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Bluegrass Bucks

Week 20 | 05/15/2015

It's opening day of Kentucky's modern rifle season and Dan is back in his hay bale blind. Not long into the first hunt of the season a nice Kentucky buck pops out in the field, and after a little calling he comes in close and puts on a show. Then, Paul heads back to the hay bales and plays a game of cat and mouse with a pesky coyote. After that we head back to Ohio and jump in behind Dan's nephew Jake from North Carolina on a Thanksgiving Day hunt. Not long into the hunt an injured buck walks in to their set, and Jake puts the Micro to work filling his buck tag. Then Jake and Scott head out for a little mid-season doe management.

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  • Pesistence

    Pesistence Week 06

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    Backwoods Boy Paul Payne heads to Kentucky during the modern firearm season looking to find a big Bluegrass buck that he's been hunting all season. Then, Jerry Peterson from Woods Wise Game Calls gives us some rattling tips for the seeking phase of the rut as he rattles up a nice Kentucky buck. Finally, we head back to Ohio where Karl and Scott have held their buck tags all season long, and see how persistence pays off in the deer woods.

  • The Perfect Storm

    The Perfect Storm Week 07

    02/13/2015

    Manitoba has a reputation for producing big black bears, and no one knows this better than Jim Hoard at Hoards Hunting Camp. With the Canadian record black bear coming from his area, Jim knows he's got the recipe for not just big bears, but giant bears. So, Backwoods Boys Dan Wallace and Taft Love made the trip up to Manitoba to get back after these monsters. Taft hits the woods first and has an active night on stand. But when a giant Manitoba boar heads into the bait site, Taft learns why we call this place the Land of Giants.

  • Turkey Fever

    Turkey Fever Week 08

    02/20/2015

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  • Turkey Tom

    Turkey Tom Week 09

    02/27/2015

    It's spring turkey season in Ohio and the Backwoods Boys are fired up. Dan kicks the season off with his Excalibur Matrix, then Shawn takes his BowTech out and puts it to work on a big Ohio gobbler. Then Dan hits the woods with two of our good friends and puts a new toy nicknamed "Turkey Tom" to the test.

  • Back in the Bushveld

    Back in the Bushveld Week 01

    01/02/2015

    Karl, Dan, and Paul return to Koringkoppie Safaris in South Africa to hunt plains game animals for their third year in a row. Right off the bat, Karl has a big herd of blue wildebeest in front of him less than an hour into his hunt. Then, Dan plays cat and mouse with a big kudu bull. Paul Payne, on his first trip to South Africa, comes face-to-face with a huge herd of giraffe, and follows it up with a chance at one of the most beautiful animals in the Bushveld.

  • Back in the Bushveld Part 2

    Back in the Bushveld Part 2 Week 02

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    Karl and Paul continue their hunt at Koringkoppie Safaris in South Africa. With some great animals on the ground already, they head back out to the bush to finish off their week. Paul encounters one of the biggest animals he has ever seen and puts his Excalibur to the test on a giant eland bull. Then it's Karl's turn. But he has to hand off the bow when a group of blue wildebeest come to water. Finally, Karl checks off one of the animals highest on his list as the safari comes to an end

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    Koringkoppie Week 10

    03/06/2015

    Karl returns to Koringkoppie Safaris in South Africa for the fourth year in a row, but this time he takes his wife Carla and their 15 year old son Jake along for their first trip to Africa. In the first hour of their hunt, Jake starts his safari off with a bang when a trophy Impala ram makes his way into bow range. Next, Jake hands the bow to Carla and after a close encounter with a big kudu bull, she puts the Excalibur Matrix to the test on a big warthog boar. Then, Jake learns the challenges of hunting Africa when a big herd of blue wildebeest come to the water. Finally, Karl grabs the bow for the first time all week and within 15 minutes takes an animal he hasn’t had a chance to hunt in the past three years.

