If hunting and fishing top your list of leisure activities, the Sportsman Channel has a Labor Day lineup for you.
Teaming up with the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, on Sept. 7 the outdoor channel will show six back-to-back episodes of “Brotherhood Outdoors,” a show where the hosts are joined by union members treated to once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing trips.
In the episode airing at 5:30 p.m. EDT, Eric Patrick of Rockford, Ill., Local 196 is taken on a bayou fishing trip to Venice, La., deep in the heart of the Mississippi River Delta. There, Patrick and the hosts fish for cobia, red snapper, redfish, trout and tuna both off-shore and from a kayak.
Other episodes, which air from 5 p.m. EDT to 8 p.m. on Labor Day feature union members from the painters, firefighters, steelworkers, machinists, and roofers who hunt everything from mule deer to bull elk.
“The ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’ marathon on Sportsman Channel will hammer home the connection of hard-working American union workers and their passion for the outdoors,” said Mitch Petrie, vice president of programming at the network. “’Brotherhood Outdoors’ also shines a light on family life and the traditions of hunting and fishing in the United States that play a part in young people’s lives.”
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is a union-operated, union-dedicated, nonprofit conservation organization committed to uniting union sportsmen and sportswomen into one community with a shared commitment to educate future generations of sportsmen, to conserve healthy wildlife habitat and to volunteer their time and skills for projects that improve access to quality places to hunt, fish and shoot.
The IBEW is one of several unions who sponsor the “Brotherhood Outdoors” program.
Check your local listings or visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com to find the network on your cable or satellite provider.