The Best Episodes of Alaskan Bush People

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2019

This spring, Animal Planet takes a journey deep into Alaska's bush, where naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, and their seven children, chooses to live life on his own terms, connected to wild nature and bonded to each other. In the new series ALASKAN BUSH FAMILY, the family of nine strives to be self-sufficient against all odds- often shunning modern society to live off the wilderness and to walk where no man has ever walked before. After the tragic death of his parents and sister that left him orphaned at 16, Billy Brown vowed to live life on his own terms and create his own family to reclaim the love that he lost. With Ami by his side, Billy traveled the lower 48 states and eventually found home in the sprawling landscape of the last frontier, where they have spent most of the last 30 years raising their children. "Our family is doing what is natural for human beings to do. We survive on what we hunt, fish, trap and barter for," Brown says. "We explore, we wander, we live. If you think about it, it's the life we were meant to live."

Field of Dreams

#1 - Field of Dreams

Season 6 - Episode 7

Saw work and a hungry bear keep the adventurers in Alaska powerful. The predator has ransacked the food supplies of the emigrants, and without flesh Billy and his family do not come across the winter. That is why Bear and his sister Snowbird break into the wilderness to hunt game. Matt and Gabe, meanwhile, roll up their sleeves in Brownstown to organize 12 cubic meters of timber for a barter. When everything runs smoothly, the brothers receive a turbine for their wind turbine.

star 8.03
31 votes
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The Buffalo Trail

#2 - The Buffalo Trail

Season 9 - Episode 2

The Wolfpack seizes an opportunity to stockpile meat with their first ever buffalo hunt. Brothers Noah and Bam are left to build a mine-cooled meat locker and keep the ranch running in anticipation of the family's return.

star 7.89
63 votes
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A New Beginning

#3 - A New Beginning

Season 8 - Episode 8

The Wolf Pack braces for a looming wildfire that threatens completion of the barn. Noah walks down the aisle to become the first married Brown.

star 7.88
109 votes
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Bull By the Horns

#4 - Bull By the Horns

Season 9 - Episode 1

The Wolfpack's quest for complete freedom takes a big step forward with livestock, including a risky 2000lb longhorn bull. Noah and his new wife Rhain Alisha arrive to start making their new life on the mountain with a monumental announcement.

star 7.87
70 votes
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Beware The Bear-crow

#5 - Beware The Bear-crow

Season 9 - Episode 3

star 7.81
70 votes
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Wind and a Prayer

#6 - Wind and a Prayer

Season 6 - Episode 8

Fresh bear traces near the camp place the "Alaskan Bush People" on Chichagof Island in alertness. Obviously the animal has not been eating enough bacon before the winter's rest. But there is very little time for wilderness dwellers to find and drive the robber, since the family's new windmill is an absolute priority. If Billy and his sons succeed in assembling the missing spare parts before the ground completely freezes, this would be an important step towards independence.

star 7.80
35 votes
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All Falls Down

#7 - All Falls Down

Season 6 - Episode 6

The 34-year-old Matt builds a freezer in the wilderness, where the emigrants can bunk their meat supplies. Because on Chichagof Island many hungry bears wander around. Noah, Bear and Gabe are now taking care of the family's new flagship project: the improvised wind power plant is supposed to supply the "Wolfsrudel" off the beaten track with civilian power - six kilowatts for the time being. But during the installation of the huge apparatus underlies the brothers in Alaska a following error

star 7.79
28 votes
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Blazing A New Trail Part 1

#8 - Blazing A New Trail Part 1

Season 7 - Episode 8

Part 1 of 2. As the Brown family adapts after closing their dream homestead, they charge toward a new beginning with the skills and knowledge they've acquired over 35 years in the Alaskan wilderness.

star 7.77
220 votes
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Mountain Emergency

#9 - Mountain Emergency

Season 9 - Episode 4

A medical emergency on the Wolfpack's ranch forces the family to become more resourceful as they continue to build their dream on the mountain. Gabe's hasty leap toward marriage has the family concerned.

star 7.75
61 votes
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Bear with Us

#10 - Bear with Us

Season 6 - Episode 2

Matt has killed a deer in the wilderness. But his mission is not fulfilled, because many black and brown bears live in Southeast Alaska. The predators have an excellent sense of smell and sense a carcass with its fine nose several kilometers away. Say: It is only when the resettler has dragged the 60 kilos of hunting to "Brownstown", he is safe from the hungry omnivorous. Matt's brothers and sisters are mixing wall paint in the forest - from berries and mud

star 7.74
47 votes
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Blazing A New Trail Part 2

