Animal Fur Auction Scheduled For April 12th

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The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be auctioning furs, hides, antlers, traps and miscellaneous hunting and fishing equipment at the Clearwater Regional Office, 1540 Warner Avenue, in Lewiston on Saturday, April 12.

Auction items include furs, whole carcasses, antlers, and skulls of elk, moose, deer, black bear, mountain lion, otter, beaver, bobcat and fox. Interested parties may view the items beginning at 8 a.m., with the auction beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

All items being offered for sale were either seized as evidence or salvaged. All carcasses are considered unfit for human consumption and are sold for use of the non-edible portions only. Anyone purchasing a carcass will be asked to sign a waiver stating that they understand that these animals are not fit for human consumption.

Nonresident purchasers should be aware that their state may not allow import of the hides or parts of bear, mountain lion, bobcat or otter. Be sure to check your state regulations before purchasing these items. Any otter or bobcat must be tagged with an export tag, which will be available at the sale for $2.00 plus a $1.50 vendor fee. Mountain lion and black bears can also be tagged at the time of the sale at no cost.

Elk, deer and moose antlers may be sold as small bundles by weight or as single sets attached to skull plates. Both velvet and hard antlers are included in the sale.