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86 And Chasing Gobblers
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 hunted squirrels and rabbits. There weren’t any deer or turkeys around here back then.”

Life eventually steered Jim away from hunting. Work and marriage changed his...

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