DNR offers Deer Donation Program
For the City Times
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking hunters to donate Wisconsin-harvested deer to the department’s Deer Donation Program to help stock food pantries this holiday season and support residents in need throughout the state.
Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 94,000 deer, totaling more than 3.8 million pounds of venison distributed to Wisconsin food pantries.
Through the Deer Donation Program, the DNR works with partnering meat processors to distribute thousands of pounds of donated venison to Wisconsin food pantries.
“Whether by harvesting an extra deer or donating the only deer they shoot, Wisconsin hunters have the chance to support their communities during the holiday season,” said Sarah Wyrick, DNR wildlife damage program assistant. “We thank all deer hunters, meat processing and nonprofit partners who help make this program a success for those in need.”
Those looking to support the Deer Donation Program can also do so through a monetary donation when purchasing a hunting or fishing license or a Wisconsin State Park pass.
Visit the DNR’s Deer Donation Program webpage to learn more at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/donation.html.