William Faulkner loved getting out from behind the typewriter and into the thick underbrush.
Hunting and fishing was so important to the man that he took his yearly trip to hunt deer instead of heading to accept his Noble Prize. In 1935 Faulkner and a few other men of Oxford made the charter for Okatoba Hunting & Fishing Club. This would be instrumental in helping the author not only get some time out in God's great creation, but also help him process stewardship of animals and land. It would, in turn, become his foundation for his short story The Bear.
You can read a lot more about Faulkner The Hunter here.