Remember, deer meat doesn’t taste “gamey.” Heat and improper field dressing of the animal will only make it taste that way.
It allows hunters to donate whole field-dressed deer at participating meat processors, food pantries and other charitable organizations. In 2016, a record 528 hunters participated, and Nebraskans received more than 28,000 pounds of venison.
Both are time-tested methods practiced by our ancestors.
Access Illinois Outdoors recently donated 10,000 pounds of deer meat to two food pantries.
In Pennsylvania, the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program is making the most of the state’s deer take.