Hunters Help the Hungry

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Alabama hunters again have the opportunity to help others while they enjoy their outdoor pursuits. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way that Alabama hunters can give thousands of pounds of ground venison to needy families and individuals in the state. Since the program’s beginning in 2000, approximately 229,000 pounds of ground venison have been donated to Alabama Food Banks in the state.

Alabama’s abundant deer population, generous bag limits, and long hunting season combine to allow Alabama hunters to stock their own freezers and share their game with the needy. Posters are placed in many sporting goods stores and venison processors to remind hunters of their opportunity to donate a deer. The deer is processed into ground venison, packaged and frozen in quantities not exceeding four pounds each, ready to be distributed to the food banks. There is no charge to the hunter for processing the deer. Many processors throughout the state are participating in the program and more are being added to the list each season.

Begun as a joint project of the Governor’s Office, the National Rifle Association, the Phillip Morris Company, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, the program raised funds through the Governor’s Hunt for Hunger benefit quail hunts.

Donating food to the needy is just one of the many ways hunters help this state. We encourage all Alabama deer hunters to participate in this program. Hunters who know of local processors not participating in the Hunters Helping the Hungry program are asked to encourage their processors to become involved. It’s not too late to be included in the program. Call (334) 242-3467 for more information or to sign on as a participating processor. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help fund this program may send a check or money order to the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, P. O. Box 140, Montgomery AL 36101-0140. Hunters Helping the Hungry should be noted on the check.

Following is the current list of participating processors and their locations by county:

Autauga Ken's Deer Processing PO Box 523, Autaugaville, AL 36003 334-361-8761

Barbour Snuffy's Deer Processing 56 Spivey Dr., Louisville, AL 36048 334-266-6175

Bibb Owens Deer Processing PO Box 118, Brent, AL 35034 205-926-6114 or 205-926-5461

Calhoun Jerry's Taxidermy & Deer Proc. 46 Roberts St., Oxford, AL 36203 256-310-0863 or 256-835-3336

Chilton Reed's Meat Processing 510 Dunlap Drive, Clanton, AL 35045 205-755-5392

Clarke Green's Deer Processing 35 Wiggins Rd., Jackson, AL 36545 251-246-9768 or 251-225-1061

Coffee Elba Custom Meat Co., Inc. State Road 203, Elba, AL 36323 334-897-6130 or 334-897-2007

Coffee Smokehouse 1230 Co Rd 20, Kinston, AL 36453 334-726-3163 or 334-565-3954

Covington Nelson Meat Company 22613 Co Rd 81, Andalusia, AL 36420 334-493-7679

Crenshaw Brantley Deer Processing 10213 Opp Hwy, Brantley, AL 36009 334-527-0085

Cullman Brickyard Farm & Processing 257 Co Rd 471, Cullman, AL 35055 256-739-4816 or 256-739-6615

Dale Jimmie’s Smoke House, Inc. Hwy. 231 South 14855, Midland City, AL 36350 334-983-4281

Dale Rattlers Taxidermy & Deer PR. PO Box 584, Ozark, AL 36361 334-774-7261

Dallas Nichols Deer Processing 528 Jeff Davis Ave., Selma, AL 36701 256-782-1515 or 334-875-1333

Dallas Weaver Deer Processing 57 Co Rd 21, Orrville, AL 36767 334-996-8485

DeKalb Smith's Deer Processing 319 Star Rd., Fort Payne, AL 35968 256-638-2168 or 256-996-1542

Fayette Dixie Outdoors 584 Harkins Lake Rd, Fayette, AL 35555 205-689-0983

Fayette Sipsey Deer Processing 3345 Co. Rd. 35, Fayette, AL 35555 205-932-5179

Franklin Hester Deer Processing 455 Hwy 524, Russellville, AL 35653 256-332-4873

Geneva Nevel's Custom Meats 1286 Buck Holland Rd. Geneva, AL 36340 334-684-3762 or 334-684-0960

Greene Custom Deer Processing 239 Sipsey River Rd., Aliceville, AL 35442 205-373-0592

