He said his 33-year-old son, Oliver, recently gave up the sport after years of seeing no deer and taking care of a newborn child.
Hunting traditions sag as land, desire disappear →
"I miss my son and wish he was out here," Mr. Schinkten said. "Hunters better be concerned. If it keeps going like this, it's not going to be good. We lose hunters, we lose license sales. It's just a vicious circle."