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Carl Hall practices with a specially-rigged rifle that allows him to aim with his chin and shoot with a sip of air.
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Carl Hall with the 10-point whitetail buck he shot Wednesday evening. Last week was his first time to go hunting since an accident left him mostly paralyzed.
Carl Hall is helped along a wooden plank path that leads to a hunting blind built of hay bales.
One of the hay bale blinds used on Carl Hall's deer hunts.
A nice eight-point buck walks across an alfalfa field in front of a blind where Carl Hall and four others were hiding last weekend.
Two whitetail does battle for the best feeding spot on a field of alfalfa.
Pat Hall, right, adjusts the rifle for his brother, Carl Hall. Special equipment lets him aim by controlling a joystick with his chin and firing the gun by sipping on a tube.
A nice buck passes in front of the blind where Carl Hall was hiding.
A deer walks past the blind where Carl Hall and others are hiding last Sunday in Barber County.
Brent Dugan positions plywood planks so Carl Hall's wheelchair doesn't mire in the soft dirt on Wednesday afternoon.
Three whitetail bucks at the edge of an alfalfa field where Carl Hall was hunting last weekend.
A flock of wild turkeys feeds across an alfalfa field in front of the hay bale blind that's hiding Carl Hall.
Brent Dugan, right, gets ready to help Carl Hall out of his van.
Three whitetail bucks survey the scene before jumping a fence to feed in a field of alfalfa.
Brent Dugan holds a large umbrella to keep the sun from burning Carl Hall last weekend.
The van that took Carl Hall to his deer hunting blind Wednesday afternoon.
Carl Hall, left, watches for deer with his brother, Pat Hall, right.
A buck feeds within about 30 yards of Carl Hall's blind, while his gun was pointing in another direction.
Former Wichita State baseball star Carl Hall practices with the apparatus that allows him to shoot his deer rifle.
One of the blinds made of hay bales the Dugan family made for Carl Hall's deer hunt.
Carl Hall, right, smiles as Pat Hall gets his hunting gear situated last weekend, It was the first time Carl Hall had been hunting since an accident left him mostly paralyzed in 2010.
Mark Dugan, left, discusses hunting strategy with his sons Brent, center and Ryan at their ranch in Barber County.
Carl Hall, sitting, with those who helped him on his deer hunt. From the left, Pat Hall, Ryan Dugan, Mark Dugan and Brent Dugan.
Ryan Dugan, left, and Brent Dugan talk with Carl Hall as they prepare for a deer hunt on the Dugan's ranch. The Dugan's invested scores of hours of labor to help Hall enjoy a deer hunt.
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