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Hunters helping to feed families

– Indiana’s deer hunters will be taking aim at more than just four-legged prey this fall.

Thanks to the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund, hunters will be able to donate venison through a participating butcher to help Hoosiers who need help feeding their family. The fund will pay for the processing fee.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry and the Dubois County Sportsmen’s Club have developed a network of participating butcher shops around the state. They’ve also coordinated with food banks serving every Indiana county.

The venison is ground into burger and provided in 2-pound packages.

“This program provides an opportunity for our hunters to demonstrate their concern for their fellow man, allows the DNR another management tool for our deer population and provides nutritious meals to those in need,” Indiana Conservation Officer Lt. Col. Steve Hunter said.

“It is a triple-win situation.”