To bid online, go to our online auciton site, elkfest2020.afrogs.org and click on the "Register" menu.
Archived Antler Lists
Archived Auction PDFs
Links To Infomation Below
In years past people have asked if they could bid off-site. We were not able to do that at that time. Now you can bid on antlers gathered off the National Elk Refuge online. Read on.
As you may already know, the BSA Elk Antler Auction did not happen in May this year, due to COVID concerns. We explored several options for selling the antlers including holding all the antlers for next year, having a live auction or silent auction in September, or having an online auction. Because we did not want to schedule a live auction in September and then possibly have to cancel it, we decided to have an online auction. We will be selling the bulk of the antlers gathered this year. The large elk with the palmated antler that several people have asked about will not be sold at the online auction this year.
We have selected Auction Frogs online auction service. Our online auction address is elkfest2020.afrogs.org. To register for the online auction, click on the “Register” menu item. You will be prompted to fill out the form to create a new account if you do not already have an account with Auction Frogs. The auction is live now and will end Saturday, September, 19th at 2:00 PM.
You will be bidding by the item, not per pound. The weight is listed so you know how much antler you are bidding on. We weighed the antlers when we sorted them back in June. We have now adjusted those weights. We did this by disassembling one of the pallets and weighing the antlers again. All the antlers in the pallet had lost about three pounds, which was less than 1%. We applied 1% of lost weight to all of the pallets. The weights listed on the attached list are the adjusted weights. Because you may be bidding on more than one item, each item has a staggered closing time so you won’t have to finalize all of your bids at the same time.
In addition to the standard bidding option, you have two additional bidding options, “Auto Bidding” and “Bid Wars”.
A short description and photos are on each item’s page. We will have thirty-two antler auction items consisting of:
Click the link for a PDF of the new "weight adjusted" Auction Items List
Credit card transaction will take place on the auction website. All other methods of payment will take place directly with us.
Please make checks payable to Jackson Hole Friends of Scouting and mail c/o Cliff and Loretta Kirkpatrick, 2105 S Park Ranch Rd, Jackson, WY 83001.
You will need to make arrangements with us to pick up your antlers, as soon as possible after the end of the auction. We would like to have the antlers picked up before the fall snows arrive here in Jackson Hole. Shipping arrangements are totally up to you, however we may have a couple of individuals willing to haul the antlers to you for a fee. Call Cliff and Loretta at 307-733-5935 to arrange picking up your antlers.
Here are links to the sample Letter of Authorization and the new “adjusted weight” Auction Items List. What we normally call lots will be referred to as items on the online auction page. The list includes item number, title and weight. This list will give you something in hand to make notes on and refer to, much like the lot description sheets we hand out at the in-person auction. There will be pictures associated with each item (lot) online on the elkfest2020.afrogs.org auction site. We are working on links to higher resolution pictures on the items page, and here on our Elkfest website.
Thank you for your past support. We look forward to sharing this new venture with you. If you have any questions, please call us at 307-733-5935 or email at email@example.com.