There is perhaps no one more fanatical about his training and preparation for hunting season than UA athlete Cameron Hanes. When one season ends, the next begins with a regimen of rigorous physical training and the first of countless off-season arrows fired at targets. He is driven to be the best bowhunter he can be, and he possesses an unwavering physical and mental toughness that keeps him focused on the goal.
That goal, of course, is to experience another elk season in the mountains of the West and, if presented the opportunity, to ethically and mercifully dispatch a mature bull that will provide nutritious, organic meat for his family and friends.
In the latest Ridge Reaper film, shot this week in Utah, Cam takes in the awesome spectacle of the early stages of the elk rut. Go inside the mind of one of the world’s most hardcore bowhunters as Cam delivers play-by-play commentary as the hunt unfolds and shares the reasoning behind every decision he makes. From heart-racing confrontations with bugling bulls to agonizing days where nothing seems to go right, the film culminates with an incredible encounter with one of the largest bulls he’s ever seen in the wild.