(Atlantic) With deer hunting season beginning, the Atlantic Elks Lodge is hoping local hunters will donate their deer hides to help disabled veterans.
The Atlantic Elks Lodge collected 150 hides last year as Iowa led the nation with over 4,000 hides collected. Nearly 3,000 pairs of wheel chair gloves and over 65,000 square feet of crafting leather were distributed nationally to disabled veterans through this project.
The Atlantic Elks lodge is hoping to surpass their total of 150 that they collected a year ago. Exalted Ruler Tony Brockman says, “Some people I know just throw them in the ditches and a lot of the time they just take them into the locker and I think the locker gets maybe five or ten bucks a hide out of them.”
To make arrangements to donate your deer hide to a good cause you call Brockman at 712-249-4719. You can also call Greg Schuler at 712-249-0519 or the Atlantic Elks Lodge at 712-243-2317.