Deer Hunting Book Presentation at University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire’s Senior American Day Event

June 2, 2015
June 2, 2015 Travis Dewitz

Deer Hunting Book at UWEC

Senior Americans Day Event University of Wisconsin Eau ClaireI was privileged to be one of the presenters at the Senior Americans Day 2015 event held at the W. R. Davies Center on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire campus. My presentation encompassed how my Whitetail Deer Hunting photography series went from being an idea in my head to a now established and published book. I shared my journey from start to finish as I drove from county to county across Wisconsin looking for hunters. I touched on how I approached each of them to be an integral part of my book idea and the now end result working with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and the ultimate creation of Blaze Orange – Whitetail Deer Hunting in Wisconsin. I shared a few of my intimate experiences with the hunters and their views on the tradition of hunting in our state. I left my presentation open ended and encouraged the audience to share their thoughts and hunting stories, which was a great ending to the day.

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Blaze Orange_large_cover_500px_midwest_book_award_finalistIn 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. Want to know more?


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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.