The Waltons

The Hunt

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/5/72
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  • Episode Description
  • John-Boy prepares to go on his first hunt and distresses over taking an animal's life. Meanwhile, Mary Ellen debates over a new dress or a baseball mitt.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Conley

    Ike Godsey

  • Ellen Corby

    Grandma Esther Walton

  • Richard Thomas

    John-Boy Walton

  • Judy Norton

    Mary Ellen Walton Willard Jones

  • Eric Scott

    Ben Walton

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Finally after years of wanting to go hunting with his relatives, but does Jonboy really want to kill a living thing?

    By OldShowzFinatic, Apr 06, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Opening Narration: A mountain has no need for people. But people do need mountains. We go to them for their beauty, for the exhilaration of standing closer to mysteries skies, for the feeling of triumph that comes from having labored to reach a summit, and I remember a day in the 1930s when I went to Walton's Mountain in search of manhood.

    • John: You know it's a warming feeling to stand off and look at your home know your wife and loved ones are inside safe and warm. You'll know one day.

    • Grandpa: Did I ever tell you boys about the time I brought down four turkeys with one shot?

    • Grandpa: I sure wish I was going hunting with you boys tomorrow. John: We're gonna have fun, Pop, why don’t you come with us? Grandpa: No, I think I'll just stay home with my old sweetheart. My hunting days are about over. Grandma: You brought home more game then three men in your time, old man.

    • John-Boy: Mama, I'm going on that hunt tomorrow and I'm gonna bring back the biggest turkey gobbler on that mountain.

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    Notes (2)

    • The characters of Hawthorne and Charley originated in "The Homecoming". They were never seen again.

    • The German episode title is "John-Boys erste Jagd", meaning "John-Boy's First Hunt".

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