Blind Hunters Have a Friend in Texas

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A Texas lawmaker is trying to end discrimination in hunting. He's introduced a bill that would give legally blind hunters extra aids. Blind people can now hunt in Texas as long as a seeing companion points out the prey. This bill would allow blind hunters to use spotlights and lasers, currently illegal, that can cause animals to freeze. The lawmaker says his bill "opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A Texas lawmaker is trying to end discrimination in hunting. He's introduced a bill that would give legally blind hunters extra aids. Blind people can now hunt in Texas as long as a seeing companion points out the prey. This bill would allow blind hunters to use spotlights and lasers - currently illegal -that can cause animals to freeze. The lawmaker says his bill, quote, “opens up the fun of hunting to additional people.” This is MORNING EDITION.

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