Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1963 November

Scenes From Deer Season in Craig County, Va., Include Virginia Tech Students Using Deer Heads in an Academic Study

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
11/18/63
Run Time
1 min., 14 sec.
Sound
silent
Color
BW
Abstract
A young man in Craig County, Va., sits on a tractor in a field and displays a freshly killed deer. A dead buck lies on a weight scale as a young man cuts into the deer's head. Nine severed deer heads sit in a row as a Virginia Tech student checks for brain worm as part of an ongoing deer study. Two dead deer are tied to the trunk of a car. A Virginia Tech student slices the head off of a dead deer using a machete. Footage continues with dead deer being weighed amid onlookers.
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