Deer hides donated to Lions Clubs in West Salem

Hunters in Wisconsin that got a deer during the state’s annual deer gun season are giving back.

The West Salem Lions Club is collecting deer hides as part of an effort to help the Wisconsin Lions Summer Camp.

The hides are then sold by the Lions Clubs to be used in making gloves.

Lions club members say the project helps in several ways.

“It’s sort of a green project also, we’re getting those hides back in circulation. Others, like I said, they get three four dollars a hide, it’s a minimal donation from them, to the Lions camp and it goes a long, long way,” said Virgil Thompson, Environmental Chairman with the Lions Club District 27-D2.

Deer hide donations are still being accepted by Lions clubs throughout the state.

Nearly 2,500 hides have been donated to the effort locally.

That is more than 1,200 more hides than were donated last year.

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