By Tim Kowols
Many hunters are willing to travel a far distance in search of their trophy, and even some are willing to take a ferry to it. In addition to visiting family on and off the island, the Washington Island Ferry does see its fair share of hunters traveling to partake in the gun deer hunting season. An avid hunter himself, Washington Island Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says the weather plays even more of a factor when it comes to deer leaving the island.
Purinton says hunters are always welcome on the island as help is needed to control its deer population. The Washington Island Ferry is currently running its late fall schedule of six round-trips between its docks on the island and in Northport.