Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Let them eat carp: New DNR program builds on annual deer meat donations

Springfield – Be it a deer burger or a carp filet, hunters and
anglers in Illinois are being cast as an important source of food
for the state’s needy.

DNR Director Marc Miller is even encouraging hunters to fill out
their tags to help the hungry.

Based on the longstanding Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger
Program, DNR’s new initiative is called “Target Hunger Now!” The
effort is projected to provide food banks throughout the state with
venison donated by Illinois hunters and fish from Illinois rivers
and lakes.

DNR is coordinating the program to encourage hunters to donate
to the program whole deer for processing into ground venison. The
agency will also be working with commercial fishing operations to
provide abundant Mississippi River Asian carp for processing into
high-protein, ready-to-prepare servings later this year.

Individuals, companies or others interested in supporting the
program can contact the DNR at (217) 785-0075.



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