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Nevada Outdoorsman in Wheelchairs celebrates 10th anniversary

Nevada Appeal staff report

Lizzy Pritchett

ELKO — Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs (NOW) is pleased to announce its 2018 hunt participants.

The upcoming hunt commences in Elko on Aug. 22 as the organization celebrates its 10th annivesary.

Selected for the hunt are Tony Sosby from Paris, Kentucky, and Elko's Lizzy Pritchett.

The annual hunt provides an opportunity for individuals using wheelchairs to embark on a big game hunt and outdoor adventure, which includes camping, fishing and educational activities.

Sosby and Pritchett's stories can be found at NevadaOutdoorsmen.org.

Pritchett said, "I've always enjoyed shooting (a lot of my family hunts) so I'm super stoked to be able to get out and join them this year with the guys from Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs! I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity."

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January through April of each year, the organization accepts applications from individuals across the nation for the August hunt. The number of selectees is largely limited to the number of big game tags donated to the organization or that it's able to procure.

Tag donations from Nevada landowners are sought. Landowners may apply to the Nevada Department of Wildlife for the issuance of deer or antelope tags for compensation for damage caused by these animals. Additionally, special elk incentive tags are available. (Read more at NDOW.org) All big game tags can in turn be donated to NOW.

"We would love to be able to select more deserving participants each year. We simply can't afford to purchase more big game tags. If you are a Nevada landowner with access to damage compensation or incentive tags, please consider donating them to our 2019 hunt. It would be greatly appreciated," said Matt Murray, NOW president.

For information about Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs or how you can help, visit NevadaOutdoorsmen.org or call Matt Murray at 775-397-3340.