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Ambush

Week 25 | 06/21/2014

The boys from Buck Bomb come back into town during Ohio's archery season. Mike Homan gets things started on the first morning of the hunt and comes down with a rare case of doe fever. Meanwhile, Darren Brown is hunting 10 miles away and when he hears that Mike is slinging arrows at does his competitive nature comes to light. Then Jake Metzler convinces Paul Payne to take him out to one of his favorite spots on the first hunt of his season, and Troy Lauffer gets the opportunity at a coyote that has been giving the boys fits.

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    Ambush Week 25

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    The boys from Buck Bomb come back into town during Ohio's archery season. Mike Homan gets things started on the first morning of the hunt and comes down with a rare case of doe fever. Meanwhile, Darren Brown is hunting 10 miles away and when he hears that Mike is slinging arrows at does his competitive nature comes to light. Then Jake Metzler convinces Paul Payne to take him out to one of his favorite spots on the first hunt of his season, and Troy Lauffer gets the opportunity at a coyote that has been giving the boys fits.

Season 7

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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