The Monroe City Ducks Unlimited chapter has decided not to gather together in person for their annual meeting event due to the pandemic health precautions. Although Ducks Unlimited is not able to offer their usual appetizing meal and friendly atmosphere, there is still a way for participants to bid at the Ducks Unlimited Auction and take part in the gun raffles. The Ducks Unlimited Auction is now open until September 30 at 8 p.m. online, with lots of interesting items available for bid.
The auction requires bidders to be 18 years or older. There are two different online sites to bid at. The first is a gun raffle with nine guns available. Raffle tickets can be purchased at www.monroecityduonlineraffle.org. The guns being raffled off incluce a Mossberg 550, Weatherby 6.5 Creedmore, Tristar Viper Max, Henry Big Boy .44, Stoeger Longfowler 20ga SxS, FN509 9mm, Chiappa Double Badger and Tristar Trinity 12ga O/U.
The second site includes several different items up for bid, including a rustic table, Hammered Cutlery Sets, Jumbo Knife, Lab Photo with Wedlands Mat, 2021 Grand Giveaway, DU Office Chair, Canvas Zippered Tote Bag, Greenwing Legacy Canvas by Ralph McDonald, 2 Piece Club Chair Set, 2 Piece Leather & Canvas Bag Set, Wine Glasses and Decanter Set, 2 Piece Coir Door Mat Set, Round Metal Wall Clock, Duck Call Vase, Cast Iron Skillet, Dog Bed, Whiskey Jug, DU Logo LED Sign, DU Crest Hanging Sign, 2 Piece Bracelet Set, 3 Piece Sports Ball Set, Camo Greenwing Tricycle, Greenwing Teepee, Knife of the Year, Five of a Kind Puppy Photo, Cinnamon Teal Decoy, White-Fronted Goose Decoy of the Year, 30 Qt Floating Cooler, Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun, Winchester SX4 Mossy Oak DU Blades/Cerakote and a 2020 DU Shotgun of the Year. All items can be seen at www.mcduonlineauction.org.
Winners of any vacations, hunting and or fishing trips will have a Ducks Unlimited representative will be contact them within two days of the close of the auction to provide trip documentation and contact information. Other items will be mailed to the winning bidder and guns delivered to an assigned FFL dealer locally in Monroe City.