Mark Norquist of Modern Carnivore helped organize a film series documenting the journey of three people as they go down the path toward becoming hunters.
Let’s face it: it can be tough to learn how to hunt (particularly as an adult) if you don’t have a good mentor. While there are many Americans who would love to hunt, but the barriers to entry for first timers are simply too high for most people. However, Mark of Modern Carnivore is doing his best to help recruit new hunters with his “Awaken the Hunter Within” project.
In this series of videos, Norquist teams up with other hunting mentors in Minnesota like Jamie Carlson, Benjamin Pena and Ryan Lisson (of Zero to Hunt) to teach three novices–Becca, Pierce and Alex–the skills necessary to become successful hunters.
Watch the video below to learn more about each of them and why they want to learn to hunt.
To see the entire film and watch Becca, Pierce and Alex as they grow into new hunters, visit the Modern Carnivore website.
You’ll see them learn to shoot, get a lesson covering the ins and outs of scouting for deer and get tips for how to pick out a good hunting spot. You’ll see them go on small-game hunts for grouse and squirrel, and then a hunt for deer in the woods of Minnesota.
The film ends with them butchering, cooking and eating a deer, and also discussing what they learned along the way and how entering that new world made them feel.
Watching this film and observing the growth and development of Becca, Pierce and Alex as hunters is a great experience. I highly worth a watch and you may want to pass this on to friends who may have an interest in becoming hunters.