Hunting Stand 1 in "Bear Hunt" in "A Bear Hunt" (Location)

Display Label: 
First Hunting Stand
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
945
Y: 
243
Description: 

A deer-hunting "stand" can be a structure, a platform attached to a tree that allows the hunter to wait a dozen or so feet above the ground for his prey to walk past - or "stand" can simply mean a specific place on the ground, usually against a tree, where the hunter waits. In either case, when a group is hunting, "stands" are a way to make sure that everyone in the party knows where the other hunters are. In this story, the "deer standers" are spaced in at least three places along the railroad track that runs through the woods; this first stand is occupied by Ike McCaslin (69). The fact that Ike "turns" to Provine, who is sitting "down on a log behind" him, suggests that the stands in this story are simply assigned spots "along the log-line levee" (69)

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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