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Archers May Donate Deer to Hunters Helping the Hungry

LINCOLN – With the start of the archery deer hunting season on Sept. 1, hunters may donate harvested deer at any contracted Hunters Helping the Hungry processor.

Meat processors include Amherst – Belschner Custom Meats Inc.; Bayard – Bayard Processing; Bridgeport – KDK Meats LLC; Broken Bow – Broken Bow Pack; Elwood – SteakMaster Inc.; Franklin – Franklin Locker; Humphrey – Country Butcher; Johnson – Pelican’s Meat Processing; Lindsay – Melcher’s Locker; North Bend – Bob’s Custom Meats LLC; North Platte – Kelley’s Custom Pack LLC; Oakland – Oakland Processing; Omaha – B. I. G. Meats Inc., Stoysich House of Sausage; Orleans – Harlan County Meat Processors; Oxford – Oxford Locker Inc.; Panama – Panama Locker; Table Rock – Den’s Country Meats; Ulysses – The Butchery; Wahoo – Wahoo Locker.

Founded in 2012, Hunters Helping the Hungry is a donor-driven program that provides venison to Nebraskans in need. This program allows hunters to donate deer at participating processors. The deer is processed into ground venison, which is then distributed to food pantries and soup kitchens. The processing is paid for entirely by cash contributions.

Learn more about the program and find the most up-to-date list of contracted processors at OutdoorNebraska.org/HHH. For more information, contact Teresa Lombard at 402-471-5430 or teresa.lombard@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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