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Wildlife assets to be auctioned March 25-26 at AZGFD’s Outdoor Expo

Posted March 21, 2017

 

Antlers, hides, head mounts and more will be in high demand

 

PHOENIX —The Arizona Game and Fish Department will auction its annual collection of wildlife assets March 25-26 during the 2017 Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, just west of Interstate 17 on Carefree Highway. Admission and parking are free.

More than 100 sets of antlers, hides, skulls and head mounts, as well as wildlife artwork and taxidermy – all seized during law enforcement investigations, obtained from animals killed in vehicle collisions, or acquired through donations — will be sold. Items can be purchased individually, by the pound or through a silent auction.

While a detailed list of assets is unavailable at this time, the department soon will be posting photos on Instagram (www.instagram.com/gf_assets) as examples of some of the individual items that will be auctioned during the two-day sale. Once the expo gets underway, photos of many of the assets will be posted for the benefit of those tracking their bids or wanting to see what items become available throughout the day.

“Besides the antlers, this year we have a record-book elk rack, some bighorn sheep hides, wildlife artwork and various other wildlife mounts,” said Gene Elms, law enforcement branch chief. “It doesn’t matter if you’re working on a craft project, adding décor to your home, or picking up a treat for your pets, we’ll have something for everyone and every budget.”

Below are the rules:

Silent auction

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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.

For the third straight year, the presenting sponsor of this year’s Outdoor Expo is Shikar Safari Club International. Gold sponsors are OneAZ Credit Union and Shooter’s World/Daniel Defense. Silver sponsors are Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, FN Herstal, Cabela’s and Target Factory.

For more information about the expo, visit www.azgfd.gov/expo.

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