Letter to the Editor: Hunting is part of state’s rich tradition

Editor:

The Northern Virginia Daily has been a part of my life for years. Before me, my parents subscribed to your paper.

This quick note is to thank you for the photo of Evan Bowers, age 9, and his first turkey, in Wednesday’s paper. Hunting and fishing have been a part of the rich tradition of growing up in rural Virginia. Sadly, some of our print media seem to think photos like this will offend someone, and have chosen to eliminate such pictures.

I don’t know Evan, but I would like to pass along my congratulations to him for his first turkey, and my sincere thanks to you for helping to keep part of our culture and heritage alive.

Richard Brady, Flint Hill