The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a second and final auction where confiscated hunting and fishing equipment will be available to the public.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this auction will be held online and it features 252 firearms and 39 bows that were confiscated following serious game and fish violations.

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If you'd like to personally inspect the items up for bid, onsite inspection is available on Friday, October 23 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Hiller Auction Service, which is located at 10785 261st Avenue in Zimmerman, Minnesota.

The DNR says that "all equipment will be sold as-is, including all defects or faults, known or unknown. Once they’ve been purchased, items cannot be returned. Background checks are required of anyone who purchases a firearm, and items must be picked up in-person."

Revenue from confiscated equipment auctions goes into the Game and Fish Fund, which is the DNR’s primary fund for delivering fish, wildlife and law enforcement programs.  The Game and Fish Fund also gets money through hunting and fishing licenses,  stamps and permits, the wildlife surcharge, license application and issuing fees, timber sales on wildlife conservation lands, receipts from federal sport fish and wildlife restoration programs, and interest earnings.

You can click on the button below to access all the items that are up for auction,  Again, keep in mind that all items purchased will need to be picked up in person and background checks will be done for all firearm purchases.


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