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Animals will always be wild, but sometimes, irresponsible humans can be even more dangerous. Many hunters that come to conservation hunting ranches are more comfortable being in a safe place where they can keep track of the people that will be present with firearms or other deadly weapons. While hunting in the wild is generally a safe activity, accidents can happen. Conservation hunting ranches offer personal guides to hunters on this private property. Guides help to ensure hunts go safely. This peace of mind allows everyone that comes to a conservation hunting ranch to be calm and focus on the hunt. Hunters can take the time to appreciate and respect the land and wildlife without other unnecessary distractions.
In Texas, Hunters for the Hungry is a well-established program that helps to make sure that fewer children go to bed hungry. The group is part of the Texas Association of Community Action Agencies and has been providing hunger relief for many years. Working with nearly 100 meat processors, Hunters for the Hungry allows all deer hunters, including those who come to conservation hunting ranches, to become active in their community and help those in need. In the 2010-2011 hunting season, almost 180,000 pounds of venison was distributed to over 100 aid agencies.
Similar programs can be found in other states as well. To find a local program to donate your meat to help the hungry in your community, please visit:
If you know of another hunger relief organization that is not listed here please contact us and we will add its information as soon as possible!