Work and life of the industrial hunters in Kazakhstan. Follow Nikolai and his team on the annual marmot hunting season where they have to hunt 600 marmots for the period of one month. And learn why this massive killing is essential for marmots' survival.
Nikolai is a licensed industrial hunter with 35 years of experience. During the off-hunting seasons he works as a forestry and environment keeper, making sure the wild life is well preserved in the region. Every summer Nikolai assembles his team to live in a wild for a month to hunt marmots - a unique little animal whose body is completely utilized (used in perfume and skin care). Although, the process may seem to be cruel and graphic, Nikolai provides his professional point of view of why it is necessary to be done this way and what actions are taken to sustain the species.