The BEST episodes of Mountain Men

Every episode of Mountain Men ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mountain Men!

Most people enjoy the modern technologies and conveniences of today -- smartphones, tablets, cable and satellite TV among them -- but there are people who choose to live off the grid and in the unspoiled wilderness, where dangers like mudslides, falling trees and bears are all parts of life. ``Mountain Men'' profiles three such people. Eustace Conway, who has lived at the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina for more than 25 years, teaches interns about the old ways of living with nature. Tom Oar needs an entire year to prepare for the seven-month-long winter on Montana's Yaak River. In Alaska, Marty Meierotto must gather enough wood to survive, in complete isolation, winters that can have temperatures drop to as low as 60 degrees below zero. It's not an easy life but for these mountain men, it's life as they know it.

Last Updated: 7/4/2024Network: HistoryStatus: Continuing
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Alaska: Grizzly Standoff
star
8.31
13 votes

#1 - Alaska: Grizzly Standoff

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/30/2023

In the interior, Marty Meierotto puts the stalk on a group of caribou, but the hunt takes a wild turn when a family of grizzly bears comes charging toward his camp.

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Going For Broke
star
8.23
115 votes

#2 - Going For Broke

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/18/2013

In Alaska, Marty tries to capitalize on his recent string of good luck by building a second cabin at the far end of his trap line. Andy flies in to help but with temperatures dropping below zero, the backbreaking labor takes a toll. Tom is still recovering from a knee injury, but he needs a beaver tail to finish his latest commission. Tim and Nancy volunteer to head to the river and check Tom's traps for him, but it proves to be more challenging than they expected. In the Ruby Valley... with his prized stud horse, Rusty, threatening to escape and join a wild herd, Rich works on fixing up his corral along with his friend, Brad. But things quickly start going south. In Idaho, George Michaud has a run in with a thieving predator and in North Carolina, Eustace, Preston and Scout continue to work on the damaged tool shed roof, giving Eustace a chance to test Scout's evolving skills.

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Alaska: In the Crosshairs
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8.17
12 votes

#3 - Alaska: In the Crosshairs

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/30/2023

Marty embarks on a moose hunt, luring a bull within his sights; Mike's relentless pursuit of foxes yields a collection of prize pelts; as Bret sets his sights on trapping wolves, Ivy balances duties at the homestead.

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Settling the Score
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8.15
101 votes

#4 - Settling the Score

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/8/2013

In the Yaak Valley, Tom Oar teams up with his brother Jack to help return Jack's prized hunting falcon back to the wild. In southern Montana, Rich Lewis and his wife Diane need to move their cattle herd, but will the predators get to them first? Marty starts wrapping up a successful season, but the elements won't let him leave Alaska without a fight. Eustace and Preston realize they have to contend with coyotes who are putting their wild game at risk. And in Maine, rookie Charlie Tucker struggles to re-start his season after an injury left him with one working arm.

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Final Face Off
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8.15
55 votes

#5 - Final Face Off

Season 11 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/8/2022

On the Season 11 Finale, Alaska's Mike Horstman makes a death defying climb up and down the sheer cliffs of Kodiak Island leading to a showdown with a monster brown bear. In Montana, Jake Herak and his hounds turn loose on a black bear that leads them up a gauntlet of falling rock and steep terrain. Tom Oar celebrates his improving health by hunting wild turkeys with his brother Jack. In Wyoming, Josh Kirk has multiple close calls with charging bison while rounding up yearlings for market. In North Carolina, Eustace Conway puts the finishing touches on Turtle Island's new blacksmith forges for the opening of his new camp.

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Seize the Day
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8.14
134 votes

#6 - Seize the Day

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/5/2019

Tom builds an authentic Native American bull boat; Jake goes back on the hunt for the bus stop bandit; Morgan struggles to haul a ton of greenhouse supplies; Eustace and Raleigh tackle a rush order for lumber.

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Feast or Famine
star
8.13
80 votes

#7 - Feast or Famine

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/1/2021

Tom and Nancy create a masterpiece out of a raw wolf hide; Jake and his young dogs tangle with two mountain lion kittens; Eustace teaches his neighbours how to put food on the table; Mike goes full fur on Whale Island; Josh gets caught in an ice jam.

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Hell or High Water
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8.11
111 votes

#8 - Hell or High Water

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/1/2018

Marty wraps up trapping season with a record haul; Morgan flies solo for the first time over the Great Alaska Range; Tom battles rapids on the Kootenai River; Eustace tries to raise a down payment to buy land.

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Winter's Fury
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8.08
73 votes

#9 - Winter's Fury

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/5/2021

Josh battles a blizzard and an onslaught of predators to protect his bison; Kidd and Harry navigate dangerous rapids to rescue a stranded pack mule; Jake responds to a mountain lion attack at a local ranch; Tom and Nancy help open a new trading post in the Yaak; Mike has a close encounter with a bear while repairing an old hunting cabin.

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King of the Mountain
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8.07
46 votes

#10 - King of the Mountain

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/2/2023

On his 80th birthday, Tom builds a teepee while Nancy plans a surprise party.

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Tooth and Claw
star
8.05
125 votes

#11 - Tooth and Claw

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/22/2019

Tom turns coyotes into cash; Eustace and Raleigh take to the forge to raise money for roofing materials; Mike scouts bears for the spring hunting season; Morgan and Margaret go fishing.

