It's difficult to imagine a time when 13-year-old students would take their .22 rifles to school, leave them in the principal's office then hunt on the way home but that was a way of life at one time in West Virginia.
The New York Times
staff photographer Stephen Crowley shows hunting's decline, and the attempt to recreate an interest, in an audio slideshow called A Sport and a Pastime, in Decline
. Click the link under Multimedia on the left side of the page. Registration may be required to view.