LINCOLN – Nebraska deer permits are now available for purchase. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission asks hunters buying their permits to consider also making a tax-deductible donation to Hunters Helping the Hungry.
Founded in 2012, Hunters Helping the Hungry allows for the distribution of venison to Nebraskans in need. During the state’s various deer seasons, hunters can donate deer at participating processors. The processors then distribute ground venison to food pantries and soup kitchens across the state. The cost of processing is paid for entirely by donations. In 2013, 363 hunters donated 392 deer, which provided more than 19,000 pounds of venison to Nebraskans in need.
Hunters and others who wish to support this program can learn more at OutdoorNebraska.com/HHH.