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Wisconsin Deer Donation 2010

Wisconsin Deer Donation 2010 The Wisconsin Deer Donation program is designed to use existing Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program (WDACP) funds to pay for processing of deer harvested and donated by hunters in Wisconsin. The venison is th...

Wisconsin Deer Donation 2010

The Wisconsin Deer Donation program is designed to use existing Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program (WDACP) funds to pay for processing of deer harvested and donated by hunters in Wisconsin. The venison is then processed and distributed (free of charge) to needy people across the state of Wisconsin. The program allows hunters to shoot extra deer, removes the financial costs to the hunter and the venison is not wasted but is distributed to needy families throughout Wisconsin.

The intent of the program is to reduce the deer herd and hopefully to reduce agricultural damage in the future. Through the program, needy families receive high quality nutritious meat, and hunters help manage Wisconsin's deer herd by harvesting additional deer and donating those deer to a worthwhile cause.

Hunters need only do six simple things to participate in Wisconsin Deer Donation 2010:

1. Legally harvest a deer outside the Chronic Wasting Disease Zone during any hunting season.

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2. Field dress the deer.

3. Register the deer at a Wisconsin DNR registration station.

4. Call a participating processor to verify that the processor has space to accept the hunter's deer.

5. Drop the deer off at the participating processor, during regular business hours, by Jan. 10, 2011.

6. Sign a simple log-in sheet at the processor to verify their donation. Hunters must donate the entire deer to receive the processing costs for free. The head and antlers may be removed for mounting.

The participating meat processors and food pantries then process the donated venison and distribute it to needy people across the state.

Local Processors

Ashland County:

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* Pearce's Sausage Kitchen

61327 Dahlstrom Road

Ashland, WI 54806

715-682-3742

* Butternut Big Game and Butchering

109 South Main

Butternut, WI 54514

715-661-3659

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Douglas County:

Hursh Meat Processing

10083 E. Oak Road

Poplar, WI 54864

715-364-6855

Price County:

Phil Klaar

W 7035 Pradise Lane

Phillips, WI 54555

715-820-0160

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