#11 - Blazing A New Trail Part 2

Season 7 - Episode 9

Conclusion. As the Brown family adapts after closing their dream homestead, they charge toward a new beginning with the skills and knowledge they've acquired over 35 years in the Alaskan wilderness.

star 7.74
54 votes
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A New Chapter

#12 - A New Chapter

Season 7 - Episode 7

Ami prepares to undergo treatment for lung cancer; siblings Bear, Bird, and Rain work to give the family's homestead back to the bush; and the entire wolf pack looks to the future and finds strength in the hope for a new place to call Browntown.

star 7.71
226 votes
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Judgement Day

#13 - Judgement Day

Season 5 - Episode 8

The Browns are busy making the most of the beginning of spring by hunting and building improvements to Browntown. But in just 72 hours, the family will be forced to leave the bush for an unknown fate in the Alaskan city of Juneau.

star 7.68
457 votes
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On The Prowl

#14 - On The Prowl

Season 2 - Episode 6

Billy strikes a barter for windows; Matt and Noah check the junkyard for additional materials; the boys invite locals over.

star 7.66
234 votes
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Dead in the Water

#15 - Dead in the Water

Season 6 - Episode 4

The Browns want to buy a boat, but the financial resources of the "Wolfsrudel" are limited. That is why the resettlers negotiated a deal with the owner of the watercraft. Instead of pushing cash on the table, the wilderness is supposed to do two assignments for the freight forwarder from Hoonah. First, Billy and his sons are transporting two 150-kilo heavy-bodied tanks to Port Alexander. And then they take off a waterplane with the "Trinity" off the coast of Prince of Wales Island.

star 7.66
32 votes
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Bush Code

#16 - Bush Code

Season 7 - Episode 6

The Brown children face a critical decision as they part ways with the family's Alaskan homestead, while Ami braces for her upcoming cancer treatments in California; and the wolf pack finds new ways to keep spirits high.

star 7.61
264 votes
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Head Above Water

#17 - Head Above Water

Season 8 - Episode 4

Disaster strikes as floods plague the region, and the Brown's must balance the fate of their new community with the success of their homestead.

star 7.61
133 votes
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Now or Never

#18 - Now or Never

Season 2 - Episode 8

As the Browns struggle to get the walls and roof of their house built, winter arrives. While working through the snow, a series of setbacks threatens to derail all they've worked hard to achieve.

star 7.61
253 votes
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Sink or Swim

#19 - Sink or Swim

Season 3 - Episode 7

The Browns attempt to work during a snow storm. Later, Noah introduces his girlfriend to the family.

star 7.58
235 votes
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Alarmed & Dangerous

#20 - Alarmed & Dangerous

Season 4 - Episode 7

With hope of redeeming themselves after their disastrous first hauling job, the four eldest Brown brothers prepare for a second solo mission. Then, two very different visitors show up in Browntown.

star 7.57
279 votes
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Driving Miss Rainy

#21 - Driving Miss Rainy

Season 5 - Episode 2

While youngest Brown brother Noah stays behind to continue repairs to Browntown, the other 8 members of the wolfpack take on their riskiest haul ever in hopes of securing the skiff they desperately need. Failure will have far reaching consequences.

star 7.57
401 votes
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#22 - Blindsided

Season 1 - Episode 3

As the Browns race to finish their cabin, temperatures plummet and an illness hits the family. Their ability to survive the winter rests on the brothers as they race to get essential supplies and complete the home.Then, the unexpected strikes.

star 7.56
288 votes
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Pile It On

#23 - Pile It On

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Browns begin to build their home; when a big storm hits, the family suffers a setback; Matt creates a home for himself.

star 7.56
249 votes
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Bush Heart

#24 - Bush Heart

Season 4 - Episode 8

Matt, Bam, Bear, and Gabe feel the strain of making deliveries in harsh conditions. Meanwhile, circumstances back in Browntown force a decision that will change the lives of the wolf pack forever.

star 7.55
298 votes
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A Big Gamble

#25 - A Big Gamble

Season 3 - Episode 5

After Billy is offered a deal on one-of-a-kind boat, the Brown family is faced with a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, youngest brother Noah kindles a new relationship in town.

star 7.55
191 votes
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