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Mon., June 18, 2012, 7:25 a.m.

State racks up funds with antler auction

Trophy elk antlers from a poaching case in the Blue Mountains Wenaha Unit confiscatd by Oregon State Police. (Oregon State Police)
Trophy elk antlers from a poaching case in the Blue Mountains Wenaha Unit confiscatd by Oregon State Police. (Oregon State Police)

POACHING – An online auction of confiscated big-game antlers that concluded last week netted the state $21,300 earmarked for anti-poaching enforcement.

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department sold 1,725 pounds of moose, elk and deer antlers that had been seized from poachers.

Money from the auction will be used to for forensic work and to pay rewards to people who report poaching violatons, officials said.

Online auctions are popular and the warehouse is open five days a week.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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