The Given Right - Behind the Season
Go behind the scenes with The Given Right and Xpedition Archery for an inside look at their hunting season.
Hunting Utah Black Bears | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E1. Mark Heck heads to Utah for a spring black bear hunt with Mossback Outfitters. It was a long 12 days, but they finally managed to get a good bear on the ground. Heck and his cameraman, Tyler Weaver, also have mountain lion tags. Will it happen?
0:30 We kick off the episode with Heck as he...
Bowhunting Velvet Mule Deer in Utah | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E2. Mark Heck is in Utah in search of big velvet mule deer. After several days of hard hunting in high heat, he connects on a great buck. Follow along as he chases his God-given right.
0:15 Mark Heck is glassing mule deer, and lays eyes on one of his target bucks.
1:45 For the afternoon hunt...
Bowhunting Rutting Nevada Elk | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E3. Mark Heck is after big bulls in Nevada. Will he get it done on a massive wapiti? Maybe two? Let's find out as he covers some ground in the desert.
0:30 They hustle to get ahead of several bulls, but it doesn't work out.
1:00 They spend the first several days getting close, but not close ...
Chasing Nebraska Elk | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E5. The crew is after some big bulls in Nebraska, and hope to close the gap on a few monster wapiti. And a few guys need to learn how to bend those cap bills, too.
1:15 One guy never learned how to bend a cap bill. Another bends his a little too much.
2:30 They have a hard time fueling up th...
Hunting Monster Bucks in Kansas | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E4. Mark Heck and company are in Kansas. They're chasing monster bucks, and hope to fill some deer tags. We bet they do.
0:05 Heck meets up with Kenneth Lancaster and talks about the new series.
1:45 Once in the blind, Lancaster intros the hunt.
4:30 Over to Heck, he downs a giant whitetail...
Bowhunting Colorado Elk | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E6. Kenneth Lancaster is behind the bow in Colorado, and is in search of a bull worthy of his tag. Let's go.
0:30 They spot several elk in the distance. Will they score?
1:45 It's day No. 2, and the guys are looking to get within bow range of one of these monsters.
2:10 They see a young bul...
Bowhunting Arkansas Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E7. Field producer for "The Given Right," Matt Covington has a few days off from traveling and is chasing a buck in his home state of Arkansas. His dad is in the ground blind with him.
0:15 Covington intros the episode, and sets the stage.
1:00 He and his dad head to the deer woods in hopes ...
Bowhunting Oklahoma Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E8. Kenneth Lancaster and company head to Oklahoma in hopes of connecting on one of their target bucks. They take it right down to the wire on this trip full of encounters. Will they fill a tag?
0:30 Lancaster recaps how incredibly bad he missed a big deer ... and why. According to him, it wa...
Hunting Mule Deer in Nevada | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E7. Join the crew as they chase big mule deer in Nevada. It's August. And it's hot. Let's go.
0:15 Mark Heck is hiking mountains in search of big mule deer.
3:00 They haven't tagged a deer yet, but the guys are certainly having fun.
4:30 They spot a giant, and Heck moves in on him.
A Kansas Monster | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E10. Mark Heck fights unseasonably warm temperatures and high winds. He's in pursuit of a monster Kansas buck.
0:10 Heck is in the stand, but the action is pretty slow.
2:00 They have a giant on their radar. So, Heck makes a change, and heads to a different spot.
4:00 Finally, a giant steps...
Deer Hunting Close to the Road | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E11. Chris Van Gerpen and producers Matt Covington and Kurtis Blosser persevere over a three-week stretch in Kansas. They're looking for a mature Kansas whitetail.
1:00 They start the hunt, and hope to tag a giant they've been after.
2:00 He bowhunts from one of the lowest treestands of all ...
Deer Hunting in Illinois | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E12. Kenneth Lancaster and Tyler head back to Pike County, Illinois, to chase whitetails in the same spot Lancaster started hunting 26 years earlier. Will they prevail?
0:10 Settled in a treestand in Pike County, Illinois, Lancaster is ready to make it happen.
