Central Point, OR (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
International hunting ring award winner and world-renowned hunter, Arthur R. Dubs, brought the world of exotic animals and extraordinary wildlife art home to Southern Oregon. This historic auction will allow collectors to own a piece of history.
Arthur R. Dubs, who was born in Phoenix, Oregon in 1930, was a lifelong Rogue Valley resident, although he traveled widely, shooting family-oriented outdoor films along with documentaries of his pursuit of big game.
In 1960, he felled the world's largest polar bear, according to the Guinness Book of World Records and Life Magazine. Dubs reached his hunting zenith in December 1988 when he bagged a world-record desert bighorn ram in Arizona's Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area. He purchased the permit for $47,500 during a Foundation for North America Wild Sheep annual meeting auction the previous winter in Reno, Nev., and then unveiled the mounted bighorn along with a film on the hunt the next February.
The ram, nicknamed "Old Chiphorn" by an Arizona Outfitter, exceeded the previous Boone & Crockett record of 198 5/8 points by six points. "He was built like a bulldog with tremendous muscular neck and shoulders," Dubs told the Medford Mail Tribune. He remains the record holder for the largest Grand Slam of North American bighorn sheep.
Extraordinary homebuilder, outdoorsman, filmmaker, and philanthropist, Arthur Dubs, 83, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Medford, Oregon.
All auction proceeds will go to the Dubs Foundation and ultimately be handed out to the local community.
All inventory has been approved by the by U.S. and State Fish & Wildlife Commission.
10% Buyers Premium. Bidding live at auction and also online at Proxibid.
Contact: JB Dimick—541-840-8016 or Wayne Liska 541-660-3063
Preview: September 5, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Auction: September 6, 9:00 a.m.
Location: in the Pagham Building, Jackson County Expo, Central Point, Oregon, and online at Proxybid.
Auctioneers: Wayne Liska, Liska & Assoc., Inc. & JB Dimick, J&C Auction Co.