Wisconsin hunters can donate excess deer to feed the hungry.
Laurie Fike of the DNR's deer donation program says hunters who legally harvest deer outside of a CWD zone can register the animal, then call a participating processor to arrange to drop it off. She says it offers a way for hunters to help reduce the herd and feed needy people.
Fike says this is the ninth year for the effort. Last year, over 9,200 deer were donated, resulting in 410,000 pounds of meat going out to food pantries statewide.
This year, there are processors and drop off locations available in 55 counties. The deer donation program runs through January fifth.