DNREC’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes more than 16,000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need
Delaware hunters donated 586 deer to DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program during the 2015/16 season. The donations were processed into 16,599 pounds of venison, which will provide more than 72,000 meals for needy Delawareans.
Delaware hunters harvested 14,681 deer during the 2015/16 season – the highest number since the state’s first modern-day deer season was held in 1954 and harvest record-keeping began.
DNREC’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program distributes nearly 19,000 pounds of venison to Delawareans in need
During the 2012-2013 deer season, hunters donated 18,761 pounds of venison from 708 deer to the Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff is working to distribute the frozen ground venison to more than 30 charitable organizations and food pantries throughout the state to provide meals for needy Delawareans.