INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hunters donated more than 1,300 deer to charity groups to feed the hungry during the 2015-2016 season.
Indiana conservation officers announced the final tally last week. That’s more than 67,300 pounds of venison that were ground into 2-pound packages of burger and donated to food banks.
The donations were made through the Sportmen’s Benevolent Fund and coordinated by Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Indiana Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Dubois County Sportmen’s Club.
The fund began in 2008 and started receiving public funding in 2013. Hunters received a state grant that permits them to coordinate with licensed deer processors.