The details of this story are still coming in, but we know that Jack Himmelberg took his blind son out bow hunting last week in Pennsylvania when an incredible thing happened. His son was able to shoot a great Pennsylvania buck!
I remember my first buck and the emotions and memories that still give me chills to this day. This hunt must be much more emotional due to the challenges that blind hunters face.
Blind hunters all use a similar set up for hunting. It normally consists of a scope attached to an Ipad so a second person can guide where the shooter is aiming. This method takes an incredible amount of practice. With your heart pounding and adrenaline pumping, the shooter is forced to focus on what the spotter is telling them while also making the shot.
I have talked to many blind and disabled hunters and even helped them connect with organizations to help take them on deer and turkey hunts. The dedication and determination it takes to accomplish a hunt like this are awe-inspiring.
We will update this post as we get more details.