Hik Wellar was, according to the Second Doctor, "the greatest game hunter known". The Doctor requested for him specifically to be part of a team to rescue Jason Wurlitzer from the dwarfs that had taken him captive. While hunting game on Hargo, he was informed that Kurt Wurlitzer has requested his services "for a fortune in gold".
Led by the Doctor, Wellar and the team flew to the planet of the dwarfs. On their two-day journey through a dense jungle, Hik Wellar took down a massive beast with his rifle. The Doctor thought to himself, "Wellar must have nerves of steel... If any man can get us through this jungle, he can!"