South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger

The mission of South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger is to encourage and facilitate donation of wild game meat to needy people in South Dakota.

Processors For Donated Canada Geese

NOTE: Hunters should contact a participating goose processor ahead of time to find out location, verify business hours, and determine whether the processor takes only breast meat or will take whole birds. Deadline for delivering donated geese to a processor is September 30. Also see processor map.

Also, Federal regulations stipulate that the head or one fully feathered wing remain attached to each bird at all times while being transported from the place where harvested until they have arrived at the personal home of the hunter or a processing facility.

However, if harvested geese cannot be donated the day they are harvested, they can be taken to the hunter’s home for cleaning and the edible parts then delivered by the hunter to a processor for donation at a later time without evidence of species being attached to the edible meat. Nonresidents of South Dakota MAY NOT reduce a Canada goose to edible parts during the Early Fall Canada Goose Season unless those parts retain a fully feathered and attached wing or head.

Each hunter must complete a Goose Processing Certificate for each day’s donation of Canada geese hunt and present the Certificate to the processor at the time of donation.

Location Company Phone Fee* Hours
Bath Economy Meat Market (Can take only breast meat, no whole birds) 225-9680 Free M-F 8A-5:30P, SAT 8A-12 Noon
Clark Dakota Butcher(Can take only breast meat, no whole birds) 532-6328 Free M-Th 8A-8P, F & Sat 8A-9P, Sun 11A-4P
Madison Dakota Butcher (Can take only breast meat, no whole birds) 556-0169 Free M-Th 8A-6P, F & SAT 8A-7P
Milbank Waldner Specialty Meats 432-6100 or 467-0744 Free M-F 8A-5:30P Sat 8A-12 Noon
Piedmont Piedmont Cutting Edge Meats 787-9547Free TUE-SAT 9A-6P
Watertown Dakota Butcher (Can take only breast meat, no whole birds) 878-3336 Free M-Sat 8A-9P Sun 11A-4P
Waubay Jorgenson Meat Processing 947-4460Free M-F 9A-6P Sat 9A-4P

*No processing fee for hunters who fill out a Goose Processing Certificate for donated Canada geese.