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Tom Ackerman

Tom Ackerman

Noted outdoorsman Tom Ackerman, most recently host of Brotherhood Outdoors, on Sportsman Channel, brings a lifetime of outdoors experience to the game. A seasoned outdoorsman with a passion for sharing it with others, Ackerman also hosted The New American Sportsman on ESPN for three seasons celebrating the sporting experience with some of the biggest newsmakers of the day. From sailfishing in Central America with NFL great Tony Gonzales, to scaling Alaska's peaks in search of brown bear with Hershel Walker, to bugling elk in New Mexico with Hank Williams Jr., or climbing into a blind with World Series MVP, Josh Beckett and more.

Ackerman is a Registered Maine Guide, avid fly fisherman and big game hunter with a natural curiosity about people and their outdoor experiences. His work in the outdoors includes 16 years with L.L. Bean, where he served as the hunting & fishing buyer. He also helped developed one of the most successful fly-fishing schools in the country, serving many first time fly anglers.

In 1998, he formed his own company, Classic Connections, which provides worldwide travel and trip planning services to hunters and anglers, specializing in flyfishing and wingshooting adventures. When not filming for TV or guiding along the Maine Coast, Ackerman enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors - hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.


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