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Illinois Deer Donation Program Looking For Donations

Hunters still have time to donate to the Illinois Deer Donation Program.  With the 2022-2023 hunting season coming to an end on January 15th, the University of Illinois is looking for shotgun or muzzleloader hunters in Effingham, Shelby and other counties to take advantage of the late-winter season January 13-15th. 


Hunters will not pay processing fees for donated deer taken to meat processors in Mattoon, Moweaqua, Louisville, Sainte Marie, and Mode.  Ground venison is shared with food pantries in 12 counties including Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, and Effingham. 


Illinois Deer Donation Program is funded in part by the Health Equity Achieved Together Project, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the University of Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education.


For more information on the University of Illinois Extension Nutrition program, contact Michelle Fombelle at mfombell@iillinois.edu. 

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