In Blaze Orange, photographer Travis Dewitz captures the joy, excitement, and camaraderie of deer hunting in Wisconsin. A lone hunter in a tree stand as dawn arrives. A girl and her grandfather scanning a field in the fresh snow. Tired hunters laughing around the evening fire back at camp. These are snapshots of a culture touchstone.

 

With more than 600,000 hunters taking to the fields and woods of the state each year, the whitetail deer season is by far Wisconsin’s largest sporting event. Dewitz documents the hunt and more as he rides along with hunters and a game warden, visits local mom-and-pop stores where hunters gather, and records the industries that operate alongside the deer season—a taxidermist and knife maker, butchers and sausage makers. The result is a stunning and keen-eyed chronicle of one season of the Wisconsin deer hunt.

 

Check out Travis Dewitz's book, Blaze Orange, and purchase it here: http://amzn.to/1nxZyoA

 

Find all of your local hunting needs at the following locations:

Gander Mountain
6440 Scully Drive Eau Claire

 

Scheels

4710 Golf Road Eau Claire

 

Blain's Farm & Fleet
2583 S. Prairie View Road Chippewa Falls 


Mouldy's Tackle Co
2863 S. Prairie View Road Chippewa Falls 

 

Bill's Sport Shop
620 N. Bridge Street Chippewa Falls 


Gordy's True Value
111 W. Columbia Street Chippewa Falls 

 

K-Mart
2424 E. Clairemont Ave Eau Claire 

 

Menards
3210 N. Clairemont Ave Eau Claire 

 

Walmart 
3915 Gateway Drive Eau Claire 

Travis Dewitz Photography: dewitzphotography.com