Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Auctions $311,740 Worth of Horns, Antlers, and Trophy Mounts for Conservation

A bull elk’s rack sold for $12,000 in one of Montana’s most lucrative auctions for conservation in state history

An auction held in Billings, Montana Sept. 25, brought in $311,740 for confiscated and picked-up antlers, horns, trophy mounts, and hides collected by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) staff over the last four years, according to the Montana Standard. That’s money raised was three times as much as these auctions usually produce for the state.

“We had way more turnout than expected,” said auctioneer Cash Seal with the National Auction company, which handled the sales. “We registered over 400 bidders and well over 1,000 people came. I was not expecting that kind of turnout.”…Read Full Article | https://www.outdoorlife.com/conservation/montana-auction-benefits-wildlife/

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