastiest days. May select size.

Sitka Gear $469

First Lite Hunting Outfit

First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket, Chama QZ Shirt, Kanab 2.0 Pant, and Red Desert Boxer Short (all in fusion). May select size.

First Lite $585

His and Hers Patagonia Jackets

Patagonia men's and women's down sweaters. May select size.

Patagonia, Inc $458

His and Hers Costa Shades

Costa Sunglasses Isabela (shiny black and coral 580 P copper lens) and Blackfin (matte black 580 G green mirror lens)

Costa Sunglasses $418

REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Backpack

REI Stratocruiser Wheeled Backpack - 22": a new breed of light and versatile carry-on bag, this wheeled pack lets you go lighter by detaching the harness and converting it into standard luggage. Or go even lighter by removing its daypack.

REI $249

Fishpond Vest & Pack

Fishpond Kingfisher Vest and River Bank Backpack

Fishpond USA $330

Lilypond Ladies’ Messenger Bag & Duffel

Lilypond Juniper Messenger Bag and Mountaintop Duffel Bag

Lilypond USA $285

For the Lady in your Life

Sterling Silver Pendant with Sapphire Stone on 18” chain and a Kiehl’s Travel Set

National Wild Turkey Federation and Kiehl's Since 1851 $275

Filson Ranger Backpack

Filson $175

Filson Briefcase Computer Bag

Filson $345

NWTF Rifle Accoutrements

Sportlock Double Rifle Case with Wheels and Boyt Bench Rest

National Wild Turkey Federation $250

NWTF In the Blind

Brickhouse Blind RTXtra, Lounger EX Chair RTXtra, Set of 2 ALPS Leisure Chairs, Custom Glass Call with Striker, and a Magnum Elk Hunter Knife

National Wild Turkey Federation $455

NWTF Wet Bar Décor

Tuscany Wine Server, Turkey Floor Lamp 64” tall, Tom Kreger Carolina Field Knife with Bone Handle 3.5”, and basket of Beam liquor

National Wild Turkey Federation and Beam Liquor $450

NWTF Party Pack

54 QT. Cooler, 1-gallon flask, Disc Flyerz Outdoor Toss Game, Set of 4 Stone Coasters, Supersize Salt & Pepper Mills, 4 Steins with Turkey Art

National Wild Turkey Federation $350

KUIU Mountain Star 2-person Tent

KUIU $450

Camp Out with Bass Pro Shops

9x7 Dome Tent, Coleman queen airbed, Coleman quick pump, Coleman lighted tent fan

Bass Pro Shops $233

Bass Pro Dog Swag

RedHead Bolster Dog Bed, Replendish 2.5-gallon bowl, Red Head Camo Nylon Leash, Bob Timberlake Pet Throw

Bass Pro Shops $175

Smoke It Out

Bass Pro Shops Masterbuilt 30” Electric Smoker

Bass Pro Shops $240

Treat Your Meat

Bass Pro Shops Redhead Six Tray Dehydrator & Redhead Sport Vacuum Sealer

Bass Pro Shops $150


Richmond Distillery Tour

Three 375 ml bottles of Reservoir Wheat, Bourbon, and Rye whiskeys, and a tasting and tour for 4 at Reservoir Distillery in Richmond, VA.

Reservoir Distillery $450

Half-Day Skeet Shooting for 5

Sporting Clays Shooting with Private Instructor for up to 5 at Prince George’s County Trap & Skeet Center. Each shooter will receive a Beretta Clays Shooting Vest.

Prince George's County Trap & Skeet Center $1,100

Weekend in DC

2-night weekend stay for 2 at the Willard Intercontinental Washington, DC, including breakfast for 2 at Café du Parc; $100 gift certificate to The Hamilton restaurant; private tour and tasting for 6 at Right Proper Brewing Company.

Willard Intercontinental, Washington, DC, The Hamilton, and Right Proper Brewing Co. $980

Summer BBQ

$150 gift certificate to ROCKLANDS BBQ and Grilling Company + 1 case of Brooklyn Brewery American Ale

ROCKLANDS Barbeque & Grilling Company and Brooklyn Brewery $186

Let’s Go Nats

4 Nationals baseball tickets for 2016 regular season + parking pass (section 129, row M, seats 5-8)

Forbes Tate Partners $550

Rock the Red

2 Capitals hockey tickets for 2016-17 regular season (section 105, row T, seats 12-13)

Forbes Tate Partners $250

Huey Lewis & the News Experience

2 tickets and backstage passes to any Huey Lewis & the News concert during the 2016 tour, including time spent with Huey Lewis, who is not just a famous recording artist but also a very passionate hunter and angler.

Bill Klyn, Huey Lewis Priceless


“Crossing the Green”

“Crossing the Green” 30”x50” metal print, photo by Joe Riis.

Joe Riis Photography & Liz Storer $1,400

"Carter Mountain Elk"

One-of-a-kind 28”x33” print by artist James Prosek. The original of this image will display at the Buffalo
Bill Center of the West as part of an exhibition that will open summer 2016.

James Prosek $1,500

Your Own Masterpiece

Original 8”x11” oil painting by artist Cathy Groome, based on the photo you provide.

Cathy Groome $1,000

“Tom Turkey” Stamp Frame

Artist: Jim Hautman

National Wild Turkey Federation $250


20”x30” painting by Joe Hautman

National Wild Turkey Federation $300

“Twilight Deer”

16”x24” print by Bruce Miller

National Wild Turkey Federation $100


Tickets available in advance or the night of the event: $20 each or 20 for $100. Buy in advance to get 30 for $100!


Kimber Classic Select Grade Rifle. Based on an action designed for magnum cartridges, yet set apart by the bold grain of an A-grade French walnut stock with ebony forend tip. Caliber: .270 Win

Kimber $1,427


Franchi 48AL 28-Gauge. Its featherweight aluminum receiver combines elegance and tradition at minimum weight. This semi-auto 28-guage in satin walnut with a 26-inch barrel features custom engraved artwork.

National Wild Turkey Federation $1,313


Hardy Jet Rod 8’ #4, Hardy Ultralite CA DD 3000 Reel, Simms G4 Pro Stockingfoot Waders, and Simms G4 Wading Boot (may select size)

Pure Fishing/Hardy and Simms $1,674


Yamaha Inverter EF 2000ISH Generator in Blue

Yamaha Marine Group $1,250


Dude Ranch Family of 4 package to the High Lonesome Ranch in Colorado for 6 nights and 5 days. Lodging, meals, and planned activities included. Valid June-August 2016.

Paul R. Vahldiek, Jr. & The High Lonesome Ranch $9,080

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