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Gun Deer Season Opens Saturday; Packers' Orange Caps Will Join The Hunt


Packers Pro Shop Offering Hat Special Through Nov. 28 With Non-Perishable Food Donation

Wisconsin's gun deer season opens Saturday and the Packers' "Hunting Down Hunger" orange caps will be joining many hunters in the woods.

Hunters and non-hunters who are considering purchasing a cap have a unique opportunity through Nov. 28. With the purchase of a cap, along with the donation of a non-perishable food item, the Packers Pro Shop will provide a coupon good for $10 off the next Pro Shop purchase of $25 or more. The offer is valid only in the Pro Shop and Extra Points retail stores and the savings offer expires Jan. 31, 2010.

Overall, more than 16,000 hats have been purchased thus far. Each sale of the hat, with caps priced at $15 and the knit cap at $10, will result in a $5 donation going to statewide pantries, shelters and other organizations that have programs supporting hunger relief. Caps are available online at, as well as at the Packers Pro Shop, Packers Pro Shop Extra Points and concession stands on gamedays.

The campaign also is encouraging the more than 600,000 Wisconsin hunters to consider donating their venison to the Wisconsin Deer Donation program that feeds the hungry. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the program, which began in 2000, has seen hunters donate nearly 70,000 deer which were processed into more than 3.1 million pounds of ground venison. Programs are available statewide and serve many needy families. More information on the program is available online by clicking here.

The Packers previously raised more than $1.8 million for charity efforts through three similar campaigns: breast cancer (pink caps, 2005-06), heart disease (red caps, 2006-07) and support of service men and women and their families (dark gray, 2007-08).

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