by: Scott McCaulley
Hunters that are still seeking their limit of Deer during this Hunting Season still also have the opportunity to donate leftover or unwanted meet to the “Share the Harvest” Program which is jointly supported by the Missouri Conservation Federation and White River Valley Electric.
Quenten Fronterhouse, one of the Taney County Agents for the Missouri Department of Conservation, discussed the program on Saturday’s “Conservation Report” on KRZK. Fronterhouse says that hunters can take the meat to Oldfield Packing on Highway 125 near Chadwick with the processing of the meat being paid for by the sponsoring groups, then donated to Food Pantries in the Lakes Region.
Fronterhouse said that 2000-3000 pounds of meat has been donated so far to Food Pantries in Christian, Douglas, Ozark, Stone, and Taney Counties with the donation of meat open until the end of the Deer Season in January.
More information on the “Share the Harvest” Program from Saturday’s “Conservation Report” can be heard below: