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Federal Premium® Ammunition proudly presents another season of Grateful Nation, returning this summer on Outdoor Channel.

Grateful Nation presented by Federal Premium® Ammunition

Hosted by veteran television actor and former Army Ranger Tim Abell, Grateful Nation celebrates the service and sacrifice of our wounded warriors by taking them on dream hunting adventures.

Airtimes on Outdoor Channel

Monday 2:30 a.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m.
Saturday 3:00 p.m. (Anchor Airing)

Dates and times are subject to change. Anchor (Saturday at 3 p.m. EST) airing begins July 5, 2014.

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Episode Descriptions

Sergeant Matt Hammond’s Mule Deer
Matt Hammond enlisted in the US Marine Corps so he could follow in his parents’ footsteps and serve.  Trained as a designated marksman, Matt was deployed on several tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom before suffering life threatening injuries after his team was ambushed while on patrol.  Now he reconnects with his love of the outdoors as he hunts mule deer with Hidden Ranch Outfitters.

Sergeant Jeremiah Workman’s Mule Deer
While on patrol, as a squad leader in Fallujah, Jeremiah Workman and his team were ambushed and trapped in a firefight in close quarters.  Sgt. Workman dragged wounded marines out of harms way before returning to the fight, and was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions that day. Now we follow Jeremiah as he hunts the rolling hills of Idaho with Boulder Creek Outfitters in pursuit of a monster mule deer.

Corporal Jesse Schertz’ Pheasant Hunt
Grateful Nation travels to the heart of the pheasant belt in South Dakota as Thunderstik Lodge opens its doors to honor those who serve, including Marine Corporal Jesse Schertz and dozens of other distinguished veterans in an annual wingshoot.  Corporal Schertz lost his leg and suffered serious burns to his hands and face after he was wounded in a suicide bomber attack in 2004, but now he walks through milo and corn fields flushing roosters with brothers in arms.

Captain Alvin Shell’s Mule Deer
US Army Captain Alvin Shell has full-thickness burns over the right half of his body earning him the designation of ‘100% disabled’, a number that means nothing to him.  Captain Shell proves how capable he truly is as he and host Tim Abell hunt the rugged terrain of the Montana breaks for mule deer.

Corporal Justin Crabbe’s Blacktail Deer
In August 2011, Corporal Justin Crabbe suffered the loss of both legs and injuries to his left hand after stepping on an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan.  After the horrific injury, Justin underwent months of therapy and is now working on regaining his independence.  He takes another step towards recovery by reconnecting with the outdoors in this episode of Grateful Nation as Justin hunts blacktail deer in California with show host Tim Abel.

Sgt. Ronny Sweger & Sgt. Chris Wolfenbarger’s Waterfowl Hunt
Host Tim Abell joins two American heroes on a first-class waterfowl hunt in Missouri with the help from the teams at Folds of Honor & Bushnell.  Ronny Sweger and Chris Wolfenbarger are the honorees in this episode, and the team will hunt at the Mudhole Duck Club in Orrick, Missouri.  We also look back at some of the great hunts Grateful Nation has provided the worthy men and women who serve.

Corporal Jason Sellars Aoudad
Host Tim Abell joins American hero Jason Sellars to hunt aoudad hunt with Double Diamond Outfitters outside of San Antonio.  This free-range hunt over varied terrain pushes hunters to their physical limits and requires a long shot.  Corporal Sellars suffers from hearing loss, multiple traumatic head wounds, and PTSD, but this won’t keep him from answering the challenge of this rugged hunt.

Sergeant Ryan Ahern’s Black Bear
Army Sergeant Ryan Ahern served in 5 tours of duty as a Green Beret and suffered multiple wounds during his tour including gunshots and shrapnel while protecting an American base from being overrun and protecting French forces from being overrun.  Now, as part of his recovery, Sgt. Ahern returns to the outdoors as he joins host Tim Abell for a spot and stalk black bear hunt outside of Plains, Montana. 

Specialist Paul DeTray
US Army Specialist Paul Detray served three years in Afghanistan before an IED blast took part of his leg and peppered him with shrapnel from head to toe.  Now Detray returns to the outdoor heritage that he loves as he and host Tim Abell hunt gators and hog in Florida with Everglades Adventures

Sergeant Travis Secrest’s Black Bear
Marine Corps SFC Travis Secrest joins host Tim Abell and Mark Shutey of Stockton Outfitters for a fair chase spring black bear hunt in Montana.  SFC Secrest served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before a massive 200-lb ied explosion killed several soldiers and rendered him incapacitated.  This Montana black bear outing is his first hunt since the attack as he works his way back through recovery.