LINCOLN, Neb. – Cash donations are greatly needed to pay processors taking part in the Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) program. Because of critically low cash contributions, several locations no longer can take donated deer and others cannot accept as many as hunters are willing to donate.
The following locations can no longer take donated deer: Bayard, JM Pack; Diller, Diller Locker Company; Franklin, Franklin Locker; Johnson, Pelicans; North Bend, Bob’s Custom Meats; Table Rock, Den’s Country Meats; and Wahoo, Wahoo Locker.
Many other HHH processors have five or fewer spots for donated deer remaining: Blair, KB Quality Meats/Blair Meat Market; Humphrey, Country Butcher and Main Street Market; Oakland, Oakland Meat Processing; Oxford, Oxford Locker; and Elwood, Steakmaster Inc.
“We suggest hunters be prepared with a backup plan to donating a deer harvested during the remainder of the deer hunting seasons,” HHH Coordinator Teresa Lombard said. “A possible backup plan could be the Deer Exchange Program, which helps people exchange contact information between those wanting to receive venison, and hunters who have venison they would like to transfer.”
To make a donation to support the HHH program, visit outdoornebraska.gov/HHH. For information on the Deer Exchange, visit outdoornebraska.gov/deerexchangeprogram.