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Hunter who is blind goes on first deer hunt

It’s an experience Sisco thought he might never have because of his disability, but that changed this deer hunting season. It’s an experience Sisco thought he might never have because of his disability, but that changed this deer hunting season.
DONIPHAN, MO (KFVS) -

"It's one of those things, it's like, ‘Am I dreaming or not?'" Daniel Sisco said.

It's an experience Sisco thought he might never have because of his disability, but that changed this deer hunting season.

“I just wanted to get a deer,” Sisco said.

Sisco has been a hunter at heart for years.

“I have been trying to figure out a way that I could do it, without someone holding the gun for me,” Sisco said.

He hasn't always been blind, but as Daniel got older, his sight got worse.

“I can tell light from dark,” Sisco said.

That's where the iScope comes in.

“Put your iPhone on it and you can see what the scope sees in your iPhone,” Sisco said.

“This is actually my view of the scope that I see, I'm standing right behind him,” Brandon Sisco said.

Daniel and his son Brandon hunt together. They didn't get a deer this time, but they say, the hunt was far from unsuccessful.

“Having that opportunity and him being there with me was just unbelievable,” Daniel Sisco said.

“We just had a blast, we didn't get anything but we were completely blessed,” Brandon Sisco said.

But it's not only his hunting story that makes Daniel Sisco inspirational.

“He's always taught us that you're only handicapped if you want to be. He's just always been a big inspiration for me that you set your own boundaries,” Brandon Sisco said.

Daniel Sisco works at a sheltered workshop, but he's also working toward a degree in business management. However, that's not all he does.

“I preach, I play guitar, me and my wife together we foster children. We just recently adopted a little girl,” Daniel Sisco said.

He's also written a book and is working on three more.

“When I leave this world, I don't want to be known as someone that people would say ‘Well, he never tried,'” Daniel Sisco said.

Daniel says even though being blind is a challenge, he, with some help, doesn't let it bring him down.

“Give God glory for that. He's my inspiration,” Daniel Sisco said.

Now, Daniel is inspiration for all of us.

“Life's a lot better if you rise than it is if you just sit and let it stop you,” Daniel Sisco said.

As for the hunter side of him, it's not going anywhere.

“Before too long, elk hunting. We are going to do it all. This is one small step,” Brandon Sisco said.

Daniel and Brandon Sisco say they want to thank the man who invented the iScope, who is from Blodgett, for making hunting possible for Daniel. They're also grateful to the people who own the land on which they hunt as well as the community for their love and support.

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