02/27/13 At the young age of 16, Eric Corey was diagnosed with ALS. An avid hunter his entire life, the Starke County resident made it his mission to make sure other young adults with mobility challenges like him could experience the joy of hunting. The Turkey Tracks Hunt allows hunters with physical challenges to use adaptive equipment and the help of guides to experience a turkey hunt in Northern Indiana.
What started in 2009 with a couple of kids in Eric’s home, has now become a multi county event . . . with 30 hunters, volunteer hunt guides, local farmers and supportive friends . . . all pitching in for a weekend of fellowship, friendship and fun.
The Eric Corey Foundation Spring Hunting Banquet for Turkey Tracks is this Saturday, March 2nd at the Washington Township Community Building on State Road 23 in Starke County. Doors open at 5 and ticket are $15 and include live entertainment with Quentin Flagg from 7 to 9, some priceless items in a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Dinner is an all you can eat fish fry done by the San Pierre Fire Department with all the trimmings including dessert. Carry-outs are available for $8.00.
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.
This fundraising dinner helps support this great project. The entire weekend is free for the handicap hunter. Turkey Tracks pays for transportation, food, hotel, and even the hunting licenses.
For more information check out their website at turkeytracks.org.