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Season: 2016

Episode 1301 - 3-Way, the Wrong Way

The Journey cast return for the 13th season of Dream Season. New twists and amazing big buck footage abound.

Episode 1302 - Tennessee Stud

The Journey cast spread out to hunt four states in the early season leg.

Episode 1303 - Whiz Bang!

A record-breaking buck from Missouri makes Dream Season history.

Episode 1304 - Bucks & Bears, Oh My!

The Journey cast move into the pre-rut with high expectations and surprises.

Episode 1305 - Makin' Bacon

An irresistible opportunity presents itself to one hunter as The Journey cast begin the rut leg.

Episode 1306 - A New Strategy

The rut is in full swing as one team focuses on a new strategy.

Episode 1307 - It Only Takes One

With limited time to hunt one cast member makes the most of his opportunity as the rut action continues.

Episode 1308 - 3-Way, the Right Way

It's the end of the rut leg and one hunter completes a season long quest to finish what he started. It's an amazing end to an incredible story.

Episode 1309 - 100 Yards & Counting

The Illinois Shotgun leg covers an action packed pair of days that leaves little left to be desired.

Episode 1310 - Did I Just Do That?

The holiday season begins with a new addition to The Journey family and one young hunter defines the word passion.

Episode 1311 - The Big Payback

The tradition of the holiday season ends on a high note as the Journey cast brings friends and family afield.

Episode 1312 - Ladies First

The magical late season leg begins and one hunter reaches a first. 

Episode 1313 - Bama or Bust

It's the end of The Journey and the Alabama rut is in full effect.

Season: 2015

Episode 1201 - New Blood

The Journey kicks off with a twist as a new team of amateurs joins the cast. The month of September proves fruitful in the early season leg.

Episode 1202 - Practice Pays Off

The early season leg comes to an end. Team Mossy Oak Properties makes a big statement and puts the other teams on notice.

Episode 1203 - Welcome To The Show

The four teams finally meet the new guys at Hadley Creek Outfitters for a group hunt. It takes no time for the new team to shake things up. The Hadley Creek Leg proves to be action packed.

Episode 1204 - One Step Back

The rut leg begins with four of the five teams harvesting a buck in the first week of November. However one of the teams makes a questionable decision.

Episode 1205 - I'm Speechless

After several encounters with a particular buck Doug Hampton is finally left speechless. The rut leg is in full swing as the second week of November brings more bucks to harvest.

Episode 1206 - Iowa On Fire

The Journey is halfway through the rut leg. It’s mid November and the Midwest bucks are on the move; especially in Iowa. Big mature bucks are showing up in bunches.

Episode 1207 - Dougie's End

Team Ozonics closes the book on a storied Iowa buck. Four of the five teams harvest bucks in four different states as the rut leg ends.

Episode 1208 - Bouncing Back

It’s the Illinois Shotgun Leg and one team chooses to sit this one out. Two teams harvest bucks as the Illinois deer herd shows signs of recovery from EHD devastation.

Episode 1209 - Bittersweet Feelings

The holiday season leg begins. For Team Mossy Oak Properties Blair Goins it’s been a long journey back to recovery from a tree stand fall. His hard work pays off but something is amiss.

Episode 1210 - History Repeats Itself

The holiday season leg continues with two states, Mississippi and Kansas, continuing to provide hot spots for a pair of familiar teams.

Episode 1211 - Stan The Man

The holiday season leg heads down the stretch as the teams share hunts with family members. Another storied Iowa buck is harvested by Team Ozonics.

Episode 1212 - Mr. Hollywood

The holiday season leg ends with three teams harvesting bucks. Team Ozonics scores another gross Boone buck in Iowa. The new guys, Team Bama Boys, succeed down in their neck of the woods.

Episode 1213 - Last Chance

The journey comes to an end with the final leg, The late season leg. Team Reconyx braves extreme temperatures in Iowa and Team Bama Boys finish strong in the South.

