People now have a place to drop off old meat they find in their freezers or even on the side of the road.
Gary Bowen, owner of Mountain Man Trading Post and Taxidermy in Eagle Nest, will take the meat, store it and donate it to The Wildlife Center in Espanola. He will accept deer, elk, bobcat, raccoon, mountain lion, beef, lamb, goat, chicken and even road kill.
The Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization that coordinates educational programs and has a wildlife rehabilitation facility. The center is caring for the bear cub that was orphaned when its mother was killed by a wildlife official last month in Eagle Nest.
Bowen’s meat-donation program is part of a larger public wildlife education program he hopes to launch in the following months.
To donate meat, contact Bowen at 575-224-0243 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can be dropped off at Bowen’s business: Mountain Man Trading Post and Taxidermy, 750 Highway 64, Eagle Nest, NM 87710.