Deer hunting is many things to many different people. It’s about the adventure, camaraderie, suspense, wildlife, habitat, meat and so much more. But, in a nutshell, it’s about deer camp. What actually comprises deer camp for an individual is different from hunter to hunter, though. Each person’s “deer camp” is different. But they’re all relatively the same. Common threads run through each from one to the next.
This goes without saying, but deer camp isn’t just a literal meaning. It’s relative. Deer camp is all around us. It isn’t just a building. It isn’t just a tent, or a cabin, or a campfire. It’s everything that encompasses deer hunting. It’s the heritage. It’s the lifestyle. It’s the tradition.
Here’s a small taste of what my 2017-18 deer camp looked like.