While hunting in Pulaski County this weekend, Gov. Jay Nixon successfully bagged button buck, which he donated to the state’s Share the Harvest program that provides deer meat to food banks around Missouri.
“I’m delighted to again be one of the thousands of Missouri hunters donating venison to help provide for those in need,” Nixon said.
Share the Harvest is a public-private partnership that has provided venison to area food banks around the holidays for 20 years. During the 2010 hunting season, approximately 6,100 deer were processed through the program, resulting in more than 350,000 pounds of venison for families in need.