Area Hunters Can Share Their Harvest, Says Moul
11/10/2009
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and state Department of Agriculture have joined Pennsylvanians for the Responsible Use of Animals to inform hunters they can give a portion of their entire take to help feed Pennsylvania families, says Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin).
 
The Hunters Sharing the Harvest (HSH) program allows hunters to donate a portion of their deer to families in need. The HSH program calls upon hunters to donate anything from a few pounds of venison to an entire deer. On average, the meat from one deer can provide 200 meals for hungry Pennsylvanians. 
 
To date, hundreds of deer hunters have donated tens of thousands of pounds of venison to local food banks and soup kitchens through the HSH program. An average of more than 80,000 pounds of venison are donated a year to needy individuals. Last year, HSH coordinated the delivery of nearly 200,000 meals of venison to hungry Pennsylvanians. 

Hunters donating their harvest voluntarily pay a $15 tax-deductible fee toward each processed deer. The remainder of the processing fee is covered through HSH sponsors and donations.

Anyone interested in donating venison to the HSH program should call 1-866-474-2141. 

Information can also be found at Moul’s Web site at www.RepMoul.com under “Hunters Sharing the Harvest.”
 
Rep. Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(717) 334-3010
(717) 783-5217
Member Site: RepMoul.com
Contact: Donna M. Pinkham
(717) 260-6452
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com