  • Koringkoppie Part 2

    Koringkoppie Part 2 Week 11

    03/13/2015

    Karl and his family are continue their African safari with Koringkoppie Safaris in South Africa. This is Karl's fourth trip to South Africa and he's brought his wife Carla and their 15 year old son Jake along for their first safari. It's already been an eventful week, but there's still plenty of time to hunt. So Jake grabs the Excalibur Matrix 405 and puts it to the test when a big kudu bull makes his way in to the water hole. Then Karl grabs the rifle and heads out in the bush for a walk and stalk hunt for blesbok. Finally, Karl grabs the BowTech and heads out looking to find an animal that has eluded him for the last couple years, but this time he doesn't have to wait very long.

  • Misery

    Misery Week 12

    03/20/2015

    Dan and Paul return to Newfoundland Adventures to hunt with Todd Wiseman. The boys have been hunting bears there for years, but this time, they're after Newfoundland moose. With more moose on the island than people, the action was fast and furious. Dan puts his JONA Custom rifle to work first on a bull moose in an area called Misery. Then, he hands it to Paul to see if he can keep the streak alive.

  • Hoards

    Hoards Week 15

    04/10/2015

    Manitoba has a reputation for growing massive black bears, and no one knows this better than Jim Hoard and Hoards Hunting Camps. Dan Wallace, Scott Boehl, and Karl Metzler head back up to Manitoba to get back after those monster bears. Dan is up first and finds himself in a predicament, trying to make a decision between a big color-phase bear and a really, really big black bear. Then Scotty and Dan build a ground blind and get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Finally, Karl takes his BowTech out to the stand and takes his first bear at Hoards Hunting Camps

  • Ambush

    Ambush Week 16

    04/17/2015

    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.

  • The Other White Meat

    The Other White Meat Week 17

    04/24/2015

    It's been a long, cold winter in Ohio and Dan, Shawn, and Troy have had their fill. So they load up the truck and make the long haul south to the sunshine state where they'll be hunting wild pigs with Matt Cates at Triple M Outfitters Unlimited. Troy has never hunted pigs, and he's not sure what to expect, but it doesn't take long for him to become a true believer. Then Shawn swipes the Excalibur Crossbow from Troy to try his luck on Florida hogs. Later, it becomes pure chaos as the boys chase pigs all over the ranches of central Florida.

  • The Killing Tree

    The Killing Tree Week 18

    05/01/2015

    It's the opening weekend of Ohio's whitetail season and Dan and Paul head to the killing tree to get their season started. The bucks are on the move and less than an hour into Ohio's deer season, Dan puts his tag on a nice Ohio 10-point. With several other nice bucks on the same property, Paul decides to head back to the killing tree to get after a couple bucks on the hit list and runs into a dilemma when they both show up at the same time. Then, Dan and Karl head down to Kentucky for the early archery season and decide to take a break from deer hunting to do a little bit of predator control.

  • Micro Management

    Micro Management Week 19

    05/08/2015

    It's early deer season in Ohio and Shawn Perdue heads out to the trees on a rainy evening with Excalibur's newest crossbow. The bucks are becoming more aggressive and Shawn does a little rattling and pulls a nice Ohio buck out of the honeysuckle and right into range. The only problem is, it's not the buck he's looking for. Then Scott takes the Micro back into the same treestand looking for a buck he's nicknamed Stickers. Finally, we get some early season calling tips from Jerry Peterson and see him put these tips to use during Kentucky's early muzzleloader season.

  • Bluegrass Bucks

    Bluegrass Bucks Week 20

    05/15/2015

    It's opening day of Kentucky's modern rifle season and Dan is back in his hay bale blind. Not long into the first hunt of the season a nice Kentucky buck pops out in the field, and after a little calling he comes in close and puts on a show. Then, Paul heads back to the hay bales and plays a game of cat and mouse with a pesky coyote. After that we head back to Ohio and jump in behind Dan's nephew Jake from North Carolina on a Thanksgiving Day hunt. Not long into the hunt an injured buck walks in to their set, and Jake puts the Micro to work filling his buck tag. Then Jake and Scott head out for a little mid-season doe management.

Season 8

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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