The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) national outdoor TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, takes Wess Ringgold, and his son Josh Ringgold, both of Maryland, on an Iowa pheasant hunt, Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET, on the Sportsman Channel.
The episode takes viewers on an eventful, exciting trip to Iowa’s historical and charming Hole N the Wall Lodge on a pheasant hunt, at the height of the season. The show is a collection of firsts for the father, son hunting duo. It’s their first time hunting pheasants together, Josh’s first time on an airplane and it’s the first time either of them has experience being on-camera in the middle of a TV show production.
“I’ve been applying for a guest spot on this TV show since USA asked for applications,” said Wess, a retired member of UA Local 602 who lives in La Plata, Maryland.
As they join Wess and Josh their three-day adventure, viewers will enjoy scenic views of amazing landscapes, the sight of first snow on the ground at dawn and the thrill of birds flying and the dogs in action, retrieving the day’s harvest. “There were cameras on our guns, our chests and a photographer was with us at all times,” Wess said, adding that he was struck by the realization of what it takes to film a television program.
Wess’ appreciation of the outdoors started early.
“I grew up in a family that spent much of the time in the outdoors camping, traveling, shooting, hunting and fishing,” said Wess, adding that he tried to bring up his kids in the same way.
“I’m glad that Josh enjoys the outdoors as much as I do,” he said. “This was the hunt of a lifetime that I will always remember, and I know Josh will too.”
Tune in to Brotherhood Outdoors Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET, on the Sportsman Channel.
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