The answer to your question is attributable to many factors. I believe the urbanization of virtually every state and the sprawl that has consumed farmland, (destroying habitat and traditional hunting opportunities) is one of two leading factors. The other is simple, competition. Our culture is evolving as fast as our technology and it is coming at the expense of hunting, fishing, and what the fifty-and-over crowd call tradition. Computer games, ipods and an endless list of equipment that is growing weekly has captured the full attention of this and the previous generation’s effortless enjoyment. It is not only technology, we are told constantly guns are weapons of destruction and gun owners are constantly portrayed with negative connotations. Correct society, whatever that is, believes if you own a gun you are capable of doing great harm. No longer is a child excited when he or she turns ten and gets his or her first shotgun for Christmas. Today, we are not sure if we are even supposed to have Christmas. How did this happen? No great philosophical or insightful answer, it just did. It is, however, another lesson to the silent majority of our great country to wake up before the traditions that made our country great are gone.