Donate Your Next Hunt to Help Feed the Hungry!

Dec 18 • Summer Starnes

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Why Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest?

Many families and individuals have no dependable source of protein in their diets. Venison is a valuable source of protein and is usually low in fat. Through the Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest, Mississippi hunters can provide this component of the daily diet to needy Mississippians.

Who gets the meat?

Mississippi Food Network distributes food through a network of member churches and nonprofit organizations in the state.

How can sportsmen and women get involved?

Pitch in a Pound – Hunters may donate a pound or two of venison when they pick up their processed venison. Participating processors will take your donation and make sure it gets to the MS Food Network in a timely manner.

Hunter Pays – A deer may be donated by a hunter and the hunter agrees to pay the processing fee for the venison.

Hunter’s Harvest Pays – A deer may be donated and the processing fee may be paid through the Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest program. These funds are raised through grants, businesses, and personal contributions.

Financial Donation Those who wish to make a financial donation may donate here, or call 601-605-1790, or send your donation to MWF Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest, 517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2, Madison, MS 39110.

* In an effort to keep expenses down, please field dress deer prior to bringing it to the processor. Although this is not required, it is preferred. Deer do not have to be skinned.

How can you get involved in Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest?

Processors
Contact the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-605-1790 and a volunteer will talk with you about the requirements to become a Processing Partner.

Non-profits
Contact the Mississippi Wildlife Federation at 601-605-1790 and a volunteer will talk with you about ways to support the Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest Program.

Click Here for a List of our 2014-2015 Processors

 

Mississippi Habitat Stewards News

Dec 15 • Summer Starnes

Mississippi Habitat Stewards Graduate 11 New Volunteers

The Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program added 11 newly trained conservation volunteers to their ranks on Thursday, December 11, bringing the total number of Habitat Steward Volunteers to 57.  Graduates completed their 20 hours of “boots on the ground” training learning about the value of maintaining healthy habitat along the coast including MDMR’s Coastal Preserves, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain and Sandhill Crane National Refuge.   These new volunteers will be matched with their interests and skill set to one or more public lands for natural habitat and wildlife projects.  Volunteers are asked to contribute 100 volunteer hours over the course of two years for conservation and restoration projects.

In addition to graduation, awards were presented to Habitat Stewards who have contributed 30, 60, 90, 100 and 150 volunteer hours.  Stewards who have volunteered 150 or more hours become Mentors for large group work projects such as Community Collaborations, who engage college volunteer groups from throughout the nation for habitat and wildlife conservation and restoration work.  As of December 1, 2014, the Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program has contributed 7337 volunteer hours to the conservation and restoration habitat management along the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s public lands.  These hours represent over $200,000 dollars of “boots on the ground” field work, data collection, and monitoring for restoration and habitat management.

For more information on the Mississippi Habitat Stewards Program:

Cynthia Ramseur, Community Organizer, cynthia@naturalcapitaldevelopment.com
Leah Bray, Trainer and Ecologist, leah@naturalcapitaldevelopment.com
Peggy Stowers, Program Coordinator, peggy@naturalcapitaldevelopment.com
Natural Capital Development
228-875-1032

Spread Christmas Joy Now!

Dec 11 • Summer Starnes

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  Hunters Harvest Wildlife Christmas Elk Ornament

Proceeds from the sale of this ornament will supply enough healthy protein for 48 meals for Mississippians in need. Help us fight hunger.

 

Approximate Dimensions:
- 8”tall
- 6”wide
- About ½”deep

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The Mississippi Wildlife Federation Camo Coalition was formed to keep sportsmen and women across Mississippi aware of legislation that could affect wildlife management or outdoor recreation and provide them with the necessary information and tools to make an informed decision.  Click here to join today.

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