Spring Hill, Tenn. — Aaron Burns, a second-generation union autoworker from Footville, Wisconsin, heads to the heart of the Mississippi Flyway for epic waterfowl action when the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors airs this week on the Sportsman Channel.
Mallards and teal are the main menu items when Burns, a member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1268 and Team Leader at the Belvidere Auto Assembly Plant, hunts the marshes and flooded brush managed by Habitat Flats Waterfowl Lodge in Missouri’s prime duck country. Warm weather means a slow start for the hunter, but when the temperature falls on the second day, birds pile into the decoys and feathers fly.
“This is by far the best duck hunting I’ve ever experienced,” Burns said. “I mean, I saw more ducks on this hunt than any other time I’ve been hunting them.”
Burns is chairman of his local union’s Sportsmen’s Committee and organizes events and fundraisers for his fellow union members. Back home in Wisconsin, the Brotherhood Outdoors camera crew caught up with him and his union brothers during a charity pheasant hunt at a local hunt club where they raised money for the Rock County Cancer Coalition.
“As a committee, we bring our union brothers and sisters and their families together in the outdoors,” he said, “and every year, this hunt gets bigger, which means that every year we can help a couple more people.”
Join Aaron Burns on his exciting Missouri waterfowl hunt when Brotherhood Outdoors airs on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m.
Brotherhood Outdoors is 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.
Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA): The USA is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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. For more information, visit www.unionsportsmen.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com.