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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Just a few short months ago, some of Ray Eye's closest friends feared the worst—Ray might not be able to climb the hills to chase turkeys again. Laid low by a freak backyard accident, it took several surgeries, skin grafts and physical therapy for Eye to get back on his feet. And on his feet he is. Here is the story and photos of Ray's first fall turkey hunt on the comeback trail in his own words...
This is a short story, a fairy tale like story about an old, out-of-shape Gimp...and his wonder dog, Peanut.... at 6 AM on this morning, this old guy just wouldn't listen to his lovely wife Jan, and stay home...stay out of the pouring rain and cold and go back to bed...