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“World’s Greatest Fishing & Hunting Auction”

Online Auction Includes Bucket List Trips, Fishing/Hunting Gear, and Much More.

Rogers, MN — MN-FISH is proud to announce the “World’s Greatest Fishing & Hunting Auction.” This online-only auction boasts more than 40 items, including one-of-a-kind experiences, outdoor gear and much more! Bidding starts at 10:00 a.m. CST, Tuesday, September 12, at and closes Sunday, September 17, at 9:00 PM CST.

All funds raised will support MN-FISH’s legislative work. Earlier this year, MN-FISH helped secure an historic $98.1 million state investment benefitting Minnesota anglers. The funding will help modernize the state’s aging fish hatcheries and boat accesses, as well as improve shorefishing opportunities for urban anglers, fight the live bait shortage and expansion of Invasive carp in the state, and more. 

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Per MN-FISH president Ron Schara: “We made some huge advances in influencing the state’s allocation of funds to improve fishing infrastructure, but our work is far from done and proceeds from this auction are dedicated to continuing our efforts at the legislature and DNR.” 

Along those lines, MN-Fish has been working diligently with its growing community of supporters, everyone from state anglers, bait shops, manufacturers, outdoor TV/radio/social media personalities, fishing guides, manufacturers, to bring a unified voice to St. Paul to the benefit of state anglers across all ages, genders, and ethnicities. 

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“What better way to raise funds than by bringing together Minnesota anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts, guides, manufacturers and others who care about the future of Minnesota fishing. Their support of MN-FISH is what gives us the strength to get things done in St. Paul,” said Mark Holsten, MN-FISH Executive Director and former DNR commissioner.

“This auction just proves how much Minnesota’s natural resources mean to Minnesotans and others across the country who travel here to fish,” said MN-FISH board member Steve Pennaz. “This auction will not only help raise funds to continue MN-FISH work, it also offers enthusiasts experiences that are not available anywhere else. 

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Here are just a few MN-Fish Auction Items Include (updates being made daily):

  • All-Inclusive 2 Day/3 Night Pheasant Hunt for two – The Grand Lodge, Highmore, South Dakota
  • All-Inclusive 2 Day/3 Night Grouse Hunt for two – Pineridge Grouse Camp, Remer, Minnesota
  • 4-Person 3 Day/3 Night Guided Waterfowl Hunt – Maxxed Out Guide Service
  • MN WILD Game Tickets and Experience Package
  • All-Inclusive 2 Day/3 Night Pheasant Hunt for two – Hidden Hill Lodge
  • Humminbird Ice Helix 9 MSI G4N MEGA Live Ice Fishing Bundle
  • Private Factory Tour of St. Croix Rods (plus take home 5 rods!) – Park Falls, Wisconsin
  • 1 Day, 2 Night Lodging and Ice Fishing at Sportsman’s Lodge – Lake of the Woods,
  • 2 Day, 3 Night Lodging and Ice Fishing at West Wind Resort – Red Lake, Minnesota
  • 2024 Duck/Goose Hunting Package at Woodland Resort/Northern Flight Guide Service – Devils Lake, Minnesota
  • Dream Fly-In Fishing Trip to Alaska’s Legend Lodge
  • Eat, Sleep & Fish Ice Fishing Package at Twin Pines Resort – Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota
  • Federal Ammunition Factory Tour Experience (and go home with two cases of shotgun ammo)
  • Fishing Adventure with Babe Winkelman
  • Florida Guided Bass Fishing with Capt. Brad Leifermann
  • Frankie’s Marine Gift Cards
  • Guided Bow Fishing by Edge Bowfishing
  • Guided Fishing Trip with Butch Furtman
  • Fall Fishing with Steve Pennaz
  • Assorted gear from Abu Garcia, Humminbird, CLAM, Upland Gun Company, and more.
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“We’re very grateful for support on all sides,” said MN-Fish executive director Mark Holsten. “Since its launch, the main goal of MN-FISH has been to improve the quality of fishing throughout the state. From day one, several members of the state’s fishing community have volunteered to bring anglers’ voices to the Capitol through non-profit MN-FISH, and it is working.”

“Governor Walz and Commissioner Strommen listened to what our collective voices had to say—and they’ve responded in a huge way. This is a great moment that demonstrates policy makers’ commitment to making sure Minnesota’s reputation as one of the top recreational fishing states in the nation continues to hold true.”

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