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March Isn’t Just for Basketball

March Isn’t Just for Basketball

While most sports fans will be enthralled with the first round of “March Madness”—the NCAA’s college basketball championship tourney—outdoors enthusiasts can turn to the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) for a bit of “Critter Madness” to decide the top big game, upland/waterfowl, saltwater or freshwater fish.

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New Jersey Union Sportsmen Build Bird Condos

Donald Mullins, a member of Insulators Local 14, displays a newly built pheasant transport box.

As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's Work Boots on the Ground project, New Jersey union members built and painted 52 pheasant and 10 quail transport boxes to support the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, which raises and releases some 50,000 pheasants and 11,000 quail annually across the state.

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Union Sportsmen's Alliance Teams with Interior for National Parks Repair

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior have partnered to match union members’ skills with projects to rebuild, renew and restore our country’s national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands alongside youth and veteran conservation corps.

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Union Sportsmen Rebuild Texas Park Trail

Union Sportsmen Rebuild Texas Park Trail

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) Boots on the Ground and Adopt-a-Park initiatives saw union volunteers putting their skills to work to refurbish trails at Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio.

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Adopt-a-Park Keeps Virginia Trail Open for All

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) Adopt-a-Park initiative is ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts with mobility issues will be able take full advantage of a dedicated trail at Virginia’s York River State Park near Williamsburg.  

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New Season of 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Kicks Off

New Season of 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Kicks Off

The fifth season of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) “Brotherhood Outdoors,” a unique hunting and fishing series that showcases the talents and passions of union members, kicks off at 11 a.m. EDT Sundays, starting July 7, on the Sportsman Channel. Encore airings will be broadcast on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

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Up the Creek? No Worry, We’ve Got a Bridge

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The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) Adopt-a-Park initiative is making sure hikers in Montgomery Bell State Park near Nashville, Tenn., have a safe new bridge to cross a 30-foot-wide creek. Volunteers from the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) are spending weekends in May building a sturdy, permanent bridge to replace a small, temporary structure further down the creek after a 2010 flood washed away the original bridge.

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State Parks Need Help, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance on the Way

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On the heels of its successful “Boots on the Ground” outdoors rehabilitation initiative for hunting and fishing areas, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has launched a new “Adopt-A-Park” program to help renew, rebuild and restore the nation’s state parks.

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UA Member Leads 'Brotherhood Outdoors' Elk Hunt

Dan Reyes (left and "Brotherhood Outdoors" co-host Daniel Lee Martin. "Brotherhood Outdoors" photo.

A new season of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA's) award-winning hunting and fishing TV show, “Brotherhood Outdoors, is under way, and the next episode features Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA) Local 412 member Dan Reyes on a New Mexico elk hunt. It airs at 11 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 10, on the Sportsman Channel.

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Ground Game: USA Helps Renew Wildlife Areas

Ground Game: USA Helps Renew Wildlife Areas

Under a white, wintry sky, nearly two-dozen union members volunteered to rebuild a 100-foot wooden bridge on a public trail in the Black Hills.

“When you’ve got skilled workers with the right tools, the work goes quick,” says Dana Garry, who manages the 109-mile Mickelson Trail for South Dakota’s Department of Game, Fish and Parks. In two days, the volunteers rebuilt abutments and replaced the bridge surface and railing. “It was just amazing,” she said. “These volunteers fill an important need.”

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