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Press Release

Alabama Hunters Help the Hungry

November 09, 2005

Alabama hunters again have the opportunity to help others while they enjoy their outdoor pursuits. The Hunters Helping the Hungry program provides a way that Alabama hunters can give thousands of pounds of ground venison to needy families and individuals in the state. Since the program’s beginning in 1999, approximately 229,000 pounds of ground venison have been donated to Alabama Food Banks in the state.

Alabama’s abundant deer population, generous bag limits, and long hunting season combine to allow Alabama hunters to stock their own freezers and share their game with the needy. Posters are placed in many sporting goods stores and venison processors to remind hunters of their opportunity to donate a deer. The deer is processed into ground venison, packaged and frozen in quantities not exceeding four pounds each, ready to be distributed to the food banks. There is no charge to the hunter for processing the deer. Many processors throughout the state are participating in the program and more are being added to the list each season.

Begun as a joint project of the Governor’s Office, the National Rifle Association, the Phillip Morris Company, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, the program raised funds through the Governor’s Hunt for Hunger benefit quail hunts.

Donating food to the needy is just one of the many ways hunters help this state. We encourage all Alabama deer hunters to participate in this program. Hunters who know of local processors not participating in the Hunters Helping the Hungry program are asked to encourage their processors to become involved. It’s not too late to be included in the program. Call (334) 242-3467 for more information or to sign on as a participating processor. Anyone wishing to make a donation to help fund this program may send a check or money order to the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, P. O. Box 140, Montgomery AL 36101-0140. Hunters Helping the Hungry should be noted on the check.

Following is the current list of participating processors and their locations by county:

Autauga           Ken's Deer Processing                  PO Box 523, Autaugaville, AL 36003             334-361-8761

Barbour           Snuffy's Deer Processing              56 Spivey Dr., Louisville, AL 36048                334-266-6175

Bibb                  Owens Deer Processing              PO  Box  118, Brent, AL 35034                      205-926-6114 or

Calhoun          Jerry's Taxidermy & Deer Proc.     46 Roberts St., Oxford, AL 36203                    256-310-0863 or

Chilton             Reed's Meat Processing               510 Dunlap Drive, Clanton, AL 35045               205-755-5392

Clarke              Green's Deer Processing             35 Wiggins Rd., Jackson, AL 36545                  251-246-9768 or

Coffee              Elba Custom Meat Co., Inc.         State Road 203, Elba, AL 36323                       334-897-6130 or

Coffee              Smokehouse                              1230 Co Rd 20, Kinston, AL 36453                   334-726-3163 or

Covington        Nelson Meat Company                 22613 Co Rd  81, Andalusia, AL 36420              334-493-7679

Crenshaw       Brantley Deer Processing              10213 Opp Hwy, Brantley, AL 36009                 334-527-0085

Cullman          Brickyard Farm & Processing        257 Co Rd 471, Cullman, AL 35055                   256-739-4816 or

Dale                 Jimmie’s Smoke House, Inc.       Hwy. 231 South 14855, Midland City, AL 36350  334-983-4281

Dale                 Rattlers Taxidermy & Deer PR.   PO  Box  584, Ozark, AL 36361                         334-774-7261

Dallas              Nichols Deer Processing             528 Jeff Davis Ave., Selma, AL 36701                256-782-1515 or

Dallas              Weaver Deer Processing            57 Co Rd 21, Orrville, AL 36767                        334-996-8485

DeKalb            Smith's Deer Processing             319 Star Rd., Fort Payne, AL 35968                   256-638-2168 or

Fayette             Dixie Outdoors                         584 Harkins Lake Rd, Fayette, AL 35555            205-689-0983

Fayette             Sipsey Deer Processing             3345 Co. Rd. 35, Fayette, AL 35555                  205-932-5179

Franklin           Hester Deer Processing               455 Hwy 524, Russellville, AL 35653                 256-332-4873

Geneva            Nevel's Custom Meats                1286 Buck Holland Rd. Geneva, AL 36340          334-684-3762 or

