Skip to comments.Blind teen bags big bird in first turkey hunt
Posted on 04/14/2010 11:58:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono
ELMO, Mo. | When Charlie Wilks went turkey hunting Saturday, he didnt 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 didnt 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 Im blind, I dont let it hold me back, said Wilks, who lives in Emporia, Kan., and was hunting on his grandfathers land in northwest Missouri. I dont look at myself as any different than anyone else. Sometimes, I need some help. But I can do a lot of things that people wouldnt think I can.
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Jack Young (left) helped Charlie Wilks, who is blind, line up his shotgun during practice for a youth turkey hunt
Nice bird. Good shooting kid.
Thanks JPB mark for later read..
He killed Big Bird??
Sesame Street will never be the same
Not a good idea. Nor is blind kids driving, etc.
Why is it not a good idea, stupid driving comment aside?
This is cool. I work with the NWTF’s Wheeling Sportsmen’s program to help handicapped people go hunting - I love hearing stories like this.
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