This fall’s second and final Minnesota Department of Natural Resources public auction of confiscated fishing, hunting and trapping equipment will be held Oct. 24. The auction, which will be held online at, includes 252 firearms and 39 bows that were confiscated following serious game and fish violations. A list of the equipment included in the auction is available.

The bidding catalog for the auction will be available by 5 p.m. on Oct. 19, and bidding will begin Oct. 20. The catalog includes a written description and photo(s) of each item. Onsite inspection is available Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hiller Auction Service in Zimmerman. The auction will begin closing at 11 a.m. on Oct. 24, with a staggered ending; one item ending per minute. Bidding will extend on that item if there is a bid in the final 5 minutes and extend as many times as needed until there are no bids for 5 minutes. Extended bidding does not affect the ending times of other items.

Winning bidders will be sent an invoice after the completion of the auction. Items will need to be picked up at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Avenue, Zimmerman, MN. Shipping is not available.

Please note: Bidders who purchase a firearm will be required to pass a Federal Firearms background check in person when paying for and picking up the firearm(s) at the auction location. All equipment will be sold as-is, including all defects or faults, known or unknown. Once they’ve been purchased, items cannot be returned.

For more information, see the DNR Enforcement’s auction page.