Hunting For Bambi is a series of hoax videos that center around a fictional competition to hunt semi-naked women with paintball guns in the deserts of Las Vegas. Created by Florida resident Michael Burdick, Hunting For Bambi drew significant controversy and media coverage, due both to its perceived misogyny and to Burdick's repeated public statements that it was not a hoax (he later retracted these statements when faced with the possibility of prosecution).
The premise of Hunting is that (male) hunters would pay $5000-10,000 for the privilege of hunting "Bambis" (women wearing nothing but a thong and tennis shoes), by picking them off with paintballs powerful enough to draw blood. The Bambis are paid $2,500 if they avoid getting hit and $1,000 even if they do get hit.
- "PAINTBALL HUNTS: City cites promoter of 'Bambi'". Las Vegas Review Journal. http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2003/Jul-26-Sat-2003/news/21810950.html.
- "Michael Burdick, 38, founder and director of Hunting for Bambi". Face Full - First World Wide Paintball Magazine. http://www.face-full.com/Burdick.php.