"If you like animals, you like being out around animals and experiencing animals, you fall in love with the way nature is.
"Then you watch film renditions of it, and they don't love what it is. They wish it was different.
"And I'm like, Who are you to wish nature behaved differently than it does when it in and of itself is perfect?'"
Noted hunting writer/podcaster/ etc. Steve Rinella takes apart Out of Africa, Jeremiah Johnson, and other movies in which hunting is key to the plot.
On Elmer Fudd-style cartoonish movie hunters:
"I don't hunt with anyone who puts an ear-flap cap on when it's warm out."
And then he goes into The Revenant, which I could not finish because it was just so inconceivable bad and improbable. As Rinella says, the actual story is one of resilience and forgiveness, but not the twisted Hollywood version . . .
The Deer Hunter: Everything is good, "and then [the movie makers] do the thing where they insert the wrong damn animal!"