Deer hunters share the harvest | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS)- The firearms deer season is underway in Missouri, and many hunters are giving back to the needy.
The Share the Harvest program, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, provides a way for deer hunters to donate venison to the hungry.
Last year, more than 300,000 pounds of meat were donated.
Locally, donations were down a little bit after the opening weekend of firearm season.
Reis Meat Processing in Pocahontas says it had 39 deer donated last weekend.
Owner Revis Reisenbichler says while the number is a little low, it's not as bad as they thought it would be due to the warm weather.
For a full list of approved processors for Share the Harvest, click here.
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