kellory, I hadn't heard about that law.
What would happen if you shot the deer, checked it in and then just gave the carcass to the person in need. They could do the skinning, cutting, etc?
Those types of laws need to be repealed. We've got bigger things to worry about in America than that. I could certainly see selling the meat, etc (as you'd be setting up a business and technically need to claim the sales as income). However giving venison to a food pantry/person in need, how is that against the greater good of society (which is what I intrepret as a law).