Book Review by Michael Myrick
Summary: In the non-fiction novel Going Wild by Jan E. Dizard, many issues regarding hunting rights, animal rights, and human development’s hand on the balance of nature are discussed in detail based on interviews of experts, records of conservational legislation, and personal experience. Dizard explores the controversy surrounding the arguments of groups for and against conservation and disproves, to the best of his ability, the numerous stereotypes that would label hunters as rampant “redneck” killers with no respect for nature. Dizard is very effective in presenting the opinions of both sides without any bias records or comments.
Reader Response: I am very impressed with Dizard’s ability to research information and present his findings in such a way that allows the reader to make his or her own decision for or against conservation through controlled deer seasons and managed hunts. Personally, I am very interested in the topic discussed so the book was extremely beneficial to me; however, I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the world of environmental conservation. For the avid hunter this book solidifies the beliefs about responsible control of God’s beautiful creation, and for the people concerned about whether humans should have their hands in the processes of nature or not this book offers a deep insight into both supporting and opposing arguments. In all I would recommend this book to anyone, concerned or not, that is willing to see a masterfully designed work that covers all aspects of one of the quickest growing issues in America.
Posted by M. Dutton