Deer Exchange Program
The Deer Exchange is available Sept. 1 through March 1. Donors and recipients can search a database, with contact information, for interested parties in their area. The parties will contact each other and work out details of the transfer. While the venison cannot be sold, recipients may pay for the processing or butchering of the meat. Donors and recipients can register online for free.
The Game and Parks is not responsible for the quality of the deer meat or the failure of the donor or recipient to follow through with the transfer. However, the agency will provide the necessary transfer cards online.
Recipients will have the choice of accepting whole field dressed deer, skinned and boned deer, wrapped and frozen deer, or processed meat. Donors are responsible for properly field dressing and checking deer at a check station before transfer.
When transferring game animals, the hunter must provide the following information: name, phone number, permit number or seal number, estimated weight of meat (in pounds), species of animal, date taken, signature of donor, and name of recipient.
Nutritional benefits of venison: