Great story! Thanx for sharing it with us !
While I don't have any stories such as that, I quess i do have a hunting tradition. My grandfather always wore a specif kind of hat hunting or just "going to town". While i never actually got to hunt with him, I have always worn that same style of hat. It's by no means a modern desgn with some name on it. It's not a typical baseball cap style like most wear hunting. It's just an old hat with a 360* brim. Lightweight too. It's the only hat I'll wear hunting regardless of when and where I am.
We also have a tradition whereby we alsways park in the same spot that grandpa always parked. We still hunt the same area of woods he did some 50 yrs ago.
Waiting to get the chance to go there with my hat and his old Ithica shotgun I now have and make the circle complete. Next yr.