Buck Season at Bear Meadows Sunset (1984)

About the Film

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.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact George Hornbein, Kenneth Thigpen, the distributor, or Folkstreams.

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
  • 26mins, Color
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