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Not to diminish the sense of accomplishment that blind Maegan Weiler experienced upon successfully shooting a black bear [“Blind teen girl shoots 300-pound black bear,” Local News, July 11], but wouldn’t a bull’s-eye target have achieved the same thing without involving the senseless killing of a bear?

Maegan would have had the satisfaction of an impressive achievement, and the bear could have gone on about its business, which by the way did not appear to include threatening Maegan in any way. Instead, Maegan got her bragging rights, and the bear got turned into a rug.

A sorry outcome for what seemed to be a feel-good story about kids overcoming their disabilities.

Ron Dickson, Seattle