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Day Five

Week 26 | 07/01/2016

The season is only a week old in Ohio, but you wouldn't know that by the tag count. Scotty hits the trees during the first week of Ohio's archery season. Then Buck Bomb's Darren Brown comes into town for another early season hunt.

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Season 9

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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