Attention Hunters and Farmers: The Office of Community Sustainability in partnership with the Howard County Soil Conservation and Howard County Economic Development are excited to launch a new pilot program to help control the deer population and provide needed proteins for our local food banks. We encourage all hunters hunting in Howard County to participate in this program to help our community. This program will be open until we harvest a total of 120 deer.
How does it work?
· This program is only for deer taken in Howard County, Maryland. *If you are hunting to donate a deer check the HOCOFARMS.com website first to make sure the program has not reached its limit.
· Field dress, tag your deer, and keep it cold! Register your deer with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources:
· Take your deer to one of the participating venison processors listed and fill out a short form at drop off. If you drop off to a 24 hour freezer at one of the participating processors note on your tag you are donating to HOCO Harvest and include your phone number & email.
· Your deer will be processed and delivered to one of several Howard County food banks free of charge to you.
|Participating Processors |
5620 Detrick Rd, Mt Airy, MD 21771
12415 Prices Distillery Rd, Damascus, MD 20872
M & G Wild Game Processing
2020 Sykesville Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
**If you are a licensed Maryland Deer Processor and would like to participate in this program please contact.