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Governor Nixon Makes Contribution to "Share the Harvest"

CLARK COUNTY, Mo. -- Deer season is one of Missouri’s greatest fall traditions. Governor Nixon has a tradition of his own, each year he hunts to donate a deer to the Share The Harvest Program.
For more than 20 years, Share the Harvest has combined two time-honored Missouri traditions: helping our neighbors in need and harvesting nature’s bounty.
CLARK COUNTY, Mo. -- Deer season is one of Missouri’s greatest fall traditions. Governor Nixon has a tradition of his own, each year he hunts to donate a deer to the Share The Harvest Program.

The Share the Harvest program is now in its 21st year, the program allows Missouri hunters to donate venison to the needy. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports that in 2012 over 318,000 lbs of venison were donated.

Governor Nixon harvested an 11-point buck yesterday on opening day of deer season in Clark County. 

“I am proud to once again join the thousands of Missouri hunters who are donating venison to help feed hungry families in Missouri,” Gov. Nixon said. “For more than 20 years, Share the Harvest has combined two time-honored Missouri traditions: helping our neighbors in need and harvesting nature’s bounty. As firearms deer season begins, I encourage all deer hunters to visit MO.gov to learn how to share their harvest with needy families this year,” he announced in a release.

If you are interested in donating to the Share the Harvest program you can click to The Missouri Department of Conservation website to find out how to donate as well as see a list of participating processors in your area. Once the deer is taken to an approved processing plant, the hunter can specify how much of the venison, from a few pounds to the whole deer, is for donation.

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