If you’re one of the more
than 70 percent of IAFF members who enjoy
spending time in the great outdoors hunting,
fishing and shooting, you’ll want to join
Conservation Partnership (TRCP)
and become a union sportsman.
The IAFF – along with a
number of other
– has allied with TRCP to unite union
men and women who share a common interest in
hunting, fishing and shooting. Founded in
the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt, TRCP is
focused on conserving, maintaining and
enhancing access to land and water available
for enjoying hunting, fishing and shooting.
This alliance provides programs and benefits
for IAFF members, including a union
dedicated sportsman’s club with its own
magazine, web site and affinity program to
promote union-made products and equipment
and offer discount merchandise and trips.
The 18 unions now affiliated with TRCP have
already begun discussions to create this
union sportsman’s club. “The sportsman’s
association is a great concept and will give
IAFF members with a love for the outdoors
and a shared interest in hunting, fishing
and shooting the opportunity to engage in
these activities through our union,” says
IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger.
In addition, TRCP has
partnered with the Outdoor Life Network (OLN)
to produce two outdoor television shows that
showcase union members and their passion for
The first show, “Life
in the Open,” which debuted
in October 2005, takes viewers to many of
the best hunting and fishing destinations in
America, all of which are accessible to the
public. The IAFF will sponsor an episode of
“Life in the Open” when the series begins
airing next fall.
A second television show, “Escape
to the Wild” reflects the
ground-breaking partnership among TRCP,
labor unions and OLN. Debuting in January
2007, the new show will feature American
sportsmen and women as they embark on their
dream hunting and fishing adventures.