Sportsman Channel Salutes the American Worker with a Marathon of “Brotherhood Outdoors” Airing Labor Day Weekend


DENVER (August 31, 2016) Sportsman Channel and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) are combining efforts once again to honor the hard work and dedication of the American worker during Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon presented by Wolverineon Saturday, September 3 from 5–8 p.m. ET.

The marathon will showcase six consecutive episodes with action-packed hunting and fishing opportunities across the states hosted by Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen. From hunting mule deer in Montana, to chasing turkey in South Dakota, to prowling for Florida gators and more, Daniel Lee and Julie guide hard-working men and women who share a passion for outdoor adventures.

“The Brotherhood Outdoors marathon on Sportsman Channel emphasizes the huge appetite many hard-working Americans have for hunting and fishing,” said Mitch Petrie, Vice President of Programming for Outdoor Sportsman Group. “More than that, the outdoor lifestyle encompasses a strong sense of family-life and traditions, which is also integral in the American way.”

Through giving a glimpse into guests’ family and work lives, viewers will sense the relatability to the “everyman” this marathon has to offer.

Brotherhood Outdoors is a testament to those who make our American way of life as spectacular as it is today,” said USA Deputy Director, Mike d’Oliveira. “We are excited to once again partner with Sportsman Channel to showcase men and women with unique trades skills and their passion for the great outdoors.”

The following is the marathon schedule for September 3 programming (all times listed ET):

5 p.m.                    Keith Gilmer sees 100 deer the first day of his dream hunt, but he decides to wait patiently for a big Montana muley to appear from amidst the abundant whitetails and give him the perfect shot.

5:30 p.m.             Mark Kezler feels the vibration as toms come drumming, spitting and gobbling within 100 yards. Yet the wise old South Dakota Merriam’s turkeys dodge the plan again and again as hosts Daniel Lee and Julie try to lure them within Mark’s range.

6:00 p.m.             Jason Gaal, armed with a flashlight to spot glistening eyes, prowls for Florida gators. Suspense runs high with the big, toothy lizards as host Daniel Lee ends up in the murky, gator-infested waters.

6:30 p.m.             Aaron Heying overcomes paralysis on this New Mexico bear hunt with help from his wife as hosts Daniel Lee and Julie and their guide carry Aaron, his wheelchair and equipment through the woods to get in range of his first bear.

7:00 p.m.             Mike Cramer wards off unusually warm temps with dancing and one-armed push-ups as he waits for his shot at a Colorado bull elk once the snow finally begins to fall.

7:30 p.m.             Derek Carrington heads to Kansas to hunt in one of the best trophy-producing units in the state, and it all comes down to the wire on this heart-pumping whitetail adventure.

About the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (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 or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About 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. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.