2:30 Back at camp, they decide ...
Hunting Big Oklahoma Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E14. Mark Heck, Kenneth Lancaster, and the rest of the crew are in Oklahoma for deer season. It's go time.
1:00 Heck and Lancaster are up to bat, and are ready to get after them with the boom sticks.
3:15 It's day No. 2, and the guys are back in the game.
4:00 It's cold. Heck is in a blind,...
Deer Hunting with a .40-Caliber | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E14. On his first evening back in Minnesota, Mark has a run in with his target buck while hunting with the brand new CVA .40-caliber muzzleloader.
2:00 They're deer hunting, but turkeys are all they're seeing.
4:00 It's December now, and he's hoping to fill a late-season tag.
6:30 Settled i...
Oklahoma Snow Bucks | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E15. Kenneth Lancaster is still carrying a tag. He's hoping to use it on either a whitetail or mule deer. Neil Davies is in camp, too. Will the guys get it done?
1:00 Lancaster and Davies head afield, and hope to tag one in the snow.
3:30 Someone decides to tough it out by not getting out in...
New Mexico Elk Hunting | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E13. Kenneth Lancaster is elk hunting in New Mexico. Will he score on a big bull? Let's find out.
0:05 Lancaster tries to be original with his opening interview.
1:45 It's day No. 1, and Lancaster is ready for duty.
2:15 We meet his elk guide for the week.
3:30 The sun starts to rise, and ...
Iowa Boom Stick Bucks | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E17. Mark is in Iowa for the 2nd season and is after a new buck that appeared on their trail cameras. Will they score?
1:30 Heck and company are settled in the blind. It's time to get it done in one of the greatest states for whitetail hunting.
5:30 They hang out back at camp, and then strat...
Making Some Midwestern Magic | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E18. Chris Cobbett joins Mark at his home farm in Iowa and has a giant 8-point in his sights.
1:20 Cobbett and his cameraman are settled in the enclosed hunting blind.
4:00 They keep it light in the ground blind. Will they miss seeing deer for all of the talking?
4:30 Nope. A big one walks ...
Late-season Deer Hunting in Iowa | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E19. Mark Heck finally ends his game of chess with The Box 10 after relocating the Grizzly blind again because of unseasonal weather.
1:30 They relocated a blind for a South wind. They're in the Redneck blind for a great afternoon sit.
4:30 Despite their efforts, they still haven't connected...
Late-Season Iowa Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E20. Kenneth Lancaster meets up with Mark Heck in Iowa and tags a big 156-inch 8-point on the day before his birthday.
2:00 It's snowing, and cold, and the guys are out in it.
5:00 Lancaster settles in for the afternoon sit. Deer begin piling into the field.
8:00 They enjoy some time back ...
Doe Management 101 | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E21. Mark Heck is at his home farm in Iowa doing his part to help the local deer herd. He's taking care of some doe management.
1:15 Heck and some friends are at deer camp. They're hoping to fill some tags.
2:30 Heck reflects on a previous successful hunt, and talks about the goals of some o...
Doubling on South Texas Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E22. Chris Cobbett heads back to South Texas with a pocket full of tags! He leaves with two more bucks than he arrived with.
1:15 The guys meet up and get ready for a fun trip. They see an epic buck fight right off the bat.
3:00 Settled in the blind, the guys have a great conversation.
Hunting Georgia Whitetails | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E23. Chris Cobbett heads down to Georgia with his son, looking for a mature Georgia whitetail. They're in search of big whitetails and big fun.
0:30 The guys travel to Georgia.
2:30 They're in the blind and waiting for critters to begin moving.
4:15 A good one steps into the open. Buck down...
Mississippi Waterfowl Fun | Behind the Season (2020) | The Given Right
S1.E24. With their deer hunt suffering, Matt and Kenneth head to the duck woods to chase some Mississippi waterfowl. It proves to be a good decision.
0:15 Some guys are in camp. Others aren't ... yet.
2:00 Instead of heading to the deer woods, the guys find a duck hole.
3:00 Birds are flying, ...