Season: 2014

Episode 1101 - New Challenges

The cast returns for another season of conquests and real life situations.  The early season starts strong for one team as another struggles through adversity.

Episode 1102 - October Ups and Downs

October brings struggle and triumph as the four teams push through unfavorable conditions.  A team competition at Hadley Creek Outfitters aims to level the playing field.

Episode 1103 - The Rut Leg Begins

The cast heads back to hunt their own spots for the rut leg. Team Reconyx gets off to a strong start.

Episode 1104 - Mid-November Crunch

The second show of the rut leg finds the teams wondering if the deer know it's the rut.  Two teams shine bright and one team arrows a 181" monster buck.

Episode 1105 - End of the Rut Leg

The rut legs end in a flurry of successful hunts as two of the teams continue to separate themselves from the others.

Episode 1106 - Poker Face

The Illinois Shotgun leg begins with all four teams meeting in Illinois for a heated group competition. Cold and windy conditions test each hunter's durability.

Episode 1107 - Thanksgiving Break

The Thanksgiving break leg proves to be a success as four bucks are harvested in this one show leg.

Episode 1108 - Full Of Hot Air

Team MAD scores on a monster Ohio buck, and Team's Ozonincs and Reconyx succeed in Kansas.

Episode 1109 - Family Dispute

Team MAD gets some much needed help, and Team Ozonics hosts a family friend in Iowa. Team Mossy Oak Properties suffers another setback.

Episode 1110 - No Name Buck

Team MAD splits up to hunt Iowa and Mississippi and get a helping hand from Team Mossy Oak Properties. Team Reconyx scores on a huge buck in Missouri, and Team MAD wraps it up in Tennessee.

Episode 1111 - The Ladies Hand It Over

The late season and family leg ends with a bang as three of the teams harvest bucks. Tennessee, Iowa and Texas hunts end with success.

Episode 1112 - It's Snowing at Tara

The four teams gather for the final hunt of the season at Tara Wildlife in Mississippi. Catch-A-Dream participant Brandon Bradley continues the tradition of successful hunts at Tara.

Episode 1113 - Deer In The Headlights

The Journey comes to an end as all four teams compete in the first ever nighttime contest on Dream Season. Two teams leave Tara with a buck in the truck. The judges select a Tara leg winner and also name the Outdoorsman of the Year.

Season: 2012

The Journey Begins

Dream Season: The Journey officially kicks off! We join the new permanent all-star cast as they begin a journey that will change their lives forever. Old rivalries heat up again and some newcomers also get thrown into the mix. Then our hunting begins in the sweltering September woods of Georgia with Jeff Lindsey.

The Road To Hadley Creek

The Early Season hunting continues in the South with Bart Goins, and then the four teams rendezvous at Hadley Creek Outfitters in Pike County, Illinois. With no weapon but recurve bows in their hands, our contestants get tossed into a skill challenge they could have never seen coming.

The Initiation

The first leg of The Journey will soon come to a close, and only one team can win a brand new Dream Season edition HuntVe 4x4. Geared up and sprayed down in the wild woods of Pike County, the Dream Season contestants hunt hard for giant Illinois bucks. But they are also faced with an equally difficult challenge: each team must harvest a mature doe with a recurve bow. Who will be crowned the Leg One Champion of Dream Season: The Journey?


Hadley Creek is in the rearview mirror, and the Journey continues on into leg two: the rut. From Illinois to Iowa, the Dream Season hunters have close encounters with some unbelievable whitetails. Stay in on the action to see which team takes a big buck home. In the end, an unexpected event occurs and someone's life will be changed forever.


The rut leg continues as our teams near the finish line. David Lindsey of Team HuntVe climbs back in the tree and is ready for an Iowa giant to pass by. The other teams struggle on their own home courts, and Team MAD takes a courageous stand when Coon Dog stays the course in the midst of great tragedy. The rut hunting reaches an epic and moving finale as one team claims the $10,000 prize for the second leg of Dream Season: The Journey.

