The Central Missouri Chapter is a sponsor of the Share the Harvest program. During the 2017-2018 seasons, hunters donated 19,247 pounds of venison. This is the largest donation since 2013 and included 309 whole and several partial deer. “We really appreciate hunters donating the venison because it helps provide high protein low fat fresh meat for charities serving people food in central Missouri,” said Walter Coleman, Chapter President.
Central Missouri Chapter and the Conservation Federation of Missouri share the cost of processing the donated deer. The CFM paid $75 per deer and the CMCSCI paid the balance. Funds for the program are generated through the Chapter’s annual banquet and auction which will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia on August 4. For event details and to help support Share the Harvest, visit www.cmcsci.com
“We thank the hunters, processors, charities, Missouri Department of Conservation, Conservation Federation of Missouri, news media and the countless others who help with the Share the Harvest program. Without their effort and support our Share the Harvest program would not be possible,” said Mike Nolting, CMCSCI’s Share the Harvest program coordinator.
Donations by processing plants were as follows:
Russellville Locker, Russellville – 60 pounds*
Crane’s Meat Processing, Ashland – 3,299 pounds
R & R Processing, Auxvasse – 3,770 pounds
Swiss Meat & Sausage Co., Hermann – 1,955 pounds
Hanson Hills Campground, Kingdom City – 2,450 pounds
Horn’s Butcher Shop, Fulton – 3,540 pounds
Tune’s Butcher Shop, Centralia – 4,513 pounds
*The Russellville Locker processed only one deer very early in the season due to remodeling.
For additional information, contact Mike Nolting, Coordinator, Sportsmen Against Hunger/Share the Harvest Program at (573) 645-1705, or Earl Cannon Assistant Coordinator, at (573) 636-4292.