Kansas DWP "Poachers" Auction Changes Venue

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Last June, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) announced that guns confiscated in the commission of wildlife crimes would be sold at a public auction Aug. 21 in Assaria, conducted by United Country Auctions of Salina. However, United Country has acquired a new building in McPherson, and the auction will be held there. The new address is 1337 W. Kansas in McPherson.

Guns are currently available for view and bid online. Go to http://ucsalina.com/default.aspx, click "Auctions" at the top of the page, then scroll down to see the KS Dept of Wildlife Parks Gun Seizure Auction then the "Additional Information" box below the text. The public auction will begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21.

Individuals may bid on and purchase guns, but they must be picked up by or shipped to Federal Firearms License dealers only. United Country will have FFL dealers on hand to take possession of purchased firearms and transfer them to winning bidders.

"Proceeds from this auction will come back to KDWP to help protect the natural resources of Kansas," says Kevin Jones, director of KDWP's Law Enforcement Division. "We hope that this process will give law-abiding citizens a chance to make use of this equipment while the agency recoups some of the cost of apprehending and prosecuting poachers."

For more details, phone 785-667-7653 or visit the above website.