The auction starts at 1 p.m. at the Oak Creek headquarters building, 16601 Highway 12, west of Naches in Yakima County. Those interested in bidding should arrive at 11 a.m. to pre-register.
WDFW Wildlife Area Manager John McGowan said hundreds of pounds of antlers, shed by Rocky Mountain elk at the Oak Creek winter feeding site will be available for bidding. The antlers, shed annually by male elk, were picked up and stored by staff and volunteers in recent years. Winning bids must be paid in cash or check, payable to WDFW, at the auction.
â€œWe hope this auction will help us offset some of the cost of feeding these animals every winter,â€ McGowan said.