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    Gobbler Yelpin’

    Gobbler yelpin’. It’s something that nobody ever talked about, at least in modern times, except for Ray Eye. He put two and two together while he was...

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    One Last Crack at Ole’ Chop Gobble

    Ray Eye has never been one to name turkeys and he always avoids thinking that any given gobbler is somehow special. Ray’s world is the turkey’s world,...

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    Excited Calling Pays off for Brett Hankins

    As part of our ongoing discussions with turkey hunters, we’ve been getting some great notes from hunters who describe the situation they were in, what happened, and...

It’s a jam-packed show this week, starting with Ray and Tony talking about Terry and Mark Drury’s new deer hunting TV show, Thirteen, a teaching show that Ray raves about. Then we bring Terry Drury on to talk about it.

Then, Ray talks fall turkey hunting with Ron Magnano, who uses turkey dogs to pursue fall gobblers. The dogs target gobblers, scatter them, then sit off to the side quietly during the recall process. Magnano trains his dogs to find turkeys, rush in and scatter them, and bark while doing it. GPS tracking collars allow him to pinpoint the exact spot of the breakup. Then, he chooses a setup position from there.

Ron had Ray at “fall gobblers,” so this is a great conversation.

Next up, Ray talks with his friend Will Jimeno, a first responder who was pinned in the rubble of the World Trade Center towers on 9-11. A member of the Port Authority Police force, Jimeno was buried alive for 13 hours after bravely going in as chaos erupted when planes were flown into the towers. Read More

Ray Eye with fall gobblers

Gobbler yelpin’. It’s something that nobody ever talked about, at least in modern times, except for Ray Eye. He put two and two together while he was still a snot-nosed kid crawling up and down the bluffs of Johnson Mountain down in the Missouri Ozarks. He listened carefully to his daddy and granddaddy, and he listened even more carefully to those wild turkeys who taught him to hunt them. Read More

Eyes Podcast #4

If you’ve only shot standard tubes that come with your shotgun, today’s first interview will be an eye opener: choke tube designer Mike Ponder talks top quality choke tubes for turkey hunting. There is a difference…

Next up, a true hunter who’s a role model for women and men alike, world-class competitive archer and friend, Joella Bates. She’s the first woman to take down the big 5 in Africa with a bow, and Ray had a chance to talk with her after she was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame… then, we talk firearm and hunter safety training with Steve Hall, executive director of the International Hunter Education Association. Read More