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2014 Capital Conservation Awards Dinner

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Decatur House on Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.

Cocktails at 6:30pm & Dinner at 7:30pm

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.

This year, the TRCP will be honoring Paul Tudor Jones II, a champion for conservation, with the 2014 Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award.  Recently profiled by 60 Minutes for his role in creating and driving the Robin Hood Foundation, Jones has also been a longtime conservation leader. From Everglades’ restoration to stopping poaching in Africa to his role in building the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (a TRCP partner) into one of the nation’s most effective forces for conservation, Jones’ legacy well worth celebrating. 

In addition, we will recognize Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, both of whom have demonstrated a deep commitment to the hook and bullet community with the James D. Range Conservation Award.

We will also feature a silent auction. Click here for detailed description of all packages.

A special thanks to our Diamond Sponsor, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, for making this event possible. 

For more information and sponsorship inquiries about the 2014 CCAD, please contact Jenni Henry at or 202-639-8727 ext. 25.

Event Sponsors


Event Honorees

Silent Auction

Image Description Donor Value

Click here for detailed description of all packages.

Argentina Dove Hunt for Two

A 3-night/3-day shooting package for two guests at either Pica Zuro or La Dormida Lodge to experience world-class dove hunting in the dove hunting capital of the world, Cordoba, Argentina. Based on double occupancy. Some restrictions apply. 

Frontiers International Travel RAFFLE

Trout Fishing Getaway for Two at the High Lonesome Ranch

Enjoy a very special 3 night/2 day trout fishing package for two guests at the High Lonesome Ranch. Trip Includes: Three nights lodging, two days guided fishing for two people, meals, guide, rods and terminal tackle.

The High Lonesome Ranch RAFFLE

The Ultimate Alaska Adventure: No See Um Lodge

3 days of guided flyout fishing and 4 nights lodging for 4 at No See Um Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska.  The Lodge is full service with daily fly-outs and river trips and all meals and drinks are included.

No See Um Lodge $14,769

Winslow Homer Slept Here: Adirondacks, NY

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. The trip includes three nights lodging, including all meals and libations, and two days of fishing guided by Whit on his home waters.

Whit Fosburgh Priceless

North Carolina Quail Hunt: George Hi Plantation

Enjoy two days of hunting and accommodations for two at the Orvis-endorsed, George Hi Plantation in Garland, NC.

The George Hi Plantation, The DuBose Family $3,580

Fly Fishing at South Fork Lodge, Idaho        

This is a 3 night/2 day fly fishing package for two anglers at the South Fork Lodge in Swan Valley, Idaho.  The South Fork of The Snake River is one of the finest fisheries in the United States, and The South Fork Lodge is located right on its banks.  Prize winners will enjoy two days of guided fishing during their stay, including a float through the South Fork Canyon.

Natural Retreats $3,525

Paradise Valley Getaway       

3-night stay on the Yellowstone Springs Ranch located in Paradise Valley, Emigrant, Montana for up to 8 guests.  Yellowstone Springs Ranch is a 1,224 deeded acre property on the Yellowstone River in the heart of the Paradise Valley near Livingston, Montana. You will also enjoy two separate guided fly fishing excursions for up to two anglers. You will have one full day of fishing on a private creek near Bozeman with Marc Pierce and will also have one full day with expert guide, Dave Kumlien.

Beartooth Capital Partners, Marc Pierce & Dave Kumlien $4,000

Big Sky Fly Fishing

4 nights/3 days at the Harrison Homestead in Montana for two guests based on double occupancy accommodations and shared guide. The lodge is located on the Vermillion Ranch in Sweetgrass County, Montana in some of Montana’s finest fly-fishing country.

Dan Vermillion, Sweetwater Travel & Frontiers International Travel $3,600

Salmon Fishing on the Columbia River

Two days’ guided fishing for chinook and coho salmon at the mouth of the Columbia, in the famous “Buoy 10” fishery, with Jim Martin, conservation director for the Berkley Conservation Institute and retired chief of fisheries for Oregon Fish and Wildlife.  In addition, relax with a 2-night stay for two in a Deluxe Waterfront one-bedroom suite (includes museum tickets and special amenities) at the Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria, OR.

Jim Martin & Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa $1,650

Wyoming Float & Wade

A complete Jackson Hole experience! Full Day Float or Wade trip for 2 anglers (includes: rods, reels, beverages, shoreside lunch, transportation & guide), dinner for 2 at any of Fine Dining’s four Jackson Hole restaurants, and a 2 night stay for 2 in Hotel Terra Jackson Hole.

