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DNR confiscated firearm auction set for May 2

ZIMMERMAN -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will auction its inventory of confiscated firearms on Saturday, May 2, at the Hiller Auction Barn in Zimmerman, Minn. The Hiller Auction Barn is located two miles east of the Highway 169 and the County Road 4 intersection in Zimmerman.

Bidder registration begins at 8 a.m. Potential bidders can inspect the merchandise at that time. The auction starts at 10 a.m.

Auctioned will be nearly 300 rifles and shotguns seized by conservation officers over the past four years. A complete inventory list will be posted on the Hiller Auction Web page at:

No other miscellaneous items related to outdoor sports will be auctioned.

Property will be sold "as is," and all sales will be final. Payment may be by cash, by most major credit cards, cashier's check, money order or traveler's checks. A convenience fee may be added to each credit card transaction. Personal or business checks also will be accepted if they are accompanied by a letter of credit from a bank stating that the bidder's credit is in good standing. Such letters must be provided when registering.

Hiller Auction will conduct a background check of bidders on site before releasing the gun(s). Following the background check, buyers can take possession of their property immediately.

Bidders can bring their own gun case to legally transport the gun(s). A temporary, disposable gun case may be purchased from the auctioneer.