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It's hunting season. My family loves to eat pheasant, goose, duck, venison, etc. Can local hunters sell their spoils to the general public? How can we get in touch with local hunters?

It is illegal for hunters to sell the remains of wildlife, said Clyde Umscheid, district supervisor with the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department.

They can give you wildlife meat, as long as they also provide you with a "donation" slip. That is a piece of paper simply stating in a sentence that they are giving you a certain amount of deer meat, quail, or whatever. If you should ever be asked by a law enforcement official where you got your stash of venison, you can produce the slip.

The donation slip is an accountability measure to help prevent poaching and to help find the origin of any tainted wildlife food, Umscheid said.

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