New Berlin, WI – November 16, 2011 – Prominent land-owner and Turner Enterprises’ Chairman Ted Turner joins his son, Beau Turner, for an afternoon quail hunt on Beau’s show, Beau Knows Outdoors, tomorrow night exclusively on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman. The show features Ted Turner enjoying spending time with his son on the Armendaris Ranch in New Mexico. Viewers will also journey with Beau to his family’s Vermejo Park Ranch, where he harvests a memorable mule deer and plays cat and mouse for Gemsbok. Tune in to watch the Turners this Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 p.m. EST
Ted and Beau find Scaled and Gambel’s quail in the powerful New Mexico heat. With bird-hunting dogs by their sides, father and son make it an afternoon to remember.
“I am not the owner of the land, I am a custodian of it,” said Ted Turner. “It’s our responsibility to take care of the land in the most environmentally friendly way possible.”
“I’m very proud to have dad on this episode. He does so much for his ranches and cares about maintaining the right standards for the wildlife,” said Beau Turner, host of Beau Knows Outdoors.
The excitement did not stop with quail hunting as Beau Turner travels to Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico in search of a trophy mule deer. This hunt includes a lot of glassing before Turner spots a 4X4 mature buck within 100 yards. The buck is located in the brush before he tags his first mule deer at Vermejo Park Ranch.
The episode continues back to Armendaris Ranch as Beau sets his sights on the Gemsbok, the fourth largest Antelope species. After a lot of patience on the spot and stalk, Beau and his guide spot a Gemsbok from 300 yards. Viewers will have to watch the episode to see if Beau tags this impressive animal!
ABOUT BEAU TURNER: Beau Turner is involved in numerous charitable organizations related to environmental conservation and preservation around the world. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Turner Endangered Species Fund and is the Director of Natural Resources and Biodiversity for Turner Enterprises, Inc.,. Among Beau’s challenges is the directive to balance a strong concern and ethic for environmental protection with several for-profit ventures, including the largest bison operation in the world. He serves as a Trustee for the Turner Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation that focuses on environmental and population-related causes, and serves on the boards of the Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Captain Planet Foundation, the Wetlands America Trust and the Peregrine Fund. He is also a council member for the Jim Range Conservation Fund, and also works closely with numerous outdoors and environmental groups. Beau’s greatest passion is getting young people outdoors and excited about nature and the environment. To help achieve this goal, he founded the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center (BTYCC) near his home in Florida in 2008. The BTYCC is a place where children are encouraged to be active outdoors. They learn about conservation, interact with nature, acquire fishing, archery, hunting and camping skills and study alternative energy sources (the center is powered primarily by solar panels). Currently, Beau is working on growing the youth center concept and developing the BTYCC into a model for similar centers nationwide.
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