Share the harvest

Freezer packages of ground venison.Venison from deer that are taken during agency culling will be available through the DNR's harvest sharing partnerships.

The DNR will test all agency culled deer for chronic wasting disease. Only deer with a not-detected test result will be distributed. Deer will be cut into standard meat cuts (chops, steaks, roasts) or bagged trimmings and then boxed.

Most deer will be available for pickup in Spring Valley. A limited number will be distributed from Grand Rapids.

How to receive venison

Use our online form to sign up. Venison distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis. The list of names does not carry over from year to year.
Sign up for venision