Duck Dynasty’s Jase and Jep Robertson unearth long lost riches on Fox Nation’s Duck Family Treasure

DailyMailTV EXCLUSIVE: Duck Dynasty brothers Jase and Jep Robertson unearth long lost riches on Fox Nation’s Duck Family Treasure

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The Duck Dynasty crew is trading in duck hunting for treasure hunting in their new Fox Nation show, Duck Family Treasure.

Jase Robertson, 52, and his brother Jep Robertson, 44, sat down with DailyMailTV to exclusively chat about the secrets to being a successful modern day treasure hunter. Spoiler alert: it’s all about ‘patience.’

In Duck Family Treasure the siblings break out sophisticated metal detectors to scour the land seeking to unearth buried treasure alongside their Uncle Si and pal/history expert, Murry Crowe.

Jase Robertson, 52, and his brother Jep Robertson, 44, sat down with DailyMailTV to exclusively chat about the secrets to being a successful modern day treasure hunter. Spoiler alert: it's all about 'patience.'

Jase Robertson, 52, and his brother Jep Robertson, 44, sat down with DailyMailTV to exclusively chat about the secrets to being a successful modern day treasure hunter. Spoiler alert: it’s all about ‘patience.’

Jase explained that he had gotten into the hobby through Murry Crowe as a way to distract his friend from a recent cancer diagnosis. And, while the pair loved getting into to nature and seeing what they could dig up, Jase wasn’t so confident anyone would want to watch the process.

‘Who wants to watch us walk around and treasure [hunt]? And what if we don’t find anything?,’ he recalls thinking. ‘In a moment of insanity, I just asked the listeners to the podcast. I said, “if we get 20,000 people that say this is a good idea, then I’ll pursue doing that show.”‘

Not expecting much, Jase was floored when more than 70,000 people expressed interest in just an hour after the episode was released.

There is definitely a big appetite out there for modern day treasure hunting and podcast listers actually send in tips on where buried valuables might be hidden for the group to then go out and search.

A new way to hunt: In Duck Family Treasure the siblings break out sophisticated metal detectors to scour the land seeking to unearth buried treasure alongside their Uncle Si and pal/history expert, Murry Crowe

A new way to hunt: In Duck Family Treasure the siblings break out sophisticated metal detectors to scour the land seeking to unearth buried treasure alongside their Uncle Si and pal/history expert, Murry Crowe

'Who wants to watch us walk around and treasure [hunt]? And what if we don't find anything?,' he recalls thinking. 'In a moment of insanity, I just asked the listeners to the podcast. I said, "if we get 20,000 people that say this is a good idea, then I'll pursue doing that show."'

‘Who wants to watch us walk around and treasure [hunt]? And what if we don’t find anything?,’ he recalls thinking. ‘In a moment of insanity, I just asked the listeners to the podcast. I said, “if we get 20,000 people that say this is a good idea, then I’ll pursue doing that show.”‘

‘I will guarantee you that you’re going to see a lot more of this going on because it is a really fun venture,’ Jase added. ‘You get out there with your friends, you’re outside, you’re having fun, enjoying nature.’

Jep, however, was not so convinced that treasure hunting was all it was cracked up to be and took some convincing.

‘I thought it was some bored old men or maybe even their wives were having fights and so they went out metal detecting just to get away from that,’ he told DailyMailTV. ‘I thought that’s the dumbest thing.’

Despite thinking it would be just a boring waste of time, Jep agreed to give it a whirl with his big brother.

Digging for gold: There is definitely a big appetite out there for modern day treasure hunting and podcast listers actually send in tips on where buried valuables might be hidden for the group to then go out and search

Digging for gold: There is definitely a big appetite out there for modern day treasure hunting and podcast listers actually send in tips on where buried valuables might be hidden for the group to then go out and search

'I will guarantee you that you're going to see a lot more of this going on because it is a really fun venture,' Jase added. 'You get out there with your friends, you're outside, you're having fun, enjoying nature.'

