Gov. Nixon challenges hunters to donate 10,000 deer to help feed the hungry

Posted October 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm

by Matt Evans

Hitting almost every Bass Pro Shops store in the state of Missouri, Governor Nixon is challenging hunters to donate 10,000 deer to help feed the hungry in the state.

The Share the Harvest program is now it it’s 21st year. The program is led by Cheryl Fey of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

“Let’s not let that deer meat go to waste in today’s economy. And for some folks, deer meat is healthier,” Fey said.

Last year, hunters donated more than 6,000 deer across the state.

During the weekend urban hunt, the Missouri Conservation Federation is footing the bill for all the fees associated with donating a deer to the program.