Showdown In Illinois

For leg three of Dream Season: The Journey, the cast is faced with its toughest challenge yet -- each team has three days to harvest two bucks before facing off in an edge-of-your-seat shooting competition. Duck for cover as old feuds literally reach explosive levels. This time, not only are thousands of dollars in prizes at stake, but the pride of winning burns inside each and every one of the Dream Season contestants!

Locked In Battle

With three legs behind them, the Dream Season competitors now face leg 4: the post rut. With a chance to win over $7,000 in prizes, the teams dash into some of their most exciting hunting encounters yet. From the humor of Coon Dog being stuck at work when he'd rather be hunting, to Doug Hampton's first chance at a buck harvest in Kansas, the cast truly shows us what it means to live out a Dream Season in today's world. In the end, Jeff and David Lindsey take on a whitetail challenge never seen before and most likely never to be seen on television again: they must single-handedly unlock the horns of two of their biggest Iowa Boone and Crocketts!

Old Rivalries

The four Dream Season teams press on for victory in the post rut leg. Jeff Lindsey of Team HuntVe climbs into the largest "tree stand" in Kansas: a three-story historical barn. Having a 360Àö vantage point, Jeff hides in the shadows until a Kansas monster heads his way. Meanwhile, Doug Hampton of Team Reconyx means to show Jeff up when he loads his brand new TC Dimension in southeast Arkansas. The big bucks emerge and the competition between old rivals ignites like never before!

Post Rut Conquest

The fourth leg comes to a close, and the four Dream Season teams have one last chance to prove themselves victors of the post rut. Jeff Lindsey pores over the Reconyx photos and enters the box blind with two mature whitetails in mind. Team Mossy Oak Properties, the boys from Alabama, forge ahead in what has been a bitterly doomed rookie season. Joe Shults of Team MAD steps back into the woods and gives us the most heartfelt and real life hunting experience outdoor television has ever seen. Finally, Team Reconyx's Rod and Doug journey to Tara Wildlife in Mississippi for an exciting week of southern whitetail chasing.

No Bucks, No Glory

The late season leg begins, and the four Dream Season teams can now win thousands of dollars in new prizes. Doug Hampton of Team Reconyx targets a one-eyed Arkansas gargantuan called "Popeye." Bart and Blair of Team Mossy Oak Properties travel to Mississippi for a once-in-a-lifetime hunt on Toxey Haas's farm in Mississippi. Team MAD presses on in what has been a tough and painful season, and Team HuntVe's Jeff Lindsey claims a hunt prize on Terry Drury's personal farm in Missouri.

Hunting Heritage

The teams run one last lap in the late season leg before the final group hunt begins, and now is the chance to get family in on the game. The challenge: who can lay down the best buck and the best footage with a family member?  Joe Shults takes his wife Pam on one of the most emotional harvests of the season, and Coon Dog treats his daughter Alisha to an awesome buck hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Doug and Brandy Hampton target a giant Kansas drop tine buck. And finally, Jeff Lindsey's wife Ashley crosses her fingers that a buck she calls Funky Monkey will walk her way. The late season concludes with the most massive buck harvests of Dream Season: The Journey yet!

Journey to Matador

The final leg of Dream Season: The Journey has begun, and the teams are all packed for Tara Wildlife in Mississippi, but unexpected flooding sends them in a new direction. Now the final battle will be fought at the Matador Ranch in Texas. Terry Drury journeys to Matador to host the competition while Mark Drury heads South and takes the 2012 Catch-A-Dream recipient Tyler Mason on the hunt of a lifetime.

End of the Road

At last, the Dream Season competitors near the end of The Journey, and only one team can take home the prize for the final leg in Matador Ranch, Texas. In this episode, all the teams hunt hard across the vast rolling hills of The Lone Star state, clash antler-to-antler in an intense skill competition, and share some moving moments with Catch-A-Dream child Tyler Mason. Dream Season: The Journey concludes in this power, once-in-a-lifetime episode.

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