Minnesota Confiscated Hunting, Fishing Equipment Auction Set for April 28

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game violations.

The public auction will be held at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Ave., Zimmerman, Minn.

Items offered for sale include, but are not limited to: firearms, bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip-ups, traps, trail camera, depth finders, spotlights, scopes, spears and hand ice augers. There are 309 firearms, 72 bows, 236 other items, and 37 firearms being sold for parts.

Inspection of items will be available on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at 8 a.m. the day of the auction. Once the auction begins, there will be no access to firearms.

All equipment is sold as is, including all defects or faults, known or unknown. Items cannot be returned once they have been purchased. Buyers may bring their own cases and there will be cases available for purchase to transport firearms.

Anyone purchasing a firearm will be required to pass a background check.

A list of firearms and bows being offered for sale is available by visiting the auction website.