Eaton was deer hunting with his dogs near the town of Stella, in a national forest, when he first encountered Edge. Eaton, however, had no idea that Edge had likely already shot his dogs when the men crossed paths. "[Edge] cussed at me that my dogs were running across the field," says Eaton. According to JDNews, only later, after finding both of his hounds dead, did Eaton realize the weight of Edge's words. "I didn't pay much attention. I never expected anything like this to happen," Eaton told The Daily News.