The Deer Project 2017-2018 season begins to take aim against hunger!

The Deer Project is a unique program that partners hunters, processors and donors together to provide lean protein on the plates of our hungry friends and neighbors in Brown County.

It’s a simple premise, really. White tail deer are abundant in Central Texas. Hunters have tags they need to fill.

The Deer Project allows hunters to use up the rest of their tags after they’ve filled their freezer or mounted that prize buck on their wall. They simply take their legally harvested and tagged deer to one of our participating processors.

At a rate of $1.30 per pound, the processors will then grind the meat into two-pound chub packs ready to be picked up and put in the freezers of GSM. It costs the hunters nothing. The hunter tells the processor he wants to donate the deer or any portion thereof to The Deer Project. The hunters donation will become food on the table for Brown County families at risk of hunger. One deer provides approximately 100 servings of lean, healthy protein. 

That’s where the donors come in. Monetary donations help cover the operational costs which include the processing. Every $100 donation provides approximately 500 meals. 

2017-2018 Prize List

Just for donating  legally harvested, tagged and field-dressed deer, a hunter could enter his or her name into a drawing for a chance to win prizes. This year's prizes are:

  • a Ruger American 30-06 rifle from Johnson Gun Works 
  • a family Auodad/hog hunt from the Wheeler Ranch in Medina 
  • 2 $250 gift certificates to Weakly Watson Sporting Goods given by an anonymous donor 
  • a $450 full shoulder mount redeemable at Santa Anna Custom Processing sponsored by Santa Anna Custom Processing 
  • Hunting Package ($500 value) that includes a feeder, game camera & pop-up blind sponsored by Bishop Distributing 
  • Catered Catfish dinner for 25 people ( $300 value) sponsored by Diamond R Store & Cafe ( DOE entries ONLY!) 
  • Pink Camo gift set ( $200 value) with hoodie, blanket, sunglasses sponsored by an anonymous donor 

The drawing will be held at the end of the deer season! You do not have to be present to win.