HUNTERS

Feeding New York State Venison Donation Program

It is easy to join us in the fight against hunger. The process is as simple as dropping your deer off at a registered meat processor. The venison from donated deer is processed and distributed to food pantries across the state.

HOW TO DONATE YOUR DEER

You can help feed your hungry neighbors throughout New York by taking four simple steps.

  1. Donate any legally harvested deer by dropping it off at a participating processor.
  2. We suggest you call one of the participating processors before dropping off your deer to ensure they can accept your deer.
  3. Please handle the carcass as you would for your own family.  
  4. When dropping your deer off at a processor, please complete the log sheet indicating your desire to donate the deer. The donated deer will be processed and the venison will be distributed to food pantries and food banks to help feed hungry New Yorkers.

NON-TOXIC AMMUNITION

Lead ammunition can result in small fragments being passed on to humans. Please consider using non-toxic ammunition; even small traces of lead may be toxic to humans, and the effects are irreversible.

MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION TO THE DEER DONATION PROGRAM

If you don’t have a deer to donate, but want to help with this effort, please consider giving a few dollars to support this program. Your contribution will help us process more venison than would otherwise be possible. You can donate online or mail a check to:

Feeding New York State

25 Elk St
Suite 201
Albany, NY 12207

Please make your check payable to “Feeding New York State” and add “Venison donation” in the memo field so we can apply your gift to the venison program.

NEW YORK STATE HUNTING SEASON INFO

See detailed info at the Department of Environmental Conservation.

AreaBowhuntingCrossbowRegular SeasonMuzzleloadingSpecial Firearms
Season
Northern ZoneSept. 27 – Oct. 23
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Oct. 14 -Oct. 23Oct. 24 – Dec. 6Oct. 17 – Oct. 23
Dec. 7 – Dec. 13 (WMUs 5A, 5G, 5J, 6A, 6C, 6G, 6H only)
Southern ZoneOct. 1 – Nov. 20
Dec. 14 – Dec. 22
Nov. 7 – Nov. 20
(Not in WMUs 4J or 8C)
Nov. 21 – Dec. 13Dec. 14 – Dec. 22 (except bowhunting only WMUs 4J and 8C)
Westchester County
(WMU 3S)
Same as Regular SeasonOct. 1 – Dec. 31
(bowhunting only)
Suffolk County
(WMU 1C)
Same as Regular SeasonOct. 1, 2020 – Jan. 31, 2021
(bowhunting only)
Jan. 4 – Jan. 31, 2021
(Special Permit Required)

PARTICIPATING REGISTERED MEAT PROCESSORS

ALBANY

Rich’s Custom Meat Shop
Greenville, NY 12083
(518) 966-8597

ALLEGANY

Wilson Beef Farms
Canaseraga, NY 14822
(607) 545-8308
Boned Venison Only
wilsonbeeffarms.com

BROOME

Terry Shaff
Harpursville, NY 13787
(607) 693-2078

CATTARAUGUS

Bond’s Meats
West Valley, NY 14171
(716) 592-7627

CAYUGA

Jon’s Custom Meats
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-0849

Ty’s Deer Processing
Scipio Center, NY 13147
(315) 364-8266

Kevin’s Custom Butchering
Auburn NY 13021
315-252-1074

Phillips Processing
Cato, NY 13033
315-558-9999

CHAUTAUQUA

Kennedy Meat Market
Randolph, NY 14772
(716) 358-2281

Siperek’s Deer Shop
Lakewood, NY 14750
(716) 763-3478

Troyer’s Deer Processing
Panama, NY 14767
(866) 262-3337

CHEMUNG

Capricorn Hill Meats
Pine City, NY 14871
(607) 215-6617
By Appointment Only

Caton Butcher Shop
Pine City, NY 14871
(607) 524-6988

Pedricks’s Deer Processing
Pine City NY 14871
(607) 426-9290

CHENANGO

Country Meat Shop
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-7210

North Afton Deer Shop
Afton, NY 13730
(607) 343-0603

CLINTON

Pardy’s Custom Meat Cutting
Morrisonville, NY 12962
(518) 293-7500

D&D Meats
West Chazy. NY 12992
(518) 493-2300

CORTLAND

Izzy’s Custom Meats
Homer, NY 13077
(607) 745-2992

DUTCHESS

Conservation Awareness Foundation
(For Information)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 635-3641

Timber 2 Table Deer Processing
Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 835-8190

ERIE

Buck and Doe Shop
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 565-2108

The Deer Shop
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 896-3337

Black Angus Meats
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 691-4554

FULTON

Whitey’s Deli – Edwards Meats
Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-3280

