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We are rolling out auction #8 for Keegan.  Keep on pulling together for this kid and his family and let's do what we can to lighten their load a little.

If you haven't heard Keegan's story, here is a bit of background from Karl Blanchard

 "Keegan Wilder is not your typical 7th grader.  He's a hardened mountain mule deer hunter.  Though he's a little small in stature,  he has the heart of a lion and is just as fierce!  He had been feeling a faint pain for a few months but nothing that would have caused concern.  Almost felt like a pulled muscle.  He asked to be taken into the urgent care because he was having a hard time breathing without any pain.  He was immediately referred to Seattle Children's where the family was given the devasting news after several blood tests, xray, and ultrasounds that he indeed had cancer.  The mass is quite large behind his rib cage growing towards his lung.  He had surgery within one day where they biopsied the mass to determine the exact kind of cancer (so they know what appropriate treatment to provide for that type of cancer) and also placed a port for his chemotherapy.

He recently had to have his port moved which involved a second surgery.  He is having a difficult time keeping weight on so a feeding tube has been placed to help him get the calories he needs. 

Keegan is the toughest kid you will ever meet.  From the age of 5 he has been chasing his dad and I into some of the toughest mule deer country the west has to offer.  His first deer at age 10 was over 7 miles into the Idaho backcountry.  Even though he is on round 5 of chemo and very weak, he is always smiling. 

Keegan and family still have a tough road ahead of them and can use our support.  Life can be so cruel and no child should ever have to go through what Keegan has.  Let's help make this dark time a little brighter."



Here’s some of Buglebuster’s work. Retail value of an elk skull is $175 for reference.







Let's start the bidding now and run it until Monday 1/1/18 at 5pm. Winning bidder will be ID'd by forum time stamp.

Happy bidding!!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 05:39:11 PM by jackelope »
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 05:18:36 PM »
100$ To get started.

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 05:21:20 PM »
200.00
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2017, 05:24:22 PM »
Shazam!! We're off to the races!!
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2017, 05:27:04 PM »
Awesome guys! Great start!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 05:29:01 PM »
Your instructions say noon and 5pm. Don't want people to be confused.

Off to a great start way to go guys!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 05:39:28 PM »
Your instructions say noon and 5pm. Don't want people to be confused.

Off to a great start way to go guys!

Whoops!! Fixed it...thanks man!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 07:04:05 PM »
Is this for any kind of skull?

And can the winner use it in the future - is there an expiration date?
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 07:08:03 PM »
Is this for any kind of skull?

And can the winner use it in the future - is there an expiration date?
Yes any game animal, no expiration

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 08:45:51 AM »
Who’s up? Sunday morning bump!
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 05:42:50 PM »


The weekend crew is a bunch of lackeys!! 

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »
Anybody?

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 08:23:40 PM »
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 08:53:04 PM »
300

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #8 Euro mount from Exposed Skullworks
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 09:55:23 PM »
Atta boys!! Happy new year!
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