Unformatted text preview: Nevertheless, when he arrived at the elk to break its neck, as he normally does, the elk let out a grunt. This hunt was his worst ever because it is inferred that the animal suffered more than necessary. Another negative that he associates with his hunting is the increased risk of cancer that he suffers due to his diet. He justifies this risk by theorizing: “… I have to trust that [the cancer studies] apply to fatty steroid beef, and cattle that must have been raised in pesticide fields.”(83) All of the positive aspects of hunting out way the negative ones for Rick Bass. He will always spend each fall, “looking straight ahead.” (82)...
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- Spring '10
- Physics, Hunting, Rick Bass, Mr. Hohmann English