Hunters Helping the Hungry meat processors accept deer donations

Hunters can begin donating deer to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program at seven processor locations throughout the state.

Participating meat processors are: Amherst – Belschner Custom Meats; Norfolk – R&M Meats; North Platte: Kelley’s Custom Package; Table Rock – Den’s Country Meats; Franklin – Franklin’s Locker; Ulysses – The butcher shop; and Lindsay – Melcher’s Locker.

Due to staffing difficulties, many processors are not accepting deer this year, so hunters should call to check availability before hunting. This includes non-HHH processors.

Hunters pay no processing fees for deer accepted by processors for this donation-driven program.

The HHH program is funded solely by tax-deductible contributions. Ground venison is distributed by charities to Nebraskans in need. Hunters must talk to processors first, but they can keep the antlers, head and cape and donate the rest of the deer. Processors only accept whole venison in good condition to ensure a good yield of pure ground venison.

Learn more about the program and how to support it at or contact Program Coordinator Jamalee Scaggs at 402 471-5430 or