DOVER, Del. - Wildlife officials say the state will again lead state's Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 deer hunting season.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said Wednesday that deer coolers are ready to receive donations. Donated meat is processed and distributed to charities.
Participating hunters can drop off deer at the eight walk-in coolers maintained by DNREC. Hunters should call the phone number posted on the cooler so the deer can be processed quickly.
Any deer dropped off at a cooler must be field dressed and registered, with the registration number written on the field tag attached to the animal.
Last year, nearly 20,000 pounds of venison from 700 deer donated by hunters were divided among 31 food pantries and shelters, providing more than 100,000 meals.
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