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Mo. gov. challenges hunters to donate 10,000 deer

Date: October 4, 2012
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is traveling the state to convince deer hunters to donate their kills.
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Wrap: Hitting almost every Bass Pro Shops in the state of Missouri this week - Governor Nixon is challenging hunters to donate 10,000 deer to help feed the hungry in the state.

The Share the Harvest program is now it it's 21st year. Cheryl Fey heads up the program for the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Description: "Let's not let that deer meat go to waste in today's economy. And for some folks, deer meat is healthier."

Last year, hunters donated more than 6,000 deer across the state.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Donate your deer - that's the message Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has been trying to get across this week.
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Wrap: Governor Nixon has hit almost every Bass Pro Shop in the state of Missouri this week. He's promoting a program that gives donated deer meat to help the hungry across the state.

Cherl Fey is the program supervisor of Share the Harvest with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She says hunters don't have to donate the whole deer.

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Description: "They can donate a half a deer- a quarter of a deer, they can donate whatever they want."

Hunters can usually donate their deer for free, but some processes will charge a fee.

During the urban hunting period this weekend, the Missouri Conservation Federation will foot the fees if hunters decide to donate their deer.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is challenging deer hunters to donate 10,000 deer to help feed the hungry this season.
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Wrap: The Share the Harvest program put on by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Federation is now in it's 21st year.

Last year, hunters donated a little more than 6,000 deer to the program, but this year Gov. Nixon is urging hunters to donate even more.

Cheryl Fey heads the program with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She says the meat will go to an organizations like a food pantry.

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Description: "When we donate that meat to those organizations, they in turn hand it out to those in the community that need it."

During this weekend's urban hunt, the Conservation Federation will cover all fees associated with a donated deer.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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