Annual On-line Trip Auction Begins February 19

Searching for breathtaking nature experiences in Idaho’s back country? Looking for a rare opportunity to count white-faced ibis and Franklin gulls or help survey songbirds and raptors? Want to learn more about “behind the scenes” wildlife research?

Or maybe you’ve wanted to assist an Idaho Department of Fish and Game biologist in managing Idaho’s fish, wildlife and habitat? Then make a date to bid on 40 trips during this year’s online auction.

Join the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s 20th annual trip auction beginning at 9 a.m. Mountain time, Friday, February 19. The auction ends at 9 p.m. Mountain Time, Sunday, February 28.

You’ll see lots of new trips as well as encore trips offering opportunities to get outside and learn more about Idaho’s fish, birds and wildlife and also experience beautiful parts of Idaho! Full trip descriptions and step-by-step instructions for bidding are available at www.ifwfauction.cmarket.com.

The 2010 trip auction benefits Idaho’s “Watchable Wildlife” programs, designed to promote wildlife viewing, photography, education and to instill a greater appreciation for all wildlife.

The auction, co-sponsored by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, is the foundation’s largest fundraiser, attracting anglers, hunters, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. The auction’s major sponsor is Active Outdoors, offering integrated technology and marketing solutions for conservation and park agencies.

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit organization celebrating twenty years of helping to protect and sustain Idaho’s fishing, hunting and wildlife heritage. Board members represent each region of the state.