From The Kansas City Star:
When Charlie Wilks went turkey hunting Saturday, he didn’t get to see the big gobbler that strutted across a field and put on a show in front of him.
Wilks, 14, has been blind since age 6, when a brain tumor took away his sight. But that didn’t keep him from shooting a trophy bird on his first turkey hunt.
Against all odds — and with a lot of help from a couple of mentors who went to great lengths to organize the special hunt — he accomplished the seemingly impossible.
“Even though I’m blind, I don’t let it hold me back,” said Wilks, who lives in Emporia, Kan., and was hunting on his grandfather’s land in northwest Missouri…. “I’m excited,” Charlie said. “I was hoping I would be able to shoot a big bird and I did.”
Check out the full story to see how he pulled it off.