Group plans to donate venison from hunt to hungry

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit plans to pay for venison donations from an upcoming hunt aimed at culling Bloomington’s deer population.

Ian Munnoch tells the Herald-Times that Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry will use $7,000 in grant money to process the venison from an upcoming deer hunt at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. Munnoch is a coordinator for the group.

The deer will be killed by sharpshooters with White Buffalo, a Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife management company.

Munnoch estimates 4,000-5,000 pounds of venison will result from the cull. All of the deer killed will be taken to a deer processor and then donated to Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

The grant money comes from the Sportsman’s Benevolence Fund through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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