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Missouri hunters donate 200,000+ pounds of venison

JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri deer hunters donated 235,169 pounds of venison to the state’s “Share the Harvest” program this past deer season, including 4,936 whole deer, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

The donated deer meat goes to food banks and food pantries across Missouri to help feed those in need. Meat-processing fees are covered entirely or in part by numerous local sponsors, along with statewide sponsors that include Shelter Insurance, Bass Pro Shops, Feeding Missouri, and the MDC.

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