Blind Hunters Have a Friend in Texas
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.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.