Blind Hunter - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

12/17/06

Blind Hunter

Legally blind hunters are allowed to hunt with the aid of a sighted person.  Now a state legislator is attempting to give them some more help.

Jarrett Gist is visually impaired and a hunter.  He is open to the idea of allowing the visually challenged to use laser sights, or lighted pointing instruments in a hunt.  Right now the devices are strictly prohibited.

Gist says he's all for making life better for the legally blind. "I say anything that will help someone with a visual impairment I'd say I'm all for it if it will help me I would definitely do it."

Gist has collected a number of trophy deer. His enjoyment is to go on hunting trips with his dad.

The S-F-A student and his sister both have a hereditary condition that leads to blindness. He began losing his sight two years ago.

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