Deer hide collection

With the 2019 Wisconsin gun deer season just two weeks away, the Spooner and Shell Lake Lions Clubs are again asking successful hunters to donate deer hides to help send a child to Lions Camp in the summer. Pictured at the collection box in Spooner at the Department of Natural resources are (from left) Mike Plisky, Paul Avery, and Mike Murley.

SPOONER– The Wisconsin nine-day gun deer hunting season is underway! The traditional hunt opened up on Saturday, Nov. 22.

There are three steps to a good deer hunt, say the Spooner and Shell Lake Lions Clubs.

First: Get out of the house and get in the woods!

Second: Shoot a deer and donate the hide to help send a child to the Lions Summer Camp at Rosholt in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Third: Enjoy good venison meals and perhaps get a head mount to remember a great time!

The sale of the hides will cover the expenses for a week of fun activities with experienced supervisors, outdoor activities, warm meals, and a nice cabin.

Children and adults with problems such as blind or poor vision, or mild cognitive disability, will greatly appreciate the summer vacation.

The Spooner-Trego and Shell Lake Lions have been coordinating this effort for many years, and other local groups also are contributing. In recent years the fishing bait companies purchase the tails – also squirrel tails – for their baits, which add more funds for the camp.

Collecting boxes are at the Department of Natural Resources in Spooner, VFW in Springbrook, former Shopko parking lot, Walker Lumber in Minong, Mobile Station in Trego, and O’Reilly Auto Parts in Spooner.

Donating the hide can help someone enjoy camp!

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