Building on previous years' success, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA's) third annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot raised $75,000, shattering the previous year's total by $10,000. The event, held in Port Republic, N.J., included 125 shooters and guests; and proceeds will go to USA's conservation efforts. Among the record number of participants were 14 active duty and retired service members and five youth.
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.
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.
Sunday, Nov. 30, is the last chance to vote online at the Sportsman Channel website. "Brotherhood Outdoors" is up for three awards: Best Variety Show, Best Educational/Instructional Show and Best Hosts (for Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen). One of the best parts about voting is that you are eligible to enter the Union Sportsmen Alliance's Cast and Blast package giveaway.
This Labor Day, the Sportsman Channel and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) are teaming up to salute the American worker and the nation’s young people who are America’s future workforce with a three-hour “Brotherhood Outdoors” Labor Day marathon Sept. 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT on the Sportsman Channel.
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.
As part of its “Work Boots on the Ground” project, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) spent time a few weekends ago refurbishing the fishing pier at Sheldon Lake State Park in Houston. Work Boots on the Ground is a volunteer program that gives skilled union members opportunities to participate in hands-on conservation projects. On May 3, the program brought in about 30 skilled workers to make needed repairs to the pier.
Last weekend, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance Work Boots on the Ground project brought together more than 100 volunteers to help restore the wildlife and recreational coastal wetlands at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, Calif. The crews included skilled union trade workers, adults and youth from the community. They worked on a one-mile stretch of the trail, pulling invasive weeds, repairing wood and metal fencing and removing graffiti. Bolsa Chica contains more than 500 acres of wildlife habitat and is vital for ducks and migratory birds.
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.