David Borg has been diagnosed with a degeneration disease called Stargardt’s since he was 14 years old. Stargardt’s, also known as Stargardt macular degeneration, is a genetic eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss. It especially affects the retina and the specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. David doesn’t let his loss of vision stop him from living his life to the fullest.
Introduced to the world of hunting by his in-laws; Ladd and Kelby Kendall he learned all that he could! Even by getting a job at Cabela’s. He also gives a lot of credit to Scott Clawson, an archer for Martin Bows, who taught him everything that he knows about archery hunting! Since then David has gotten his own bow and is working on getting his first animal!
David also wants to help others get involved in archery hunting and has become an ambassador for the Athens archery. He uses this platform to inspire and teach others the same passion that was ignited in his soul. We gave him a simple interview and here are some of his responses to your curious questions!
1. What accessories do you use to help you shoot if any?
I use a scope and clarifier system on my setup to help me see the target better but it also makes target acquisition difficult at times. I currently use a single pin because it is easier to make out for me.
2. You mentioned your In-laws hunt and that sparked your initial interest, but what keeps you hunting, what do you like most about it?
I enjoy just being outside and getting to spend time with family and friends. I love the challenge of bowhunting and the thought that I out that meat on the table through my own efforts. I enjoy learning and growing and every time I go out I learn something new.
3. What would you say to somebody that is like you that may be interested in hunting with low vision?
I never thought I could do hunting or archery but I was persistent and kept trying. You can do whatever you put your mind to. I have even been lucky enough to pick up sponsors and have had great teachers take time to help me become better and understand my equipment and how it works and how to fix it. I now can tune and set up anyone with a bow that works excellent.
4. What do you think your purpose is in this life?
My purpose in this life is to help others succeed and grow in all areas of their life. Of course, my purpose is to support and to love my wife and family and to be a motivation to others in the community.
5. Who is your hunting role model if any?
I really look up to my father in law and brother in law Ladd and Kelby Kendall who got me started. I look up and thank Scott Clawson who currently shoots for Martin, he taught me all my bow technician knowledge while I worked with him at Cabelas. He also got me into target archery and encouraged me to get sponsors.
6. What are your favorite things to hunt?
I have really enjoyed hunting for elk and deer. I have yet to get an elk but would love to get one with a bow. No matter what size of a bull or even a cow.
We personally wish David good luck on all his future hunts! We also hope that you enjoy this blind hunter spotlight! Send in your own inspiring stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today! We look forward to hearing about your adventures!