Webber’s Lodges has long been known for remote luxury fishing as well as trophy caribou and moose hunts. Flying friends out for spring and fall goose hunts on Hudson Bay, Doug was the perfect fit for the show: seasoned bush pilot, lodge owner, photogenic smile, and all around great guy. He’s lived the ice pilot’s life.
Well, our Canadian blog and newsletter subscribers (as well as past guests) had no problem viewing the show online. In fact Doug received calls and emails from many of them right away! Doug actually found out the episode had aired when he was notified by a friend he hosted at North Knife Lake Lodge a few years back.
While attending the Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis a few days later he was alerted to a problem that was not anticipated.
The problem: our American patrons flooded us with frustrated emails wanting to see their old friend on the small screen. Unsure of what the issue was, and away from the office, we contacted the Ice Pilots production company to see what was up.
“Ice Pilots NWT is an incredibly popular show and was recently picked up by National Geographic Channel in the USA!” said Lisa Green of Omni Film Productions.
Lisa informed us that the Canadian-based History Television was obliged to block American online access to the episode until after it airs on National Geographic. While there is no guarantee that History Channel will unblock episodes to the US (or that National Geographic will post the episodes online) we want to give Doug’s friends a heads up.
Unfortunately viewers in the US will have to wait to see Doug mix and mingle with Buffalo Joe, Mikey and Rod. Season 1 of Ice Pilots NWT launches on National Geographic Channel in the US this coming Friday, April 22, at 10pm PT/ET. It will air every Friday for 13 weeks.
The episode Doug appears in is Season 2, Episode 10 – so there could be a bit of a wait. Lisa assures us she will notify us when Doug’s appearance is scheduled and we at Webber’s will pass the info along to you.