Hunters may still offer deer to 14 contracted meat processors and, if accepted, have processing costs paid by the Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Processors will accept deer until their quotas are met.
Processors still accepting deer and the quantity they may accept are: Bayard Processing, Bayard, two; KDK Meats, Bridgeport, one; Kelley’s Custom Pack, North Platte, six; The Butcher Shop, Fairfield, four; Melcher’s Locker, Lindsay, eight; County Butcher, Humphrey, six; Butchery, Ulysses, 10; Bob’s Custom Meats, North Bend, nine; Wahoo Locker, Wahoo, one; Panama Locker, Panama, two; Van Fleet Meats, Ralston, one; Stoysich House of Sausage, Omaha, seven; Den’s Country Meats, Table Rock, five; Pelican’s Meat Processing, Johnson, 12.
Once quotas are met, hunters may consider using the free Deer Exchange program to find and contact persons who would like to receive venison.
Hunters Helping the Hungry combines cash donations and donated deer to produce ground venison that is distributed to Nebraskans in need. No permit or tax dollars are used. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org to make a cash donation to the program or to participate in the Deer Exchange.
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