Minn. Deer Hunters Association looking for animal hides

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is again asking for help to improve conditions for future hunters and hunting in general by donating harvested deer, moose, elk or mule deer hides.

The Southern Gateway Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has Hides for Habitat boxes at the following locations: Tom’s Taxidermy, Clarks Grove, Nick’s Meats, Hayward, The Short Stop Station, Glenville, Conger Meats, Conger, Jeff Miller, west of Mansfield, Craig’s Taxidermy, Freeborn, Nielsen’s Conoco, Harland, Morgan’s Locker, New Richland, Steve’s Meats, Ellendale, Geneva Automotive, Geneva and the Bend in the Road Bar, Manchester. In Albert Lea the boxes are at the former Norby’s Gas Station, entrance of the Freeborn County Fairgrounds, Karl’s Car Quest Auto Parts and Hart Brothers Weaponry. There are other hide collection boxes around the area, but the benefit only goes to the owner of the box.

The asssociation encourages hunters to put their hides in the boxes marked Hides for Habitat. Our Southern Gateway Chapter sent seven young future hunters to Forkhorn Camp this past year and the hides help fund that project.

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The Deer Hunters Association has no use for heads, legs or plastic bags so please don’t put them in the boxes. They want to wish everyone a successful hunt and said thank you in advance for the support and the hides.

The association also would like to thank the businesses for their assistance in allowing boxes on their property.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact one of the association members or any member of the Southern Gateway Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters. Local contacts include Clark Hammer at 256-7609, Jack Adams at 373-4153 or Tom Norby at 373.4645.