A Discourse Community Analysis Of A Duck Hunting Club

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A Fowl Obsession:
A Discourse Community Analysis of a Duck Hunting Club Some may consider duck hunting a hobby and some consider it a lifestyle. Many duck hunting clubs see that only two things going on in a year, that’s duck season and the time leading up till duck season. This is an exaggeration in some cases, however if the case of my duck hunting club know, as Fowl Play Duck Club we take duck hunting seriously. There are three generations of hunters in this club. The ole’ boys’ hunters who basically are our grandfather’s age. The seasoned hunters that are our dad’s ages. Then the young gun my friends and I, making the knowledge and skills vast and wide.
Summary of Swales Definition of Discourse Community Swales says that in order
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The first is “A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common goals.” (Swales 220). Meaning that the goal of the community is the same in our case, that’s hunting ducks and preserving the art of duck hunting. The second “A discourse community has mechanisms of communication among its members” (221). Showing that communication is key for anything. The way my club communicates is far from formal, its mostly texts or whenever when run into each other. The third “A discourse community uses its participatory mechanisms primarily to provide information and feedback” (221). The way all the young guns learn is by doing and listening to the older members. Which they make us do most of the grunt work. The forth “A discourse community utilizes and hence possesses one or more genres in the communicative furtherance of its aims” (221). The Fowl Play Duck Club …show more content…
The cold and backbreaking work of duck hunting really shows the true side of people. Being in below freezing temperatures, carrying fifty pounds of gear. The gear and everything starts getting heavier and heavier each minute it’s on your back. My closest friends and I walked ten miles at one point to get to a hunting hole we wanted to check out. We left at four in the morning and didn’t get back till four that afternoon. We also have taken part in helping keep duck populations in the high ranges; by making nest boxes which some breeds of duck use make their nest in. The duck hunting community as a whole helps the national as well as local wildlife agencies. They do this by purchasing their Federal Duck Stamp as well as their individual state required hunting licenses. These stamps aren’t cheaper either, especially since all the prices got raised this year. The hunters never complain, it’s something that you can’t put a price to high on, no matter

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