When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion – backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run the Hardrock 100. Two months later he attempts a backcountry mountain goat hunt in the wilds of Alaska. The film looks at the crossover between endurance sports and hunting, and the need for public lands and wild places to do both.
I made this film solo, so the team is pretty slim. I’m a photographer and filmmaker lucky enough to live in Livingston, Montana – one of the most beautiful places on the planet. I live with my wife, Faith, two sons, a bird dog and a posse of chickens. Running the Hardrock 100 at 13k feet with camera gear proved almost as challenging as shooting in Alaska downpours day after day!
This began as a personal project, combining the two activities that bring me to life the most. Turns out there is an entire industry being built around the combination of fitness and hunting. Kevin Davis returned to Hardrock this year and toughed out another 100-mile finish in 36+ hours.