Leupold's Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg takes viewers along with America's most dedicated public land hunter. On public lands, weather seldom cooperates and often times the animals win. Always a story to be told; man versus himself, wildlife conservation, public land advocacy, all through the eyes of a hunter who is deeply connected to these lands and the animals he shares them with.
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 1 - Nevada Mule Deer
A new season, new format, new show title, all ride on these first few hunts. Randy heads to the Ruby Mountains of Eastern Nevada with friends David Brinker and Jeff Sposito. The audience learns of a serious liver condition Randy has, and just how serious it can be when things go bad.
Enthusiams abounds as Randy and Jerry Pritchard fly thousands of miles arriving by boat at their moose camp on the Kateel River. It doesn't take long for Alaska to temper their excitement. Ten days of tough hunting finally bring in the bull they are searching for.
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 3 - Wyoming Pronghorn
Just back from Alaska, Randy wakes to feel serious chest pain, representing a life-threatening blood clood in his heart. The hunt is delayed and Randy pleads for doctor permission. Joined by Mark Hirvonen, the sage of Wyoming rewards the cardiac cases with superb pronghorn bucks.
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 4 - New Mexico Elk
Randy is joined by good luck charm Scott DeYoung, having drawn this Gila Forest elk permit in their first try together. Hot, dry weather has moved elk to far reaches the forest. Scott saves the day with a last morning bull, his first bull, and a new friendship is further cemented.
Randy's excitement for this hunt is at an all-time high. His son, Matthew, has returned to Montana to share a week long elk camp on the isolated land locked BLM of Central Montana. Days of hiking and hunting provide no elk. Yet, when they find 'em, they find 'em. A Montana Two-fer has the Newberg...
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 6 - Colorado Mule Deer
Nothing like a November Colorado mule deer tag to get the hunters excited. Randy is joined by Mark Hirvonen. Mark has the bull tag, Randy the buck tag. Unseasonal temps have the elk high and hunkered down. Randy chases a buck he has been waiting for, only to have a mix up when it was time to pull...
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 7 - Montana Mule Deer
Any mule deer hunter loves to chase his dreams and chase big bucks on the Rocky Mountain Front of Northern Montana. Wind and extreme terrain make it a challenge, but a huge buck is located, only to live and see another day. A hunt in this country is cause for reflection on the conservation effort...
Lee Havemeier travels from Minnesota to join Randy in the broken canyons of Arizona, hoping he can fill his first elk tag. It doesn't tag long for Lee to spot his first bull and in short order, his dream is fullfilled. Randy continues the hunt and helps other hunters, quite by accident, fill thei...
Randy cannot believe his good fortune to draw one of the few free range bison permits for Southwestern Montana. Cold weather gets the bison migrating and adds a level of challenge to this hunt. The iconic animal of the west provides for a unique hunt that results in Randy fulfilling a dream with ...
Fresh Tracks: Season 1, Episode 10 - Alaska Black Bear
Randy returns to a place that has haunted him for two years; the place he first realized the pain of not recovering an animal. A few boat problems only served to add a bit of suspense to the camera gear lost by the airlines. Randy makes the call to go on the hunt without their normal production n...