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Zimmerman Hosting DNR Seized Firearms Auction This Weekend


THERE WILL ALSO BE 300 NEWLY PLANTED TREES. WHEN HUNTERS AND ANGLERS BREAK THE LAW, THERE’S A FOOD CHANCE THEY COULD BE FORCED TO GIVE UP THEIR GEAR. WHERE DO ALL THOSE — END UP? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS COLLECTION OF GEAR, TAKEN FROM LAW BREAKERS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. NOW THE DNR IS GIVING YOU A SHOT AT A GOOD COOL TO HELP OUR STATE’S GAME AND FISH. BILL HUDSON TODAY GOT A SNEAK PREVIEW AT THIS WEEK’S AUCTION ITEMS. A LOT OF STUFF I COULD USE, ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU’VE EVER WONDERED WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE GEAR, HERE’S YOUR ANSWER. THIS SATURDAY AT GILLER AUCTION COMPANY IN ZIMMERMAN, IT’S ALL BEING SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. REPORTER: IF YOU’RE A VIOLATER WHO’S HAD YOUR GEAR TAKEN, LOOK CLOSELY. CHANCES ARE YOU’LL FIND THAT GUN OR BOW LAID OUT ON THESE AUCTION TABLE. I WOULD SAY OUR MAIN VIOLATION IS THESE ARE CONFISCATED FROM BAITING CASES. REPORTER: EVERY FEW YEARS, THE MINNESOTA DNR PUTS CONFISCATED PROPERTY UP FOR SALE. LIEUTENANT COLONEL GREG SELO SAID IT’S AIMED AT CHANGING ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR. WE’RE FINDING THAT’S MAKING MORE OF AN IMPACT ON THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, IS THAT YOU TAKE AWAY A FIREARM, YOU TAKE AWAY HUNTING PRIVILEGES, IT MAKES THEM PAY ATTENTION. WE ORE TRYING TO GOT THAT COMPLIANCE. MOST PEOPLE, WE GET VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE FROM. REPORTER: EVERYTHING FROM PRICEY HUNTING RIFLES TO THE NOT-SO-WELL-CARRIED-FOR SHOTGUNS, EACH SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. WE CAN GO AT A PRETTY BRISK PACE. WE’LL SELL ONE FIREARM A MINUTE, 60 AN HOUR. IT’S GOING TO BE A LISTENING DAY. REPORTER: FROM BROWNINGS TO V,NELLIS, ALL NEATLY STACKED AND LABELED. RODS AND REELS, RAW RACKS, AND SHOULDER MOUNTS. THESE SPOILS FOR LAW BREAK RESTER A SWEET DEAL FOR LAW ABADERS. WE DON’T HAVE TO LOOK TOO HARD TO FIND PEOPLE WHO WANT THESE ON SALE. REPORTER: YES, GAME VIOLATORS ARE WELCOME, TOO, BUYING BACK WHAT HAD BEEN THEIRS. THEY’RE GOING TO PAY LIKE NUBBIEST, AND THE HIGHEST BIDDER WINS NOW, IT’S EXPECTED TO TAKE IN BETWEEN 10 AND 200,000 DOLLARS. ALL THE MONEY GOES BACK INTO THE DNR’S GAME AND FISH FUND. BIDDING GETS UNDERWAY AT 9:00 — MORNING. THAT’S EAST OF ZIMMERMAN. WE’RE GOING TO POST LINK TO THE COMPLETE BILLING AT WCCO.COM. SHOULD BE FUN.

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