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Episode Guide

Season: 2016

Episode 301 - Freedom

Warren and Easton think they are ready for their first solo elk hunt, but mom and dad have a different idea on just what the boys are ready for.

Episode 302 - 109'R

Hunters constantly face the challenge of living up to other people's expectations, but a son (Warren) learns there is more to an Iowa bow season than the size of the antlers and the age of the deer.

Episode 303 - Dad

David has to trust Warren to guide their family friends, the Ingall's, to the Dad's first archery elk. David knows Montana can be ruthless and so can the elk. The question; is Warren prepared for this trip with no help from dad?

Episode 304 - Ole Dan

A new name from an old book, the family is using the book “Where the Red Fern Grows” to convince David it's time to loosen up on his “practical dad” philosophy. It's time for a new hunting dog!

Episode 305 - Letting GO

Karin and Warren find themselves in a familiar place on the plains of Wyoming. Confined to a blind for an entire day, a son is looking for his next bow kill, while a mother is looking for answers. At the end of the day, they both find what they are looking for.

Episode 306 - Decisions

Easton makes a correct, but tough decision. As he defends his decision to his family, it's not until David has an encounter with the “Big 8” before dad can truly understand; life's not about making decisions, it's about living with them.

Episode 307 - RAFD

A failed attempt at a fundraiser for the Holder's (RAFD) Raised at Full Draw Bowhunting camps gives them the chance to share their passion for elk hunting, and their mission to protect it, with one lucky duck hunter from Arkansas.

Episode 308 - Bucket List

An ailing father sparks a wife to make sure her husband doesn't go through life not at least trying to fill his bucket list, and a Kansas whitetail hunt, seems like a great place to start.

Episode 309 - The Mark

The Holder family embarks on their annual duck hunting trip with “Pop,” but when health issues get in the way, the family begins to reflect on past trips, and how all of us in some way or another, will leave our mark!

Episode 310 - Little Things

For any hunter, hunting Iowa whitetails during the rut would be a big deal, but this past fall a husband learns that in the midst of even the largest of hunts, it's more important to pay attention to the finest of details.

Episode 311 - Hope

What sort of story could possibly overshadow taking your best friend on a quest for the largest typical whitetail you or him has ever seen? You will have to see it, to believe it!

Episode 312 - Time

A suspenseful and dramatically  lesson of dedication, determination and drive is taught as a family tries to tackle a Montana archery elk hunt, with only three days to do it in.

Season: 2015

Episode 1 - Connected

After two years of bowhunting whitetails in Iowa, the Holder's discover a rare connection between both the deer and their lives.

Episode 2 - Respect

Nobody saw, not even the Holder family, that Karin's quest for a big Iowa whitetail would come with a profound message of respect.

Episode 3 - Growing Up

A son graduates high school, but a Canadian bear hunt reveals life's real lessons.

Episode 4 - Thanks

When thieves put a damper on a sons whitetail season, Easton turns his anger into a positive by reaching out to the Iowa DNR for help.

Episode 5 - Fourteen

Two teenagers seal a friendship while chasing Iowa whitetails with a bow. Without realizing it, the lessons they learn are more about life than how to kill a deer.

Episode 6 - Dreams

A mother and father have dreamed of the day they would elk hunt with their son. The dream becomes reality, on the quest for Warren's first Montana elk.

Episode 7 - Perfect

An Iowa fall means football and bowhunting whitetails, and this fall a father and son learn it's not about being perfect at either, but more about making the perfect effort. 

Episode 8 - Choices

We all make hard decisions, but a father learns that making the decision isn't the hard part, living with the decision to not take his son on a hunt can be much more.

Episode 9 - The Plan

The Holder family employs what they think is the perfect plan as they continue their quest to help Tanner Webb shoot his first deer. What they couldn't see, was the bigger and better plan that the man upstairs had for this wheelchair bound hunter.

Episode 10 - Partners

When a son's job gets in the way of deer hunting, a father and son both realize, there are life lessons they can learn from the situation.

Episode 11 - Approaches

A family camping trip turns into a lesson in determination. The reflection on a past elk hunt helps the family realize, that life is not about what we do, but how we approach it.

Episode 12 - Pop

A family has their first chance for three generations to hunt together. An Arkansas duck hunt is the scene where the Holder family finds a deeper meaning of family.

Episode 13 - Why

A son graduates from high school. The family hunts big Iowa whitetails. They realize Dad's obsession with filming is more than an annoyance; it's also one of his greatest gifts.

Season: 2014

Episode 1 - Proud

A family realizes how much hunting brings them together, and the lessons it teaches, even when they are miles apart.

“This is a story of a 12 year old's first deer season through the eyes of a father, and the guidance of a big brother.” -David Holder

Episode 2 - Get-a-way

Even a family that hunts together needs a little alone time. Follow the husband and wife team Karin and David to see if they get that much needed recovery time, or if the big Iowa deer get in the way?

“Reality may set right back in, but for a short while it's all about us, the memories we are making, the outdoors of course, and if I am lucky, I will continue to be there as the outdoors puts those smiles on my wife's face.” -David Holder

Episode 3 - Rewards

Sometimes rewards are found in places where we never dreamed we would find them. Two boys learn what hard work is all about, and a Nebraska turkey hunt turns into a life long memory for an entire family.

“I never fired a shot on this trip, I never even got close, yet it may have been one of the greatest hunts I have ever been on.” -David Holder

Episode 4 - Redemption

The Canadian bush, a 12 year old with a bow in hand, and black bears at point blank range.

“Take that setting, add being here to help my son redeem himself, well that's the kind of setting a father dreams of.” -David Holder

Episode 5 - Determination

See how a fathers actions after shooting a beautiful Montana bull directly relate to how his son will handle life himself.

“One of the hardest things to do as a parent, is teach our kids that the most important lessons are the ones they can't see.” -David Holder

Episode 6 - Balance

A black bear hunt in the remote regions of Canada is where a mom discovers the fine line between work and family.

“I was so focused on making my best month ever at work, that I almost missed the best week ever.” -Karin Holder

Episode 7 - Brothers

An Iowa bow hunt for whitetails reveals more than just big deer, it reveals the “reel” meaning of “Brothers.”

“One day you guys are going to realize your best friend is sitting right beside you.” -Karin Holder

Episode 8 - Here!

A 1000 mile road trip and a passel of memories teach a father and son that their past antelope hunting trips have been much more than just weekend getaways.

“I can only hope that this trip has already meant to him as much as it has to me.” -David Holder

Episode 9 - Bond

Two former firefighters with over twenty years of friendship, unknowingly deliver a message to a 13 year old, the meaning of a life long “bond”.

“I sure hope we can keep doing this for a long time.” -David Holder

“Why can't we.” -David Mitchell

Episode 10 - Mom

Easton has to trust his mom to run the camera as they chase Iowa whitetails.  Sometimes, a “Thank You, Mom,” means more than you can imagine.
“I love you mom, thanks for bringing me.” -Easton Holder 

Episode 11 - Trust

Easton is left at home while his parents head to Montana on an archery elk hunt.

“You would think that after all we have been through, you would trust me by now”. -David Holder

Episode 12 - Winning

Easton tags along as two crosstown rivals come together on an Iowa whitetail hunt.
“Looking forward to hunting with you tomorrow.” -Warren Holder

Episode 13 - 11/10

Easton lays down epic footage of his big brother taking a giant Iowa whitetail.
“Good luck with that.” -David Holder 

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