Public Auction of Surplus and Confiscated Items

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct its spring public auction of surplus and confiscated items May 7 at department headquarters in Frankfort.

Surplus auction items include a Schaffer 16-foot aluminum boat, Mercury and Johnson boat motors, four-wheel-drive Chevy, Ford and Dodge trucks, a generator, office equipment and more. Bidding on surplus items is open to everyone.

Confiscated auction items include shotguns, rifles, pistols, bows, hunting and fishing equipment and more. Firearm brands being offered for sale include Smith and Wesson, Ruger, Beretta, Browning, Savage, Remington, Benelli and more. Under state law, only qualified Kentucky residents may bid on confiscated items.

A list of all items to be offered at auction is available online at, the Kentucky Finance and Administration website. Search under the keywords, “Upcoming public auctions.” Surplus items can be purchased with cash, checks or credit cards. Other terms and conditions are included with the list of auction items. All items are sold as is.

Viewing begins at 8 a.m. (Eastern), with bidding to begin at 10 a.m. The auction will be held near the Salato Wildlife Education Center, which is on the headquarters campus of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1 Sportsman’s Lane. Visitors may find the headquarters complex off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, approximately 1 ½ miles west of the intersection with U.S. 127. A bronze deer statue marks the entrance.