‘I will guarantee you that you’re going to see a lot more of this going on because it is a really fun venture,’ Jase added. ‘You get out there with your friends, you’re outside, you’re having fun, enjoying nature.’

'I thought it was some bored old men or maybe even their wives were having fights and so they went out metal detecting just to get away from that,' he told DailyMailTV. 'I thought that's the dumbest thing.'

‘I thought it was some bored old men or maybe even their wives were having fights and so they went out metal detecting just to get away from that,’ he told DailyMailTV. ‘I thought that’s the dumbest thing.’

‘I was with Jase one time early on at his place, I found – and I still have – an 1888 Indian head,’ he recalled. ‘And I just thought, I’m a collector – I collect stamps, comic books and baseball cards. And I thought, man, this is pretty cool.’

Once he was on board with treasure hunting and the show, Jep was ready to go but it was a slow start getting his bearings.

‘I’m kind of the on the rookie,’ Jep said. ‘They laugh at me. I’m making the earth the better place because I’m digging up aluminum, getting it out of the ground and to the trash.’

Jase explained that with the sophisticated metal detecting equipment they use, treasure hunting is part science, part art form and takes practice.

'I was with Jase one time early on at his place, I found - and I still have - an 1888 Indian head,' he recalled. 'And I just thought, I'm a collector - I collect stamps, comic books and baseball cards. And I thought, man, this is pretty cool.'

‘I was with Jase one time early on at his place, I found – and I still have – an 1888 Indian head,’ he recalled. ‘And I just thought, I’m a collector – I collect stamps, comic books and baseball cards. And I thought, man, this is pretty cool.’

'I'm kind of the on the rookie,' Jep said. 'They laugh at me. I'm making the earth the better place because I'm digging up aluminum, getting it out of the ground and to the trash.'

‘I’m kind of the on the rookie,’ Jep said. ‘They laugh at me. I’m making the earth the better place because I’m digging up aluminum, getting it out of the ground and to the trash.’

On Jep’s first time out, Jase said his brother ‘basically spent the first two hours digging up his own feet because he had metal in his feet.’ Jep had no idea that the steel toed boots he was wearing was setting off his detector so every time he dug a hole he was essentially looking for his own toes.

The show, which debuted its first five episodes on Fox Nation on June 19th, will not only give viewers access to their favorite Duck Dynasty castmates but Jase promises ‘you’ll learn something about history.’

‘There’s definitely some humor in it, and surprisingly, there’s a lot of heart because along the way you realize that really the true treasure is about what you’re doing together, meeting other people and having these fond memories in life that will help you keep going,’ he added.

Making it work: Jase explained that with the sophisticated metal detecting equipment they use, treasure hunting is part science, part art form and takes practice

Making it work: Jase explained that with the sophisticated metal detecting equipment they use, treasure hunting is part science, part art form and takes practice

'If you don't have patience, it's impossible,' Jep said. While Jase added: 'It's something like any hobby you would have ... stick with it for a couple of months and watch people who know what they're doing.'

‘If you don’t have patience, it’s impossible,’ Jep said. While Jase added: ‘It’s something like any hobby you would have … stick with it for a couple of months and watch people who know what they’re doing.’

As for viewers who are ready to try their own hand at treasure hunting, Jep and Jase had some helpful advice: the most important, they said was to get the permission of the land owner before digging.

They added that treasure hunting is a bit of an exercise in futility and that people shouldn’t expect ‘immediate results’.

‘If you don’t have patience, it’s impossible,’ Jep said. While Jase added: ‘It’s something like any hobby you would have … stick with it for a couple of months and watch people who know what they’re doing.’

Fox Nation will drop five new episodes of Duck Family Treasure on June 26.

Tune in! Fox Nation will drop five new episodes of Duck Family Treasure on June 26

Tune in! Fox Nation will drop five new episodes of Duck Family Treasure on June 26

 

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