Union glazier Zach Galis of Derwood, Maryland, swaps his well-used scattergun for a long-range rifle in his quest for free range aoudad in the desert mountains of west Texas on an episode of Brotherhood Outdoors airing the week of August 23 on Sportsman Channel.
A member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 963, Galis is an avid waterfowler and occasional whitetail hunter in his home state. He first learned of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) as a teenager when he attended the USA’s Capital Area Sporting Clays Shoot with his dad in 2009.
While more accustomed to a shotgun, Galis gets comfortable with a long-range rifle before burning ATV fuel and boot leather with USA’s Forrest Parker and guide Tucker Lehr in his quest for desert sheep in the remote Texas highlands. When they spot a mature ram, the trio must climb to 4,000 feet to get into position for a shot.
“Never in my life did I dream that I’d be here,” said Galis. “Thank you USA, Brotherhood Outdoors, and my union for giving me this opportunity. It was the hunt of a lifetime—without a doubt.”
Catch every minute of Galis’ exciting hunt for Texas aoudad when Brotherhood Outdoors airs on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m. and Sunday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.
Brotherhood Outdoors is 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.