Turkey Tracks Event Begins Tonight

The late Eric Corey and his parents
The late Eric Corey and his parents

The annual Turkey Tracks event is this weekend.

Forty-two physically disabled hunters and their guides will be hunting for turkeys this Saturday beginning at 4:30 a.m. and a full weekend is planned.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. tonight with a taco bar and then it’s up early on Saturday for the big hunt. On Saturday evening, once the hunters return from their quest, a buffet dinner will be featured along with many fundraising activities. This year’s event will end on Sunday around noon. All activities will be held in the Washington Township Community Building.

A guest speaker will speak to those assembled and you’re welcome to attend the dinner and help gather more funds for next year’s event.

Turkey Tracks was the idea of the late Eric Corey who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s Disease and was wheelchair bound but that wasn’t going to stop him from enjoying his favorite hobby – hunting. He thought others would like to do what he loved to do and started Turkey Tracks. He started the Eric Corey Foundation so all physically disabled people can enjoy hunting too. He passed away a couple of years ago but his memory lives on as his parents continue this event as part of his legacy.

Hunters come from all over the United States to participate in his hunt and fundraisers are held throughout the year. Guides assist the hunters in the hunt.

For more information, call Carol Corey at (574) 772-5567.