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Hunters, non-hunters can now donate to new HHH program

From Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

-- Hunters and non-hunters alike can donate to fund the new Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which encourages hunters to give harvested deer to participating processors to feed Nebraskans in need.

Beginning May 21, hunters can donate money when filling out a Nebraska Big Game Application form, which is found in the shaded box in the upper left corner of the form. Hunters also may donate when purchasing hunt permits electronically.

Soon, anyone will be able to make a tax-deductable donation through the Game and Parks Commission's website, http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/.

The program got a boost May 16 when Omaha businesses donated a combined $30,000 to the program. Gifts were made by the Metropolitan Utilities District, Northern Natural Gas, Tenaska Marketing Ventures, CBSHome, Woods Brothers Realty, HomeServices of America, Inc., and HOME Real Estate, as well as the David Scott Foundation.

Donated funds will cover deer processing and other program costs. Hunters Helping the Hungry was created in April with the Nebraska Legislature's passage of LB 928.

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