The BEST Episodes of Alaskan Bush People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Network: Discovery

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 8.00
35 votes
The Chaos Before the Storm

#2 - The Chaos Before the Storm

Season 10 - Episode 5

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 7.94
110 votes
The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

#3 - The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

Season 10 - Episode 2

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

star 7.93
110 votes
The Big Push

#4 - The Big Push

Season 10 - Episode 6

The Brown siblings struggle to finish their ambitious home sites as the ground begins to freeze; the Wolf Pack gets the call that Rhain-Alisha has gone into labor and races to the birth of baby Eli.

star 7.92
99 votes
Clear and Pheasant Danger

#5 - Clear and Pheasant Danger

Season 10 - Episode 3

The Wolf Pack's first pheasant hunt turns into a competition in anticipation of a much-needed, post-Thanksgiving celebration; later, Billy and Ami surprise the family with new additions to the ranch that will bring them closer to their roots.

star 7.87
90 votes
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 7.81
37 votes
Bull By the Horns

#7 - 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 7.80
102 votes
Fowl Weather Friends

#8 - Fowl Weather Friends

Season 10 - Episode 4

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 7.79
101 votes
King of the Mountain

#9 - King of the Mountain

Season 10 - Episode 1

The Browns struggle to finish building their homes just as winter closes in and the ground begins to freeze.

star 7.79
110 votes
Beware The Bear-crow

#10 - Beware The Bear-crow

Season 9 - Episode 3

star 7.78
111 votes
Blazing A New Trail

#11 - Blazing A New Trail

Season 7 - Episode 8

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 7.75
222 votes
All Falls Down

#12 - 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 7.75
32 votes
Bear with Us

#13 - 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 7.70
50 votes
The Buffalo Trail

#14 - 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 7.70
103 votes
The Wild New Wild

#15 - The Wild New Wild

Season 10 - Episode 7

Decades of experience and resourcefulness in the Alaskan bush laid the groundwork for the Wolfpack's ability to overcome nearly any challenge. But will their skills help them realize their family dream of a ranch in Washington?

star 7.70
33 votes
A New Chapter

#16 - 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 7.69
231 votes
Judgement Day

#17 - 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 7.69
456 votes
On The Prowl

#18 - 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 7.65
241 votes
Dead in the Water

#19 - 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 7.62
34 votes
Call to Duty

#20 - Call to Duty

Season 8 - Episode 4

star 7.62
141 votes
Now or Never

#21 - 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 7.60
258 votes
Bush Code

#22 - 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 7.59
265 votes
Sink or Swim

#23 - 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
240 votes
Alarmed & Dangerous

#24 - 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 7.58
283 votes
Pile It On

#25 - 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 7.57
256 votes