Sportsmen Against Hunger is a charitable program that raises money for processing of donated deer and goose meat, and coordinates distribution to food pantries in North Dakota. It is administered by the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit agency that serves low-income families across the state.
The North Dakota Community Action Sportsmen Against Hunger program will accept donations of goose meat taken during the early Canada goose season. However, Canada geese can only be accepted through Aug. 31.
Hunters can bring in their goose meat to participating processors. However, hunters must remove the breast meat from the birds before processors can accept them.
Hunters can clean their geese at home prior to delivery to a processor, but breast meat brought from home without a wing or head attached to the meat, must be accompanied by written information that includes the hunter’s name, address, signature, hunting license number, date taken and species and number taken.
Hunters may also deliver geese directly from the field to a processor, but identification must remain attached to the bird until in possession of the processor.
Since no goose carcasses or feathers are allowed inside processing plants, hunters must be able to ensure proper disposal and clean-up of carcasses.
Hunters interested in donating are encouraged to call processors before dropping off geese, to have a clear understanding of how goose breasts will be accepted and the processor’s hours of operation.
Other Game Species
Please visit the CAPND website at www.capnd.org, or contact Sarah Hasbargen at 701-232-2452 for information on deer and other species accepted by the SAH program.