Colorado Sheet Metal Worker Shows Off Family’s Passion on National Outdoor TV Show


Nashville, TN – Todd Heustis, a veteran sheet metal worker and father of 13 from Greeley will star in a Wyoming Pronghorn hunt on the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s new TV show, Brotherhood Outdoors at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21 on the Sportsman Channel.

Hosted by noted outdoorsman, Tom Ackerman, Brotherhood Outdoors puts American workers in the spotlight, giving them the opportunity to join Ackerman for a quality outfitted North American trip of their choosing or to act as his guide, taking him to their favorite hunting or fishing location.

A former guide and skilled sportsman, Heustis opted to take Ackerman on a hunt to show off his family’s passion for the great outdoors. The family gave Ackerman an extensive list of quality game hunts to choose from including Texas Javelin, Russian boar or Colorado deer or elk but when they mentioned an antelope hunt near Laramie, Wyoming, Ackerman, who’d never shot a pronghorn, couldn’t resist.

“Todd Heustis was the perfect guy to take this easterner on my first pronghorn hunt,” said Ackerman.  “He knew the area, he knew pronghorn and with 13 kids, he was not easily flustered.  I couldn’t have been in better hands.”

Hunting the second fastest animal on earth is never an easy task. After drawing less than favorable tags, Ackerman and Heustis had to work extra hard and stay determined to find, stalk and glass these prairie speedsters. With a spooked, trophy antelope 460 yards away, they were forced to get creative on the last day of the hunt—moving slowly in a single-file-line to see if they could get within shooting range.

In addition to the exhilarating hunt, viewers will also get an intimate glimpse into the life of Heustis, a blue-collar character with a passion for the great outdoors and a desire to make a difference in his community.

A sheet metal worker with SMWIA Local 9 in Denver, Heustis and his wife Stephani combined their modern-day Brady Bunch of 13 children after both becoming widowers to cancer. A former huntmaster with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and avid conservationist, Heustis is a member of the National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and the Wild Sheep Foundation.

Tune in to the Sportsman Channel at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21 to find out if Heustis will help Ackerman bag his first pronghorn on this exciting episode of Brotherhood Outdoors.

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