What to do with extra deer meat.

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by flatheadchris, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. flatheadchris

    flatheadchris New Member

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    Ok,i love to deer hunt but i dont care for the taste to much.is there any programs or somewhere where i can donate the deer meat for the poor etc? just a question i wanted to ask :big_smile:
     
  2. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Check with your local game warden office. They have a program here for that. The only downfall is you have to pay for the processing.
     

  3. flatheadchris

    flatheadchris New Member

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    oh i dont mind that.i just love hunting but i dont care for the taste.il do anything as long as i can hunt and not waste the food when others need it.
     
  4. Eithne

    Eithne New Member

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    You could also check with local food banks to see if they'd take some, though again you might have to have it processed first. Through a google search, I also found this: Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. You can check their list for participating butchers in your area.
     
  5. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I love deer meat. I'd be happy to take it off your hands! :wink:
     
  6. riverdawg-1

    riverdawg-1 New Member

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    Check around, in Va we have hunters for the hungry. they take and process it and donate through the rescue mission. The program has been a sucsess, with funding coming from donations and hunters.
    Chip
     
  7. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    jerky or my favorite bag balogna or hunters helping the hungry program.
     
  8. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

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    I encourage you to learn how to handle the deer after the kill so it won't have a bad taste.Thier are alot of educational posts on the boc involving butchering and processing.If you like pork or beef then you would like properly handled venison.
     
  9. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    A neighbor of mine in Big Island, Va. started "Hunters For The Hungry" several years ago and it is a big organization now. That's where I take mine after my freezer is full. If you don't like the taste of venison, I would suggest, you just ain't had it aged right or cooked right. It sure makes a great Chilli or pasta sauce.
     
  10. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I just had one given to me by a man that said the same thing...Just likes to shoot him....Id take all you could give me,I can live off deer over beef anyday,we had a stew this weekend and it was delicious tommorow STEAKS...If you process it and cook it right mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............man I wish you was closer...
     
  11. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I would think if the meat is EXTRA, you shouldn't have shot the deer in the first place. Why don't you hunt with a camera. You'll get all the enjoyment of hunting, and the deer will probably appreciate it also. LOL
     
  12. Cathooker

    Cathooker New Member

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    We have the same program here in Ga.
     
  13. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Missouri has a Share the Harvest program and this is it's 16th year.
    Last year hunters donated 161 tons of venison for food banks. Check with your state conservation dept. for details.