A Walk in the Woods

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PERSONAL: THE FOREST

Personal: The Forest
Susan Jones
DeVry Univeristy

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Personal: The Forest “A walk in the woods” is a chapter in the book, Omnivore’s Dilema by Michael Pollan. This chapter reminds me of where I was raised in the back woods of Kentucky. Our property was attached to one of the largest forests in Eastern Kentucky, known as The Daniel Boone National Forest. This forest is beautiful in any direction that one can see. From the beautiful tall oaks, to the large pine trees and their needles covering the spongy forest floor. There are beautiful green ferns, leafy vegetation, thickets and rock cliffs. There are so many wonderful things to see and hear in this forest, which provide a natural home and shelter for many animals to live. My experiences and memories of the forest and hunting have lead me to have mixed feelings about hunting which will be examined in the following paragraphs. Omnivore’s Dilema has brought back memories from home, and yes that is the back woods where I grew up. In many ways, it is quite easy for me to relate to the chapters written about hunting by Mr. Pollan. Hunting is something my father and my brothers enjoyed doing together. It wasn’t as much as a sport to them it was a necessity. Actually it was our meat source for our daily meals. There were lots of different game to hunt; deer, rabbit, squirrels and turkey to name a few. Fishing in the streams was usually plentiful netting us big fish and turtles. Ortega Y. Gasset, the Spanish philosopher, who writes in his Meditations on Hunting, “One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have

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