In the season finale, Erick and the crew take to the waterways with their fishing poles in hand to find out what makes Tennessee so attractive to anglers from all over the country.
We’re reminded this week that Tennessee summers are full of days spent on (and below) the water, fresh seafood, fried foods and baseball. You’ll be dreaming of summer lovin’ by the end of this episode!
This week, Erick does his best to tackle some major obstacles from atop a dirt bike, explores one of Tennessee’s top tourist destinations at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, and meets some new friends for frosty beverages and fellowship.
This week, Erick and the crew scope out what lies just below our feet, where they discover bats, fish, music and breathtaking natural formations. Above ground, they get their hands on some delicious popcorn and learn how to throw pottery.
On this episode, Erick and the crew practice trapping and training, while basking in the tranquility of Tennessee’s landscapes and sounds.
This week, the crew heads back to the Paris, Tennessee, area to help out at the World’s Biggest Fish Fry, experience Tennessee’s National Wildlife Refuge and do their part at a local fishing rodeo that helps disabled children.
This week, Erick and the crew visit Franklin, a vibrant city with its own character, just south of Nashville. There they talk turkeys, music and biltong with the locals.
Erick and the crew are going “gondolas” over all the winter wonders of the Smokies this season. Starting with a free week of tutorials, talks, and treks provided by the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, Erick brushes up on how to behave should he bump into a bear, and is soon sliding up to Ober Gatlinburg. Erick heads off to carve candles instead of curves with the master craftsmen (and women!) of Dollywood during their Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival. Finally, the crew stops in at Sugarlands Distilling Company to share stories over a few jars and see what makes their moonshine so marvelous.
Erick attends the 24th annual Sandhill Crane Festival in Birchwood, complete with a visit over to the nearby Cherokee Removal Memorial. He then sets off to see the sights from an entirely different vantage point—an open air flight with an aerial photographer. From there, Erick swoops into the Sweetwater Valley Farms to sink his teeth into their sustainable production process, not to mention as many chunks of cheddar as he can manage!
Erick heads back to his alma mater to learn more about the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. While most folks think that college and cramming go hand in hand, Erick quickly learns that an education in conservation is all about the outdoors.
Erick gets wild about water sports! With as many waterways as East Tennessee has to enjoy, it’s easy to get caught in the wake of too many choices. Erick and the crew dive below the surface to take a closer look at some of the newer sports sweeping the region.
Erick and the crew stay pretty close to the nest, checking out a Knoxville hunt that everyone seems to be cooing about. From planting sunflowers to putting plow to field, Erick works with TWRA wildlife managers to prepare Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area for dove season.
Erick speeds into Bristol to find out how this small town holds onto its Appalachian heritage. Though it is internationally known for its racing, Bristol’s rich music history goes back ages and reveals a rhythm that revolutionized the recording industry.
On this episode, Erick is raiding the hills of Middle Tennessee to connect with some of the state’s up-and-coming sportsmen and women.
Erick and the crew are making moves for the premiere of season two, boogying from the mountains of East Tennessee to the mighty Mississippi. They’ve traveled all this way to attend the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, an annual event boasting a bill of over 65 musical acts and attracting 100,000 visitors over the course of three days.