The BEST Episodes of Alaskan Bush People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Network: Discovery

Deep into Alaska's bush, naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, and their seven children, chooses to live life on their own terms, connected to wild nature and bonded to each other. 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.

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Blazing a New Trail (2)

#1 - Blazing a New Trail (2)

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 23, 2017

star 9.50
4 votes
Back to Browntown

#2 - Back to Browntown

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 2021

Bird, Bear and Rain make a long-awaited return to Browntown to reconnect with their bush past. But will it be as they imagined it? On North Star Ranch, Bam, Gabe and Noah use a unique method to repair the roads damaged by the fire.

star 8.19
37 votes
Field of Dreams

#3 - Field of Dreams

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 15, 2017

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 8.12
42 votes
The Storm and the Sea

#4 - The Storm and the Sea

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 2021

An incoming storm threatens to cut the siblings' Alaska trip short. But surprise news from Billy sends them on a quest to reunite with an old friend. Noah struggles to train his new "war horse," Prometheus.

star 8.06
34 votes
Faith & Fury

#5 - Faith & Fury

Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 11, 2020

Everything the Browns have built is threatened as a devastating wildfire rages on Palmer Mountain. As they take refuge down the mountain, the siblings are given 30 minutes to return to the property and rescue as many animals as they can.

star 8.01
82 votes
A Very Bush Wedding

#6 - A Very Bush Wedding

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 1, 2020

The wolfpack prepares for their first ever wedding in the bush. But as the family prepares to welcome a new member, emotions run high and the Browns struggle to keep their most ambitious project on track.

star 7.99
108 votes
Where There's Water There's a Way

#7 - Where There's Water There's a Way

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 29, 2020

As the siblings race to complete their ambitious water system, Billy gets news that shakes the Wolfpack and redirects their future. Meanwhile, Bear goes on an important hunt where he reflects on an important life decision.

star 7.99
103 votes
Bush Below Zero

#8 - Bush Below Zero

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 2020

A life-threatening cold front approaches the mountain and the family prioritizes shelters for their livestock. The task is easier said than done, as it will require the siblings to make a risky journey to a neighboring mountain to salvage lumber.

star 7.94
85 votes
Bear Meets Girl

#9 - Bear Meets Girl

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

When an ostrich lays its first egg, the Brown siblings rush to figure out how to incubate it. Bear gets a special visit from a girl on North Star Ranch as the family prepares for a surprise celebration for Billy and Ami's 40th wedding anniversary.

star 7.93
100 votes
Scorched Earth

#10 - Scorched Earth

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2021

The Wolfpack questions the future of their dream after a ruinous wildfire.

star 7.92
38 votes
Little River and the Big Sea

#11 - Little River and the Big Sea

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 27, 2021

With the Browns committed to rebuilding, Bear gets the chance to finally meet his son River for the first time. But Bird grapples with her future, longing for life back on the sea in Alaska.

star 7.92
36 votes
The Land Giveths and Takeths

#12 - The Land Giveths and Takeths

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 4, 2020

As winter winds down, the Browns prepare for a medieval-themed birthday celebration for Baby Eli. Pushing through the pandemic, the Browns complete the main house just before a massive wildfire strikes the mountain.

star 7.90
79 votes
Wind and a Prayer

#13 - Wind and a Prayer

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

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 7.88
43 votes
A Bottle for Your Thoughts

#14 - A Bottle for Your Thoughts

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 27, 2020

Bear overnights in the wild as he absorbs life-changing news. A gentler Bam takes the lead on a critical next step of the main house build, while Noah creates a Bush Monster Plow to clear heavy snow. Sister Bird makes an unusual gift for Gabe.

star 7.85
81 votes
Noah's Animal Ark

#15 - Noah's Animal Ark

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

The Browns flee the mountain during a dangerous lightning storm in the heat of fire season. To ensure their safety, they devise ingenious new fire safety measures, including a bush alert system and animal evacuation ark, which they put to the test.

star 7.85
105 votes
All Falls Down

#16 - All Falls Down

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2017

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 7.85
39 votes
The Chaos Before the Storm

#17 - The Chaos Before the Storm

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 1, 2019

Winter approaches yet the Wolf Pack feels the heat; Bear works furiously to finalize an addition to his home; Billy faces a new medical crisis; a big winter storm forces Noah and Rhain Alisha to make a tough decision.

star 7.84
140 votes
Bam Bam's Big Build and Bears

#18 - Bam Bam's Big Build and Bears

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 8, 2020

A hungry predator encroaches deeper onto North Star Ranch forcing Bird and Gabe to take stronger action. Bam must play nice with his siblings in an effort to finally break ground on his homestead. Gabe has an incredible surprise for the Wolf Pack.

star 7.84
113 votes
A New Beginning

#19 - A New Beginning

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 30, 2018

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 7.83
129 votes
The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

#20 - The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 11, 2019

The Brown family gets ready to defend themselves after a gruesome scene indicates that a dangerous new predator is stalking their ranch.

star 7.83
139 votes
Range Ridin'

#21 - Range Ridin'

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 2020

When the ranch comes under fire from encroaching hunters, Gabe takes it upon himself to learn to ride a horse as the family constructs a fence around the property. And later, Gabe and Raquell leave the mountain for the birth of their baby girl.

star 7.82
90 votes
Rumble in the Bush

#22 - Rumble in the Bush

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 30, 2020

Gabe is attacked by an aggressive ostrich and loses one of his most prized possessions in the process. When the ranch gets hit with the first snowfall, the family builds a big bonfire to unfreeze the ground under their house site.

star 7.78
86 votes
Blazing A New Trail (1)

#23 - Blazing A New Trail (1)

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 16, 2017

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
257 votes
Bull By the Horns

#24 - Bull By the Horns

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 3, 2019

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 7.77
116 votes
Fowl Weather Friends

#25 - Fowl Weather Friends

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 25, 2019

Birdi goes on a treacherous hunt to bring home meat for the family and save her chickens from slaughter; Noah constructs an automatic diaper machine; Gabe gets bush insight from Ami that he can pass along to Raquell.

star 7.76
132 votes