Stan Taylor on hunting and the modern suburbanite:
I have not hunted since I left home for college, but I go through phases when I would like to take my son Samuel hunting. It’s important to me that he learn where his food comes from. After reading Gordon’s post, though, I realize why I have never done so. It would lack the social significance that Gordon describes. For Samuel and me to hunt, we would have to go about it as other suburban sportsmen–get a deer lease, buy gear, etc. It would be an event or an outing, not part of our family routine, as it was when I was a kid.
This interests me mostly as someone who shares common experiences. I can remember hunting and shooting as a kid, but while hunting doesn’t offend me, I cannot picture myself doing it.