Wisconsin Member Wins ‘Trip of a Lifetime’

Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Local 655 President Pat Stashek has won a “dream hunting” expedition on the “Escape to the Wild” television show.

Stashek, a maintenance department millwright at the NewPage mill in Biron, WI, won the appearance after applying to the show’s network. He’s scheduled to hunt caribou in Manitoba, Canada, in mid-September. The episode will air at a later date on the Versus channel.

The Union Sportsmen Alliance member is the third IAM member to win a caribou hunt on the outdoor show. He says winning the trip was a dream come true. “I always wanted to go after a big game animal,” he told the Wisconsin Rapid Tribune.

“Escape to the Wild” is a program of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) that takes members of AFL-CIO-affiliated unions on the hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime.