Anyone purchasing a Montana hunting license now has an opportunity to also make an on-the-spot donation to Hunters Against Hunger.
"A new Montana law allows individuals to make a contribution that will help nonprofit groups process donated wild game for free distribution by Montana food banks to help feed people in need," said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.
When one purchases or applies for a deer, elk, antelope, or bison license or permit the license provider will ask if he or she wishes to donate to Hunters Against Hunger, Aasheim said.
FWP will begin to dispense the contributions next year to authorized nonprofit groups, like food banks, to help pay for butchering and distribution of processed game. About $7,000 has been donated since collections began in August.
The minimum donation is $1. Donations can also be made along with online hunting license purchases. Visit FWP on line at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Buy a License."