During the off-season months on Martha's Vineyard, after the leaves fall and the tourists leave, something changes. It doesn't happen overnight, but after a few months with a majority of restaurants closed for the season and even more houses left empty, the true flavor of the Island begins to show. Now that deer season is nearly concluded, I tracked the three major stages of the hunt with locals and washed-ashores alike. It starts with hunters, either in a gang or by themselves, trek into the woods looking to kill some deer. When the group's day is over, they bring the deer to the Island weigh station, where Massachusetts wildlife experts record each kill and its details. Days later, the deer is turned into meat.