In Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford and Zaroff possess similar ideologies regarding hunting, but differ in one main way.
Rainsford and Zaroff both have a passion for hunting. Both look at hunting as "the best sport in the world." Both Rainsford and Zaroff have also been educated in the sport of hunting (as seen in their common understanding of traps used in the sport--like the Malay mancatcher and the Burmese tiger pit). In the end, both Rainsford and Zaroff will go to whatever means they must to win the hunt.
The greatest difference seen between Rainsford and Zaroff is their understanding of hunting and murder. While Zaroff tries to justify his "hunting" of man,
("But they are men," said Rainsford hotly.
"Precisely," said the general. "That is why I use them. It gives me pleasure. They can reason, after a fashion. So they are dangerous."),
Rainsford disagrees vehemently by stating: "Thank you, I'm a hunter, not a murderer."