Michigan deer hunters donate record amount of venison to hungry families

White Tail Deer

WXYZ News reports that a record amount of venison was donated by Michigan deer hunters to feed hungry families.

Hunters donated over 58,000 pounds of venison last year to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. It was enough meat to provide 233,420 meals.

“Michigan hunters who have donated deer to feed the hungry of our state continue a practice going back to settlement days when hunters provided for those who could not provide for themselves,” said Dean Hall, MSAH executive director, in a press release. “We are so grateful to all hunters who stepped up and shared their harvest.”

Since the foundation’s creation in 1991, hunters have donated over 740,000 pounds of ground venison.