A yearling moose was shot by law enforcement because of the injuries it sustained after it was struck by an SUV early Tuesday morning. The meat will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission and this is the second one they have received this week.
Russell MacKenzie, the Food Services Director at UGM, says that's fairly common for the mission to receive donations of game. Half of the moose they received today is already butchered and because of it's size will be ground. The kitchen typical turns game meat into stew or chili and MacKenzie says the men of UGM love it.
UGM receives most of it's game donations from the Inland Northwest Wild Life Council who has a committee that recovers animals that have been hit or injured. While the Wild Life Council wasn't a part of Tuesday's donation they do provide most of the donations.