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ODNR Donates to Food Bank

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Big Daddy, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Great idea. Those folks will be eating GOOD up there for a while!!


    Local organizations to receive walleye fillets and venison

    CLEVELAND, OH- In conjunction with the In-Fisherman Pro Walleye Trail, the Ohio Chapter of the Safari Club International, several conservation clubs, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division Of Wildlife, fish and venison will be donated to organizations aiding the hungry. Over 1,000 pounds of donated walleye fillets, "surf", and several hundred pounds of donated venison, "turf", will be donated to St. Augustine's Hunger Center, the Greater Cleveland Salvation Army, and Senior Citizens Benefit Night sponsored by Fairport Rod and Reel.

    The venison was collected from Ohio sportsmen and sportswomen by the Safari Club International and the walleye were caught during the Pro Walleye Tournament held in Cleveland this past week. The fish were processed and cleaned by several individuals from the Chagrin River Salmon Association, Cleveland Fishing Association, Fairport Rod and Reel, and the ODNR Division of Wildlife's Fairport and Sandusky Research units. "Tournaments held during this time of the year, with water temps as high as they are, make releasing the fish very difficult. Rather than seeing the fish go to waste, they were processed for donations," said Reno "Jay" Reda of the ODNR Division of Wildlife.

    A media photo opportunity will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 30th at 1235 Old River Road, East Bank of the Flats. Cold storage of the surf and turf was graciously provided by Safari Club member and Cleveland businessman Mike Samsel.