Exploring the legend of turkey hunter Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke
Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke is a legend in the turkey hunting community. Most notably known for his Madhatter Calls and his appearance in the award-winning film “The Disease”. The South is known for its rich culture in turkey hunting and here “Redbeard” captures the essence of what the pursuit of wild turkeys means to the heritage of the land and people.
“I plan on turkey hunting till I die or my lungs collapse. It wouldn’t bother me if a Gobbler causes my death. That’s the God’s honest truth.”
Now Nathaniel Maddux, the same filmmaker of “The Disease” brings the second installment to this turkey icon in the short Morning Thunder film- “No Cure”. Will this be the last chapter in the story of Dean “Redbeard” Mundhenke? Or will he continue to haunt the Southern landscape hunting the Eastern wild turkey as his legend grows.
A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker and the Founder and Creative Director of Project Upland. While he is most widely known for the award-winning Project Upland series, he made his first mark in the hunting industry as the critically-acclaimed author of the cult classic The Urban Deer Complex and, more recently, The Urban Deer Complex 2.0. A.J. expanded his work toward the larger mission of recruiting and welcoming millennial hunters by conducting and applying cutting-edge market research across the Project Upland Media Group brands. Now a passionate bird hunter, you can find A.J. following Grim, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, through the uplands with his wife, Sabrina, and oldest son, Marty McFly.