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    Donation of Venison Programs

    I am considering writing my thesis over some aspect of state programs that allow for the donation of venison. I know in Oklahoma the program is called hunters against hunger. I am wanting to get specifics about different states' similar programs. What is the name of the program? Is it run by the state or some other agency? Do you have to pay to donate a deer? Will they accept deer that have been shot with a gun? In what condition does the deer have to be in to be accepted (field dressed etc)? Any restrictions about your state's program? Any details you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



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    deer donations

    I grew up in Oklahoma and it is indeed called "Sportsmans Againgst Hunger". When I would take deer there, the only requirement would be they had to have a tag on them. I always had them field dressed. Your best bet would be to call a Game Warden and he would be able to answer all your questions. You could also call a place that takes deer for such a program and ask them questions about what the requirements are to donate a deer.

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    Game warden

    Also, There is a Game Warden in Ponca City where I grew up named Tracy Daniels. He is a hell of a guy and would answer any questions you would have I'm sure. Just 1411 his number.

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    Thank you, but I am more interested in state programs other than Oklahoma's.

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    In VA its called Hunters for the Hungry.

    http://www.h4hungry.org/

    They will accept gun kills. You have to properly field dress the deer and they have some requests regarding how you handle everything before you drop it off. There are designated meat processors around the state that participate in the program. You can either use one of those processors and donate part of the meat (you pay for processing), or you can donate the entire deer (you don't pay for processing). It looks like they operate primarily off donations, and everyone in VA has the option of donating $2 when they purchase a hunting license.

    I hope that helps.

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    In Illinois it is the Illinois Sportsman Against Hunger. You have to take your entire Deer to a specified processor and it costs $50 which is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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    Iowa - HUSH, Help Us Stop Hunger. Every deer tag sold in Iowa includes a $1 fee to cover the costs

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/other/hush/index.html
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    In Michigan it is called Sportsmen Against Hunger

    Here is a link from the Michigan Sportsman Forum: http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/fo...hunters+hungry

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    In Minnesota I don't think they really have a name but here's a link to the site with all the info.

    http://www.mda.state.mn.us/licensing...ondonation.htm

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    Thanks guys. Anyone live in a state or know of a state that won't accept gun kills?

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    National Rifle Association Hunters for the Hungry Information Clearinghouse 800-492-4868
    Safari Club International
    Sportsmen Against Hunger 800-377-5399
    520-620-1220 x480
    United Sportsmen of America 517-750-3640
    Buckmasters Project Venison 800-240-3337 x233
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry 301-739-3000



