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"A Family Auction"...For a Dear Friend of Ours.
« on: October 03, 2013, 03:33:32 PM »
   Sometimes when I make and carve a call I figure it has a purpose?  As most of you know I quit selling a while back, but kept making the occasional call just to keep from getting rusty.  Meantime, the calls end up piling up in a plastic tub awaiting a future home? 
Well I finally got an answer to why I made these particular calls?   
I would like to auction them off here with the proceeds to go to our friend Jim Champion's daughters for spending money.  We watched them grow up here, and shared in their triumphs, and now their sorrows.  I have a daughter and son of my own, that I pray never have to endure what Jim’s girls are facing.  As a father and husband, I thank God everyday that they are in my life , safe and happy. 
So this is just my way, our way, of trying to ease a little of Jim’s family’s burden in the days to come.  Jim has done a lot for all of us throughout the years.  So along with all our prayers, we can offer this little token gesture.

With thoughts and prayers…

HuntnCarve
Dave

I will run this auction (on all calls shown) until Sunday, October13th, 2013 ending at 6PM Eastern Time.  Please specify what call you are bidding on. Ex. “Call A, Call B”..  I will cover all shipping and handling and will coordinate things with the winning bidders.
 Thank you all and God Bless.

Call A ( Photo Below)
This is a Cherry grunt call that I made and carved from a photo “Dave” sent me of a buck he was chasing.  It features a Buck and Doe.  I’ll open this bid at $100.00 to start.

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Call B (Photo Below)

Here is another Cherry grunt call.  It features solitary Buck in a woodland scene.  Starting bid $75.00


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Call C (Photo Below)

Here a Cherry/Walnut squirrel call.  Starting bid $50.00

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Re: "A Family Auction"...For a Dear Friend of Ours.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 03:48:25 PM »
Call A   $200

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 05:08:42 PM »
Call "B"  $200

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 07:18:15 PM »
Wow, definitely not what I had in mind when I let that cat out of the bag.
I just been bottling it up and wanted to get some of it off my mind and I know you guys can take the punishment of listening...well... reading. Never expected anything like this to happen, I shoulda known better.
I got about halfway through your post Dave and had to go into the other room. It's incredibly over whelming when you stop and think about how tightly knitted the people on this forum really are.

I wish it would have never come to this, but I'm kinda to blame for running a forum with people like you guys. I dont even know how to respond right now. The girls are gone at the moment. Ones at skit night practice, and the other found as friend with a horse. They've never really followed a lot of Dads websites but I just know they are going to get wide eyed when I show them this.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 08:21:42 PM »
"Ya reap what you sow Jim."   Many's the time friends here have help me over the years.  In the meantime, keep on taking care of our girls.  And remember, there's a lot of shoulders here to lean on in the days ahead.

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2013, 08:30:39 PM »
Call C $100

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2013, 09:52:32 PM »
It is kind of weird when I think about it but we are kind of like a family on this forum. I usually check this forum about five times a day every single day, all year long. A lot of the guys on here I feel like I know them very very well even though I have never met them in person.
And you, Mr. HuntnCarve, are one helluva an artist, and gentleman.

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 10:14:57 AM »
Call "C"  $200.00

It is kind of weird when I think about it but we are kind of like a family on this forum. I usually check this forum about five times a day every single day, all year long. A lot of the guys on here I feel like I know them very very well even though I have never met them in person.
And you, Mr. HuntnCarve, are one helluva an artist, and gentleman.

nasty - my thoughts also.
When they come for mine they better bring theirs

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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 10:57:20 AM »
I can remember back when I was going through a lot of physical pain and suffering, in and out of the hospital and therapy.  Our daughter would bring her lap top into the hospital every night and show me the comments posted on FnF.  Yes indeed a lot of good friends here.
When they come for mine they better bring theirs

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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 11:11:34 AM »
Friends~N~Family   :yoyo: :yoyo:
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2013, 09:40:31 AM »
This auction ends Sunday, October 13th at 6PM Eastern Time.  A special "Thank you" goes out to all who have bid so far.  Exceeded my expectations so far.  All the proceeds are going directly to Jim and his family.

Best regards,

HuntnCarve
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2013, 05:28:52 PM »
Well Folks, this auction is officially over. 

Call A -Winning Bidder  "Hawks Feather"  with a bid of $200.00

Call B -Winning Bidder "FOsteology""  with a bid of $200.00

Call C- Winning Bidder "JohnP" with a bid of $200.00

Thank you good folks for your generous bids.  Makes me proud to be a part of the Fins and Fur Family.

I'll send you auction winner a PM with instructions as to payments.  As I stated originally, all proceeds will be going to Jim Champion's family.  Once again, "Thank you" all for making this a success.

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2013, 06:15:16 PM »
Yea!  A HuntNCarve call and only Dave knows how special this is.

Jerry

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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2013, 08:34:46 PM »
I dont even know what to say or how to thank  you guys.
I hate being in this situation, and I hate people knowing Im in this situation. You guys have made an incredible impact already on many things around this household. Something I never expected, but can now say I am so grateful for.
Thanks so much to every one of you.
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013, 09:47:00 PM »
We would not be here at this site if it wasn't for you Jim.  Friends and Family.....

Dave

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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 08:34:36 AM »
Not a problem at all and we are all glad to help.  If we lived closer we could take you out for a beer or something, but since we don't you will just have to 'live with us the way we are'. 

Jerry