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A Fading Tradition:
The November Hunt For Whitetail Deer

John and Brendan Quinn

In the north country, deer hunting is a family tradition. The passion and the skills are passed along through generations, usually from father to son. But these days, many hunters worry that their tradition is fading. More young men are growing up in cities, where hunting can seem old-fashioned, or even frightening. And even in rural America, some fear that the culture of the hunt will slowly vanish. Brian Mann reports. Listen (6:25)

Above: (left) Marsh on Raquette River; (center) John Quinn; (right) The Quinn family has hunted here since the mid-Forties.
Father and son make their way back toward camp.

Far left: Tools of the trade.
Left: The prize.
Above: The camp.