- Hunters who bag a deer can donate their venison to feed the hungry.
In the past 12 years, hunters have donated 80-thousand deer.
That amounts to more than 3.6 million pounds of ground venison distributed to food pantries across the state.
Brad Koele coordinates the venison program for the DNR.
He says hunters, meat processors and volunteers have been incredibly generous, but they need help again this year with donations.
The bow season started September 15th, gun season starts November 17th and the muzzleloader season starts November 26th.
A list of participating meat processors and instructions for donating are available on the DNR's website.
Deer Donation Program
Story By: Associated Press