Arrests and Confiscations Unit

Patty Holt

This unit is responsible for the proper disposition of nonperishable articles confiscated from violators of Minnesota game and fish laws. A firearms auction is held in the late summer or early fall and is open to the public. This auction is publicized in newspapers, and is also carried by various radio stations throughout the state. A complete list of articles may be obtained by contacting this unit during the month preceding the sale.

The unit also provides a summary of confiscated animals, such as illegally taken, diseased, or crippled deer, moose, and bear. A summary of arrests showing a breakdown of violations and percentage of not guilty or dismissals on all game and fish, snowmobile, and watercraft laws is prepared by this unit and is available to the public by contacting the unit.