Helping Out Where You Can

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is encouraging deer hunters to consider donating a deer to the Sportsman Against Hunger program.

SAH is a charitable program that raises money for processing of donated deer, and coordinates distribution of ground venison to food pantries in North Dakota. It is administered by the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit agency that serves low-income families across the state.

In 2009, SAH adopted new processing guidelines. Participating processors will not accept deer shot in the hind quarters, and donated deer will be processed individually or only with other donated deer.

A current list of SAH venison donation processing sites is available by accessing the NDCAP website,, or by calling 701-232-2452 or 1-800-726-7960.