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The Island Bait

Week 01 | 01/04/2014

Dan returns to one of his favorite places to bear hunt, and demonstrates how persistence and patience pay off in the bear woods. After four years of hunting with Newfoundland Adventures, Dan has learned a thing or two about persistence. He looks back over the years and shows how hunting the same treestand has produced three Boone and Crockett class bears in three years.

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  • The Island

    The Island Week 13

    03/31/2017

    Dan returns to Newfoundland to hunt spring black bears with Todd Wiseman at Newfoundland Adventures. Despite nasty weather and high winds the bears are moving and with a two-bear limit Dan finds success again showing us why he loves this island.

  • Koringkoppie

    Koringkoppie Week 14

    04/07/2017

    Dan returns to Koringkoppie Safaris in South Africa and this time he brings Shawn along for his first African Safari. Like a kid in a candy store, Shawn can’t believe what he's experiencing and he begins to understand the draw of Africa.

  • Koringkoppie Part 2

    Koringkoppie Part 2 Week 15

    04/14/2017

    Dan and Shawn continue their safari in South Africa with Koringkoppie Safaris. Shawn plays cat and mouse with a herd of blue wildebeest, and while trying to eat his lunch Dan is interrupted by the gray ghost of Africa.

  • The Land of Giants

    The Land of Giants Week 16

    04/21/2017

    Dan, Karl and Troy head back to Manitoba for a fall bear hunt at Hoards Hunting Camps. Dan tests the Excalibur Micro out on one of the big bears Jim Hoard is famous for and Troy and Karl double up from the same stand in the Land of the Giants.

  • Dog Lake

    Dog Lake Week 17

    04/28/2017

    Karl takes his wife Carla back to Black Bear Adventures in Ontario for another fall bear hunt. Carla finds herself in a familiar situation as she watches a momma bear interact with her cub. Then she comes face to face with her biggest bear yet.

  • Turkey Tom

    Turkey Tom Week 18

    05/05/2017

    It's spring turkey season and everyone is ready to get back out in the woods. Dan starts the season off right with his Excalibur Crossbow, then Paul puts the sneak on a wary old gobbler in the Bluegrass State.

  • Island Bears

    Island Bears Week 19

    05/12/2017

    Dan and Karl head back to Newfoundland on a spring bear hunt, and they've brought along Cincinnati Bengals' center Russell Bodine. On the first night of his hunt, Russell takes his first bear. Then Dan puts his 45-70 to work on a big Newfie boar.

  • Island Bears Part 2

    Island Bears Part 2 Week 20

    05/19/2017

    Karl and Dan continue their bear hunt at Newfoundland Adventures. Karl is looking for his first Newfoundland bear and finds himself with a nice boar in his sights. Then he climbs into Dan's favorite stand and sees why Dan is so partial to this spot.

  • On Safari

    On Safari Week 21

    05/26/2017

    Karl returns to South Africa to hunt with Koringkoppie Safaris and brings Troy Lauffer along for his first trip to the Dark Continent. It doesn't take long for Troy to get accustomed to hunting Africa. Karl comes face to face with the Grey Ghost.

  • Moose Meat

    Moose Meat Week 23

    06/09/2017

    Dan and Paul return for their annual moose hunt with Todd Wiseman at Newfoundland Adventures. After a long stalk, Paul settles his rifle on the perfect meat bull, and as they're field dressing his bull, another one steps out of the bush.

  • Hoarders

    Hoarders Week 24

    06/16/2017

    Dan and Paul return to Hoards Hunting Camps in Manitoba for a Fall bear hunt with Jim Hoard. Dan puts one of the Blue Bows from the Excalibur Destruction Challenges to the test on another big bear. Then Paul is after a 500 pound boar, showing why they call this place the Land of the Giants.

  • Lock and Load

    Lock and Load Week 25

    06/23/2017

    Ohio's archery season is finally here. Cincinnati Bengals center Russell Bodine starts the season off on opening weekend, hunting over a productive food plot. Then Pat McKenna and Paul Payne score big on Ohio bucks.

  • The Blue Bow

    The Blue Bow Week 26

    06/30/2017

    The rut is on in Ohio and the Backwoods Boys are fired up. Buck Bomb's Mike Homan puts the Blue Bow to the test on a great big Ohio buck, and Dan Wallace follows up from the same stand with the same bow on another Ohio stud.

  • On Safari Part 2

    On Safari Part 2 Week 22

    06/02/2017

    Karl and Troy continue their hunt at Koringkoppie Safaris. Troy sets his sights on a mature blue wildebeest bull, and then Karl puts a shot on his biggest impala yet. As the sun sets on their hunt, Karl is looking for a gemsbok bull.

  • Persistence

    Persistence Week 27

    07/07/2017

    It's late archery season for deer in Ohio and Karl finally fills his tag the weekend of thanksgiving, then our good friend Jacques Combrinck from Koringkoppie Safaris comes into town and brings some South African luck with him.

  • Early Season

    Early Season Week 28

    07/14/2017

    It's early deer season in Ohio and Jake gets things started on opening Day with a great Ohio buck. Then Dan plays hide and seek with an early season buck and Shawn braves a rain storm to get a shot on a big Ohio buck.

  • All In A Season

    All In A Season Week 29

    07/21/2017

    Every deer season has its ebbs and flows and this season is no different. Leo Herrmann comes to Ohio for a late pre-rut hunt, Karl puts his 45-70 to the test during Ohio's gun season and Paul and Russell hold their tags until late in the season.

  • Old Friends

    Old Friends Week 30

    07/28/2017

    Bill and Kath Troubridge, founders of Excalibur Crossbow, come to Ohio for their annual deer hunt. As usual, Bill has great luck early in his hunt, and Kath snaps an unlucky streak with a big Ohio buck.

  • BLP

    BLP Week 32

    08/11/2017

    Leo Herrmann comes back in town for his second year to hunt on Backwoods Leased Properties. Then Paul heads to Kentucky for modern rifle season and Troy wraps up his season in Ohio with the biggest buck he's ever taken

  • Little River

    Little River Week 33

    08/18/2017

    It has been 14 years since Ontario has had a fall bear season, but it's finally back and Dan is more than ready to take advantage of it. He joins the Excalibur Crossbow crew for a great hunt at Little River Lodge

Season 10

Excalibur's Huntin' the Backwoods returns for its tenth consecutive season in 2017. Join hosts Dan Wallace and Karl Metzler along with the rest of the Backwoods Boys as we pursue Big Game across North America and beyond.

In 2017, Excalibur's Huntin' the Backwoods will run for 26 weeks on The Sportsman Channel in the US, and for 26 weeks on Wild TV in Canada.

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