HOUSTON SAFARI CLUB FOUNDATION
Our mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage. Our members come from a diverse background and have a wide variety of hunting, fishing, outdoor and other interests. But they all have one thing in common-their passion for the outdoors, a love of hunting, a commitment to the responsible management of our national resources, the education of future generations and the responsibilities of being hunter-conservationists. How do we effect change? HSCF has awarded 600 scholarships totaling $2.7 million dollars. We conduct youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants for hunter-funded conservation initiatives including research, habitat protection, species proliferation, wildlife management, water projects, urban sprawl projects, anti-poaching campaigns and other efforts. Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. Please check with your tax advisor. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.





Live Auction Rules (those previously referenced do not apply to a virtual or online only auction (no spotters, etc.)



AUCTION RULES, TERMS & CONDITIONS
The following rules apply to all bidders participating in online bidding and must be followed unequivocally. All decisions of the auctioneer will be final. The auctioneer and HSCF staff will render decisions on any disputes regarding the bids during the auction.



HSCF supports and promotes hunts and trips from donors who are members in good standing with their local and national hunting associations.

Some items, as components of donated hunts, may or may not be included unless specified. This may pertain to travel expenses to and from destination; hotel and meals before and after the hunt; alcoholic beverages; trophy dipping, packaging and shipping; gratuities and other items. Please review the details for each auction item.

Most hunt donations have specified dates for which they may be taken. Special arrangements other than as set forth in the auction descriptions are expressly between the donor and the auction winner.

Some non-hunt donations may require delivery and installation at your expense.



The winner’s credit card on file will be charged the full amount for each winning bid. At the conclusion of the auction, the winner will receive an email acknowledgment and a paid invoice once payment has been processed.


In the event the winner's card is declined, HSCF will make one (1) attempt to contact the winner to obtain a new form of payment. If the bidder cannot be reached, HSCF may, in its sole and absolute discretion, may offer the item for resale.



HSCF online auction winners will be assessed a Buyer's Premium (5% or $250, whichever is less) on the total winning bid amount for each online purchase. The Buyer’s Premium will be included in the total charged for each item.



Online bidders agree to not interfere or disrupt the standard working function of any aspect of the online auction, via any device, software or other means.


If an active bidder is not satisfied with an aspect of the online auction, the bidder's only recourse is to discontinue use of the online auction system prior to the conclusion of bidding or the purchase of an item.


HSCF reserves the right, for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change or suspend any aspect of the online auction and/or to void any sale, temporarily suspend bidding, and offer any goods affected by any malfunction for resale.



All disputes regarding HSCF auction items purchased during this auction shall be submitted in writing to HSCF. All disputes and/or requests for refunds must detail and demonstrate proof of dispute. HSCF, at its sole discretion, may or may not approve a requested refund, based on the evidence and information provided. Credits or refunds will not be given, for any reason that is beyond the control of HSCF, if the auction winner is unable to utilize the purchased item with the time frame described in the auction description. Credits will not be provided by HSCF for any item for which the donor and buyer alter or vary the terms set forth for the item in the auction description as provided during this auction.



For any approved credits or refunds, which will be made at the sole discretion of HSCF and are final, the credit or refund will not exceed the amount allocated to HSCF for the specific item, in the case of items for proceeds are to be shared with any third party.



It is the bidder’s responsibility to read the HSCF Disclaimer of Liability for Goods & Services. By bidding on any auction item, whether in person or online, the bidder agrees that they have read, understand and agree to the HSCF Disclaimer of Liability.

Disclaimer of Liability

CONDITIONS OF SALES – ALL AUCTION ITEMS ARE SOLD “AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY.

ANY AND ALL WRITTEN WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE GOODS OR SERVICES DELIVERED TO THE PURCHASER ARE THOSE SOLELY OF THE PROVIDER, MANUFACTURER OR THEIR AGENTS AND SHALL BE THE SOLE LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THAT PROVIDER, MANUFACTURER OR AGENT AND NOT HOUSTON SAFARI CLUB FOUNDATION (HSCF). HSCF MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED TO BUYERS OR POTENTIAL BUYERS REGARDING ANY ITEMS/LOT MADE AVAILABLE AT AUCTION PROVIDED IN WRITTEN OR IMAGE FORM AND BUYER SHOULD NOT BASE THEIR BIDS SOLELY ON INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR BUYERS’ CONVENIENCE. WHILE THE DESCRIPTIONS OF ITEM/LOTS APPEARING IN THE AUCTION AND IN ADVERTISING PRIOR TO THE AUCTION ARE BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT, NEITHER THOSE DESCRIPTIONS NOR ANY ORAL STATEMENTS MADE BY HSCF OR AUCTIONEER CONCERNING ANY ITEM/LOT SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS A WARRANTY EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ITEM/LOTS ARE SOLD AS IS - WHERE IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS. BIDDER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ALL ITEM/LOTS WERE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION PRIOR TO THE AUCTION AND, BY THESE TERMS, AUCTIONEER AND HSCF STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BIDDER TO CAREFULLY INSPECT EACH ITEM/LOT IN WHICH BIDDER HAD ANY INTEREST TO DETERMINE THE ITEM/LOT’S NATURE, QUALITY, CONDITION, QUANTITY AND SIZE. BIDDER RELIED SOLELY ON PERSONAL INSPECTION AND NOT ON INFORMATION LISTED ON THE SITE, WITHIN THE AUCTION CATALOG OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY AUCTIONEER OR HSCF. BIDDER’S FAILURE TO INSPECT, OR OTHERWISE BE FULLY INFORMED AS TO THE NATURE, QUALITY, CONDITION, QUANTITY AND SIZE OF ANY ITEM/LOT WILL NOT CONSTITUTE GROUND FOR ANY CLAIM, ADJUSTMENT, REFUND, TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT FOR SALE, OR REFUSAL TO CLOSE THE SALE, AGAINST AUCTIONEER OR HSCF. BIDDERS SHOULD SATISFY THEMSELVES AS TO CONDITION AND MUST UNDERSTAND THAT ANY STATEMENT MADE BY HSCF, ITS AGENTS, ASSIGNS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHERS ACTING ON ITS BEHALF IS MERELY A SUBJECTIVE OPINION.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, BY HSCF ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM ANY SALE AND TRANSACTION AND SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE LOTS/ITEMS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THESE SALES. AUCTIONEER AND HSCF DOES NOT HAVE CONTROL OVER THE ITEM/LOTS THAT ARE BROUGHT UP FOR AUCTION, AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY AND QUALITY OF SAID PRODUCT. NEITHER HSCF NOR AUCTIONEER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOTS/ITEMS BROUGHT UP FOR AUCTION AND BUYERS TAKE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE AUCTION, TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS, LOSS OF MERCHANDISE, MONEY, DAMAGE OR FAILURE OF EQUIPMENT.

ALL GOODS IN ANY HOUSTON SAFARI CLUB FOUNDATION (HSCF) AUCTION HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED OR OBTAINED FROM THIRD PARTIES.