The BEST Episodes of Alaskan Bush People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019

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.

Field of Dreams

#1 - 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 8.00
35 votes
The Chaos Before the Storm

#2 - 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 7.89
120 votes
The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

#3 - 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 7.86
117 votes
Wind and Water

#4 - Wind and Water

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 4, 2019

The Brown Family kicks off their most ambitious plan to conquer the mountain yet. Bear and the siblings throw caution to the wind on a critical first project disassembling and transporting a salvaged 50-foot windmill.

star 7.85
62 votes
Bears of a Feather

#5 - Bears of a Feather

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 11, 2019

When a hungry bear breaks into Noah's tent and spooks the livestock, the Browns suspect it is being attracted by the ranch's newest arrivals, three young ostriches. Later, the windmill assembly takes the siblings to dangerous new heights.

star 7.84
58 votes
The Big Push

#6 - The Big Push

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 8, 2019

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 7.82
110 votes
Wind and a Prayer

#7 - 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 7.81
37 votes
Storm's Fury

#8 - Storm's Fury

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 18, 2019

The first major storm of the season threatens the family's progress. With a big bush wedding coming in days, the Browns race to obtain and haul much needed water tanks before the full force of the storm hits.

star 7.81
57 votes
Clear and Pheasant Danger

#9 - Clear and Pheasant Danger

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 18, 2019

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 7.80
99 votes
Bull By the Horns

#10 - 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 7.80
103 votes
Blazing A New Trail

#11 - Blazing A New Trail

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 7.78
250 votes
Beware The Bear-crow

#12 - Beware The Bear-crow

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 17, 2019

As bold new predators get increasingly closer to the family's ranch, the Browns devise inventive solutions to defend their livestock; Gabe's long-distance girlfriend makes her first, long-anticipated visit to the mountain.

star 7.78
113 votes
Fowl Weather Friends

#13 - 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 7.77
111 votes
King of the Mountain

#14 - King of the Mountain

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 4, 2019

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

star 7.76
117 votes
All Falls Down

#15 - 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 7.75
32 votes
A New Chapter

#16 - A New Chapter

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 9, 2017

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 7.72
260 votes
Bear with Us

#17 - Bear with Us

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2017

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

#18 - The Buffalo Trail

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 10, 2019

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 7.69
104 votes
Judgement Day

#19 - Judgement Day

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 24, 2016

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
Dead in the Water

#20 - Dead in the Water

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 25, 2017

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

#21 - Call to Duty

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2018

Noah invents an ingenious device to rid the home site of moles; Billy gives daughter Rain major responsibility as barn construction goes full bore at the ranch.

star 7.62
143 votes
Alarmed & Dangerous

#22 - Alarmed & Dangerous

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 30, 2015

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 7.61
310 votes
The Wild New Wild

#23 - The Wild New Wild

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 15, 2019

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 7.60
48 votes
The Long Road

#24 - The Long Road

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

A major diagnosis shakes the Brown family and forces them toward a decision that could reshape their lifelong journey. While medical analysis continues for Ami in the lower 48, oldest son Matt attempts to get back to normal as he reunites with Noah.

star 7.60
318 votes
Bush Code

#25 - Bush Code

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 19, 2017

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
266 votes