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The Annual GoWILD Photo Contest and Benefit Auction features a great band, PhotoWILD contest winners and exciting prize packages. Photos by Oh, Deer Photography.

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We need the tonic of wildness... At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us. We can never have enough of nature.  – Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

GoWILD Benefit Concert and Auction

Take a sip of the tonic of wildness every fall at Carolina Raptor Center’s GoWILD event. Jump on the bandwagon for this event that has featured such bands as the Blue Dogs, Gal Friday and Sunday Union. Bring your friends or your clients and experience a great evening. Buy a beautiful raptor photo or bid on a trip to the mountains; kick up your heels or simply kick back and enjoy the fun.

More information coming soon! 


GoWILD! features a fall festive dinner, open bar, and silent and live auction! See below for more details on specifics.
The attire is very causal - or as we've been saying "fall causal." Meaning jeans, sweaters, boots, etc. This is definitely not a black-tie event, even though we're sure some people will come in dresses and business causal-wear. 
GoWILD! will feature a silent and live auction with raptor photography and different experiences in and around the community. If you are interested in participating in the bidding, we accept all major credit cards and personal checks during check-out.

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!

2016 Presenting Sponsor
Wells Fargo

Golden Eagle Sponsor
Random Acts

Peregrine Falcon Sponsors
Duke Energy, Bamford Associates, LLC, ICG Capital, Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair, The Charlotte Observer, Ross & Witmer, UTC Aerospace Systems, Piedmont Natural Gas, La-tea-da's Catering and Events

Barn Owl Sponsors
Independence Coin, Vulcan Materials Company, Next Stage Consulting, LLC, Fifth Third Bank, Neighboring Concepts, The Palmer Building

Cooper's Hawk Sponsors
Pam Davis, Bank of America, Betty Coker, Daniel Turner


Do you have awesome raptor photography from PhotoWILD! shoots? Are you hoping for some award-winning shots this October?

If so, we are looking for you to enter into our GoWILD! photography contest! Contest participants receive FREE individual admission to GoWILD! Up to four (4) additional tickets may be purchased at the photographer guest price of $25.

Check out the entry form to learn more information