Urban Deer Hunters Make Annual Venison Donation

Morgantown Urban Deer Hunters brought more than 900 pounds of venison meat to local shelters this evening.

Hunters, family members, and Sergeant Mayhorn and Sergeant Wright of the West Virginia University Police Department helped unload a truck bed filled to the top with venison meat.

Meat from five deer filled an entire freezer at the Bartlett House. The group then went and took whatever was still left over to the Ronald McDonald House.

The Urban Deer Hunt season began on September 6. At the time of the meat delivery there had not even been three full weeks in the season.

All of the hunters that participate in the Urban Archery Deer Hunt have the option to donate the deer.

"The deer is then processed, ground up into one in half and two pound packages, and then the hunters distribute that meat to places like the Bartlett House, the Ronald McDonald House, and several other small food shelters, food banks, in the city," said Rick Bebout, the volunteer coordinator for the Urban Archery Deer Hunt.

The Urban Deer Hunters set a goal to donate at least one ton of venison meat to shelters and food banks this year. Hunters plan to have several more drop offs as the season continues.


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