District No. 4940

Veteran's Leather Program

The Veterans Leather Program relies on the charity of hunters across the nation to donate hides so they can be turned into leather used for therapy programs for recovering veterans.

Leather is also used to provide professionally-crafted gloves for veterans in wheelchairs, which are distributed at veterans sports clinics and gatherings throughout the country.

Last year Missouri Elks Lodges turned in 5756 Hides, Barton County turned in 119 of those hides. Let's see if we can increase that number this year.

If you would like to donate your hides you may do so at:
The Lamar Elks Lodge 58 NE 1st Lane Lamar, MO
or at 402 E 4th St. Lamar, MO
or call Jay at (417)214-4172

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In 2015-16:

17 states collected more than 17,103 hides.

• 2,843 veterans received free wheelchair gloves.

• 26,928 square feet of leather was donated by Elks to provide free craft kits for recovering veterans.


2018 – 2019 FALL DEER HUNTING DATES For Missouri


  • Archery Season: Sept. 15 through Nov. 9 and Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019.
  • Firearms Deer Early Youth Portion: Oct. 27 and 28
  • Firearms Deer November Portion: Nov. 10 - 20
  • Firearms Deer Late Youth Portion: Nov. 23 - 25
  • Firearms Deer Antlerless Portion: Nov. 30 through Dec. 2
  • Firearms Deer Alternative Methods Portion: Dec. 22 through Jan. 1, 2019


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