At the very young age of 16, Eric Corey was diagnosed with ALS. An avid hunter his entire life, we lost Eric to this tragic disease in January, 2012. Eric’s legacy lives on in his mission. Turkey Tracks continues to make sure other young adults with mobility challenges like him can experience the joy of hunting. The event allows hunters with physical challenges to use adaptive equipment and the help of guides to experience a turkey hunt in Northern Indiana, and also now in Tennessee.
What started in 2009 with a couple of kids in Eric’s home, has now become a community wide event. Volunteer hunt guides, local farmers and supportive friends all have pitched in for a weekend of fellowship, friendship and fun. In 2013, we had 32 hunters in Starke Co., 11 hunters in Angola, and 9 hunters in Tennessee.
For a time away…Turkey Tracks is about getting families together, away from the doctor appointments and hospital visits that most of these hunters live with on a weekly basis. It is about enjoyment and love of the outdoors.
Turkey Tracks Hunt has the equipment and the ability to take young hunters in wheelchairs and challenge them to the same adventure that a person with mobility would enjoy experiencing.