Fur auction set for April 22 in Lewiston
April 12, 2017
By Mike Demick
IDFG Conservation Information Supervisor
You don’t have to be a taxidermist to find a
treasure at Idaho Fish and Game’s annual fur
auction. This year’s auction of furs, hides,
antlers, and other items is set for Saturday,
April 22, at the Idaho Fish and Game office,
3316 16th Street, Lewiston.
Items may be viewed beginning at 8 a.m., with
the live auction beginning promptly at 10 a.m.
Auction items include furs, whole carcasses,
antlers, skulls and other items. All items were
either found, seized as evidence or salvaged.
All carcasses are considered unfit for human
consumption and are sold for use of the
non-edible portions only.
Antlers may be sold as small bundles by weight
or as single sets attached to skull plates.
A taxidermist-furbuyer license is required in
advance to bid on bear parts, mountain lion
parts, or any furbearer. Anyone who buys or
sells raw hides is also required to possess a
taxidermist-furbuyer license. Resident licenses
are $40 for one year, and nonresident licenses
are $170. The licenses can be purchased at any
Idaho Fish and Game office.
The Fish and Game office in Lewiston will be
open during the auction. Only cash, cashier’s
check or personal check will be accepted. No
credit card service will be available.
Nonresident purchasers should be aware that
their state may not allow import of the hides or
parts of bear, mountain lion, bobcat or otter.
Be sure to check state regulations before
purchasing these items.
A person who has killed an animal illegally and
that animal has been confiscated and put up for
sale at the auction, may not buy that animal or
any part of it at the auction. Nor may another
person buy the animal or any part of it on their
behalf. Both of these examples would be an
illegal purchase of wildlife.
For more information, contact Fish and Game’s
Clearwater Region office at (208) 799-5010.
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