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'Hunters Against Hunger' program helps food banks and others

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Posted at 7:00 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 21:00:19-05

GREAT FALLS — While the general hunting season is over, hunters are still able to take advantage of elk shoulder season in some parts of the state. That means more opportunities to provide food banks with much needed meat donations.

406 Processing & Taxidermy has partnered with the 'Hunters Against Hunger' program for two years. The program is a partnership between the Montana Food Bank Network and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

The business charges hunters to process game and then donates meat to agencies such as food banks and the Grace Home Veterans Center.

This year, manager Duane Woltz said they doubled donations after successful hunts in the bow and general deer seasons. They're still processing elk shoulder as permits are still valid through January for some hunting districts.

Woltz told MTN News they're proud to be able to help people who aren't able to hunt for themselves:

People who want to donate any harvests must include the hunting tag with it.

406 Processing & Taxidermy also process domestic livestock year-round from producers looking to donate.