Greene            Custom Deer Processing             239 Sipsey River Rd., Aliceville, AL 35442         205-373-0592

Hale                 Richey's Deer Processing           2050 State St., Greensboro, AL 36744               334-624-7929 or

Hale                 Stump Hollow Deer Processing   29256 AL Hwy. 25, Greensboro, AL 36744           334-624-4248

Henry               Buckhorns Deer Processing       958 Galaxie Drive, Abbeville, AL 36310               334-462-0052 or

Jefferson         Game Cutters                            6010  Old Tuscaloosa Hwy., McCalla, AL 35111    205-288-6249

Lamar              Chop's Deer Processing             3650 Co Rd 10, Millport, AL 35576                       205-662-3752

Lauderdale     Florence Frozen Meat                   1050 So. Court St., Florence, AL 35630                931-722-1754 or

Lauderdale     The Rut Custom Deer Proc.          168 Co Rd 290, Florence, AL 35633                      256-767-2960 or

Lee                   John's Deer Processing             1125 Lee Rd 147, Opelika, AL 36804                     334-749-4750 or

Lee                   Loachapoka Deer Processing     141 Lee Rd 667, Auburn, AL 36832                       334-887-8347 or

Limestone      Clarks Deer Processing                24941 Cabbage Ridge Rd., Elkmont, AL 35620       256-232-8331

Madison           Jenkins Deer Processing             493 Acuff Rd., Gurley, AL 35748                           256-679-9392

Madison           Jif E Mart of Owen Cross Roads   8974 Hwy 431 So., Owen Cross Roads, AL 35763  256-426-8247

Madison          Rocket City Meats & Seafood       2205 Meridian St., Huntsville, AL 35811                 256-694-5200 or

Madison          Hang 'EM High Deer Processing    314 Rubye Lane, Gurley, AL 35748                       256-379-4428

Marengo          Douglas Peteet Deer Processing   800 Old Lock 3 Rd., Demopolis, AL 36732            334-289-4913

Marion             Jay's Deer Processing                 521 Co Hwy 107, Hamilton, AL 35570                  205-921-9681 or

Mobile             K & S Deer Processing                 10720 Old Hwy. 43, Axis, AL 36505                     251-679-7802 or

Mobile             Naman's Meat Co.                       8400 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608                   251-633-2700

Montgomery    Alabama Meat Processors             2213 West Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108             334-263-2884

Montgomery    Buckster's Deer Processing           2208 Spruce St., Montgomery, AL 36106             334-262-1162

Montgomery    Quick Drop                                  8342 Chadburn Way, Montgomery, AL 36116       334-270-0149 or

Montgomery    Spivey Deer Processing                1730 West Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36108             334-262-8436 or

Montgomery    Sportsman Deer Processing          12374 U S Hwy 331 S, Montgomery, AL 36105      334-288-8989

Montgomery    Taylor’s Market                            1073 Bell St., Montgomery, AL 36104                   334-262-1822

Pickens           Clark's Deer Processing                2114 Bonner Mill Dr., Carrollton, AL 35447           205-373-2294 or

Russell            Hudson's Deer Processing             246 Long St., Hurtsboro, AL 36860                       334-667-7383

Russell            Millirons Deer Processing              95 Kirkland Rd., Seale, AL 36875                         334-297-0576

Russell            Seminole Deer Processing            3746 Opelika Rd., Phenix City, AL 36870              334-298-1704

Shelby              Deer Cutters, Inc.                      11755 Highway 280, Westover, AL 35185              205-672-8175 or

Sumter             Dials Deer Processing                 1222 Frank Dial Rd., Livingston, AL 35470             205-652-9563

Sumter             R & J Meat House                        PO  Box  537, Livingston, AL 35470                      205-652-2489 or

Tuscaloosa    Ackers Deer Processing                  11065 Pate Rd., Buhl, AL 35466                            205-339-0903

Washington    Douglas Deer Processing                HC63 Box 73, Leroy, AL 36548                             251-247-2333 or

Wilcox              Venison Creations                       150 Hwy. 41 N., Camden, AL 36726                      334-682-4037