March 21, 2024

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will auction its inventory of wildlife assets at this weekend’s 2024 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, about one-half of a mile west of Interstate 17 on Carefree Highway. 

Antlers, hides, skulls and wildlife mounts, as well as wildlife artwork and taxidermy — seized through law enforcement investigations, obtained from animals killed in vehicle collisions, or acquired through public donations — will be sold Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24. Items can be purchased individually, by the pound, or through a silent auction (cash or credit card only).

This year’s auction also will feature various Arizona wildlife mounts received by the department after the recent permanent closure of the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson. 

AZGFD will be posting bidding rules and auction procedures on Instagram ( Once the expo gets underway, photos of many of the assets will be posted for the benefit of those wanting to see what items become available throughout each day.  

Funds generated from the wildlife assets auction are used to purchase equipment and technology used in the investigation of wildlife crimes and to protect the state’s wildlife resources. 

Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24.  Admission and parking are free. Event sponsors this year include: Sig Sauer (gold), Kimber America (gold), Canyon Coolers (prize pack), and Umarex (prize pack).

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