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Five films for fieldsports fans to watch

A selection of hunting and shooting films to watch whilst you're having to stay home

You might be feeling frustrated at not being able to go out in the field at the moment or practise on the clayground. So we’ve taken a look around at a few films that bring the great outdoors into your sitting room whilst you’re stuck in due to COVID-19.

We’ve included family-friendly films too for different age groups.

You can watch the following streaming on Amazon Prime or on an old-fashioned DVD. Enjoy.

1. Walking Out

Certificate 15. A teenager from the city goes on a hunting trip with his father to Montana. But things don’t turn out quite as planned. Available on Amazon Prime to rent for 0.99p or buy for £4.99.

2. The Snow Walker

For 16+.  Watch this for the caribou hunting scenes which are remarkable. The story takes place in the 1950s when a pilot flies to an Eskimo village to pick up a patient. Free on Amazon Prime.


3. The Eagle Huntress

Certificate U. One to watch with the family. A documentary about a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who catches her own eagle. She learns to train it and hunt from a horse. Stunning cinematography. Free on Amazon Prime.


4. Hunt for the Wilderpeople 

Certificate 12.  Fans of Sam Neil will enjoy him making his appearance in this film as grumpy Uncle Hec who first is seen carrying a wild boar he has just shot. The action continues to the wilds of New Zealand where Ricky and Uncle Hec survive by hunting and eating wild game. Free on Amazon Prime.

5. The Call of the Wild 

Not the most recent version with Harrison Ford but a 1976 film that stays pretty true to the original classic book by Jack London. The story follows Buck who is stolen from his comfortable family home and sent to the Alaskon Yukon where he becomes a sled dog.

Get to see if you can

We couldn’t find this on Amazon or Netflix but it’s definitely worth hunting down.

The Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. A documentary about people who live in a village in the Siberian Taiga who live off fish and game.