The IDNR will hold an auction of confiscated and abandoned property on Aug. 29 at the IDNR Jack Perschbacher Service Center warehouse in Pawnee. It's the first one since 2005.
Here's the details:
IDNR to Conduct Auction of Confiscated and Abandoned Property
Merchandise Available at Pawnee Warehouse on August 29
SPRINGFIELD, IL -The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will conduct an auction of its inventory of confiscated and abandoned property on Saturday, August 29 at the IDNR Jack Perschbacher Service Center warehouse in Pawnee, Illinois.
Bidder registration for the auction will begin at 7 a.m., with the auction beginning at 10 a.m. Potential bidders may inspect the merchandise beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the sale. The auction merchandise will not be available for inspection prior to the gates opening at 7 a.m. on August 29.
No firearms or vehicles will be sold.
Among the items offered at the auction:
15 fishing tackle boxes with contents; 20 commercial fishing trammel nets; 8 commercial fishing hoop nets; 109 sport fishing rods and reels;
24 leghold traps; five box-style live traps;
Five crossbows; 23 compound bows; 27 handheld spotlights; 223 assorted deer hunting tree stands and ladders;
One aluminum 17' canoe; one ABS plastic 15' canoe; eight small aluminum flat bottom jon boats (10'-14'); two small aluminum V-bottom row boats (10' &12'); two flat bottom "bass buddy" boats (9' & 12') - (Note: None of the boats at the auction have trailers or motors)
Several assorted coolers and five boxes of cut up deer antlers.
All property at the auction will be sold as is and all sales will be final. Payment may be in cash, cashier's check, money order, or traveler's checks in increments of $100 or less. Personal or business checks will also be accepted, but only if they are accompanied by a letter of credit from a bank stating the bidder's credit is in good standing and that the bank will guarantee the check to a specific amount through a specific date.
Such letters must be approved when registering for the auction. The IDNR reserves the right to reject the payment or identification of any bidder if their acceptance appears not to be in the best interest of the State of Illinois.
Buyers must take immediate possession of property purchased, and unclaimed items will be disposed of.
Confiscated and abandoned property auctions are conducted by the IDNR approximately every five years. As required by law, all proceeds from these auctions are deposited in the State Wildlife and Fish Fund. The last auction conducted in 2005 brought in $18,421.50.