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Calmon Peterson of Blomkest stands next to the 10-point buck he shot on Dec. 7. He was participating in a hunt for disabled persons made possible by Midwest Outdoors Unlimited. Submitted photo

Blind hunter gets everything he asks for: chance to hunt, big buck

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BLOMKEST -- Diabetes and a workplace accident conspired to take away Calmon Peterson's eyesight.

Neither has been able to steal his passion for the outdoors and hunting.


And nearly 20 years after his once perfect vision has faded away, Peterson, 44, of Blomkest, enjoyed the one hunting triumph that had eluded him since childhood.

He bagged his first buck.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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