Vernon Adkison

Owner, The Wild Ranger

Meet Vernon Adkinson from the Wild Ranger, featured on Discovery's BERING SEA GOLD.
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Vernon Adkison is the Machiavellian owner of The Wild Ranger. Over the past two seasons he has put his career as a Ships Pilot on hold while trying to make it big in the gold mining business.

Vernon is staunchly anti-government, and believes in the tangible value of gold over federal currency.

Vernon has leveraged his entire life savings on making his ever-expanding gold operation profitable. After little luck this winter, Vernon bought access to a deep-water claim 2 miles off of Nome, and hopes to collect 200 ounces this summer.

Having experienced Nome's unpredictable summer weather, Vernon has a new plan to beat it: dredge off Sledge Island, which is rumored to be rich with gold.

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