TS Ranch Antelope Hunt

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In August 2011, Dan Gralian and the TS Ranch hosted the Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs (NOW) for two antelope hunts on the ranch. The tags were donated by the TS Ranch to two individuals from the Reno/Sparks area, both of whom are confined to wheelchairs. The three-day adventure on the TS was filmed for television by Jay Presti of Blue Collar Adventures. Jay, a former Elko resident, was excited to participate in and document the hunt. See the excitement for yourself on Monday, December 19[SUP]th[/SUP], when Blue Collar Adventures airs the “Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs TS Ranch Hunt” on the Versus network - available on DIRECTV channel 603 or dish NETWORK channel 151.

Thanks to Dan and the staff at the TS for making a difference in the lives of two individuals that morning in August.
 

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This past August, ranch manager Dan Gralian and Newmont’s TS Ranch once again hosted the Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs (NOW) for three antelope hunts, one of which was on the TS property. The antelope hunting tags were acquired by NOW and given to individuals whose disabilities have left them confined to wheelchairs. This year’s adventure on the TS was the third one filmed for television by Jay Presti of the show “Blue Collar Adventures,” which airs on the NBC Sports Network.

The Blue Collar Adventures episode featuring the 2013 TS antelope hunts is scheduled to air Tuesday, October 15[SUP]th[/SUP], at 10:30 a.m. (PST). NBC Sports Network is available on DIRECTV channel 603 or dish NETWORK channel 159. As with any television show, times and dates are subject to change, so we will do our best to keep you informed of any adjustments to the program schedule.

The 2013 show will feature three hunters from three different states:
· Born with cerebral palsy, Washington native Kevin Kinnan has been in a wheelchair since age 5. He had hunted a couple of times, but never had any success. Kevin, who earned his B.A. and M.A. in Geography, said that by participating with the NOW program and hunting, he has improved his physical abilities and expanded his social circle.

· Brian Whalen, a fifth-generation Nevadan and two-time state swim champion, was injured in a diving accident that left him a quadriplegic in 1981. After one year of rehab, Brian returned to Reno and graduated from University of Nevada Reno in 1987 and 1991 with degrees in electrical engineering. Brian was excited to share his TS Ranch experience with his father.

· Tyler Douglass was the victim of an attempted carjacking 16 years ago. Severe injuries he suffered from that incident put him in a wheelchair. He says it was his son’s passion for the outdoors that reinvigorated his interest in shooting-related sports and hunting. Tyler, a general contractor and small-business owner from Lafayette, California, was very thankful to be able to experience Nevada’s outdoors.

Newmont’s TS Ranch is proud to partner with Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs in providing these and other individuals the opportunity to experience a transformational moment in their lives.
 


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