Himalayan Snowcock Hunting
This Project Upland Original Film follows a journey that is more like a sheep hunt than a bird hunt. This rarely seen bird is found at elevations above 10,000 feet. On the tops of those mountains three men converge in this unforgiving land.
This film tackles head-on the ethics of wingshooting versus shooting a bird on the ground, particularly when it comes to a bird traditionally hunted with rifles overseas. “If you let it fly, and you take that shot, the chances are its going to go 2000 feet down to the bottom of a canyon and you may not retrieve it. There is nothing ethical about shooting a bird you cannot retrieve.”