Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to Conduct Wildlife Horn, Antler Auction this Week in Missoula
MALTA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will auction non-perishable wildlife parts, such as antlers and horns, this Saturday, July 30 in Missoula, with proceeds to go to the state FWP account.
The public will be allowed to view auction items beginning at 9 a.m. and bidding will start at 10 a.m. at the FWP office in Missoula (3201 Spurgin Road).
Items will be auctioned to the highest bidder, including bighorn sheep horns and one full size sheep cape, deer and elk antlers, and a few specialty items.
Most bighorn sheep items were collected from animals that died as a result of the 2009-2010 pneumonia outbreaks in western Montana wild sheep populations.
Items up for bid also include those collected through confiscations from criminal cases, road kills, management actions or parts found in the wild.
The sales are authorized in state statute. FWP has already donated numerous items to schools, museums and for other educational purposes. For more information on the auction, contact the FWP Region 2 office in Missoula at 406-542-5500.