Guns for sale: DNR confiscated firearms auction tomorrow [PHOTOS]

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Up for grabs.
Over the past year, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have busted a lot of hunters and anglers up to no good, and in certain cases, they've confiscated their gear.

Now, those lawbreakers' mistakes can be your gain: The seized items are hitting the auction block tomorrow, including more than 200 guns, 200 hunting and fishing items like poles and deer antlers, and 40 bows.

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DNR officers can seize equipment whenever they bust someone with wild animals out of season, without a valid license, or in too-high quantities, or when they need the equipment as evidence in an investigation.

The DNR has held auctions of its confiscated inventory since at least 1982, spokesperson Rich Sprouse explains. All auction proceeds go to the Game and Fish Fund.

"It's basically good natural resources law enforcement work by state conservation officers as they protect and preserve the resource," writes Sprouse in an email.

The auction kicks off tomorrow at 10 a.m., with items available for inspection starting at 8 a.m., at Hiller Auction Service in Zimmerman. The full inventory list is available on Hiller's website, and we have photos of some of the highlights.

All this can be yours:
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Said firearms.
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These belonged to some law-breaking anglers.
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Camo flair.
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Check out the scope.

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