November marks the return of the annual Wisconsin tradition of the deer hunt. For ten days in mid November, generations of Wisconsinites have kept the tradition alive of heading out to the deer camp in search of the white tail deer. While deer hunting season has expanded greatly with the addition of bow hunting, muzzle loaders, and special offseason hunts. The pinnacle of the hunt is the mid November gun deer season.
Documentary filmmaker Jay Legget, a Tomahawk native and lifelong hunter has documented the life and culture of the deer camp in his new film: “To the Hunt.” A special premiere of the film can be seen on November 18 in Tomahawk at the Tomahawk Cinema.
From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
“I’ve lived in enough places to know how fortunate I am to have grown up in Wisconsin,” Leggett said in a phone interview last week from Los Angeles. “And the deer hunting culture is something that I wanted to share with the wider world.
“I’m proud to be a hunter, and I think the camp culture is fascinating.”
The documentary was filmed last November. Leggett said the film will take the viewer into several Wisconsin deer hunting camps, revealing traditions and local color wrapped in an age-old outdoors quest.
More information and a trailer of the film can be found at www.deerdoc.com.