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Washington Union Laborer Hunts Coues Deer in Mexico on Brotherhood Outdoors TV

Spring Hill, Tenn. — Shotcrete foreman Neil Rico’s first hunt for Coues deer in the hills of Chihuahua, Mexico, begins in a blizzard and concludes in perfection with a few twists and turns along the way when the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Brotherhood Outdoors airs this week on the Sportsman Channel.

Because of their small size, extreme wariness, and inhospitable habitat, Coues deer are often said to be the most difficult whitetail subspecies to hunt. A freak storm further increases the challenge of Rico’s once-in-a-lifetime hunt.

Howling winds and falling snow in the high country keep Rico, a 14-year member of LIUNA Local 252 from Onalaska, Washington, in camp on the first day of his hunt for this pint-sized and highly prized whitetail. The tables turn on day two when the backdrop of snow covered hillsides aids the hunter and his guide in glassing several good bucks.

“I’m just a blue-collar guy,” said Rico. “Never in a million years would I have dreamed I’d be in Mexico hunting Coues deer, but thanks to the USA and Brotherhood Outdoors, here I am.”

With several deer in sight, a standout buck emerges, but fate rotates the table once more, pushing back the hunter’s success until the final minutes of the last day.

Catch every thrilling second of Neil Rico’s roller coaster Mexico adventure when Brotherhood Outdoors airs on the Sportsman Channel Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern with re-airings on Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 1:30 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m.

For a complete list of upcoming episodes, visit To watch episodes from past seasons, visit

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.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA): The USA is a union-dedicated, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members hunt, fish, shoot and volunteer their skills for conservation. The USA is uniting the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. For more information, visit or connect on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at

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