Successful backcountry hunting is not always measured by the size of the rack. The experience, the journey, the process and the lifestyle are as important to serious backcountry hunters as shooting a trophy animal. In this film we explore what is truly important about hunting big game in the backcountry, the connection between hunters and wild places, and how harvest is the goal, but not the end game.
The film documents the process, and lifestyle of two hard-core backcountry, do-it-yourself big game hunters in Idaho. The film features two brothers in Idaho that spend the year, not just hunting season, plotting their big game adventures. In this film our characters are in pursuit of big mule deer bucks in Idaho’s backcountry, but the film also focuses on the experience of hunting in the backcountry, the importance and grandeur of the places we hunt, and why the journey is as important as a successful harvest. As the film follows the stories of these brothers and their connections to each other, to hunting and the land, it uncovers the value of unspoiled backcountry and how the experience and the adventure is as important as pulling the trigger.