ELMO, Mo. — 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 don't look at myself as any different than anyone else."
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