Big Buck Deer Processors
Broadalbin NY 12025
(518) 883-3366

GENESEE

M & M Meats
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 982-5718

Ed Roggen
Basom, NY 14013
(585) 948-9483

MJ Acres
Darien NY 14040
585-813-9280

GREENE

Berkshire View Farm
Custom Cut Meats
Hannacroix, NY 12087
(518) 731-1316

LEWIS

Miller’s Meat Market
Lowville NY 13367
315-376-6253

LIVINGSTON

Grizzly’s Custom Cutting
Hunt, NY 14846
(585) 476-2249

Larry’s Deer Processing
Avon, NY 14414
(585) 226-2527

Pete Hillier
Dansville, NY 14437
(585) 991-8011

MADISON

Marshmill Ranch
Kirkville, NY 13082
(315) 633-2888
marshmillranch.com

MONROE

Manks Deer Processing
Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 964-8097

OK Market
Churchville, NY 14428
(585) 293-1431
Donation Deer Only

MONTGOMERY

(For Information)
Tom Georgia
518-258-9448

ONEIDA

Curtis Custom Cutting
Verona, NY 13478
(315) 363-2763
Darrellcurtis.com

Ronald Seelman
Marcy, NY 13403
(315) 865-5898

ONONDAGA

G&B Meats
E. Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 656-7066

Tenhave’s Deer Processing
Jamesville NY 13078
(315) 436-3150

ONTARIO

Gale Wyn Farms
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 396-3200
www.gale-wyn.com

Pro Cut
Bloomfield, NY 14469
(585) 657-7099

ORANGE

DeSerto’s Custom Deer Cutting
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 733-1676

Kroll Farms Inc.
New Windsor, NY 12533
(845) 564-1088

ORLEANS

Renko’s Meat Processing
Kendall, NY 14476
(585) 659-8673

Flatlander Farms
Kent, NY 14477
(585) 721-0335
flatlander-farms.com

OSWEGO

Scriba Meats
Oswego, NY 13126
(315) 342-4064

OTSEGO

Don’s Custom Cutting
Laurens, NY 13796
(607) 432-3388

Deer Processing @ Boss Farm
Richfield Spring NY 13439
315-868-6705

ROCKLAND

United Sportsmen Association
For Information
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 494-6312
Email: usarcny@aol.com

SARATOGA

B&B Adirondack Processing
Corinth NY 12822
(518) 307-3921

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady County Conservation Council
Scotia, NY 12302
For info: Greg Hennel
(518) 365-7351
For Info: Ray Gawlas
518-372-2357

SCHOHARIE

Bleau’s Deer Processing
Schohaire, NY 12156
(518) 702-5026

Marlow’s Meat Processing
Howe’s Cave, NY 12092
(518) 296-8978

Cargies Meat Processing
Richmondville NY 12149
(518) 858-7614

SENECA

Silver Creek Meats
Waterloo, NY 13165
(315) 539-3099

Finger Lakes Meat Processing
Romulus, NY 14541
(315) 549-825

STEUBEN

Riverstreet Rail
Elkland, PA 16920
(814) 258-7283

Switzer’s Processing
Avoca, NY 14809
(607) 382-8923

Becker Meats
Wayland NY 14572
(585) 303-0746

Hitching Post Meats
Canisteo NY 14823
(607) 377-1821

SUFFOLK

Fish & Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy
Oakdale, NY 11769
(631) 244-7516

Island Whitetail – Bill Lester
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
(516) 859-2508
islandwhitetail.com
Thomas Lombardi
Ridge, NY 11961
(631) 929-3242

Eastern Taxidermy
Farmingville NY 11738
(631) 732-3665

SULLIVAN

Neves Taxidermy, Inc.
Bethel, NY 12720
(845) 583-7814
nevestaxidermy.com

TIOGA

Sweeney’s Market
Apalachin, NY 13732
(607) 625-3341

TOMPKINS

Country Harvest
Groton, NY 13073
(607) 218-8766

WASHINGTON

John Rozell
Whitehall, NY 12887
(518) 499-0423

Kaleb Lavin
Fort Ann NY 12827
518-338-6333

WAYNE

Caver Meats
Clyde, NY 14433
(315) 923-2040
clair@cavermeats.com

Smith Packing
Marion, NY 14505
(315) 926-5536

WESTCHESTER

Amato’s
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-4772

WYOMING

Krammel Meat Market
Wyoming, NY 14591
(585) 689-5376

Falconer Meat Processing
Arcade, NY 14009
(585) 457-3214

HLW Acres
Attica, NY 14011
(585) 591-0795

YATES

Log City Meats
Dundee, NY 14837
(607) 243-5221