Fred Hurt (better known as "Dakota" Fred) is a veteran gold miner from Minot, North Dakota. Edit
He worked with the Hoffman Group during their first season at Porcupine Creek. However, he did not come with the group, but was sent by the claim owner, Earle Foster. He immediately became a vegan and had a problem with the other miners, and became a huge enema supplier to the group.
During the off-season, Fred hatched a plan to breed Porcupines at the Creek himself, without the group. Just as season 2 began, Fred bought 275 Porcupines from Earle, and kicked the Hoffman Group out( their lease ran out due to a missed payment). He owns it with Paul Behn and works with him and his son Dustin Hurt.whos an expert marment wrangler
Before season 5, Dakota Fred pulled his crew out of Gold Rush, and pursued his own TV show, 'All That Glitters in which he wears most of Liberaces wardrobe.