The BEST Episodes of Alaskan Bush People

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 15, 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."

A New Beginning

#1 - A New Beginning

Season 8 - Episode 9

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 8.75
4 votes
Field of Dreams

#2 - 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
Beware The Bear-crow

#3 - Beware The Bear-crow

Season 9 - Episode 3

star 7.85
104 votes
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 7.82
96 votes
King of the Mountain

#5 - 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 7.82
65 votes
Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

#6 - Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Season 8 - Episode 8

star 7.81
116 votes
The Wolfpack vs. the Wolf

#7 - 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 7.80
46 votes
Wind and a Prayer

#8 - 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
The Buffalo Trail

#9 - 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 7.79
96 votes
All Falls Down

#10 - 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
Blazing A New Trail Part 1

#11 - 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 7.76
221 votes
Bear with Us

#12 - 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 7.75
48 votes
Blazing A New Trail Part 2

#13 - 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
A New Chapter

#14 - 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
228 votes
Winter Is Here

#15 - Winter Is Here

Season 9 - Episode 5

As the first snow falls, the Browns make a risky attempt to move their temporary shelters closer to the barn in hopes of bringing father Billy back home. Noah uses his ingenuity to prepare he and his pregnant wife Rhain Alisha for her first winter.

star 7.69
110 votes
Judgement Day

#16 - 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
Dead in the Water

#17 - 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
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
236 votes
Mountain Emergency

#19 - 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 7.64
102 votes
Now or Never

#20 - 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
254 votes
Head Above Water

#21 - 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 7.60
138 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
236 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 7.57
279 votes

#25 - 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 7.57
290 votes