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TODAY'S QUESTION: Are you planning to share your deer harvest?

Monday, November 15, 2010 | 10:10 a.m. CST

Saturday marked the first day of an expanded deer season. During this time, hunters can use any legal method tokill a deer.

More than 1,800 does, button bucks and antlered bucks had been killed in Boone County by Monday morning.

Share the Harvest is a program that lets hunters donate some of this meat to needy families throughout the state, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. A total of 2.1 million pounds of venison have been donated since the program began in 1992, according to a previous Missourian report. 

To donate, hunters drop off a deer at an approved processing plant and ask that the butchers set aside either a few pounds or the entire animal. Here's a list of processors in Boone County.

  • Crane's Meat Processing, Ashland, 657-2501
  • KP Processing, Harrisburg, 881-2690
  • Tunes's Locker Plant, Centralia, 682-2517
  • Wolf Deer Processing, Centralia, 682-1507

Do you plan to donate any venison to the Share the Harvest program?


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Ellis Smith November 16, 2010 | 2:35 p.m.

If I hit a deer with my sedan before 2011 I'll be happy to share the meat!

I plan to share the meat with those who will be introducing ELK, a significantly larger animal, to the woods and highways of southern Missouri.

You don't mind a little hair attached to your venison steaks, do you?

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