Sportsmen Against Hunger

Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the season dates for 2022-2023?
    • Deer (More Hunting Information)

      Hunting for Youth (ages 11-15; restrictions): Sept. 16-25, 2022

      Bow Season: Sept 2, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023

      Gun Season: Nov. 4-20, 2022

    • Elk (More Hunting Information)

      Bow Season (units E1E, E1W, E2, E6): Sept 2-25, 2022

      Regular Season (units E3, E4): Sept 2, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023

      Regular Season (unit E5): Sept 2, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023

      Regular Season (units E1E, E2): Oct 7, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023

      Regular Season (unit E1W): Oct 7, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023

      Regular Season (unit E6): Oct 7 to Nov 3, 2022; Nov 21, 2022 to Jan 1, 2023

    • Moose (More Hunting Information)

      Bow Season (units M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11): Sept. 2-25, 2022

      Regular Season (units M5, M6, M8, M9, M10, M11): Oct. 7-Oct 30, 2022

  • Who do I call with questions?
    • All program questions should be referred to the SAH Program Coordinator at 701-232-2452 or 
  • How can venison be brought to a processor?
    • Most processors accept field-dressed venison, some prefer to have hide off before being brought in. Please see processor list for specifics.
  • Where can I bring my wild game donation?
    • Review the processor list for current Sportsmen Against Hunger processors. Please contact the processor directly and make arrangements. 
  • Does SAH accept donations of waterfowl?
    • No, SAH can no longer accept donations of waterfowl. 
  • Do I need to bring anything with the venison?
    • The carcass tag must accompany the deer to the processor. If you are required to remove the carcass before processing, you may fill out a venison form with the tag number instead.
  • Can I pay for the processing fee?
    • Of course! Hunters are always welcome to cover the processing fee for their game; however, Sportsmen Against Hunger program will cover the costs associated with the processing. Community Action Agencies work directly with the processors to make this happen.
  • Is my donation of venison or other wild game tax deductible?
    • Unfortunately, donations of venison and wild game are not tax deductible. However, if you make a donation to Sportsmen Against Hunger as a 501(c)3 organization, there is a possibility of receiving a deduction. Please contact our office for more information.
  • Can I bring my game meat donation directly to a food pantry?
    • No. All meat must be processed first through a licensed processor. Community Action will bring your meat to the local pantry after it is processed. All you do is drop it off with the processor and let them know it is to be donated for Sportsmen Against Hunger.
  • Do I need to let the processor know?
    • Our processors do appreciate a call ahead of time so they can give you any specific information on their facility, like business hours or processing specifications.
  • How will my wild game be processed?
    • All wild game donations are ground into hamburger and distributed to food pantries across North Dakota.
  • Can I donate geese or ducks?
    • Unfortunately, no. We are not able to process migratory birds at this time. Please refer to the processor list for acceptable donations in each region.
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