It’s zero hour in the North Carolina Outer Banks Bluefin Tuna season with the quota about to close. Southern boat Wahoo leads the fleet but local rival Fishin’ Frenzy and Northern invader Pin Wheel are serious threats for the top spot and bragging rights. Gloucester veteran Hard Merchandise needs one more tuna to make the…

Food. It’s driven nearly everything we’ve done as a species, and yet it’s one of the most overlooked aspects of human history. In the beginning, our hunger drove us to hunt. Then, it led us to plant and settle, resulting in civilization. We conquered the land, and we went out into the ocean and then the larger…

Beyond it’s status as platform for the strange diets, habits and lifestyles of a select few back-to-nature Americans, Live Free or Die is also inadvertently one of the most interesting craft-making shows on television. Each week, virtually every cast member demonstrates a new way of replacing modern structures and tools with primitive and recycled alternatives –…

Tonight on Live Free or Die, familiar challenges and new ventures test the primitives’ survival skills. Despite one of the most brutal winters on record finally coming to an end, new obstacles always have a way of cropping up. The primitives will face both small and life-changing situations that test their resolve to stay wild.…

The Pond Stars have had a busy season, and tonight their skills are challenged by wolves. If the team can build a pond that withstands a pack of water-loving wolves at the Lincoln Park Zoo, then surely they can build just about anywhere. Wondering if you should have a water feature at your home? Greg…

Tick Tock Tuna

With the quota near capacity, the captains and crews must brave treacherous conditions in North Carolina’s Outer Banks as they fight for final paychecks before the Bluefin tuna season’s imminent end. Northern boat Pin Wheel and Southern rivals Fishin’ Frenzy and Wahoo are leading the race with seven tuna each and the competition between the…

Last night on Southern Justice “All in the Family,” Deputy Josh “Hoppy” Hopkins allows an up-close and personal look into his family’s own personal battles with prescription drugs. Growing up in an area that suffers from extreme economic and emotional depression with one of the highest suicide rates in the state, Deputy Hopkins rose above the same temptations…

Last night on Live Free or Die, life in the wild continues as the primitives face unexpected personal challenges while trying to stay equipped with the essentials to survive as winter comes to a close. In the swamps of Georgia, frontiersman Colbert’s hunting season is winding down, but since he relies on his catches for…

The ginseng hunters on Smoky Mountain Money are on a tight schedule – ‘senging season is short – and probably aren’t always sensitive to the environment around them (save threats and signs of ginseng). But even with that nose-to-the-ground work ethic, it can be difficult to ignore the sheer volume of wildlife crowded onto the…

Greg Wittstock is the owner of Aquascape and the captain of the Pond Stars team. We asked him a few questions to get to know him better and found out that there was never a doubt that Greg would spend his life building and enjoying ponds. Admit it. You were one of those little boys…