The short story, “Hunters in the Snow” written by Tobias Wolff, is a tale about male bonding and a hunting trip that turns disastrous because of secrets. There are three characters, Tub, Kenny, and Frank who are not truthful to each other during the course of their friendship. The cold bitterness the three men show one another is the same as the breath of the wind that blows on them, making them cold and brutal. The cold weather reveals the true nature of the three men and how they only care for themselves in the end. It is because of their distrust, lies and decisions that lead them on the road to destruction. This essay will discuss a few ways the setting in the work has influenced the actions of the characters.