GETTYSBURG, Pa. – A 15-year-old boy who was paralyzed in a 1997 accident on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle killed a 10-point buck Tuesday by pulling a string with his teeth to fire a customized rifle.
Tyler Harris, a high-school freshman from Aspers, killed the animal on the second day of hunting season in southern Adams County. It was about 200 yards away when he fired the fatal shot.
“It all happened so quickly,” he said. “Everything worked as it should, making it all very easy.”
It was Tyler’s third deer – he previously killed two does – but first buck. He plans to have the trophy mounted.
His .243-caliber rifle is part of a device designed specifically for disabled hunters.
“You’ve got to practice. It’s real easy to get used to, but you just really have to put time into it,” he said.