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Over 3,000 deer donated in 2012 PDF Print E-mail

An increasing number of hunters and meat processors from around the state donated their deer and volunteered their time to provide venison to people in need in 2012.

More than 3,000 deer were donated through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deer donation program, which were then processed and distributed to food pantries statewide.

Participation in the donation program was up 8% over 2011, likely a result of increased hunter turnout.

“This year was a success thanks to the generosity of participating hunters, meat processors and volunteers alike,” said Noah Balgooyen, DNR wildlife damage program biologist. “Over 170,000 pounds of ground venison was distributed to Wisconsin families in need of food assistance.”

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:12 PM

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