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Fur

Courtesy photo, Idaho Trappers Association

Red fox and coyote furs cover the tables at the Idaho Trappers Association auction in January 2013 at the National Guard Armory in Mountain Home.

IDAHO FALLS • The Idaho Department of Fish and Gam’s fur sale is set for Saturday, April 26, at the Fish and Game Upper Snake Region office in Idaho Falls.

Items may be viewed beginning at 8:30 a.m., with the live auction at 10 a.m. Prime Time Auctions Inc. will conduct the sale at 4279 Commerce Circle.

Auction items include furs, whole carcasses, antlers, skulls and other items either seized as evidence or salvaged. All carcasses are considered unfit for human consumption and are sold for use of the non-edible portions only.

Elk, deer and moose antlers may be sold as small bundles by weight or as single sets attached to skull plates.

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 $170. The licenses can be purchased at any Fish and Game office.

Buyers for personal use are not required to have a taxidermist-furbuyer license.

Fish and Game will accept only cash, cashier’s check or personal check — no credit cards.

Nonresident purchasers should be aware that their state may not allow import of the hides or parts of bear, mountain lion, bobcat or otter. Check state regulations before purchasing.

A person who has killed an animal illegally may not buy that confiscated animal or any part of it at the auction. Nor may another person buy it on their behalf. A violation would be considered an illegal purchase of wildlife, Fish and Game said.

Information: 208-525-7290.

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