PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Board of Directors for the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger says that hunters donated almost 80,000 pounds of game meat to needy individuals and families in the state last year. Jeff Olson, President of Sportsmen Against Hunger, says the total pounds of donated meat dropped 25 percent last year, but donations the previous year were at record high levels. Olson also says a reduction of donations last year was not a surprise, because deer and antelope populations were reduced during severe winters the past few years.
Olson says one of the highlights of the program last year was the start of a new goose donation program. Sportsmen Against Hunger worked with state and federal agencies to allow hunters to donate geese harvested in the August Management Take. Plans call to expand donations from other waterfowl seasons in the future.
To learn more about SD Sportsmen Against Hunger, visit its website at www.feedtheneedsd.com.
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