If the State would lower hunting licenses for resident hunters I'm sure they would be more willing to donate meat. The price of licens have doubled in the last year or so and poching is on the rise. Poachers will not donate meat. Some of the not so steady income hunters are not taking as many dear or are hunting illegal now. I believe that the state could spend wisely and figure out they can do alot more with less funds. If they would like some help I would be pleased to assist!
I typically do my own processing, and started due to the quality and cost of commercial processors. If I want to donate venison, what is the going rate for deer processing? Do the commercial processors offer reduced rates for donations?
Location: Danville,IN-Ky Wildcat behind enemy line
Indiana Deer Hunters Urged to Donate Venison
Depending on the processor you take it too, it could/can be paid for by the salvation army. My brother in law just took a nice nine pointer, stinkiest buck he ever shot. It smelt so strong he didn't want to eat it!!
He took it to a processor and turn it in for donation and didn't cost him a dime.
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last night's Miller High Life fiasco you will probably not be punching a tag. Scent control sprays aren't cheap though. On a college student budget I had a serious need to alleviate at least some of my hunting costs. This is why I decided to...