It's probably an understatement to say that hunting is pretty popular in the West, and for many of those hunters, nocking an arrow is as familiar as chambering a round. Following the wave of bow-wielding screen icons in The Hunger Games and The Avengers, bow hunting—along with archery in general—has seen a surge of interest worldwide.
The Full Draw Film Tour invites the hunting and archery communities to come together at the Egyptian Theatre Thursday, June 27, to experience the visceral thrill of bow hunting on the big screen.
Coming to Boise for its third year, the tour highlights independent filmmakers who specialize in capturing the traditional bow hunting experience. Including both short and feature-length films, topics range from professional, fully kitted hunters climbing the high peaks in search of mountain goats, to documentaries following enthusiastic young amateurs on their first bow hunts.
Even Hawkeye and Katniss could pick up a few tips.
But it's not just about the films—audiences are entered for the chance to win a bow, along with other hunting equipment, in raffle drawings held throughout the evening.
The tour will raise funds for Hunt of a Lifetime—a hunt-themed nonprofit that helps kids with life-threatening illnesses experience the hunts of their dreams.