GiveIN Game program allows hunters to donate deer meat to public

(WTHI File Photo)
(WTHI File Photo)

WABASH VALLEY (WTHI) – A program that allows hunters to give deer meat to the public will continue again this fall.

GiveIN Game, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife’s venison donation program, will be available for its fourth year.

Hunters who are willing to donate venison and people who would like to receive venison can begin registering on Sept. 1 at wildlife.IN.gov/7240.htm.

GiveIN Game makes it easy for people to connect and set up a free exchange on their own schedule. Selling, bartering or trading for venison is illegal.

“The system was incredibly easy to use, and I found the interaction with people needing venison highly rewarding,” he said. “They were incredibly grateful, and I’m looking forward to participating again next year”
The program had 675 participants last year, with the number of people requesting venison more than five times greater than those offering to donate venison.

Both hunters and recipients have an option of donating or requesting any amount of venison in all conditions, from field-dressed animals to packaged venison.

Previous participants must re-register every year, if they want to continue participating.

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