The 2013 Professional Outdoor Media Association Conference auctions and raffles were a grand slam, again.

Conference attendees dug deep into their pockets and checkbooks and were exceedingly generous with their bids on the myriad of live and silent auction items and great raffle packages offered. The auctions and raffles raised over $11,000 for POMA and its educational programs.

The card auction for the Smith and Wesson handgun donated by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance was a huge hit, generating over $1,200 in receipts. And, Jon Pries made the night’s biggest single-item bid for a package of wingshooting lessons and/or camp cooking donated by POMA Past President Bill Miller.

Other big ticket items included firearms, optics, a weekend at Jim Zumbo’s home in Wyoming, and a myriad of high-value silent auction packages of combined items from the long list of incredible donors (see below).

Donors – thank you for your support and lavish generosity. POMA is indebted to you. Your support is critical to the organization’s well being and financial strength.

More Auctions Online

In addition to the auctions held during the conference, more auctions are available on Gunbroker. Two amazing items are up for grabs through late-afternoon March 18, 2012. They are:

Additional POMA auctions will be scheduled on Gunbroker throughout the year.

NOTICE: Because POMA receives so many donations during the conference, we may have missed thanking someone and apologize in advance if we have. If you notice a name/company missing, please let us know so we can add them to the list of awesome donors.

Live Auction Donors

  • Aimpoint Inc.
  • Alabama Blackbelt Adventures
  • Bill Miller Outdoors
  • Crosman / Benjamin
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Food Saver/Game Saver
  • Hawke Sport Optics
  • I.C.E. Training Company – Rob Pincus
  • Jim Zumbo
  • Lisa Snuggs
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
  • Ol’Man Treestands
  • U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance – Smith & Wesson Handgun
  • Walther Arms
  • Weatherby

Silent Auction and Raffle Donors

  • A & A Lobster
  • Aimpoint Inc.
  • Alabama Blackbelt Adventures
  • Alpen Optics
  • ALPS – Browning Camping
  • ATK – Federal Ammunition
  • Big Timber South Taxidermy
  • Bill Konway Photography
  • Birchwood Casey
  • Browning
  • Buck Knives
  • Bushnell
  • Carolee Boyles
  • Crosman / Benjamin
  • Daisy Outdoor Products
  • Day 6 Outdoors
  • Dennis Dunn
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Field & Stream Camp Chairs
  • First Nature (Daisy)
  • Fish On Kids Books – Kristine Houtman
  • Food Saver/Game Saver
  • Foxpro
  • Hawke Sport Optics
  • HHA Sports
  • I.C.E. Training Company – Rob Pincus
  • Irish Setter Boots
  • Leupold & Stevens
  • Lightfield
  • Millennium Treestands
  • Mossy Oak
  • Mossy Oak Graphics
  • MyTopo, a Trimble Company
  • National Rifle Association
  • Otis Technology
  • Outwrite Media, LLC
  • Quality Deer Management Association
  • Real Avid
  • Source Outdoor Group
  • ThermaCELL
  • Tink’s Hunting Products
  • Tri-Tronics
  • TTI Blakemore
  • Wildgame Innovations

POMA’s mission is to foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

Image courtesy Professional Outdoor Media Association

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