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West Virginia Wildlife
Share The Harvest
Patrick McMurtry Hunting To Help The Needy

October 31, 2012
Reporter: Patrick McMurtry
Videographer: Brad Rice


We are right in the middle of bow season and just wrapped up an early antler-less gun weekend, and many of the men and women hitting the woods are harvesting deer they'll never eat and that's a good thing
Gene Thorn, a biologist with The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, explains how hunters can help the less fortunate. "Last year, we benefited from over a thousand donated deer from hunters. We're hoping this year, with the need that's out there from this summer's wind storm, that we can actually double that and we encourage hunters to donate deer, take them to their local meat processors and donate it to Hunters Helping the Hungry program."

And even if you don't hunt, chances are you'll be able to help out needy families by donating at your local church this Sunday.

"Sunday November 4th is going to be the Share the Harvest Sunday, and we've invited West Virginia churches to become part of raising money for Hunters Helping the Hungry program. Since 1992, when the program started, we've actually cooperated with Mountaineer Food Bank and Huntington Area Food Bank, and served over a million meals in WV to needy families, shelters and food banks." says Thorn.

Although the West Virginia DNR sponsors the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, state and federal regulations prohibit money from hunting and fishing licenses to be used to fund these types of programs, so Share the Harvest Sunday is especially important.

"We also need donations of cash and grants to help pay for the program." says Thorn.

So even if you don't hunt, you have a chance to make a difference in church on this Share the Harvest Sunday.

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