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Old 11-04-2008, 09:33 PM
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No gun shot deer accepted

It seems some people believe its better to go hungry then eat a little lead.

FOXNews.com - North Dakota Charity Program to Accept Only Archery-Killed Venison - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

North Dakota Charity Program to Accept Only Archery-Killed Venison

BISMARCK, N.D. A North Dakota program that distributes venison to the needy will accept only deer killed with arrows, fearing that firearm-shot meat may contain lead fragments.

"We're calling out to bow hunters to spend a little more time in the tree stand," said Ann Pollert, executive director of the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, which administers the Sportsmen Against Hunger Program.

Officials in North Dakota and other states have warned about eating venison killed with lead ammunition since the spring, when a physician conducting tests using a CT scanner found lead in samples of donated deer meat.

The findings led North Dakota's health department to order food pantries to throw out donated venison. Some groups that organize venison donations have called such actions premature and unsupported by science.

The North Dakota Community Action Partnership distributed 17,000 pounds of venison from 381 donated deer after last year's hunting season, a number that has tripled since the program began in North Dakota in 2004, Pollert said. At least 4,000 pounds of venison were in food pantries in the state when the health department issued its warning, she said.

Pollert said her group had been waiting on findings from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has been studying potential health risks for people who eat venison killed with high-velocity ammunition.
The results of the federal study were expected last month but have been delayed. North Dakota's deer season opens Friday.

"We had to make a decision," Pollert said.

A draft report has been completed but it has not been released.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:03 PM
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BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota program that distributes venison to the needy will accept only deer killed with arrows, fearing that firearm-shot meat may contain lead fragments.
No doubt this is the craziest thing I've ever herd. I'm surprised they don't want you to pay to have it processed and packaged. I'm all for feeding the hungry but this is a slap in the face, picky bastards.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:25 PM
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That is absolutely crazy, I think hunting for charity programs are great. First and foremost it helps needy families, and puts a much needed good word into the public for hunting. They have a hunting for charity program here in Alberta that I will be taking part in.

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:27 PM
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I also believe that most hunter take a grea deal of pride in what they are doing and will not take in an animal that they would not eat themselves. I wonder if the people that recieve the meat were consulted before that decision was made?

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:35 PM
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I shoot plenty of deer for other people...is there something wrong with that?

I'll eat 1 or 2 deer per year but yet I'll shoot 5 or 6. We have an ridiculous amount of does and if I don't shoot them they will hit your car.

Oh wait maybe I should have put that second sentence in another post instead of hitting the edit button. all in good fun my friend.

No doubt this will be a fight to the end.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:15 AM
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I'm glad that you participate in giving meat to others I'm sure that they appreciate it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:00 PM
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I shoot plenty of deer for other people...is there something wrong with that?
I'll eat 1 or 2 deer per year but yet I'll shoot 5 or 6. We have an ridiculous amount of does and if I don't shoot them they will hit your car.
Oh wait maybe I should have put that second sentence in another post instead of hitting the edit button. all in good fun my friend.
No doubt this will be a fight to the end.
Maybe you're on to something. Deer killed by cars may have steel frags but you won't get lead poisoning.
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