KDWP TO AUCTION POACHERS' EQUIPMENT
Antlers, bows, radios, cameras for sale June 19; guns on sale Aug. 21
PRATT — On June 19, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) will enter the first of two summer auctions of items forfeited by those convicted of wildlife crime. The June 19 auction will be held at the Blomquist Auction Gallery, 684 E. Kansas Highway 4 in Assaria. KDWP items in this auction will include general items such as antlers, fishing rods, radios, and cameras. This auction will be combined with Kansas Department of Revenue tax forfeiture assets.
United Country Auctions of Salina is conducting the auction, and items are currently available for view and bid online at http://proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=29039. The second auction will be conducted Aug. 21 at the same physical location, beginning at 10 a.m. This will include guns confiscated in commission of wildlife crime. These items will be available to view and bid at the same location on the internet, as well.
"Proceeds from this auction will come back to KDWP to help protect the natural resources of Kansas," says Kevin Jones, director of KDWP's Law Enforcement Division. "We hope that this process will give law-abiding citizens a chance to make use of this equipment while the agency recoups some of the cost of apprehending and prosecuting poachers."
For more details, phone 785-667-7653 or visit the above website.