It is my sincerest wish for this site to become a resource for people with disabilities who share a common love of the outdoors as well as personal freedom. This site is separated into sections relating to the outdoor sports of Hunting and Fishing, blindness and the Second Amendment as well as chronicling more personal aspects of my life. The videos, pictures and text found here below are parts of an online journal I keep to provide a clearer view of who I really am.
A Blind Hunter in the USA
Above is a short documentary that provides a look into how I use my marksmanship to feed my family and others through the sport of hunting.
Enjoying Nature Isn’t Always What You Bring to the Table
Do to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, no ship can actively come within 100-yards of such cetaceans, but apparently these four humpbacks didn’t get the memo, coming almost close enough to touch with my voice recorder, Maui, Hawaii, March 5, 2013.
Totally Blind Shark Hunter Battles Six and Seventh Species of Shark
My personal Favorite fish to catch, these videos are of my shark fishing trip of the midnight waters off Pearl Harbor, March 5, 2013. The first is of my battle with what the crew estimated to be a 13-foot, 1,000-pound Tiger Shark. The second is of a 200-pound Galapagos Shark that we were able to bring aboard for pictures.
Tiger Shark Video “coming soon”
Galapagos Shark Video “coming soon”
Proud to be a Red Neck
I had to set down my open can of beer to make the standing 120-yard neck shot on this 2-by-3 mule deer buck from the other side of my guide's truck with a 270 bolt action rifle, November, 2012. Talk about a red neck hunt, but there was no spoilage and the buck felt no pain, which is the only way I will continue to hunt, clean and humane.
Second Apex Predator
My first black bear Taken in Idaho at 9.15 P.M. May 31st, 2012 by 30.06 bolt action rifle at a range of 60-yards. Always wanted to be a Totally Blind Bear Hunter.
I took this 700-Lb. cow elk by 270 rifle in Wyoming, south of Yellowstone in grizzly bear country. I never knew a 3/4 ton pick-up would have so much trouble dragging it down the mountainside for dressing, but it fed a lot of people that's for sure. My elk Kill is at the end of this video below.
First batch of Teal, 2011
Using a bird dog and 20-gage, I downed a number of ducks and doves that weekend, making an unbelievable 45-yard wing shot on a fleeing teal that is documented in the below article, September 2011. Sometimes you can only wish for a camera.
Hunting the Second Fastest Land Animal on Earth
"That was the best shot I had seen in 11 years," so says the CEO of Savage Arms about the 156-yard shot I made by 270 bolt action rifle. Nice to think that the head of a major arms manufacture had enough confidence in my marksmanship to bring only one bullet into the field after seeing me practice at the range. Bonds forged, for life
Using a 44-magnum bang stick at pointblank range, I harvested this over 11-foot, very heavy bull alligator during a night hunt on shore in the heart of the Florida Everglades, August 17th, 2011.
My first spring gobbler taken by crossbow on the banks of the Missouri, 2011.
I dropped this large whitetail buck by crossbow on the banks of the Missouri, October, 2010 in 90-degree heat with only 21-minutes invested in the blind. Everything should have told me that the hunt would not end normally.
This is a video in which I, behind the wheel of this all-terrain vehicle, drive along the same game trail to show exactly where I made the transition from anti-hunter to Avid sportsman, September 2008.
In the harvesting of my first buck by crossbow, I have come to learn that I entered the right sport for true environmentalists. After all, without hunters paying out for tags and other licenses to participate in the sport, wildlife programs and law enforcement measures against poaching would have no funding. So if you really love nature, not just the idea of it seen through the eyes of cartoonists, you should pickup a rifle, buy a tag and head afield.
For years now, some have wrongly claimed that my training in firearms is fabricated, my marksmanship more self-proclaimed than real. Well, I give you this Digital recording of my first official class in Pistol Marksmanship from the Army ROTC, fall 1991. Remastered from and old cassette With the kind assistance of a film producer, who is currently creating a short documentary on my life, you can hear the instructor’s talk of resting my shooting eyes and other slip-ups, as we adapted the Armed Forces’ shooting manual to fit my blindness. It illustrates what an accomplishment it was to pass both written and shooting exams to receive a GPA of 4.0 for this ten-week course. My hats off to that instructor and trained military sniper, who went one-on-one to help this then budding blind marksman hone his skills with handguns under military guidelines of proficiency.
Guide dogs and guns: America's First blind marksman fires back / by Carey McWilliams.
Published: Washington, D.C.: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2008.
Dewey No.: 362.41092 B ANF
Book Number: RC 65699 (2 sound cassettes (C-90): analog, 15/16 ips, 4 track, mono.
Book Number: DB 65699 (access: downloadable talking book) http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.nls/db.65699
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Bill Wallace (Narrator).
Some strong language. 2007.
Next Biographical Work
Bringing Nature Out of the Darkness with the World’s First Totally Blind Alligator Hunter
Copyright, Library of Congress, January 18, 2012
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Kyle Marple, 37, Fargo, formerly Elbow Lake, Minn., died as a result of injuries suffered in a skydiving accident. Below is the complete video of our first jump. He shall be missed.