not when it comes to turkey hunting for 81-year-old Earl Groves. More
than 50 years after hearing his first gobble he’s still loving every
minute of it and can’t get enough.
“I really don’t know why I went the first time which was back in
1958 or so,” said the Gastonia, N.C., resident, just a couple months
shy of turning 82. “I had a good friend that I used to fish with in the
Florida Keys and he asked me about going turkey hunting and I did and
I’ve been doing it ever since.
“We didn’t have any turkeys then (in North Carolina) and about the
only place that had any turkeys was south Florida and that’s where I
started,” said Groves. “There wasn’t but about a half-million turkeys
in the whole country when I started.”