Iowa DNR Spring Sale Set for May 10th

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The Iowa DNR will hold a spring auction Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Cattle Barn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin around 9 a.m. A public viewing of the items will be announced at a later date. The DNR is compiling a list of items and will have a sale bill available after April 15.

Items up for auction include firearms, boats, outboard motors, chainsaws, mowers, trailers, farm and office equipment and more. The items are sold "as is" with no guarantee or warranty.

Any person interested in purchasing a firearm at the auction must have either a valid Iowa permit to acquire pistols or revolvers, a federal firearms license, or a professional or non-professional permit to carry concealed weapons. The Iowa permit to acquire can be obtained from a sheriff's office. Allow two to three weeks to receive the permit.

Payment must be made on auction day. All sales are final. Firearms must be removed from the site within one half hour after the sale of the firearm is completed. All other items must be removed from the sale site after full payment is made.

Sales taxes will be collected. Boats, snowmobiles, trailers and vehicles will pay taxes to the proper county office when registering those items.

The Iowa DNR reserves the right to reject any bids and withdraw any item from the sale at any time. To receive a copy of the sale bill, send an email to susan.davenport@dnr.iowa.gov or a self addressed stamped envelop to 2008 Surplus Sale, Iowa DNR, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319.