Buck Season at Bear Meadows Sunset (1984)

Hunting camps dot the ridges and valleys of northern Appalachia. Here families and friends gather annually for the white-tail deer hunt--a major cultural event for the men of the region.

This is a portrait of one camp, one of the oldest and most traditional. The men hunt the old way: they drive the deer. They keep the traditions of their grandfathers' camp alive in the stories they tell and the way they hunt.

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Film Details

  • Film by: George Hornbein, Kenneth Thigpen
  • Produced by: Documentary Resource Center
  • Cinematographer: George Hornbein
  • Sound: Tom Keiter, Paul Bertalan, Tom Hesketh
  • Editor: George Hornbein, Bruce Guerney
  • Other Credits: Mix: Tom Keiter. Production facilities: Filmspace.
  • Funding: This film was made possible by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, grants from the National Rifle Association, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Film Institute sponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1984, Documentary Resource Center
  • 26 mins, Color
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