American Wilderness (1972)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Animals, Natural Environments, Outdoor Recreation  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This documentary is a one-man effort by an Oregonian architect, and it records six years of his wilderness hunting exploits. Among the animals he sought were bighorn sheep, elk, and polar bears. On his travels, he caught images of wild stallions fighting over a herd, bighorn rams competing similarly, and a host of other wildlife images. Though this is basically a very elaborate film of one family's vacations, it was quite successful at the time of its release due to a unique distribution scheme, and it features some very fine wilderness photography.

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elk, hunting, polar-bear, sheep, wilderness, wildlife