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.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...