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Game Meat Donations by Hunters Feed the Hungry

In 2010, 11 million meals were provided to the less fortunate through donations of venison by hunters. Nearly 2.8 million pounds of game meat made its way to shelters, food banks and church kitchens and onto the plates of those in need. Make your success in the field even more memorable by sharing this season's harvest with the hungry. Read more.

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Estimated Whitetail Deer Harvest Totals

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Fact:
The average annual deer harvest provides more than 400 million pounds of quality meat equating to 1.6 billion meals annually.

Estimated Nationwide Venison Donations 2010

Midwest
1,297,650 lbs
5,118,600 meals
46.1% of total donations.

IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO,
MN, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI
 
Northeast
201,110 lbs
804,440 meals
7.2% of total donations.
CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ,
NY, PA, RI, VT
West
27,130 lbs
108,520 meals
1% of total donations.
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT,
NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
South
1,266,980 lbs
5,067,920 meals
45.7% of total donations.
AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, KY,
LA, MD, MS, NC, OK,
SC, TN, TX, VA, WV