    State or Province Group Contact Phone
    Number Area Covered
    USA
    ALABAMA Hunters Helping the Hungry 334-242-3467 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Saint Clair
    ALASKA Alaskan Hunters Fighting Hunger & Hunters for the Hungry Anchorage, Fairbanks, & Kenai Peninsula
    Fairbanks Community Foodbank Fairbanks
    ARIZONA Northern Arizona Food Bank /
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Northern
    ARKANSAS Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Statewide
    Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    CALIFORNIA Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Kern & Santa Clara
    Sportsmen Against Hunger Scott Borg 916-221-4650 Redding
    Orange County Sportsmen Against Hunger Paul Whitelock 949-495-5968 Southern
    Golden Gate Sportsmen Against Hunger
    San Francisco Bay Sportsmen Against Hunger Dwight Ortmann 650-697-6538 San Francisco Area
    COLORADO Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry Adams, Douglas, Jefferson, & La Plata
    Hunters for the Hungry, Food Bank of the Rockies Denver Area
    CONNECTICUT Connecticut Food Bank Statewide
    Connecticut Foodshare Hartford & Tolland
    Hunt To Feed: Hunters Helping the Hungry Statewide
    DELAWARE Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    Delaware Valley Sportsmen Against Hunger Gary Sturtz 215-646-1249 Delaware Valley
    FLORIDA North Florida Sportsmen Against Hunger Gene Colvin 904-398-0059 Northern
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Duval, Leon, Highlands, Glades, & Polk
    GEORGIA Hunters for the Hungry Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    IDAHO Idaho Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    Treasure Valley Sportsmen Against Hunger Ron Smith 208-463-1256 Treasure Valley
    ILLINOIS Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    INDIANA Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    Food Finders Food Bank Lafayette
    IOWA Iowa DNR: Help Us Stop Hunger Stacy Olson 515-281-5973 Varies
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Hamilton, Henry, Muscatine, & Scott
    KANSAS Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    Kansas City Sportsmen Against Hunger Bryan Schanze 913-980-5503
    KENTUCKY Hunters for the Hungry John Phillips 859-824-1372 Statewide
    LOUISIANA Buckmasters - Project Venison Beth Gregory 800-240-3337 Statewide
    MAINE Maine State Hunters for the Hungry Randy Mraz 207-287-7513
    888-4-DEERME Statewide
    Maine Sportsmen Against Hunger Vicki Moriarty 207-688-6200 Statewide
    MARYLAND Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    MASSACHUSETTS
    MICHIGAN Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger 517-853-FOOD Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    MINNESOTA Venison Donation in Minnesota Statewide
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:
    Donating hunter-harvested deer in Minnesota Statewide
    Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Venison Donation in Minnesota Statewide
    Hunters Against Hunger Bri Stacklie 800-450-3337 X12 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Olmsted & Pine
    MISSISSIPPI Christian Reach Outdoor Sportsman Society Thomas Goff 228-861-3547 Statewide
    MISSOURI Share the Harvest Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Buchanan
    Central Missouri Food Bank Central, Northeastern
    Sportsmen Against Hunger Earl Cannon 573-636-4292 Central
    MONTANA Montana Food Bank Network Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, & Kalispell
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Jefferson & Yellowstone
    NEBRASKA
    NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire Food Bank Statewide
    NEW JERSEY Hunters Helping the Hungry Statewide
    NORWESCAP Food Bank Northwest
    The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Monmouth & Ocean
    United Bowhunters of New Jersey Mike Volpe 609-625-4468 Statewide
    Jack Chellew 908-391-6147 Warren
    Rich Wolven 908-788-8073 Hunterdon
    NEW MEXICO
    NEW YORK Venison Donation Coalition Statewide
    Food Bank of Central New York North/Central
    New York State Conservation Council Hunters Helping the Hungry Statewide
    New York/Tri-State Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    NORTH CAROLINA Hunters for the Hungry Statewide
    Sportsmen Against Hunger Robert Gaskin 704-544-7950 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding The Hungry Buncombe, Davidson, Rutherford, & Sampson
    NORTH DAKOTA Sportsmen Against Hunger Ann Pollert 701-232-2452 Statewide
    OHIO Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    Hunters for the Hungry Statewide
    Sportsmen Against Hunger Mark Wehinger 614-876-9988 Central
    Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks Statewide
    OKLAHOMA Hunters Against Hunger Statewide
    Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    Oklahoma Wildlife Federation, Hunters for the Hungry 405-308-5490 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Washington
    OREGON Sportsmen Against Hunger - Portland Chapter Portland
    PENNSYLVANIA Hunters Sharing the Harvest Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Bucks, Dauphin, Lancaster, & Washington
    RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island Hunters and Fishermen for the Hungry Statewide
    SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    Lee's Sausage Company, Inc. 803-534-5517 Orangeburg
    SOUTH DAKOTA Sportsmen Against Hunger Statewide
    TENNESSEE Hunters for the Hungry /
    Tennessee Wildlife Federation Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Montgomery, Shelby, & Trousdale
    TEXAS Hunters for the Hungry 800-992-9767 X506 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    End Hunger Network Houston
    Hunters' Harvest Cathy Lawdanski 281-320-8259 Statewide
    UTAH Utah Sportsmen Against Hunger Jack Sheffey 801-209-2087 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Statewide
    VERMONT
    VIRGINIA Hunters for the Hungry 800-352-HUNT Statewide
    WASHINGTON Sportsmen Against Hunger Northwest Chapter Statewide
    WEST VIRGINIA Hunters Helping the Hungry Jack Cromer 304-637-0245 Statewide
    Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Berkeley
    WISCONSIN Wisconsin Deer Donation Statewide
    Hunt for the Hungry Statewide
    WYOMING
    CANADA
    NOVA SCOTIA Feed Nova Scotia Province

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okccj View Post
    I am considering writing my thesis over some aspect of state programs that allow for the donation of venison. I know in Oklahoma the program is called hunters against hunger. I am wanting to get specifics about different states' similar programs. What is the name of the program? Is it run by the state or some other agency? Do you have to pay to donate a deer? Will they accept deer that have been shot with a gun? In what condition does the deer have to be in to be accepted (field dressed etc)? Any restrictions about your state's program? Any details you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    In Maryland, it is called Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. I believe it is run by a church group. You do not have to pay to donate a deer at most locations. Some meat processors request a fee of $5 or $10 to help with the butchering costs. They accept deer that have been shot with a bow or gun, but the deer has to be field dressed. Just about every county here in MD has a participating deer processor that will accept deer for donation to the program. It's a GREAT program!

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    Thanks guys. Keep the info coming.

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    In Missouri it is called share the harvest. Different processors have different rules as to what they take and the price. Some make you pay half of the processing fees and I have found one that pays all processing fees. It is a great program and during certain parts of the season, all processing of donated deer is paid for by donors. I like having the processor that pays all of the processing fees within a mile of my main hunting land. It makes it easier to manage the doe population and not have to pay to donate the meat.

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    Sportsman Against Hunger in Michigan. Some processors you have to pay part of the cost and others it's covered. Either way it is a great organization. Meat that would otherwise go to waste goes to a good cause and hunters get great PR. It also encourages increased does harvests. Without it many hunters will only take one or two deer for their own freezer.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7...7928--,00.html
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    Check out http://www.HuntToFeed.com HTF raises the money for the processing and hunter donate free of charge.
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    Go to www.fhfh.org. It is Farmer's and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. I am a local area coordinator for a chapter here in Illinois. It is a great program. The web site has a lot of good info that might give you some good backround info......

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    I'm not sure but for the hunters saring the harvest in pa, our local processor requires a $15 processing fee. If there are any other pa guys that can confirm this let me know. Also, the process take it as long as it still in tact. I think in must a county thing, the agency that runs it here is ICAP. Not sure what it stands for. I think Indiana County something something.
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