North Dakota Taking Venison Donations One Season At A Time

_For now, at least, North Dakota’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall will only accept deer taken by archery. . . .

Meantime, findings from a May study to see whether eating wild game results in higher levels of lead in the blood will determine whether the program accepts rifle-killed deer when the firearms season begins in November.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted the study in conjunction with the state Department of Health, testing nearly 700 North Dakota residents, and a final report is expected in mid-October._