Journeyman electrician Dustin Morgan travels from his home state of New York to northeast Utah in hopes of putting his archery tag on a velvet mule deer buck on an episode of Brotherhood Outdoors airing the week of September 13 on Sportsman Channel.
For Morgan, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 43, spotting and stalking trophy mule deer over rolling, sage covered hills is a brand new experience. It’s even more meaningful because his father Don, also a union member and Morgan’s longtime hunting partner, was there to witness it.
Hours of scouting and glassing numerous shootable bucks pays off when the pair and their guide find “Captain Hook” in a spot that allows Morgan to make a stealthy stalk into bow range.
“Hunting the West is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Morgan. “This was an amazing experience for me, especially being out there with my father, and I want to thank the USA for all of it.”
Brotherhood Outdoors also offers a behind the scenes look at the everyday lives of hardworking union members. In this episode, Morgan installs a new fire alarm network at the high school he attended as a student.
“I graduated from Hannibal High in 2004 and joined the union right away,” he said. “I’m a third-generation IBEW member and have been working in this trade for over 17 years now. It’s treated me great, and I love it.”
Catch the excitement of Morgan’s Utah mule deer adventure when Brotherhood Outdoors airs on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.
Sneak Preview: https://youtu.be/kQ7Q4eR-KeQ
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.