The Third Annual Turkey Tracks event was held over the weekend in Starke County. Opening night was Friday, and the hunters, guides, and well wishers gathered at the Knox VFW for a dinner, fellowship and entertainment provided by country singer, Billy Wayne.
During the ceremony that followed the dinner, Bass Pro Shops in Portage and Clarksville gave special monetary and tracker gifts to the participants. The Clarksville representative gave each of the hunters their own monogrammed turkey callers, and Eric Corey was presented with a one-of-a-kind caller in engraved box. The Turkey Tracks organization also received a $1,000 check for the program.
Of course, as always, the star of the show was Eric Corey, who with his family, organizes the wild turkey hunt for the disabled participants. He talked with our own Ted Hayes after the Saturday night closing ceremony.
“One memory that I will take from this event is all the the great people that came and gave Turkey Tracks support and just make it happen,” said Eric Corey. “I’ve made some great friends through this event and they will be best friends for life. We could do this without the landowners and guides. Our guides work hard when they get out there. They scout for weeks and weeks before the turkey hunt and try to put the hunters on the best property that we can get and where the birds are moving the most.”
The event was filmed by the American Way hunting network.
As of Saturday night, 12 birds had been taken with more harvested on Sunday. The Corey Family, including Doug, Carol, and Amy would like to thank all who helped.
this year another success.