By Mark Kenyon
The last decade of whitetail hunting has been an interesting one. We’ve seen some of the highest of highs over recent years, but most recently the discussion has been more about the lowest of lows. Over the first ten years of the new millenium we experienced record populations and harvests, and unthinkable numbers of record book bucks killed. But over the past couple years there has been widespread concern over declines in whitetail numbers, increased predation, disease and controversial management practices.
Above all of this the question remains, where do ethics, respect and the hunt fit into deer hunting today?
That seems to be the question that the new film “Game of Inches” will be answering. Produced by the exceptional production company Rockhouse Media for Sitka Films, “Game of Inches” looks to be a visually stunning and equally thoughtful film. I can’t wait to check it out.
The full film will be premiering with the Hunting Film Tour this summer, but in the meantime check out the trailer below.
Per official release:
“This film highlights the essence of the great sport of deer hunting and challenges the outdoor community to reconsider their values when it comes to the hunt.
Join Dusty Lutt and Aaron Hitchins as they give archery hunting for whitetails the respect that it so richly deserves. Game of Inches is a film dedicated to illustrating the many ways success can be measured in the field and diffusing the egos that plagues our sport industry. With dwindling land access for the average hunter, the time is now to stand up as a community of sportsmen and ask what it is what we are truly hunting for. “