Pigman’s Road to Recovery in 2-Part Series “Pigman Rising” on Sportsman Channel

Pigman: The Series Shares Emotional Road to Recovery in Two-Part Episode of “Pigman Rising” Sunday, June 7 on Sportsman Channel

Special Guest Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris Attempts to Take Pigman on First Hunt Since Accident

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New Berlin, Wis. –(Ammoland.com)- “These are the two hardest episodes I’ve ever filmed,” states Brian “Pigman” Quaca in the opening sequence of a special two-part event called “Pigman Rising” on Pigman: The Series, Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

“I am not sure if I was ready to come back. I may look a little different – I am still healing, but trust me in my heart I’m exactly the same. And you definitely don’t want to miss these two shows,” continues Quaca. The conclusion of the two-part event is on June 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Quaca also will host a Twitter chat during the episode and fans can ask questions using #PigmanRising and following @SmokinPork.

On Dec. 26, 2014, Brian “Pigman” Quaca nearly died in a horrific automobile accident on a snowy road in Colorado. The violent crash left Quaca critically injured, with devastating injuries that included 11 skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, cracked ribs and blood in his lungs. In this two-part episode, Pigman and his dad, Dap, go into great detail about the circumstances surrounding the accident, Quaca’s fight for his life and the numerous obstacles he has overcome – including severe nerve damage and significant vision loss.

Viewers will follow Quaca along one of numerous doctor visits, acupuncture treatments and more as he, and Dap, struggle with their new reality.

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Brian “Pigman” Quaca

Seeing his son struggle, Dap finds Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris who has lived to tell his near-death story in his book Steel Will. While on patrol in Iraq in 2007, Harris’ Humvee hit an IED. That blast cost Shilo his ears, part of his nose, some fingers and over one third of the skin on his body – as well as three of his best friends.

“For me the physical scars will heal quickly,” stated Harris. “But there’s an internal, emotional and mental healing that goes with this. That’s why I’m here to help. (Brian) is going to realize just how strong he can be. He’s not broken. This is a new chapter in his book.”

What Dap doesn’t realize is Harris is there not only to help get Pigman back out on his first hunt since his accident, but also to help heal the emotional wounds inside Dap and the entire family.

“I love getting out hunting,” concluded Harris. “I know how therapeutic it is. I am hoping to encourage Brian to get out there to do what he does best – to kill pigs.”

Learn more about Pigman: The Series at http://facebook.com/PigmanTV on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SmokinPork, Instagram at http://Instagram.com/PigmanTV and online http://PigmanTV.com and www.youtube.com/PigmanTheSeries

About Pigman: The Series: Set deep in the heart of Texas, Leupold’s Pigman: The Series takes viewers on a wild ride with its ever unpredictable and crazy Executive Producer and four-time Sportsman Channel Host of the Year, Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca, at the helm.  Now in its sixth season, Pigman: The Series has earned rank as one of Sportsman Channel’s top-rated shows by entertaining the masses with a plethora of hunts and locations.  Of course, Pigman’s pursuit of pigs is always his love and passion, but don’t think he isn’t capable of sharing the love to any species who dares to step out in front of his sights. Pigman: The Series is Executive Produced by Brian Quaca and David Luce in association with Duality Filmworks. David and Daniel Holechek serve as co-producers. Learn more at http://PigmanTV.com

About 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. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Jason pinckard

I doubt Pigman or Dad p will read this, but I have been watching Pigman the series since the first episode. I have gotten all my hunting buddies to watch the show as well. My DVR records every show and I am watching Pigman Rising right now and crying like a baby! I kept up with Brian’s progress online, but this show has opened old wounds for me. My father/best friend passed away 4 years and 3 months ago and I battle daily with his passing. I watch the show and Dap and Brian’s relationship is just like my fathers… Read more »

Redneck hog killer

Lol. Bunch of liberal tree huggin hippy’s. California is the place ya ought to be, loading up the prius and living hippy free! Hippy’s you are, sissy piss yuppy, life on e b t.

Capn Jack

It’s not “HUNTING” it is eradication of an invasive species.


No argument except you miss my point. This eradication is being promoted as sport by being shown on Sportsman’s TV.

Joe White

You are totally off the reservation condemning aero eradication of wild hogs. Wish you could see the damage hogs have done to my highly valued hay meadows and grazing pastures. Being nocturnal, they do their damage at night, move on to adjoining land and repeat. Hogs cannot sweat, thus their need to stay in creek bottoms, muddy bogs, etc. A sow (female) can breed and produce multiple times in a year. Young females can breed before their first birthday, producing a litter of 6-15 piglets. No animal is more dangerous than the sow protecting her litter. Exception is the boar… Read more »


Sportsmans Channel is no longer on my TV watch list and I suggest to anyone else that they not view it either until they remove the terribly un sporting helo hunter program. This ridiculous and inhumane drivel causes people who do not understand the true sport of hunting to be contemptuous of all hunting. Shooting pigs or any other animal from the sky is abominable.


That’s your right not to watch the show.

Fur is Murder

Heli-hunting hogs and yotes is not for sport. It’s an eradication process devised to help farmers protect their crops and herds. It isn’t a sport. It’s a service that helps farmers keep the prices at the grocery store in alignment with what you want to spend for a loaf of bread, a steak, or a lamb shank. Get over it. Piggies and yotes gotta die. That’s just the way it is.