Wildlife Damage & Deer Donation Program

To report wildlife damage, contact Seth Zesiger, USDA-APHIS, 715-532-0944.

Deer Donation Program

The Wisconsin Deer Donation Program helps those in need by providing an opportunity for hunters to donate their deer.  The venison from donated deer is processed and distributed to food pantries across the state.  Since the program began in 2000, hunters have donated over 90,000 deer which were processed into over 3.7 million pounds of ground venison.  Wisconsin has a network of venison donation partners including:  county land and water conservation departments, food pantries, charitable organizations, Hunt for the Hungry, USDA – Wildlife Services and participating processors who all help implement and administer the program.

Hickory Nutz Sausage of Medford is a Deer Donation Processor for Taylor County.  Deer must be field dressed and registered prior to the donation.  Please call Hickory Nutz at 715-748-4828 to make sure they have space for your deer before dropping it off.

Find details for donating, CWD concerns, and a list of statewide participating processors at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/donation.html