What are the woods called where Katniss Everdeen Hunts in The Hunger Games?  

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In The Hunger Games, the woods have no official name but "the Woods." The Woods is the area where Katniss and Gale go and hunt. The Woods is outside of District 12, and Katniss and Gale have to climb under a fence that should be electrified. That is where Katniss uses her bow to hunt animals. After hunting, the animals are taken to the black market, The Hob, to be sold to others in the city. In Catching Fire, Katniss goes out to hunt in The Woods only to come back to find the fence electrified. She has to find a way to get over the fence to get back into District 12. We learn that at the end of Catching Fire, Gale saves almost one thousand people from District 12 by taking them to safety in the Woods.