North Dakota’s Sportsmen Against Hunger Program can now accept donations of Canada geese taken during the regular waterfowl hunting season. Previously, the program could accept snow, blue and Ross’s geese during the regular season, but Canada goose donations were only allowed during the early Canada goose season.
Hunters can bring their geese home and clean them prior to delivering meat to a processor, but breast meat brought from home without a wing or head attached to the meat, must be accompanied by written information that includes the hunter’s name, address, signature, hunting license number, date taken and species and number taken.
Hunters may also deliver geese directly from the field to a processor, but identification must remain attached to the bird until in possession of the processor. Since no goose carcasses or feathers are allowed inside processing plants, hunters must be able to ensure proper disposal and clean-up of carcasses.
Hunters interested in donating are encouraged to call the processor (list is available below) before dropping off geese, to have a clear understanding of how processors will accept goose breasts, and their hours of operation.