SCI Sportsmen Against Hunger Program

Mid-Michigan SCI Members, 

Please join us this hunting season in supporting our SCI Sportsman Against Hunger program. Shagana's Meat Processing in Clare has teamed up with us again this year by processing the first 25 deer donated to the program at half price, $42.50. The SCI Sportsman Against Hunger program does have limited funds that would allow us to cover the cost of 15 deer. Anyone donating a deer is welcome to help out by covering some of the costs themselves. For example, you could cover the $42.50 yourself or split the cost with us putting your cost at $21.25. This generosity would help us stretch out our funds and reach our goal of 25 deer. 

Remember both meat and money are a tax deduction. If you can't help cover any cost and want to donate a deer, we will cover the cost up to 15 deer. 

Also, anyone cleaning out freezers for this year's hunting season can donate meat that has been processed in the last year. All meat you give to us will be donated to soup kitchens and pantries in our own community. 

You do not have to be a SCI member to donate to this program. Please tell your friends and family. 

Shagena's is located at 11285 Schoolcrest Ave., Clare, MI 48617. If you are coming from Mt. Pleasant, you will take 127 north to Clare exit 156. Continue north on McEwan until you see Witbeck's grocery store. Turn right on Schoolcrest Ave. and head east until it dead ends into expressway. Shagena's will be on your left. 

If you have any trouble getting the deer there yourself, they can be dropped off to me, Mike Strope, and I will make sure they get there. When you drop off your deer at Shagena's, specify that it is for the SCI Sportsman Against Hunger program and we will take care of everything from there. I am very passionate about this program and look forward to doing bigger and better things with the program. 

This year we have teamed up with NAC Taxidermy and Burch Tank & Truck who believe in this program as much as I do. Together we hope to make this program bigger and better. They also can be contacted for information about the program, Nick Giuliani from NAC Taxidermy at (989) 644-6289 or Matt Veale from Burch Tank & Truck at (989) 400- 9536. 

For those of you located nearer to the Big Rapids area, you can take your deer in to Colin Kelly at Kelly's Deer Processing located at 19077 13 Mile Road who offers a 24-hour deer drop-off during the deer season. You can contact Colin at 231-796-5414 or He will process your deer for free under the Sportsman Against Hunger program and donate it himself to one of 25 different locations to which he donates. He is also the one that makes jerky from venison and sends it to our troops. You can check out his ad nearer the back of this magazine. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Strope at 989-506-1113 or by email 

Thank you for your support and happy hunting, 

Mike Strope
SCI Mid-Michigan Chapter
Mike Strope, Chairperson for Sportsmen Against Hunger
1100 Bollman Dr. • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Cell 989 506 1113 •