Hale Richey's Deer Processing 2050 State St., Greensboro, AL 36744 334-624-7929 or 334-624-1403

Hale Stump Hollow Deer Processing 29256 AL Hwy. 25, Greensboro, AL 36744 334-624-4248

Henry Buckhorns Deer Processing 958 Galaxie Drive, Abbeville, AL 36310 334-462-0052 or 334-432-0117

Jefferson Game Cutters 6010 Old Tuscaloosa Hwy., McCalla, AL 35111 205-288-6249

Lamar Chop's Deer Processing 3650 Co Rd 10, Millport, AL 35576 205-662-3752

Lauderdale Florence Frozen Meat 1050 So. Court St., Florence, AL 35630 931-722-1754 or 256-766-2786

Lauderdale The Rut Custom Deer Proc. 168 Co Rd 290, Florence, AL 35633 256-767-2960 or 256-767-6505

Lee John's Deer Processing 1125 Lee Rd 147, Opelika, AL 36804 334-749-4750 or 334-787-1125

Lee Loachapoka Deer Processing 141 Lee Rd 667, Auburn, AL 36832 334-887-8347 or 334-887-0108

Limestone Clarks Deer Processing 24941 Cabbage Ridge Rd., Elkmont, AL 35620 256-232-8331

Madison Jenkins Deer Processing 493 Acuff Rd., Gurley, AL 35748 256-679-9392

Madison Jif E Mart of Owen Cross Roads 8974 Hwy 431 So., Owen Cross Roads, AL 35763 256-426-8247

Madison Rocket City Meats & Seafood 2205 Meridian St., Huntsville, AL 35811 256-694-5200 or 256-533-9744

Madison Hang 'EM High Deer Processing 314 Rubye Lane, Gurley, AL 35748 256-379-4428

Marengo Douglas Peteet Deer Processing 800 Old Lock 3 Rd., Demopolis, AL 36732 334-289-4913

Marion Jay's Deer Processing 521 Co Hwy 107, Hamilton, AL 35570 205-921-9681 or 205-921-3447

Mobile K & S Deer Processing 10720 Old Hwy. 43, Axis, AL 36505 251-679-7802 or 251-377-5603

Mobile Naman's Meat Co. 8400 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608 251-633-2700

Montgomery Alabama Meat Processors 2213 West Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108 334-263-2884

Montgomery Buckster's Deer Processing 2208 Spruce St., Montgomery, AL 36106 334-262-1162

Montgomery Quick Drop 8342 Chadburn Way, Montgomery, AL 36116 334-270-0149 or 334-584-7556

Montgomery Spivey Deer Processing 1730 West Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108 334-262-8436 or 334-262-6762

Montgomery Sportsman Deer Processing 12374 U S Hwy 331 S, Montgomery, AL 36105 334-288-8989

Montgomery Taylor’s Market 1073 Bell St., Montgomery, AL 36104 334-262-1822

Pickens Clark's Deer Processing 2114 Bonner Mill Dr., Carrollton, AL 35447 205-373-2294 or 205-373-3523

Russell Hudson's Deer Processing 246 Long St., Hurtsboro, AL 36860 334-667-7383

Russell Millirons Deer Processing 95 Kirkland Rd., Seale, AL 36875 334-297-0576

Russell Seminole Deer Processing 3746 Opelika Rd., Phenix City, AL 36870 334-298-1704

Shelby Deer Cutters, Inc. 11755 Highway 280, Westover, AL 35185 205-672-8175 or 205-678-4646

Sumter Dials Deer Processing 1222 Frank Dial Rd., Livingston, AL 35470 205-652-9563

Sumter R & J Meat House PO Box 537, Livingston, AL 35470 205-652-2489 or 205-652-7280

Tuscaloosa Ackers Deer Processing 11065 Pate Rd., Buhl, AL 35466 205-339-0903

Washington Douglas Deer Processing HC63 Box 73, Leroy, AL 36548 251-247-2333 or 251-246-7694

Wilcox Venison Creations 150 Hwy. 41 N., Camden, AL 36726 334-682-4037