The Killing Game Essay

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“The killing game”
Before reading “The killing game” by Joy Williams, I considered myself a “non-hunter”. However, after reading “The killing game”, I had mixed feelings of how I felt about hunting. I think Williams unjustly stereotyped all hunters as being “immoral” without consideration for another point of view. I decided to look equally at both sides of this issue to determine which side, “non-hunter” or “anti-hunter”, I would support.
I interviewed my friend, Dona Mayo, about hunting. I believed that she would know about hunting since she had hunted in the past and her father is an active hunter. She considers herself to be a “non-hunter” now but does support the rights of a limited amount of hunting for appropriate reasons.
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I finally asked Ms. Mayo how she felt of the comment from “The killing game”; “Sport hunting is immoral; it should be made illegal. Hunters are persecutors of nature who should be prosecuted.” She responded, “It is not her position to judge what is moral or immoral. I think sport hunting should be limited, if not using the meat you kill to eat. People who think that hunting is immoral must have not been in a situation where hunting provided their main source of food.”
After interviewing Ms. Mayo, I decided to go online and find out the rules, regulations, and even the fines for illegal hunting. According to Mississippi deer hunting.com “Anyone twelve years of age and under sixteen years of age must have a certificate of satisfactory completion of a hunter education course approved by the department before hunting in the state. Anyone under the age of twelve must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least twenty-one years of age when the child is hunting. A legal buck is a deer with antlers of four points or greater. Legal shooting hours are from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. It is illegal to hunt or trap any wild animal or wild bird with the aid of bait. Electrically operated calling or sound reproducing devices may be used for hunting coyote or crow only. Dogs are not allowed for hunting deer. All deer hunters must

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