DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife deer coolers are ready to receive donations as the DNREC lead the state's Sportsmen Against Hunger Program during the 2013-2014 Delaware deer hunting season.
Participating hunters may drop off their deer at any of the eight-walk in coolers maintained by DNREC. The coolers are checked periodically and donated deer are taken to the Sussex Correctional Institution's deer butchering program, or to participating private butcher shops where they are processed.
DNREC-maintained coolers for donated deer are located at:
New Castle County: Augustine Wildlife Area, Port Penn; Kent County: Woodland Beach Wildlife Area, Smyrna; Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, Viola; Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Office, Milford; Sussex County: Assawoman Wildlife Area, Frankford; Gumboro Community Center, Millsboro; Redden State Forest Headquarters, Georgetown; Trap Pond State Park, Laurel.
Last year, more than 19,000 pounds of venison from more than 600 deer donated by hunters were divided among more than 30 food pantries and shelters statewide.
For more information: dnrec.delaware.gov/delhunt.