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What is Hunter’s Harvest?
Many families have no dependable source of protein in their diets. Venison provides that protein and is also low in fat. Through the Mississippi Hunter’s Harvest Program, Mississippi sportsmen can provide this much needed dietary component to needy Mississippians.

Who Gets the Meat?
The Participating Processors & The Mississippi Food Network distributes donated venison through a network of local and statewide member churches and non-profit organizations throughout the state.

HUNTERS WIN by doing their part to help people in need and manage the resource.
PROCESSORS WIN by getting advertising and positive feedback for their involvement.
MISSISSIPPI FAMILIES WIN by receiving a valuable source of protein.

How can I help?

Pitch in a Pound
Hunters can choose to donate a pound or two of ground venison at the time of pick-up. Participating processors will take donations and store them until distributed by the Mississippi Food Network.

Hunter Pays
A field dressed or quartered deer may be donated by a hunter with the hunter agreeing to pay the venison processing fee.

Hunter’s Harvest Pays
A deer may be donated and the processing fee can be paid through the Hunter’s Harvest program. Funding for this method of donation is raised through grants, businesses, and personal contributions. Please take a look at the Processors who require donated deer to be field dressed or skinned.

Financial Contribution
Those who wish to make a financial contribution to the Hunter’s Harvest Program may make their contribution payable to: Mississippi Wildlife Federation and mail to the address below.  Please call 601-605-1790 if you would like to make a contribution via phone or electronically.

Mississippi Wildlife Federation
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison, MS  39110

The Paul Ott Carruth Legacy Fund was established to underwrite the costs associated with the Hunter’s Harvest Program which donates processed venison statewide to Mississippians in need. Paul Ott Carruth was a former board president of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and was elected into the Mississippi Wildlife Federation Hall of Fame on February 27, 2010.  Paul’s contributions to the organization, to the outdoors and to the thousands of people he touched in his life have left an indelible mark on the organization and the legacy of conservation in the state of Mississippi.  Paul was a huge supporter of the Hunter’s Harvest Program and his family wishes that all contributions made to the organization strictly support this program.

*If you were wanting to support this fund, please following the instructions listed above but be sure to add on the memo section of the contribution: The Paul Ott Carruth Legacy Fund.  Call 601-605-1790 should you have any questions regarding the Legacy Fund.

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