Michigan Deer Hunters on Track for Record Amount of Venison Donations

   11.20.19

Despite the lower number of hunters in Michigan these days, venison donations are reportedly stacking up and could potentially break previous records!

Michiganders continue to pay it forward this fall, as deer hunters in the state inch closer to a record amount of money and meat donated to feed homeless families across the state.

According to the Michigan Wildlife Council, venison donations through Hunters for the Hungry program could top 58,000 pounds this year. That’s enough wild game meat to provide over 230,000 meals for Michigan families, and a new all-time record!

Michigan hunters – and non-hunters – can contribute to this program through Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger.

The following comes from their website:

“You can help offset the cost of processing and packaging venison by making a monetary donation when you purchase your hunting or fishing license. Just tell the retail vendor that you want to make a donation to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger.

If you already purchased your license or are a non-hunter, you can still support this important program by making a donation that will also help with the cost of processing.

To donate venison, visit a participating processor. You can either leave the whole deer or donate a portion of the deer.

An updated list of participating processors can be obtained by calling the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger hotline at 586-552-6517 or visit SportsmenAgainstHunger.org.

Non-hunters can also join in and help provide food for needy families. Just make a donation that will help with the cost of processing, packaging, and transportation of donated venison.”

If you were successful this hunting season (congratulations), and  you’re interested in donating meat to this program, you can do so when purchasing a hunting licence. Just check the box asking about donating to the Michigan Hunters for the Hungry program.

To find out more, click here.

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