Needy area families are getting a taste of venison again this month thanks to area hunters and Safari Club International’s “Sportsmen Against Hunger” program. Locally, Kah Meats in Wapakoneta, OH, processes the venison after which it is donated to Agape Ministries in St. Marys to help feed the needy.
Werner Schmiesing, a Life Member of SCI and a member of the Central Ohio Chapter, thanks all hunters who are willing to share their harvest with the needy every hunting season. Louis Comus, also a Member of SCI and a volunteer with Agape, says that Agape’s clients really appreciate and like the venison they receive.
Schmiesing says any venison is accepted. It can be deer, elk, or moose. As long as it is commercially processed, it will be welcome. Thanks goes to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife for publishing the program in its 2012 Hunting Regulations and to all sportsmen who care enough to share their harvest.
The SCI Sportsmen Against Hunger program was started in 1986 and since then, tens of millions of pounds of venison have been donated.