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PHOTOS COURTESY OF FRANCHI

FRANC
"L I M I T L E S S" O P P O R T U N I T I E S
he Franchi brand, founded in Brescia, Italy, in 1868, has
always been associated with quality craftsmanship. That quality
continues today with the shotguns offered by Franchi, now part of
the Benelli usa family of gun companies.
Franchi offers a line of well-crafted shotguns, built
b
with the latest technological advances. These firearms
are not considered entry-level guns, but quality guns
for those hunters and shooters who aspire to step up
their game.
To reach this emerging group of young sportsmen
and women, Franchi is partnering with the Outdoor
Channel as a presenting sponsor of a new show,
"Limitless," premiering in July 2015. The show's star,
Sgt. Theresa Vail, currently serves in the Kansas National
Guard and was crowned Miss Kansas 2013, before
competing in the 2014 Miss America pageant.
Vail says her personal motto is the well-known Serenity prayer: "God grant me the
serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and
wisdom to know the difference." She felt such an affinity for this prayer that she had it
tattooed on her side, which caused quite a commotion during the swimsuit competition
of the Miss America pageant.
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"Growing up an Army brat, I had
great difficulty fitting in as we traveled
so often, and I was bullied to the point
that I attempted to take my own life," Vail
explained. "I used to pray a similar prayer
asking God to help me change the things
I can to make myself stronger."
After her suicide attempt, Vail's father
decided a change of scenery was vital for
his young daughter. He introduced her
to hunting.
"We were stationed in Germany when
I was 10 years old, and I discovered I
enjoyed the peacefulness of being in a tree
stand with my dad," she said. Becoming
an accomplished bowhunter helped the
young Vail grow into a confident woman,



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