DNR to hold auctions on confiscated hunting, fishing equipment

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold two scheduled public auctions of confiscated fishing, hunting and trapping equipment this fall.

The auctions will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The equipment includes 501 firearms, 71 bows and a variety of other equipment. All the equipment was confiscated as a result of serious game and fish violations, according to the DNR.

The auctions are scheduled for Sept. 19 and Oct. 24. Bidding catalogs will be available online in advance of each auction, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. Onsite inspection of the equipment will be available at the Hiller Auction Service in Zimmerman from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Friday before each auction.

All equipment will be sold as is, including all defects or faults, known or unknown. Once purchased, items cannot be returned. Background checks will also be required for anyone who purchases a firearm.

For more information on the auctions, visit the DNR’s website.