Statewide Taxidermy Auction Today

A huge taxidermy collection donated to West Virginia University is being auctioned off today as part of a continuing fund-raising campaign. Cordie O. Hudkins Jr. died last fall at 74 after a long career with the state Division of Natural Resources. He was superintendent of three different state parks who left his collection to WVU's Natural History Museum. Money raised from the sale will support wildlife and fisheries students, and help the museum build and expand displays. Registration begins 3 p.m. today at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park in Morgantown. Bidding starts at 5.