Michigan leads the nation in hunting license sales.
If you’re a hunter who enjoys the thrill of the hunt but not the taste of the meat, there’s still a way to have your cake and eat it, too, this hunting season.
Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger is a state-run program that helps link hunters to wild game processors and charities that feed those in need.
Marquette Deer and Game Cutters is gearing up for a second year of participation with the program.
Owner Kurt Zinski says the processing plant hasn’t received any donations yet this year, but they have high hopes after widespread success last year.
There’s no charge to donate.
You can donate either the whole deer or parts of the animal.
The processing plant receives a minimal payment from the state for their labor.
The donation is tax-deductible to the hunter.