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Big Jake

Week 22 | 05/31/2013

Jake is only 13, but he's got a pretty impressive record to date. With football season behind him, he drops his pads and picks up his camos to hit the woods - and he has a really good season. We look back over his hunting career to date, then we follow Jake from Ohio to Tennessee and on to Kentucky where along the way he stacks up some pretty nice bucks.

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    Big Jake Week 22

    05/31/2013

    Jake is only 13, but he's got a pretty impressive record to date. With football season behind him, he drops his pads and picks up his camos to hit the woods - and he has a really good season. We look back over his hunting career to date, then we follow Jake from Ohio to Tennessee and on to Kentucky where along the way he stacks up some pretty nice bucks.

Season 6

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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