Hunt in Iowa this year, even if you didn't draw a tag! What?
That's right!! You can still hunt in Iowa this year if you don't have a tag! And, support a very worthy cause!! This Sunday, there will be an opportunity to purchase a tag to hunt in Iowa yet this season. The tag sales revenue will split on a 50/50% basis and given to both the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Farmer's and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Organization (FHFH).
FHFH is a nation-wide non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to pay for the processing of livestock and venison donated by generous farmers and hunters. These valuable protein sources are then given at no charge to our churches and other providers of free meals and groceries for the needy in our community and surrounding areas. FHFH is able to provide approximately 200 servings of meat for every $50 raised! The successful bidder not only gets an opportunity to hunt giant deer in Iowa, but can enjoy their hunt knowing they have provided many nutritious meals with meat to those in need.
Here's how the program works in a nutshell. When a hunter harvests a deer he or she wished to donate, they take the harvested deer an FHFH approved locker. There the hunter completes a donation log the locker will have on hand. The locker then processes the deer for consumption and submits the bill for the processing to the FHFH organization. The FHFH pays for the processing through donations made directly to the organization. Then the meal providers in the area will pick up the meat and prepare the food for the families and individuals in need.
This auction is a fantastic opportuntity for both the hunter and the non-profit organizations that benefit. Last year, in just one of the drawings, I purchased a tag for one of our clients, Ron Skoronski. As owner of the famed BNC farm that supplied companies like Realtree and Hunter's Specialties with some of the most spectacular free ranging whitetail footage ever captured outside of a high-fence, Ron graciously donated over $8000 toward the purchase of the coveted auction tag. The tag was later used after we at LandAndGame.com sold the farm to the Barry's, who later renamed the farm, "The Fever".
If you'd like to pursue this incredible opportunity, click on the following link to take you straight to the auction on ebay that is currently underway. It's for a great cause and who knows, you just might shoot the biggest buck of your hunting career! FHFH's Iowa Auction Tag