A bill was sent to the House floor Friday that will create a special type of hunting permit specifically for blind and visually impaired sportsmen.
The House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2597, which would allow legally blind people to hunt with the assistance of a sighted, permitted guide. It would also allow for the use of certain adaptive equipment, which is currently illegal.
“So in effect, we have the assistant acquiring the target … selecting t…
Many years ago, before my home area became a suburb for a big city, it was country. Since I grew up there, that makes me a country girl. Or more accurately, I was a backwoods girl. An only child of a hunter, trapper, and fisherman, I learned the rudimentary skills involved in tracking and shooting. I helped build tree stands, put up trespass signs, and put out salt licks. I ran a beagle that could bring a rabbit back and practically have it jump over my feet. It was only my soft-hearted, animal-loving nature that kept me from hunting for real.
The U.S. Army is in the process of fielding a new, advanced set of night vision goggles that features impressive additional sensor fusion and other capabilities that look straight out of a first-person shooter video game. The service recently released a video showing soldiers training with the goggles that offers a very good look at how they not only improve an individual’s ability to see at night, but also gives them valuable additional information about what’s going on around them on the battlefield…..
Digital FOV announced the release of Digital Crosshairs 1000EWM, a new night vision scope products that uses a Google glasses type display to view wirelessly live streaming video showing the crosshairs of a rifle scope for targeting as it is fired. This is a scope add-on that adds digital night vision and extreme low light capability to any optical rifle scope with no need to re-zero it.
This revolutionary product changes a shooter’s eye interface to a rifle scope. Now a scoped rifle can be fired accurately from the hip, around corners, or even over a shooters head. It works in daylight and total darkness. “This technology changes technics and best practice marksmanship rules for eye position, shouldering and firing a rifle,” said Mr. Johns, Chief Innovator at Digital FOV. You can see it in action at bit.ly/DC1000EWM
The military has invested million in a similar through the scope monocular targeting system for small arms. “Our solution is the only commercially available product that also does advanced through the rifle scope wireless monocular targeting, and it works with the scope you already have,” said Mr. Johns.