Wichitan featured on Sportsman Channel show

Saturday at 4 p.m. Wichitan Brett Graham will relive cooler times of last fall.

Thousands of Americans could be joining him as he watches a video of goose hunting with friends.

Brett Graham with one of his favorite hunting buddies.

Last season Graham helped shoot an episode of Brotherhood Outdoors, a television show that chronicles members of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance in the field.

The show is on the Sportsman Channel. That’s channel 252 on Cox.

Show host Tom Ackerman was along for the hunt near the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Most episodes include a union member being taken somewhere on their dream hunting or fishing trip.

Graham said he was fine with having the show shot where he regularly hunts in Kansas.

“I’d rather they come and hunt with me than go somewhere else,” said Graham, a union machinist at Spirit. “I love Kansas and it seemed a cool opportunity to show people there’s more to Kansas hunting than pheasants and whitetails.”

Graham also operates Liberty Chesapeakes Hunting Guides and Kennel, a waterfowl guide service when he’s not working for Spirit.

On the second day the group of four hunters totalled 20 geese, including near limits of Graham’s favored whitefronts.

Brotherhood Outdoors shows usually feature how unions have well-served featured members.

“In my case the story is that my wife (Dana) has MS,” Graham said. “She’s been able to get the help she needs to lead a pretty normal life because of the health benefits the union has provided.”