Minnesota man, 94, still keen to hunt deer – Twin Cities

Man 94 still hunting with deer he just shot
Man 94 still hunting with deer he just shot

Paul Sersha remembers when he shot his first deer as a kid growing up during the Great Depression. He must have been 16 or 18, the Virginia hunter figures. That would have been about 1935.

And Sersha, now 94, remembers the last deer he shot. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on opening day of Minnesota’s firearms deer season this fall, sitting in his ground blind just west of the city.

He shot it just like his dad, Paul Sr., had taught him all those years ago…

Source: Minnesota man, 94, still keen to hunt deer – Twin Cities

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

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Best Scope Options for Shooters with Poor Vision or Old Eyes – Hi-Lux Optics

By: Will Ellis 

Being an expert marksman is hard enough, but poor vision adds another challenging element to the equation. It’s particularly difficult when your vision deteriorates from aging, because then you need to learn to adjust. Targets that you could previously see with ease are suddenly blurry, and you find yourself squinting for clarity.

Now, obviously there are ways to correct your vision which you may want to consider first. Vision-corrective surgery was the best choice I ever made.

Contact lenses can also give you perfect vision. Neither of those are options for everyone, though. Glasses are, but they’re more limited in what they can do, and many shooters find them to be an annoyance. When you’re out hunting, the last thing you want to deal with is your glasses fogging up or sweat dripping onto them.

Source: Best Scope Options for Shooters with Poor Vision or Old Eyes – Hi-Lux Optics

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

Hunting? For the Visually Impaired? | MacularDegeneration.net

View through a rifle scope

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.

Source: Hunting? For the Visually Impaired? | MacularDegeneration.net

New rifle scope adapters for hunters with macular degeneration?

Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A
Blind hunter Colt Weber with Digital Crosshairs 1000A

Age-related macular degeneration

There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry (atrophic) macular degeneration is by far the most common, occurring in 80-90% of cases.1,2
  • Wet (exudative) macular degeneration strikes in only 10-20% of cases. It is less common but much more serious. 1,2

Within these two main types, the severity can vary greatly depending on various factors such as genetics, environment, and age.

Adaptive rifle scope adapter for disabled hunters
Adaptive rifle scope adapter for visually disabled and blind hunters

Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease, also called Stargardt macular dystrophy or juvenile macular degeneration, is the most common inherited macular dystrophy for both adults and children and affects one in 8,000-10,000 individuals.3 Often times, vision loss slowly occurs during childhood or adolescence, but for some individuals, it may not occur until adulthood, such as in patients with fundus flavimaculatus.

Myopic macular degeneration

Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters
Adaptive rifle scope clip-on makes shooting easier for visually handicapped shooters

Myopic macular degeneration (MMD), also known as pathological myopia or degenerative myopia, is closely associated with choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which is the leading cause of visual impairment in those younger than 50 in the US.4 In highly myopic, very nearsighted, eyes, the ocular tissues (retina and choroid) are gradually stretched as the eye elongates. In some individuals, this stretching may lead to structural damage.

Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula, often over many years, as the retinal cells die off and are not renewed. The term ‘dry’ does not mean the person has dry eyes, just that the condition is not wet AMD. The progression of dry AMD varies, but people often carry on as normal for some time.

Blind Hunter Harvest Mule Deer & Elk With Adaptive Scope Clip-on

Assisted blind hunter, Colt W. with friends harvested mule deer and elk using Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive day light scope clip-on for visually challenged, assisted blind, and handicapped hunters.
Photos of my friend Colt W. who has now successfully used your sighting mechanism twice!  Once for a mule deer, and yesterday we were able to harvest his elk!  The sight work beautifully (I was with him for the elk).  
Colt tells me he got his deer from a blind,
but when we were scouting for elk yesterday we found a big herd here in Estes Park on a piece of property were he could take a shot.  There were about 150 animals in the herd, and the bulls were pushing them pretty hard (i.e.: moving pretty quickly). We finally got a good broadside shot at 120 yards.  With the daylight filter in place, the viewfinder was clear and I was able to help Colt take his shot.  Very clean!  One-shot kill. 500 lb cow.
“As someone who assists a blind hunter, I LOVE your product.  Thank you!” Bill A.
Digital Crosshairs 1000A adaptive daylight scope clip-on attaches to any scope and adds an LCD targeting display that show the scope’s field of view in real time.

Legally blind man bags first buck – Examiner Online

Appenzeller lives with Cerebral Palsy and is legally blind, which presents a unique set of challenges for the 27-year-old Ft. Wayne, Ind., native. Despite the limitations, Appenzeller maintains a passion for the outdoors and has been hunting since his teenage years with the help of family and friends….

Source: Legally blind man bags first buck – Examiner Online

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