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Bass, Rick. "Why I Hunt." July/August 2001 HUNTING - Sierra Magazine - Sierra Club. Sierra Club, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.
In the story “Why I Hunt” readers have a chance to get a passionate hunter’s perspective in what hunting is like. Rick Bass shares his story of an unplanned immigration west to the Yak valley next to the Kootenai National Forest with his wife. The immigration near this well-resourced forest obligated Bass to become more involved in hunting. In the story he helps readers understand how he feels as he hunts in a natural forest rich with a variety of prey. In “Why I Hunt” Rick Bass emphasizes his deep love for hunting and argues that it is an enjoyable activity that helps develop a type of imagination that is almost impossible for non-hunters to obtain. People who are animal activist may not see his purpose in hunting, but he make light to a dim subject for people oppose to hunting. Same a coral conservation; one may not see the purpose of saving a dying sea creature, but it can be proven to be a vital source to the ecosystem of the ocean. The ocean is very important to our food chain.