WorldCast Anglers, Fine Dining Restaurant Group & Hotel Terra $1,360

John Day River Cast & Blast        

Experience the best of both worlds with this hunting and fishing package by Litte Creek Outfitters.  You and a friend will enjoy a full day of fly fishing for steelhead on the John Day River in addition to a one day chukar hunt.  At the end of the day, you will retire to the beautiful Condon Motel.

Little Creek Outfitters $1,350

BBQ & Bass in Brooklyn

Full day of fishing for two in Jamaica Bay with Captain John McMurray, owner of One More Cast Charter, which specializes in fly-fishing around the New York City area, plus a Chef's tasting dinner and cocktails for 4 at Marietta Restaurant in Brooklyn.

Capt. John McMurray and Benn Grossman & Craig Samuel $1,050

Blue Ridge Spring Turkey Hunt

Guided Spring Turkey Hunt for one in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains with Certified Wildlife Biologist and TRCP Senior Director of Science and Policy Tom Franklin (equipment provided).

Tom Franklin $750

Upper Delaware River Float & Wade       

3 nights' stay in a two bedroom, two bath guest log cabin, located in Tyler Hill, PA, about five miles from the Upper Delaware River, one of the best coldwater trout fisheries in the Eastern United States.  Trip includes a day float/wade trip for 2 on the Upper Delaware River near Hancock, NY as well as an 8-hour guided (catch-and-release) fly fishing on the Delaware River. We’ve also thrown in a Simms Dry Creek Roll-Top Duffel to keep all your gear in one place!

Jim and Bette Asselstine, Dan Plummer, Whit Fosburgh & Simms Fishing Products $1,500

West Virginia Weekend Getaway       

Enjoy a secluded weekend getaway with a 3-night stay for 4 at a riverside cabin in Paw Paw, WV on the Cacapon River, including a 1-day guided float and shoreside lunch. Property features include 3 baths, a deck that overlooks the Cacapon River, canoes, kayaks, and grills, and is located in a gated community for utmost privacy.

Mike Nussman $750

Remington/1816 Gun & Gear       

Remington Versa Max Black Synthetic 12 gauge shotgun with 28" barrels complimented with a 1816 by Remington Sporting Clays Vest and Shooting Gloves.

Remington & Remington/1816 $1,661

Orvis Bamboo Fly Fishing Outfit        

Adirondack full-flex bamboo fly fishing outfit:  5-weight, full flex 7½-foot, 4 1/8-oz. 2-piece split bamboo rod, CFO III reel, WF5F wonderline, 50 yds. of 20-lb. backing, aluminum rod tube, cordura reel case.  The Adirondack is easily one of the finest 5-weight bamboo fly rods ever produced. There may be nothing as traditional and rewarding in fly fishing as a crisp cast and a perfect presentation made from an impeccably designed bamboo fly fishing rod.

The Orvis Company $2,495

His & Hers Costa Prize Pack with Yeti Cooler        

Enjoy a day on the water with your custom Costa Yeti Cooler filled with goodies from Costa: Starfish Retro Tortoise Frame 580 Lenses, Corbina Gunstock Gray Lenses, 2 Cleaning Kits, 2 Sailfish White Shirts, 2 Trucker Caps, 2 Retainers, Jungle Fish DVD, and Bluefin on the Line DVD,

Costa Sunglasses $800

Fly Fishing 101

Receive two hours of private casting lessons with Liz Ogilvie, expert fly fisherman and former L.L. Bean casting instructor. Over the years, she Liz has given lessons to both novice and experienced anglers of all ages—including children—including children. Then, get out on the water yourself with your own Sage 8 wt., 9' Method Rod & matching 6080 Reel in Ember.

Liz Ogilvie & Sage $1,600

Bass Pro Kayak Package

A versatile design that's great for both beginning paddlers and hardcore kayak anglers, the FS12T Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak from Ascend delivers great features and performance. This advanced design gives anglers solid tracking, easier paddling, and optimized stability to stand and fish. This package comes with a paddle and kayak carry kit. 

Bass Pro Shops $750

Bass Pro Pet Package

Pamper your hunting dog with this indulgent RedHead pet package from Bass Pro Shops. The cushy bed features a luxurious faux suede exterior and is filled with plush polyester fiber. Durable, lightweight, and rust resistant, the RedHead stainless steel dish feature ''no-slip'' bottom that keeps the dish in place for even the biggest dogs. RedHead Leather Lead gives you exceptional durability and strength for all-purpose training. 

Bass Pro Shops $95

His & Hers Patagonia Puff Jackets  

Windproof and water-resistant, the Patagonia Nano Puff® Jacket is made with warm, incredibly lightweight, highly compressible 60-g PrimaLoft® ONE insulation; ideal as outerwear, or as an insulating layer in colder climates. Winner will receive one women’s and one men’s Patanoia Nano Puff Jacket.

