By Paul Schmitt
The Forestville-Maplewood Lions Club is again appealing to deer hunters for help in raising funds to send adults and children with special physical and mental needs to a fun-filled summer camp. Every year donated deer hides are collected and sold to raise the money for Lion’s camp. The state-wide program has collected over a million dollars worth of hides since beginning in 1991. F-M Lions Club member Tom Mueller shares how hunters can easily drop off the deer hides in Door County.
The deer hides are taken to a warehouse where they are sold. Mueller says all proceeds go towards the free summer camp programs that run for 11 weeks with about 130 adults and children attending weekly. The average weekly cost is $800 per person, according to Mueller. You can find the deer hide drop-off locations below.
Door County Custom Meats in Valmy, the Mini-Mart station on Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay or the gas station in Forestville.
Hides can be dropped off in outside bins anytime before December 7.