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If the FBI were to develop a profile of the average Alabama turkey hunter, it wouldn’t be anywhere close on Jim Daniel.

First of all, turkey hunting is typically not a game for those in their 80s. It requires stamina. Long walks and even occasional running are required. That’s why the typical Alabama turkey hunter is in his 30s and 40s. Jim, who lives in Argo, is 86.

But the main profile buster? You’re probably guessing that Jim can share at least five decades of turkey hunting experiences. Hardly. He didn’t start turkey hunting until he was 82.

“I grew up in Trussville, and it was rural then,” he said. “I...

Other Hunting Articles
Turkeys have a way of utilizing their surroundings that makes getting one into gun range a pretty tough row to hoe. In the timber, they seem to always manage to put a ditch between themselves and the hunter. Or maybe just a slight...

While some of Alabama’s 45,000 turkey hunters witnessed indications of a wild turkey comeback last year, most approach the start of the 2018 season still convinced something is badly wrong. The fourth year of an Auburn University...

One day on a creek bottom, a long, long time ago, I was working a stubborn old bird on a stretch of public land. He had gobbled plenty and had me believing he was going to show up soon. I was green and was completely at the mercy of this bird, but I...

Nearly a mile deep into the dense woods, we paused to listen. Moments later, frenzied barking from several excited dogs erupted and echoed through the previously silent, dark forest. With help from GPS systems on the dog collars, the owners quickly...

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