We’re excited to present a brand new Live Auction this year during the dinner program at the 2024 Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards. With incredible auction items and a nationally recognized auctioneer, it’s guaranteed to be a good time!

Billy Long, Former Congressman and Live AuctioneerAuctioneer Billy Long, Former Congressman, Billy Long Strategies
Former Congressman Billy Long became a licensed auctioneer in 1979 and was voted ‘Best Auctioneer in the Ozarks’ 9 years straight. Long has been inducted into both the National Auctioneers’ Association and Missouri Professional Auctioneers’ Association Halls of Fame. Long is currently a licensed Realtor in Springfield, where he lives with his wife, Barbara.

2024 Auction Items:

In Support of the Johnny Morris Institute of Fisheries, Wetlands and Aquatic Systems:

Duck Hunt for Two at Over Under Farm with Guide Steve Spezia
Donated by Rick & Lotsie Holton

Big Cedar Lodge Weekend Getaway
Donated by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

Trout Fishing with MCHF Board Member Rudy Chelednik including lodging
Donated by Rudy Chelednik

Supporting the Emerging Leaders in Conservation Scholarship created for students at the Johnny Morris Institute of Fisheries, Wetlands and Aquatic Systems

In Support of Conservation Efforts & Programs:

Bowtech Carbon One Compound Bow in OD Green with premium arrows
Donated by Creed Archery Supply and 54 Archery

Savage Model 93R17 Bolt Action .17HMR Caliber Small Game Rifle with BOG Tripod
Donated by Branson Cerakote and American Outdoor Brands

3-Day Fully Guided Trophy Spring Turkey Hunt for One Hunter in Northern Missouri
Donated by Roger W. Raisch

If you are unable to attend:

  • Please call us at 800-227-1488 for pre-bidding options.
  • You may also support our Fund-A-Need effort, which goes toward supporting scholarships for the Morris Institute. If you’d like to contribute, you may call our office at 800-227-1488 or send a check made out to MCHF to PO Box 366, Jefferson City, MO 65102 with “Fund-A-Need” in the memo line.