Discovery Channel is taking audiences on the ultimate chase in a real-life game of cat-and-mouse, pitting former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert against the world's most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams in new series LONE TARGET. With only what he can carry on his back, Joel will play an extreme version of hide-and-seek in unknown treacherous terrain with nothing but a basic survival kit and canteen of water as he attempts to evade capture in 48-hours or less. Using diversionary tactics and survival techniques gained from his 10-years of experience as a Navy SEAL, will Joel's training, skill and cunning all help him escape?In each episode of LONE TARGET, Joel is dropped at an unknown secret starting point, and with a small head start, must evade capture from a different elite military or law enforcement tracking team and make his extraction - in less than two days - or risk capture. Following the chase side-by-side with cameras capturing the action from both perspectives, we get to experience first-hand the thrill of the hunt.With Joel's reputation and the trackers' national pride at risk, the stakes are extraordinarily high. An expert in escape and evasion, Joel's background has well-positioned him to prey on each unit's hidden flaws--but evading highly specialized military tracking units and combating dehydration, hunger and the natural elements proves to be a greater challenge. Will Joel succeed or will he fall victim to the military or the environment?
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Joel is back on US soil facing a challenge he has never come across before – a homegrown Survivalist unit. Trained in tracking, hunting, survival and military tactics, this unit feels right at home in the forests and swamps of Florida. They spend every spare moment tracking and hunting animals through this inhospitable environment, but they're not familiar with tracking an expertly-trained former Navy SEAL. Both Joel and the survivalist unit have their skills put to the test, while also being on guard for venomous snakes, alligators and wild panthers – it's a hunt like no other.
The Mongolian hunters have just 36 hours to track, hunt and capture Joel through the challenging and frigid winter conditions of Mongolia. Some of the world's most proficient horsemen, the Mongolian team will not only have its trusted ground support, but also a strategic air asset – the golden eagle. With eyesight eight-times sharper than a human, the golden eagle is able to spot movement several miles in the distance and alert the hunter of prey. To make matters even tougher, Joel must also contend with unforgiving winter weather, finding himself in temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. It's Joel vs. traditional tracking skills and animal instincts in a race to his extraction point.
On the west coast of Scotland's rugged highlands, Joel takes on one of his toughest opponents yet, a team of traditional Scottish Ghillies. He has just 36 hours to escape capture from this incredibly talented five-man man team of expert deerstalkers and hunters. Each of them lifelong outdoorsmen, the Ghillies protect their prized land from poachers. They know these hills intimately, and their age-old skills and techniques originally formed the basis for modern military snipers. With the infamously dynamic Scottish weather as an additional challenge, has Joel finally met his match?
South Carolina 02x03
Joel must outrun the Aiken County Sheriff's Bloodhound dog tracking unit. Bloodhounds are notorious for their keen sense of smell and have been known to track human scent trails that are days old. Considered one of the best bloodhound tracking units in the United States, the Aiken County team responds to over 200 calls a year. Outsmarting humans is a common occurrence for Joel, but trying to outsmart – and outrun – a team of bloodhounds will take incredible skill and a bit of luck. In a hunt different from any he's done before, Joel has just 12 hours to make his escape or become another statistic for Aiken's finest
Just south of the U.S. border, on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, Joel takes on the elite Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) Mexican State Police Force. Specializing in kidnapping, robbery and extortion, the unit hunts down local criminals as well as fugitive Americans who attempt to flee into Mexico. Joel has just 24 hours to navigate through the city of Tijuana and across 12 miles of mountains, open fields, desert scrub and ranch land to reach his extraction point. Using all available assets to hunt Joel, including helicopters, ATV's and city wide surveillance cameras, the PGJE is up for the challenge.
New Zealand 02x01
Joel faces off against an elite team of Maori warriors in the lush and picturesque Buchannan Mountains of New Zealand. He has just 36 hours to traverse over 15 miles through the rough and unforgiving landscape of glacial fields, rocky slopes, forests and river plains all while being pursued by a group of native Maori warriors. In addition to tracking spoor, the Maori "listen" to nature to try and capture their prey. Joel is familiar with military and law enforcement tactics, but with the addition of traditional Maori tracking techniques, this hunt becomes a challenge he never expected.
Hiding in Plain Sight 01x07
On Je Ju island Joel gets tracked down by the SWAT team.
South Korea: Hiding in Plain Sight 01x06
Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert takes on the South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT unit in a challenge like he's never faced before--an urban evasion. Situated on the heavily populated and highly trafficked tourist island of JeJu, Joel must alter his tactics to escape the KNP's web of over 5,000 closed-circuit television cameras, in addition to their boat, air and mobile assets. Nothing is off-limits to Joel as he tries to avoid physical capture through the back alleys of the city. But when the pressure of the KNP becomes too much for Joel, he leads them out into the wilderness on a wild path of deception and near misses.
Panama: Swim to Survive 01x05
Panama's elite anti-drug trafficking unit SENAFRONT has just 36 hours to track, hunt and capture ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert through the jungles of San Jose Island, situated 60 miles off the coast. Joel battles for his freedom through thick rainforest, rocky shorelines, and some surprising wildlife, while SENAFRONT unleash their full arsenal, using ATV patrols, boat units, and ground trackers to pressure Joel from all sides. But when Joel decides to use the natural terrain to conceal his trail, SENAFRONT turns the tables by using one of Joel's signature moves against him.
Poland: Race to the Bridge 01x04
Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert has just 36 hours to escape and evade Poland's elite border guard, the Straz Graniczna. Over a distance of 25 kilometers, the border guard deploys all their assets, including thermal camera helicopters, ATV's, motorcycles, tracking dogs and world class field units, in an attempt to intercept Joel before he reaches his extraction point. As the Straz Graniczna mobilizes dozens of troops, Joel is forced to utilize all of his deception tactics--not to mention, make his way down a 20 meter cliff, and risk a daring truck ride--to attempt to save himself in this battle of Polish pride vs. Joel's rigorous training.