It takes a lot of freezer space to host Idaho Fish and Game's annual auction of furs, antlers, and hides.
Six whole mountain lions, a whole bear, a wolf, and stacks of hides are just some of the items in this year's sale. The spring auction, also known as the "Fur Sale," will be Saturday, May 3, at the Salmon Region office, 99 Hwy 93 N.
Dave Silcock, Salmon regional conservation officer, is impressed with the diversity of items that will be auctioned.
"We have everything from furbearers to camp stoves," he said.
Silcock is organizing this year's auction. And that includes finding space in the regional office freezers for perishable items coming in from around the state.
"We'll manage to get them in," he said.
Fisher, mink, otter and bobcat will all be available to purchase. In addition, there will be elk, deer and moose antlers, a bighorn sheep hide, and even black bear heads and feet.
A taxidermist-furbuyer license is required in advance to bid on bear parts, mountain lion parts or any furbearer for anyone in the business of buying and selling hides or animal mounts. Resident licenses are $40 for one year, and nonresident licenses are $140.75. The licenses can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office.
Buyers for personal use are not required to have a taxidermist-furbuyer license.
The licenses can be purchased at any Idaho Fish and Game office.
Miscellaneous fishing poles, tents, traps, and a projector screen are also on the auction list.
Auction items can be previewed at 8 a.m. and the auction will start at 10 a.m. Only checks and cash will be accepted as payment for the winning bids.
For more information or a list of auction items, please call Dave Silcock at 208-756-2271.
The list includes: