America Votes Brotherhood Outdoors Best Combination Show on Sportsman Channel


USA Wins Sportsman Choice Award
Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Executive Director Fred Myers and Senior Communications Manager Kate Cywinski accepted the Sportsman Choice Award for Brotherhood Outdoors, which took home top honors for Best Combination Show during Sportsman Channel’s annual awards ceremony on January 18 in Las Vegas.

Nashville, TN—The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) nationally broadcast hunting and fishing TV Show, Brotherhood Outdoors, took home a 2011 Sportsman Choice Award for Best Combination Show last week during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show.

Winners were revealed Wednesday, January 18 in front of a crowd of 800 of the industry’s leading producers, personalities and sponsors during the Sportsman Channel’s annual awards ceremony at Pure Nightclub in Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

Narrowed by Sportsman Channel producers to five finalists in seven categories, the voice of the American sportsman was heard as viewers logged more than 140,000 votes to determine this year’s winners. Competitors in the Best Combination Show category included Beau Knows Outdoors, Coming Home with Greg Stube, G3 Sportsman and Respect Outdoors.

“Sportsman Channel is very proud to announce Brotherhood Outdoors as the Best Combination Show,” said Greg Trager, Vice President Programming at Sportsman Channel. “This was a very competitive category with many deserving shows. The fan’s voice of the American sportsman has clearly been heard.”

Hosted by noted outdoorsman Tom Ackerman and produced by Warm Springs Productions, Brotherhood Outdoors is a unique outdoor TV series that pairs union worker’s commitment to their communities with their love for the great outdoors. These deserving, blue-collar characters are rewarded with a guided hunting or fishing trip in North America or the opportunity to show off their skills by taking host Tom Ackerman to their own honey holes.

Currently in its second season, Brotherhood Outdoors airs at 8 p.m. E/P every Thursday. Boasting eight, all-new, adrenaline-pumping episodes, you won’t want to miss America’s conservation and community heroes as they pursue some of North America’s finest fish and game, including California hog, Alberta moose, Indiana trout, Montana deer and more.

Brotherhood Outdoors is made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsors like Buck Knives and Burris/Steiner, as well as seven international unions and contractors including the Electrical Workers, Machinists, Sheet Metal Workers, Plumbers and Pipefitters, Painters, Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Electrical Contractors and Mechanical Contractors.

For more information about Brotherhood Outdoors, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance or Sportsman Channel, visit

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