Roofers Union Member of 50 Years Takes on the Lone Star State on Brotherhood Outdoors

Veteran hunter Jim Currie puts his crosshairs on his first trophy whitetail buck after more than five decades of hunting.

This week on Brotherhood Outdoors, Roofers Local 10 member, James Currie, travels to the Lone Star State for his ultimate whitetail hunt. Will the saying “Everything’s bigger in Texas” hold true for this New Jersey native?

As a long-time whitetail hunter, Currie has dreamt of being able to bring home a trophy buck. “I’ve been hunting whitetails since I was 13 years old and am still waiting to harvest a really nice buck—you know, the kind you’d take some really great photos of and send them to your friends,” said Currie.

Coming from a family of tradesmen, Currie has been a member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers for 50 years. The now-field-retired Master Trainer is able to help the next generation of tradesmen by training union apprentices. Even though he’s teaching others, Currie thrives on continuing to learn more about his profession and about hunting. “You’d think after hunting and fishing for 50-60 years, that you’ve seen it all—but no, it’s always changing, always fun, always something new to learn—it’s fantastic.”

A 50+ year member of the roofers union, Jim Currie is passing on his knowledge and skills to the next generation of union roofers as a Master Trainer.

With two tags to fill, will Texas prove plentiful for Currie? Tune into Brotherhood Outdoors on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.

Follow the excitement each week on Brotherhood Outdoors as union members pursue trophy whitetails in Wyoming, bull redfish in Louisiana, stealthy mule deer in Colorado, mountain lions in Utah, and more.

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Presented by Bank of Labor, Brotherhood Outdoors is also sponsored by the following unions, contractors and corporate partners: Carhartt; International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; National Electrical Contractors Association; Thorogood; and United Association/International Training Fund’s Veterans in Piping Program.

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