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MDHA collecting deer hides

Deer hunting season is upon us again, and the Smokey Hills chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will again be collecting deer hides. Drop off boxes will be in the same locations as last year, with a few new ones.

The Detroit Lakes locations are Leonard's Taxidermy, County Six BP & Bait, Bill's OK Tire, L&M Fleet, Richwood Store and the chapter's cleaning site on 8th St. Frazee drop box locations are: All in All, and Frazee Auto Body. In Vergas, there will be drop boxes at the Vergas Country Store and the Vergas One Stop.

Other locations are the Snellman Store, Boondox Cafe, Ray's Repair in Wolf Lake, 4 Corners Cafe, Bud's in Lake Park, and Orton's in Audubon.

Please make sure the sign on the outside of the drop box says Minnesota Deer Hunters, as there have been other groups collecting hides as well. When donating your hide, make sure please make sure you don't include the head or legs of the deer. Also, no plastic bags please.

The money raised from the donated hides is reinvested in the community. The Minnesota Deer Hunters provide many opportunities for gun safety training courses and youth activities. We also provide food plot seed available to the public free of charge.