Farmers and Communities Manage Deer (F&CMD) Program:
Project goals are to help farmers and community groups work together to:
1. Reduce crop loss caused by deer browse
2. Manage local deer herds for sustainable annual harvest and disease prevention
3. Make the donation of harvested deer free and easy for hunters
4. Supply protein-rich venison to community food pantries and shelters, and
5. Develop sustained community-wide participation
If you would like to help feed hungry people in your community over the long-term and are interested in sponsoring a community deer drive or hosting a permanent stationary cooler for deer donation in the Columbus/Bladen, Wilson/Edgecombe/Nash, or Beaufort County areas, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 783-8013!
Thanks for harvesting an extra deer this year, donating it back to your community through NC Hunters for the Hungry, and inspiring other hunters to do the same!
For more information visit, http://www.ncwf.org/programs/farmers-manage-deer
Current F&CMD Deer Donation Sites:
In Western Columbus County, deer donations will be collected by American Legion Post 204, off of Hwy 904, just south of Fair Bluff. Call Roger Strickland at (919) 630-3634 for more information! In the heart of Columbus County, deer donations will be collected at Country Boy Outfitters in Whiteville. Call Allan Blackman at (910) 770-0786 for more information!
Old Ford Ruritan Club will be collecting deer at 48 US Hwy 171 N in Washington. Call Jeff Mault at (252) 946-3388 for more information!
Deer can be donated at the Conetoe Family Life Center Farm on Hwy 42 in Conetoe. Call Donna Latimer at (252) 258-5176 for more information!
Deer can also be donated at each participating North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry processor. Eastern North Carolina processors can be found in Franklin, Wilson, Beaufort, Jones, Bladen, and Pender Counties and a complete list of processors state-wide can be found at www.nchuntersforthehungry.org.