From what I've gathered, it’s not the necessarily the harvest that keep hunters coming back, it’s the journey to the harvest. The time spent outside and the sense of freeness generated by participating in an activity in which one is purposefully pursuing wild animals. In our mainstream lives, we come across deer and squirrels, crows and skunks, usually by accident and often as roadkill. But there’s something different about spotting a buck’s antler peeking behind a bush when you’re 22 miles down a dirt road and 4 miles up a steep hill.
And that is what this show, “Women Who Hunt,” explores. Not the technical aspects of hunting (and there are plenty) or the moral debate surrounding hunting (not enough time) or the history of human hunters (too dry) but the story of the hunter herself. And as I learned in the making of this show, hunters love a good story.