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Ray Eye Returns

Ray Eye Returns

A few months ago, Outdoor Life told you about the plight of turkey hunting legend Ray Eye. Severely injured in a freak accident, Eye battled the odds and takes to his beloved Ozark woods to hunt again.
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from thumphrey wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

the woods would be a little colder and darker if the infamous Ray Eye was not able to chase turkeys.He is a good man and great hunter thanks for running the article.Yes it is true you can kill big gobblers in the fall

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from nwtfslam wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

It's great to hear that Ray is back in his beloved turkey woods! Anyone who has had the honor of sharing a hunting camp with "Uncle Ray" knows what a great, fun-loving, down-to-earth guy he really is -- not to mention that there's not a better turkey hunter around!! Kudos also to Outdoor Life for bringing us Ray's fantastic "comeback story" online!
Jimmy & Joe Harper

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from eleonard wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you're back on your feet. Now you can come back and hunt with my dad and I. I didn't get a chance to use all of your things in Colorado being as we couldn't find the herd. Thanks for letting paps and i borrow it though.

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from Joel Shipman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Congradulations Raymond, what a fine turkey, but the photo's and story are awsome! Really enjoy your stories and photos!! Glad you are getting some strength back! You'll be doing those wind sprints in know time. Can I borrow Peanut, I think she is the real secret behind your turkey success. On serious note, those who don't go out and fall turkey hunt, don't know what they are missing! Your pictures point that out. Great job!!!

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from turkeybow wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ray, It's great to hear and see that you're back in the woods, and, what a way to start off! That's a beautiful fall Tom. The story and pictures are both great. You've inspired me to pick up the calls and give the fall birds a shot tomorrow.

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from billybowfreak69 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

ray eye kicks ass!! one show-me-boy to another. he is a true gentleman!! i've spoke with mr.eye at length at several turkey show's, he treated my buddies& i the same as his friends/other pro's!!! alot of fella's who make the BIG TIME sometimes swell up above the shoulders!! not ray eye!! enough of this typin, i'm goin BOWHUNTIN!!!! the rut is about to explode here in w. central missouri.

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from modernmountainman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Not a bit of surprise from this corner. The only thing Ray likes more than chasing turkeys is eating. It would take a lot more than a backyard lawnmower accident to keep this guy out of the turkey woods, spring or fall. Thanks also to Gerry B. for remembering that there are more things to hunt in the fall of the year than those stinky old deer.

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from mike375 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Great to see you are getting out Ray! Great story and keep mending.

Mike S.

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from Mr. Scott wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The turkey woods just wouldn't be the same without the inimitable Ray Eye. Good to see he's back on track and has started out with a bang!

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from Drew Jones wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

It was very admirable for Mr. Eye, under such adverse circumstances, to make such an effort to try to make this a fair fight. Anyone who's hunted with Ray knows that he could have called that bird from the blacktop road while seated comfortably in his truck!

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from coopster wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The return of the almost extinct Ray Eye is equivalent to the return of his favorite game animal, the wild turkey. No hype or movie star here. Ray Eye is teh real deal, the hunting man's man. He's done more for the hunting industry and teaching people how to hunt than most people could ever dream about. Welcome back Ray!

Bill C.

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from gjohnson wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ray,
Good to see out and about. Fitting that your first hunt back was the boyhood haunts of Johnson Mountain. Even more amazing that birds cooperated in making a miserable looking day, into a successful adventure.

Nothing more beautiful and ugly at the same time as wet turkey... and they smell good too. Yikes!!
Gary J

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from gjohnson wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ray,
Good to see out and about. Fitting that your first hunt back was the boyhood haunts of Johnson Mountain. Even more amazing that birds cooperated in making a miserable looking day, into a successful adventure.

Nothing more beautiful and ugly at the same time as wet turkey... and they smell good too. Yikes!!
Gary J

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from coopster wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The return of the almost extinct Ray Eye is equivalent to the return of his favorite game animal, the wild turkey. No hype or movie star here. Ray Eye is teh real deal, the hunting man's man. He's done more for the hunting industry and teaching people how to hunt than most people could ever dream about. Welcome back Ray!

Bill C.

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from Drew Jones wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

It was very admirable for Mr. Eye, under such adverse circumstances, to make such an effort to try to make this a fair fight. Anyone who's hunted with Ray knows that he could have called that bird from the blacktop road while seated comfortably in his truck!

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from Mr. Scott wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The turkey woods just wouldn't be the same without the inimitable Ray Eye. Good to see he's back on track and has started out with a bang!

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from mike375 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Great to see you are getting out Ray! Great story and keep mending.

Mike S.

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from modernmountainman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Not a bit of surprise from this corner. The only thing Ray likes more than chasing turkeys is eating. It would take a lot more than a backyard lawnmower accident to keep this guy out of the turkey woods, spring or fall. Thanks also to Gerry B. for remembering that there are more things to hunt in the fall of the year than those stinky old deer.

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from billybowfreak69 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

ray eye kicks ass!! one show-me-boy to another. he is a true gentleman!! i've spoke with mr.eye at length at several turkey show's, he treated my buddies& i the same as his friends/other pro's!!! alot of fella's who make the BIG TIME sometimes swell up above the shoulders!! not ray eye!! enough of this typin, i'm goin BOWHUNTIN!!!! the rut is about to explode here in w. central missouri.

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from turkeybow wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ray, It's great to hear and see that you're back in the woods, and, what a way to start off! That's a beautiful fall Tom. The story and pictures are both great. You've inspired me to pick up the calls and give the fall birds a shot tomorrow.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Joel Shipman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Congradulations Raymond, what a fine turkey, but the photo's and story are awsome! Really enjoy your stories and photos!! Glad you are getting some strength back! You'll be doing those wind sprints in know time. Can I borrow Peanut, I think she is the real secret behind your turkey success. On serious note, those who don't go out and fall turkey hunt, don't know what they are missing! Your pictures point that out. Great job!!!

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from eleonard wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you're back on your feet. Now you can come back and hunt with my dad and I. I didn't get a chance to use all of your things in Colorado being as we couldn't find the herd. Thanks for letting paps and i borrow it though.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from nwtfslam wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

It's great to hear that Ray is back in his beloved turkey woods! Anyone who has had the honor of sharing a hunting camp with "Uncle Ray" knows what a great, fun-loving, down-to-earth guy he really is -- not to mention that there's not a better turkey hunter around!! Kudos also to Outdoor Life for bringing us Ray's fantastic "comeback story" online!
Jimmy & Joe Harper

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from thumphrey wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

the woods would be a little colder and darker if the infamous Ray Eye was not able to chase turkeys.He is a good man and great hunter thanks for running the article.Yes it is true you can kill big gobblers in the fall

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