Milwaukee, Wis. —This week on Brotherhood Outdoors, a dedicated sportsman and International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Local 21 member, Daniel Roufus, travels to Long Island for a brant hunt that ignites his passion for waterfowl hunting.
A Wisconsin native, Roufus is accustomed to hunting large whitetails. Deer hunting grew into a passion for him after his father-in-law introduced him to the sport, which he is now passing on to his son. Waterfowl hunting wasn’t really his thing, he said, until he experienced it on his once-in-a-lifetime Long Island adventure.
Roufus is a carpenter turned steelworker turned police officer. As a Milwaukee Police Department Harbor Patrol Officer, Roufus serves his community on the same waterways where he enjoys fishing. His role in the community and in the union go hand-in-hand. “The outdoors is close to my heart,” said Roufus. “I am all about enjoying what nature has to offer, passing on healthy information, and practicing what you preach. The fact that this can be done while supporting union-based activities is the icing on the cake.”
With daily limits to hit, will the Long Island water be generous to Roufus? Tune into Brotherhood Outdoors on the Sportsman Channel on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
Follow the excitement each week on Brotherhood Outdoors as union members pursue trophy whitetails in Wyoming, bull redfish in Louisiana, stealthy mule deer in Colorado, mountain lions in Utah, and more.
Presented by Bank of Labor, Brotherhood Outdoors is also sponsored by the following unions, contractors and corporate partners: Carhartt; International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; National Electrical Contractors Association; Thorogood; and United Association/International Training Fund’s Veterans in Piping Program.
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