Farmers Manage Deer
To help reduce crop loss, diversify farm income and foster sustainable community support by feeding those in need and more, the North Carolina Wildlife Federation implemented the Farmers Manage Deer program. The project is funded with support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is a partner with the program through its Hunt NC Farmland website.
The program is meant to help communities across the state control deer numbers on farms through special hunts held during the hunting season. Hunters can keep what venison they will use but are asked to donate the rest to NC Hunters for the Hungry. In 2013, this program offered special hunts on more than 14,000 acres of state farmland.
For more information on the program, visit ncagr.gov/hunt/Farmers_Manage_Deer.asp.