Alaskan Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill — H.R. 3142, The Wild Game Donation Act — that would make hunters who donate meat to food-based charities eligible for a tax deduction for the processing cost of the game. Additionally, the legislation would provide a tax credit for processors who take part in this program. Of course, it requires that all animals are killed in accordance with state and local laws and by the individual making the charitable contribution.
This bill might be a tough sell during the current political climate, but Young has stated he believes the measure will eventually pass.
What’s your take? Do you think its a good idea, or would you prefer Washington stay out of the meat-donation arena?