What Do the Yoopers Do in Deer Camp?

In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a weekend at a hunting camp is more than a weekend away – it’s a rite of passage. On this week’s episode of Destination Whitetail, the cameras head to “Yooper” country to experience the ultimate deer camp.

The Yoopers enjoy deer hunting and having a good time whether it's in the middle of summer or the coldest time of winter!

The Yoopers enjoy deer hunting and having a good time whether it’s in the middle of summer or the coldest time of winter!

Nestled between four bodies of water, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan region is home to a range of wildlife and just 3 percent of the state’s total population, affectionately known as “Yoopers” (from UP-ers). In this week’s episode of Destination Whitetail, native “Yoopers” allow our cameras inside a family’s 50-year-old hunting camp where they share their unique hunting culture with viewers.

The Upper Peninsula locals pride themselves on their rich history of hunting, deer camps, raising world class beagles and, of course, the local band with the region’s namesake – The Yoopers!

Get initiated with Destination Whitetail, airing on the Sportsman Channel Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 p.m. EST, plus an additional showing on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. EST.

Destination Whitetail, produced by F+W Outdoors, premiered in 2012 on the Sportsman Channel. The series investigates the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail throughout North America. In the 43 states that have deer populations, their habitat varies as greatly as the traditions and methods used to hunt them.

Destination Whitetail goes behind the scenes with some of the outdoor industry’s most prolific personalities and learns how whitetails have contributed to their success. After its first season, Destination Whitetail was named a finalist for the 2012 Sportsman Choice Awards for “Best New Series.”

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