The 2020 annual departmental game auction took place at Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve from 13th – 14th March 2020.
This year’s game auction was a great success with an income of over R8 Million. During this two-day event, a total of 9 277 animals were auctioned, this included 1 906 game packages and 6 536 of carcasses. On the first day, 835 live game packages of 13 different species were auctioned and the highest bidder paid R 140 000.00 for a White Rhino. The hunting season in the Free State starts on the 01st April 2020 till the 13th March 2021 financial year.