Share the harvest

Freezer packages of ground venison.Landowners can donate harvested deer and people can sign up below to receive donated venison through harvest sharing partnerships in either north central or southeast Minnesota. All deer taken during agency culling will also be available for donation.

Only individuals who have been contacted will be able to receive a deer. Pickup times and dates for each region are listed below. 

The DNR will test all deer donated or received for chronic wasting disease. Only deer with a not-detected test result will be distributed to people on the list.

Some deer will be cut into smaller pieces and boxed. Other deer will remain whole. Recipients must pick up and process all deer so plan accordingly based on the information received during your call.

North central Minnesota

Turn In Poachers (TIP) is assisting the DNR in distributing donated deer in north central Minnesota. People in this part of the state who would like to receive donated venison can add their name to the north central first-come, first-served donation list

Notified individuals can pick up venison at the following times:

Southeast Minnesota

Bluffland Whitetails Association is assisting the DNR in distributing donated deer in southeast Minnesota. People in this part of the state who would like to receive donated venison can add their name to the southeast first-come, first-served donation list. A Bluffland Whitetails Association volunteer will call people on the list when deer are available. 

Notified individuals can pick up venison at the following times: