To Our Readers: Nov. 30, 1998

A week ago, I went fishing with friends in the marshes of Plaquemines Parish near my old hometown of New Orleans. It was the opening of duck-hunting season, and folks were out with their kids for what has become a ritual among many baby-boom parents. I was particularly interested because assistant managing editor Dan Goodgame, who grew up hunting nearby in southern Mississippi, had suggested we do a story on an issue many parents now face: Is hunting a good thing to teach our kids? "People who hunt get something valuable out of it that doesn't translate well to people who...

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