PHOENIX – Need wood, skins and head supports? The Arizona Department of Game and Fisheries has you covered.
The state is auctioning off a variety of wildlife assets including taxidermy, artwork and animal skulls at the 2022 Outdoor Exhibit at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility near I-17 and of the Carefree Highway on April 2 and 3.
All items were seized during police investigations, taken from animals killed in accidents or donated through donations.
“Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to hold this auction for the past three years due to the cancellation of the exhibition,” said Ken Dinquel, law enforcement coordinator for the wildlife in a statement. “At this point, we have three years of inventory to sell this year – more than we’ve ever had in the past.”
Items can be purchased by the pound or through a silent auction. The money will be used to purchase equipment that helps investigate wildlife crimes and to fund Arizona wildfire resources, according to the AZGFD.
“We’re like the Costco of taxidermy right now,” Dinquel said.
The exhibition runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
More information: https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife-assets-to-be-auctioned-april-2-3-at-azgfds-outdoor-expo/
Photos of auction items: https://www.instagram.com/gf_assets/
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