Confiscated hunting and fishing equipment auctions


The DNR will be holding two confiscated equipment auctions this fall. Due to COVID-19 concerns, both auctions will be held online at The auctions are scheduled for Saturday September 19, 2020 and October 24, 2020.

A list of items being offered for sale will be available approximately one month prior to each individual auction date at The list will include the DNR Enforcement seizure receipt number if applicable.

The bidding catalog for each auction will be available online on September 15 and on October 20, 2020. This will include a written description as well as photos of each item. Onsite inspection is available the Friday prior to each auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Avenue, Zimmerman, MN.

The first auction will begin closing at 10 a.m. on September 19, 2020, 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. The second auction will begin closing at 10 a.m. on October, 24, 2000, with the same format.

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. Items cannot be shipped. They must be picked up in person

Please note: Bidders that 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.  

Additional information about auction procedures is available on the Hiller Auction website.

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