Closest CallsAired on Jun 01, 2014
Everyday is a fight for their freedom and independence, but some battles are harder fought and push the men closer to the edge than ever before. These are Mountain Men’s closest calls. While chasing mountain lions, Rich Lewis comes face to face with a cougar 50-feet off the ground. His dogs take him deep into a dangerous cave and force him into a fight for survival against the elements. Marty Meierotto almost takes a nosedive to his death in his bush plane. He’s left stranded at night with no survival gear and he faces a desperate struggle to hunt down enough meat to make it through the winter. In the Yaak, Tom Oar fights back deadly wildfires and grizzly bears to save his only asset in life–his home. Eustace Conway risks it all to chase armed poachers off his land. And finally, in Maine, a high-speed snowmobile crash almost takes Charlie Tucker out for the season.
The DarknessAired on Jun 01, 2014
Winter's WrathAired on Jun 01, 2014
This season opens as a polar vortex sweeps across the nation and plunges America into a brutal early winter. Tom Oar is behind on his winter preparations because he’s spending time with family in Florida and facing a possibly life-changing decision. Will he sacrifice leaving the mountain man lifestyle behind to live closer to his family? In the Ruby Valley, a bloody encounter with a mountain lion leaves Rich Lewis’s lead hunting dog Brandy in a life or death situation, and could end her career forever. Marty Meierotto takes advantage of a break in the harsh weather to embark on his annual trip to the Great Alaskan Range, but this year instead of leaving his wife, Dominique and their daughter Noah behind he’s taking them with him. And in New Mexico’s rugged and relentless High Desert, we meet Kyle Bell who is teaching his son the dying ways of the mountain man lifestyle. Kyle and his son Ben scramble to save a herd of bison from a fast approaching winter storm.
Valley of the WolvesAired on Jun 08, 2014
As the worst winter in decades rages across the nation, the Mountain Men must fight to stay on top of the food chain. In the Yaak Valley, the growing wolf population comes knocking on Tom Oar’s door, and quickly turns into a blood feud. In Alaska, Marty Meierotto’s traps are coming up empty, causing him and his family to regroup and figure out how they’re going to survive the season. In the Ruby Valley of southwest Montana, Rich Lewis bags enough meat to survive the winter, but his battle has only begun as hungry predators catch the scent. In North Carolina, Eustace Conway struggles to bring a 100-year-old sawmill back to life to keep his property in the black. And in New Mexico’s Cimarron Valley, Kyle Bell puts his 10-year-old son’s mountain man skills to the test on his first hunting trip.
The RevelationsAired on Jun 15, 2014
Marty makes a new start in some of Alaska’s most unforgiving terrain, but his first solo flight into the Revelation Mountains becomes a dangerous ordeal. In the Cimarron Valley of New Mexico, Kyle Bell helps his son Ben break his first colt, but day one goes terribly wrong. Eustace Conway and his friend Preston set out to build an enormous lumber shed to shelter his newly milled wood from North Carolina’s torrential rains, but it quickly proves to be a risky undertaking. And in the Yaak, Tom attempts to preserve a bison hide that can earn him big bucks if his gamble pays off.
Where There's Smoke, There's FireAired on Jun 22, 2014
An overflowing river of ice threatens to trap Marty Meierotto with no way out of Alaska’s Revelation Mountains. In Montana, Tom Oar’s experiment on a lucrative bison hide goes up in flames. And in North Carolina, Eustace Conway puts his ingenuity to the test to build a wood-burning truck from scratch.
Training DayAired on Jun 29, 2014
Rich runs his hunting dogs through a gauntlet of tests to determine which will become the new leader of the pack. Marty sets out on foot to cut a new trap line and salvage his season. While Tom goes back to his roots to bow hunt a buck with hand-crafted arrows.
Rite of PassageAired on Jul 06, 2014
In Montana, Rich Lewis must defend his home from a mountain lion that has invaded his turf. In New Mexico, after a failed first attempt, Kyle Bell’s son Ben steps up again to break a wild young colt. In the Revelation Mountains, a voracious wolverine threatens to derail Marty Meierotto’s season for good, and in North Carolina, Eustace Conway puts his wood burning truck to the ultimate test.
Call of the WildAired on Jul 13, 2014
Marty fights back against a wolverine but it takes him on a treacherous journey; Charlie takes a big risk in uncharted wilderness and Tom claims his place on the food chain.
Hell on IceAired on Jul 20, 2014
When winter unleashes its full fury Kyle and Ben get caught in its crosshairs. In Alaska, Marty’s gamble on new country pays off. The polar assault brings Eustace’s progress in North Carolina to a standstill. And far north in Maine, Charlie breaks the ice to finally cash in on some fur.
Death TrapAired on Jul 27, 2014
In the Revelation Mountains of Alaska, Marty is forced to make a dangerous river crossing to return to base camp. In Maine, Charlie battles a coyote to protect his new trapping ground. Tom hunts down a nuisance animal in Montana’s Yaak Valley and Eustace races against a storm in North Carolina to bring his horses to shelter.
The Deep FreezeAired on Aug 03, 2014
In the Revelation Mountains of Alaska, Marty faces off with a vicious wolverine. In Montana, Rich tries to protect a young family from a hungry predator while Tom Oar battles the bitter cold to build a primitive teepee. And in Maine, one wrong step has Charlie Tucker fighting for his life.
PredatorAired on Aug 10, 2014
As the bitter cold pushes predators to the edge, Tom is caught in a close range battle while Rich goes head to head with a pack of wolves.
Live, Fight, and DieAired on Aug 17, 2014
A visit from Tom’s son Chad goes terribly wrong and Marty’s flight back from the Revelation Mountains is delayed.
StrandedAired on Aug 24, 2014
Marty is stranded in the Revelation Mountains with one last chance to get home, while Kyle and Ben launch a nighttime stakeout to stop a predator.
The Great EscapeAired on Sep 07, 2014
Tom battles a dangerous ice jam. Marty launches a last ditch escape from the Revelations, and a deadly predator returns to the Ruby Valley.
No Rest for the WearyAired on Sep 14, 2014
Marty is forced to make a mid-flight detour that costs him precious fuel; Rich faces his worst fear when the dogs run off in pursuit of a deadly predator, and Kyle takes down a beast.
A slow start to trapping season has Marty taking more risks in order to meet his deadline. Tom continues to gather enough meat for the winter while defending his property from predators. Eustace struggles to keep his land and brings in an old friend to help out.
Logger turned Mountain Man, Charlie Tucker makes a rookie mistake that could cost him everything. In Alaska, Marty and Andy split up to cover more ground, but as night falls, Marty is missing in action.
Tom struggles to keep a deadly wolf pack off his land despite an injury. Meanwhile, Rich tracks a large buck over tough terrain on his mid-winter hunting trip and Eustace makes some much-needed repairs.