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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Kicks Off New Season Of ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’ On January 3rd

Published Sunday, December 27, 2015

(NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance kicks off the eighth season of its award-winning TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, with a New Mexico Black Bear Hunt that’s as inspiring as it is challenging. 

New episodes will air Sundays at 11 a.m. (Eastern) on Sportsman Channel, with additional airings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Fridays at 11:30 p.m. (Eastern).

A staple in Sportsman Channel’s Red, Wild & Blue programming, Brotherhood Outdoors puts American Workers in the spotlight as co-hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen take viewers to the homes, communities and job sites of hard-working men and women and into the wild for heart pounding, gut wrenching, unforgettable hunting and fishing adventures across North America.

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is a Union-Dedicated, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation.  The USA is uniting the Union Community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage.

“The greatest part about Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors is the way the show honors America’s hard-working Union Members by enabling them to fulfill once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing dreams,” said Mitch Petrie, who serves as Vice President of Programming at Sportsman Channel. “Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen ‘really know how to tell the red, wild and blue stories’ of these ‘inspiring’ Blue Collar Americans.” 

The January 3rd premiere features special guest Aaron Heying, an Iowa Auto Worker, and his bride of less than two weeks on a hunt he never thought possible since a tree stand accident in 2010 left him paralyzed from the waist down.

“I’m in a wheelchair, so to ask if there was ‘anything funny, unusual or unexpected’ is what we consider a ‘normal day’ of hunting.  Getting around, getting my hunting equipment there, traveling, showering … there is not one part of hunting with me that is similar to an ‘able bodied’ person.  The one thing the same is ‘my desire to get the experience, share the hunt and live life to the fullest,’” Heying said. “One of the ‘most memorable parts’ was hiking up and down the mountain on Daniel Lee’s and Richard’s (guide) back for over (3,000) yards.”

As the series continues, viewers will join a group of diehard duck hunters on the Mississippi River for the Illinois waterfowl opener, visit the quaint town of Astoria, Oregon, to cast for king salmon, call in South Dakota Merriam’s turkeys, scour Colorado’s mountains for bull elk, outwit Oklahoma whitetail and so much more.

Brotherhood Outdoors is presented by the Bank of Labor and is also sponsored by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the United Association (U.A.) Plumbers International Training Fund.




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