Meat From Tega Cay Deer Will Not Go To Waste
Meat from the culled Tega Cay deer will not go to waste. According to our source, Channel 9, much of that meat will be donated to the local community.
I love animals just as much if not more than the next person. Sometimes it is hard to get out of my driveway for the deer herds. It is not healthy for them or us to be so overpopulated. The deer overpopulation is the reason for the culling in Tega Cay. And this week a sharpshooter again will thin the overpopulation. 160 deer are expected to be culled.
Channel 9 has learned where the meat will go. A lot of the venison reportedly will go to the Catawba Nation. According to Channel 9 the donation is a decision the tribe’s chief approves of. The meat will go to help fight food insecurity on the reservation. Hundreds of pounds of venison has reportedly already been donated. That will help nourish a lot of people.
The food coordinator for the tribe tells wsoctv.com “One of the things we’re intending to do with the meat is get it to our senior center and get it to our Boys & Girls Club, or Early Head Start,”. According to their report, 2,400 people live on the reservation. Of that amount 20% deal with food insecurity. Meat from the Tega Cay deer will not go to waste. The next round of culling reportedly ends Wednesday night.
Channel 9 has learned that non lethal options to control the overpopulation may be in the future. That will reportedly be discussed at an upcoming meeting.