Uncommon Ground - An Arizona Wilderness Elk Hunt Film
Fresh Tracks Films • 16m
Uncommon Ground is a story told through the eyes of a hunter, a story of wild things, wild places, and mostly a story of the land. Randy Newberg ponders what it means to hunt backcountry public land areas.
The land connects hunters in ways that are hard to explain. It is where we get our food, where we go to remind us of how insignificant we are, and how amazing the wild things are that can make a living in these wild places.
Theodore Roosevelt said, "Only he who has partaken thereof can understand the keen delight of hunting the lonely lands." This film is about hunting those lonely lands, wild lands untouched by the hand of man, and expressing the keen delight that comes with such pleasures.
America is the greatest country in the world. We have the great public estate in the world. Through these lands, America has allowed all Americans, regardless of mean, to participate in the pursuit of wild things on public lands. From that effort has come the greatest conservation system in the world.
These are your lands; enjoy them, conserve them, protect them, fight for them. Once they are gone, they will be gone forever.