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.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...