Whitetails Unlimited Urges Hunters to Donate Extra Venison

Whitetails Unlimited Urges Hunters to Donate Extra Venison

Whitetails Unlimited

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin – -(TtheOutdoorWire.com)- Whitetails Unlimited has been a long supporter of hunter donations to food pantries, and has been instrumental in both financing and expanding programs in many states. This hunting season WTU again encourages hunters to donate venison they cannot use personally to food pantries in their area.

“Many food pantries are reporting shortages of food this year, and donations of venison can really help them out,” said WTU Executive Director Pete Gerl. “At a time when whitetail populations are at an all time high in most parts of the country, and deer tags have never been more generous, it makes sense both for wildlife conservation as well as helping the community for a hunter to harvest an extra deer for a local food pantry.”

The National Rifle Association's web site has a comprehensive list of food pantries across the country at nrahq.org/hunting/hungry_nat_list.asp. From this list you can find programs in your state, determine drop off locations and times, and make sure you handle the deer in a manner that makes it easy for the program to process. In most cases, there is no cost to the hunter to participate.

Whitetails Unlimited, and local WTU Chapters have financially supported many programs over the years, and continue to expand the programs. “These programs provide a valuable service to the communities, and are an easy way for hunters to help out while they enjoy their sport,” said Gerl. “If you get your deer early in the season and still want to hunt, taking another deer to donate to a food pantry is a great way to continue your season.” Be sure to hunt legally, within state regulations.

Hunters who want to financially support their local, regional or state program can make donations at any time during the year by contacting the program office. Contact information can be found on the program's web site.

Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited is a national nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission is to raise funds in support of education, habitat enhancement and acquisition, and the preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. When it comes to the whitetail and its environment, WTU's degree of professionalism and dedication has earned us the reputation of being the nation's premier whitetail organization.

Visit Whitetails Unlimited for more info.

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