Hunters, meat processors and food pantries helped the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners donate more than 90,000 pounds of venison to those in need in 2013.
“We are very proud to be part of this community-based program,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “Anytime we can have a safe, successful deer hunt and donate valuable food to our pantries it’s a win-win for Wisconsin.”
More than 2,000 deer were donated through the DNR deer donation program and processed packages of ground venison were distributed to food pantries statewide.
The number of deer donated decreased by 27%