Patagonia $400

Bundle Up with Sitka       

The Jetstream Jacket is durable enough for miles of abuse in granite terrain. Seam lines are strategically located to shed water for hours and keep you dry, all while the WINDSTOPPER® laminate stops those heat sapping winds right in their tracks.  Select your jacket in Moss or Woodsmoke.

Sitka $349

Travel in Style with Simms Duffel & Taco Bag

The 122-litre capacity Dry Creek™ Duffel Bag is the ultimate travel companion. Bags feature a wide gear engulfing roll top, with double buckle closures, bomber thermal welds, and a padded shoulder strap and carry handles.  The ingenious Headwaters™ Taco Bag takes wet waders and boots and sandwiches them in waterproof fabric to keep your car or house floors mud free. Bags house up to two stockingfoot waders and two pairs of wading boots for headache free transport to and from the river.


Pack it Up with Simms Day Pack & Gear Bag

The Headwaters™ Full Day has a chasmic 1,830 cubic inches of storage accessed via a large zippered compartment. Inside, stretch mesh dividers add intuitive organization for raingear, layering options, and all destination essentials.  Then, step off the water and step onto fold-out mud mat convenience, with the dry/wet storage separating Headwaters™ Gear Bag

Simms Fishing Products $290

First Lite Hunting Outfit       

Hunt with ultimate performance gear: a North Branch softshell pant and a long-sleeve merino top from First Lite.

First Lite $400

Buck Paklite Field Master Kit        

Paklite Field Master Kit with Realtree Camo Sheath. Contains skinner, caper, and gut hook.

Buck Knives, Inc. $105

MINOX DTC 600 Trail Camera        

Small and compact, this MINOX DTC 600 also features a black filter in front of the powerful IR flash, making it completely invisible to animals and people. Other features: Up to 8 megapixel resolution, Convenient 2“ color monitor, High speed release, Powerful IR flash with a range of up to 15 meters, Low power usage, Up to 3 picture series and videos up to 30 seconds, Password protection

Minox USA $299

MINOX ZA 5 HD 3-15x42 Riflescope        

Designed and engineered in Germany and assembled in the USA, the ZA HD riflescopes offer a 5x zoom range and new long-range reticles for improved accuracy and peace-of-mind

Minox USA $689

Kitchen Essentials

Buck Knives 13-piece kitchen cutlery set and Hi-Mountain Seasoning variety spices gift set

Sportsman Channel & InterMedia Outdoors $590

PUMA White Hunter Knife        

The PUMA White Hunter’s featured stag handles – which are made from the shed antlers of Wild Stag – are formed via a meticulous manufacturing process and make the knife a truly unique, one-of-a-kind tool.

Minox USA $569

"In the Wild" Matted Prints       

4 signed, 8x12 black matted prints by Tony Bynum. (adult mountain goat, baby mountain goat, bull elk bugling, grizzly sow with two cubs)

Tony Bynum $220

BBQ & Beer      

Throw a summer BBQ with a $150 gift certificate to Rockland's Barbecue & Grilling Company and one case of Heavy Seas Gold Ale.

Rockland's & Heavy Seas Beer $186

Private Skeet Shooting Party for up to 5 

Have a blast with your friends while blasting some clays! You and four of your friends will enjoy a half-day private lesson with a certified instructor at Prince George's Trap and Skeet Center. Everything is included for your group to shoot clay targets, trap, skeet and sporting clays--targets, ammo and gun rentals. All levels of experience are welcome.

Prince George's Trap and Skeet Center $600

A Day of Shooting at Sandanona       

A day of shooting for two at Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook, NY (includes 100 target sporting clays, ammunition, gun rental, and lunch)

The Orvis Company $407

Rock the Red       

Get up close and personal with Ovie and Backstrom with seats behind the goal!  2 Capitals tickets for the 2014-15 regular season (Section 105, Row S, Seats 13-14).

Forbes-Tate, LLC $250

Let's Go Nats!        

Cheer on Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg to a “curly W”!  4 Nationals tickets for the 2014 regular season (Section 129, Row M, Seats 5-8) + Parking Pass.

Forbes-Tate, LLC $500

A Capitol Day in DC        

Take a behind-the-scenes tour with from a unique perspective!  A private U.S. Capitol tour for up to 6 guests led by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.  Cap off the day with dinner for 2 at  EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

Senator Tom Daschle and EDGAR Bar & Kitchen Priceless

For the Wine Lover

6 bottles of Duckhorn Goldeneye Pinot Noir. Blending grapes from four estate vineyards, Goldeney is dedicated to crafting wines of refinement and elegance from a rich palette of terroir-inspired fruit. (3 bottles of 2010 Anderson Valley; 3 bottles of 2011 Gowan Creek)

James D. Mayol $480

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