IA SOUTHWEST
District No. 3240

Elks Deer Hide Program

ATTENTION DEER HUNTERS
The 2018 Iowa Veterans Leather Program was another season. Remember to ask family and friends to save their deer hides and bring them to the lodge.
This was the 20th year that our Lodge has participated in this great program. Our Iowa Elks did an outstanding job last year collecting approximately 2,966 deer hides in which we were a close second in the nation to Missouri (we have been first in the nation in previous years.) Our Lodge collected 85 deer hides in 2017 and 157 in 2018!
All of the deer hides will be tanned and given to our Veterans at Marshalltown and other V.A. Hospitals for their leather craft programs. The veterans in turn make leather crafts such as belts, billfolds, purses, coats, gloves, gun cases, and many other leather items such as wheel chair gloves.
OUR WINNING PROGRAM IS:
A win for the hunter who donates the hide
A win for the Deer hides transformed into tanned leather
A win for the Veterans for wheelchair gloves and Leather Crafting
DID YOU KNOW:
2,870 pairs of wheelchair gloves were given to disabled veterans
26,928 square feet of crafting leather given to handicapped veterans
13,269 occupational kits were given to disabled veterans
3,006 deer hides collected in Iowa in 2016
2,966 deer hides collected in Iowa in 2017.
 

Deer Hunters!  Bring your deer hides to our lodge! 
Please Call Larry Cramer at 515-783-5262
or Jim Natzke at 515-210-3388 for arrangements to drop them off - or
 for us to come and pick them up!

AS LONG AS THERE ARE VETERANS, THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS WILL NEVER FORGET THEM.


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