People can receive venison through our harvest sharing partnerships in southeastern Minnesota. All deer taken during agency culling will be available for donation.
All of the usable 463 deer from the 2019-2020 season were distributed to landowners and public members who signed up. Those who would like to receive donated venison in the future can sign up on this first-come, first-served donation list. Anyone who previously signed up and did not yet receive venison will not lose their spot on the list.
Only individuals who have been contacted will receive a deer. The DNR will test all agency culled deer for chronic wasting disease. Only deer with a not-detected test result will be distributed to people on the list.
Deer will be cut into standard meat cuts (chops, steaks, roasts) or bagged trimmings and then boxed.