The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s award-winning hunting and fishing TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors, will feature an Arizona mule deer bow hunt with firefighter Michael McShane at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 24 on Sportsman Channel.
A proud member of IAFF Local 2909 in Dover, New Hampshire, McShane has dedicated his life to serving others and his community. For years he scrimped and saved spare change in an old water jug in order to afford his dream hunt—only to have it stolen when he was just pennies away from achieving his goal.
“Instead of becoming bitter, he just started over from the beginning,” said Brotherhood Outdoors co-host Julie McQueen. “That story seems to sum up Michael McShane; he is patient, and he doesn’t mind a little hard work to reach his goals. That’s why he was the perfect candidate for this grueling archery adventure.”
With the help of JP Vicente, a fellow IAFF member and owner of Big Chino Outfitters, McShane spent a week stalking and pursuing mule deer and javelina. Cold temperatures, altitude adjustments and 70-yard shots at moving targets kept the crew on their toes and on the move through Arizona’s rigorous terrain.
“Two of my favorite stalks were later in the week,” said McShane. “On one of them, we belly crawled for an hour, trying to sneak up on a buck and the other one was a stalk that we made after taking our shoes off. Sneaking up on a deer with stocking feet or crawling on your belly… now that’s hunting.”
Winner of a 2012 Sportsman Choice award, Brotherhood Outdoors awards union sportsmen and women who are committed to preserving North America’s outdoor heritage with a guided trip or the opportunity to show off their guiding skills and local hunting or fishing destinations on national TV.
Presented by Bank of Labor, Brotherhood Outdoors is also sponsored by Employee Benefit Solutions, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, National Electrical Contractors Association, United Association/International Training Fund as well as Buck Knives and Burris/Steiner Optics.
Tune in to Sportsman Channel at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 24 to see Michael McShane put his long-range archery skills to the test.
For more information about Brotherhood Outdoors or a complete lineup, visit BrotherhoodOutdoors.tv.
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