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I think Share the Harvest is a great program. I wonder if the funding is a problem and if so, what can we do to help out.

The reason I bring this up is that I went to Cass County Meats in Peculiar this week and found out they could only do 15 deer this season under the Share the Harvest program because that all the budget from the Conservation Federation could cover. I paid the entire bill and asked him to call our local agent and have him pick the meat up and donate it anyway.

Now I dont want to open a can of worms but golly, we have a lot of people who are hurting right now with no jobs and its coming up on the Holidays and I just cannot help but to think as generous as what I think we are as a group,of people who love our sport and our resource that if the federation needs help to gain more funding, we need to know that.

Do others see this as a good program? Don't you think we could figure out a way to get more contributions so the program can help feed more people who need it?
 

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I have never donated to the program, but in years past have harvested deer, and either processed it up myself, and donated to some needy family, or gave a whole field dressed deer to someone who was capable of doing it themselves. Right now, we have enough for this year, and my boys are showing no interest to go out anymore, however, I would still like to go hunting, but just can't see shooting one we won't use. I don't know of anybody near that is in need of meat, otherwise I would go. I'm sure the program is good, I just can't believe they budjeted for only that many deer, I've heard from my state rep personally than the Conservation Dept side of the government has, and is the largest budjet in the state. So that said, why only budjet one processor only 15 deer? Something sounds funny.
 

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I understood it just fine the first time. My reasoning was why only budjet 1 processor 15 deer when as a dept. as a whole, has an enormous budjet that could easily budjet way more than just 15.
 

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i think the processors are making a killing off it. they can cut up a deer for share the harvets in 15 mintues start to finish. well after it is skinned out. i know, i've seen them do it. now i don't know what they are paying them now, but at 30 bucks per deer the last i knew several years ago, my buddies at the locker were more than happy to jump up and down for share the harvest.
 

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15 minutes! Geese! Takes me an 1 1/2 to skin and quarter out a deer, then another 2 hours at the kitchen table boning it out. Then several more hours, cutting, grinding, packaging, and what not. Guess I'm on the slow bus.
 

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Where does the CFM get its funding?
 

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What some folks don't realize is that some lockers will donate processing for ALL deer that is received and slated to be part of Share the Harvest. This is over and above what's budgeted to them.

Cass County Meats budget for the 2008 season was also 15 deer.

You could also donate through Sportsmen Against Hunger that KC-SCI does. Only thing being you would have to debone all the meat yourself and freeze.
 

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[rquote=1480063&tid=103462&author=Mastevt]I understood it just fine the first time. My reasoning was why only budjet 1 processor 15 deer when as a dept. as a whole, has an enormous budjet that could easily budjet way more than just 15.[/rquote]

This program is not funded by the MDC. The MDC is just a sponsor that helps administer the program. All funding is by the Conservation Federation of Missouri.
 

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[rquote=1480091&tid=103462&author=HabitatMD]Where does the CFM get its funding?[/rquote]

Dan,
Here's the link I found for the CFM. :cheers:
 

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[rquote=1480085&tid=103462&author=Mastevt]15 minutes! Geese! Takes me an 1 1/2 to skin and quarter out a deer, then another 2 hours at the kitchen table boning it out. Then several more hours, cutting, grinding, packaging, and what not. Guess I'm on the slow bus.[/rquote]
Nope,not at all.
If your like me,ya make different cut,remove silverskin and fat,package carefully,etc.......processoers are a business,grab the meat and grind it all!

Not knocking them,they gotta make money also...but it all just gets ground up.
 

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The Piedmont Processing Plant will take all the deer than can get, they just take what is budget it to them and eat the rest. They welcome share the harvest deer.
 

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I have some work done at Nadlers in Wellington and they get $40 from the Conservation Department and the donater has to pick up the balance of the charges. Your payment would be determined on the size of deer that you donate and it has to be a whole deer....not just deboned meat. So...if you get a little one it wouldn't cost all that much but if you shoot a monster...best bring the charge card.
 

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On opening weekend, Kirksville had a semi trailer setting in Goody's parking lot for people to drop their deer off at for Share the Harvest and it only cost the hunter $10. Truman students put the deer into the reefer for you and then they were supposedly taken to an Amish to be cut up and ground. I never did hear how many deer were received.
 

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[rquote=1480045&tid=103462&author=Wooddust]I think Share the Harvest is a great program. I wonder if the funding is a problem and if so, what can we do to help out.

The reason I bring this up is that I went to Cass County Meats in Peculiar this week and found out they could only do 15 deer this season under the Share the Harvest program because that all the budget from the Conservation Federation could cover. I paid the entire bill and asked him to call our local agent and have him pick the meat up and donate it anyway.

Now I dont want to open a can of worms but golly, we have a lot of people who are hurting right now with no jobs and its coming up on the Holidays and I just cannot help but to think as generous as what I think we are as a group,of people who love our sport and our resource that if the federation needs help to gain more funding, we need to know that.

Do others see this as a good program? Don't you think we could figure out a way to get more contributions so the program can help feed more people who need it?[/rquote]

I think you answered your own question by choosing to cover the cost of the entire donation yourself. (And how incredibly awesome of you to so that, we need more folks like you for sure!) That's the way charity is supposed to work!
 

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The Gateway Branch of the QDMA is about to make our second donation to STH.

We are up to over $1000.00 donated in the last two years.

Lots of good news coming out for the St. Louis area about the Denny Dennis Memorial Share The Harvest program.
 

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Good comments.

I just think we can benefit people in real need and would like to see it expand.
 

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where I work we have alot of local groups that donate I think we can take at leasts 60 or 70 whole deer at no cost to the hunter. So far we have ground 2000 pounds for share the harvest this year.
 
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