“Brotherhood Outdoors,” the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance long-running show that highlights union members on once-in-a-lifetime hunting and fishing expeditions, has a new home – one that makes it easily available to more viewers.
|Steve Murray, a member of Boston Local 104 and the owner of River Keep Lodge in Labrador, Canada, fished for trout and salmon with his son, also named Steve, during a Season 7 episode of “Brotherhood Outdoors.
|Columbus, Ohio, Local 683 member Paul Hughes, left, a self-taught fly fisherman, went finishing in the famed Ascension Bay off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula during season 11 of “Brotherhood Outdoors.”
New episodes of the show, which recently began its 14th season, are posted on Monday at 4 p.m. EST on YouTube instead of airing on a cable television channel. Episodes average 12 minutes in length.
The IBEW is a sponsor of the show and 14 members have appeared on it over the years.
“American union workers are the heart of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and their stories are what ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’ is all about,” said Forrest Parker, USA’s director of conservation and communications.
“After 13 seasons of airing ‘Brotherhood Outdoors’ on network TV, we are very excited to move our union-dedicated outdoor series to YouTube to give all our members real-time, free access to enjoy it and help shape future content through their digital engagement,” Parker added.
In addition to the regular episodes, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance will post bonus videos on topics such as cooking while in the field and how-to segments on its YouTube channel. Other videos will include insights from exploration guides and guests.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance is a non-profit organization made up of union members who use their outdoor skills while volunteering to advance conservation efforts and preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. Members have improved and built facilities that allow more access to the outdoors on public lands. They also have sponsored and participated in events that expose schoolchildren to fishing and the outdoors who might not have an opportunity to do so.
Active and retired IBEW members in the United States and Canada are encouraged to apply for a spot on Brotherhood Outdoors, but they must be a member of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to be eligible. Click here to join and here to apply for a spot on the show. Membership in USA is free for IBEW members.
Past episodes that included IBEW members can be viewed here and here.