The Deer Coin is an exciting and easy way to support hunger relief while simplifying the process of donating a deer through the Hunters for the Hungry program. Each coin covers the cost of processing one deer, which helps provide 168 meals of venison to our Tennessee neighbors in need!
Here’s how it works:
- Make a tax-deductible gift of $50 to receive one Deer Coin. (Two Deer Coins = $100 donation and so on.) Use the form on this page.
- You will receive your Deer Coin in the mail.
- After you harvest your deer, take it to ANY HFTH-certified processor and present your Deer Coin.
That’s it, your processing will be covered!
Remember: You may use a Deer Coin ONLY for the processing of a deer that is being DONATED to an area food bank through Hunters for the Hungry! The cost of processing your personal venison is determined by your processor.
Frequently Asked Questions
So, does presenting a Deer Coin mean I can get my deer processed for free and returned to me?
No, a Deer Coin only covers the processing costs for a deer that is being donated through Hunters for the Hungry.
Can I give a Deer Coin as a gift?
Absolutely! A Deer Coin makes a perfect gift for a hunter who may have already filled his or her freezer but wants to spend more time in the woods. The beauty of the coin is that it can be used at any of our 82 processors around the state.
Can I use a coin more than once?
No, they are one-time use only. Each coin is hand-numbered and must be turned in when presenting your deer at the processor.
Is my Deer Coin donation tax-deductible?
YES! This is helpful because when a hunter makes a conventional deer donation at a processor, there’s usually no way for him or her to receive a receipt for his tax records. When making a gift for a Deer Coin, however, you immediately receive a receipt for your tax records!
Can I save a Deer Coin for next season?
No, the coins must be used within the season printed on their face. But even if a coin is NOT used, the donor can rest assured that his or her donation will still be used to fund deer processing and help feed Tennesseans in need.
Is there a limit in the number of Deer Coins I can use?
Although you must still adhere to Tennessee’s legal bag limits, there is no limit on the number of donations you and/or your friends and family can make with Deer Coins.
Can a church or other organization also make a donation to receive Deer Coins?
Absolutely! In fact, Deer Coins are perfect for churches that want to make a direct and substantial impact on hunger in their community!