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Hunt to Survive
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8.04
80 votes

#12 - Hunt to Survive

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/3/2021

Tom and Nancy face the challenges of isolation at the onset of winter; Jake hunts pronghorn antelope, and faces down a deadly rattlesnake; Eustace has new neighbors and begins teaching them his mountain man ways; Mike takes a perilous sea journey in search of better hunting grounds; and Martha puts her off road capability to the test while traversing Alaska's toughest terrain.

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Ticking Clock
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8.04
113 votes

#13 - Ticking Clock

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/25/2013

Tom heads down to Idaho to help his brother break a pair of wild colts. Charlie Tucker returns to action after his shoulder injury, and puts his recovery at risk on Maine's frozen Rowe Lake. Rich sets off on a cougar hunt but ends up having an unexpected run-in with a bear instead, and George continues his frustrating search for food by the Snake River.

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Mountain Strong
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8.03
60 votes

#14 - Mountain Strong

Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/12/2021

Josh witnesses a bison give birth to the first calf of spring; Kidd and Harry load a mule into their boat and transport it downriver through raging rapids; Jake runs two mountain lions up the same tree; Eustace receives help from his neighbors as they rush to repair the roof of a damaged hay barn; Mike adds off-grid utilities to his remote hunting cabin.

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Thin Ice
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8.02
115 votes

#15 - Thin Ice

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/11/2013

Tom struggles to keep a deadly wolf pack off his land despite an injury. Rich tracks a large buck over tough terrain on his mid-winter hunting trip. Eustace makes some much-needed repairs and George is forced to make his way across the Tetons on foot across before bad weather hits.

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Heart and Soul
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8.01
76 votes

#16 - Heart and Soul

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/2022

In Montana, Tom Oar struggles with heart problems, but refuses to give up his Mountain Man way of life. Jake Herak and Anika Ward have added five new puppies to their pack, but preparing the rookie hounds for mountain lion season means running them through a gauntlet of training exercises. In Alaska, Martha and Elli Tansy pack hundreds of pounds of meat back to their base camp, but all could be lost when the brakes fail on the Moose Buggy, sending them into freefall. And Mike Horstman hunts fox for their valuable fur, hoping to earn cash to help him survive a challenging winter.

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No Turning Back
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8.01
80 votes

#17 - No Turning Back

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/8/2022

In Montana, Tom Oar reunites with partner Sean McAfee to set his winter trap line, but miles of grueling terrain put the veteran trapper's endurance to the test. Newly engaged Jake Herak and Anika Ward fire up their chainsaws and begin building a homestead from scratch. In Idaho, Kidd and Harry Youren round up their cattle from high mountain pastures, but a surprise bear encounter jeopardizes the mission. And in Alaska, Martha and Elli Tansy embark on an off-road expedition to new hunting grounds.

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Double Jeopardy
star
8.00
135 votes

#18 - Double Jeopardy

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/18/2018

Morgan's big day goes bust when his plane breaks down; Mike's supply run across the bay leaves him high and dry; Tom takes on a rare high value commission; Jake's dog team hunts down two lions in a marathon high-speed chase.

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Mountain Marathon
star
8.00
51 votes

#19 - Mountain Marathon

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/12/2023

Tom begins the countdown to his 80th birthday. Jake and Anika tow a broken snowmobile down the mountain but run into fresh lion tracks and are back on the hunt. Paul sets out to take on a wolf pack. Aron breaks trails after heavy snowfall, while Jen snares rabbits for dinner. Kidd and Harry build an original mountain man fishing boat to navigate rough waters.

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Alaska: Flying High
star
8.00
13 votes

#20 - Alaska: Flying High

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/16/2023

Marty instructs his teenage daughter, Noah, as she pilots the bush plane. Mike hunts a herd of Kodiak bison, and donates the meat to friends in town. Lauro and Neil check their traps and fishing nets on the Yukon River. Cub forages for shellfish and edible plants. Daniel sails through stormy seas while on a deer hunt to feed his family of six.

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Alaska: Cold Pursuit
star
8.00
11 votes

#21 - Alaska: Cold Pursuit

Season 12 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/7/2023

Marty has a near death experience when he plummets through ice on a frozen waterway; meanwhile, Lauro journeys deep into the untouched backcountry by dog team to establish an expedition camp.

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Stand Your Ground
star
7.99
176 votes

#22 - Stand Your Ground

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 9/21/2017

Morgan’s horses go missing just as the local bears are waking for spring; Rich’s marathon lion hunt turns into an epic chase and Tom goes after America’s largest game.

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Predator
star
7.98
83 votes

#23 - Predator

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/10/2014

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.

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Misty Mountain
star
7.97
76 votes

#24 - Misty Mountain

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/29/2013

Winter has finally come to a close, spelling big changes for Tom, who bids farewell to an old friend and packs his bags for Florida. In the Ruby Valley, Rich grooms his youngest hound to take over the pack, but an influx of cougars finds the pup in over his head. In North Carolina, Eustace takes a dangerous trip down a rapid river to deliver the canoe he built to pay off his loan. In Maine, Charlie takes his furs to market and hopes to break even on his rookie season, while in Alaska, Marty enjoys a reunion with his family, then makes big plans for the future.

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The Big Reckoning
star
7.97
105 votes

#25 - The Big Reckoning

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/13/2020

Josh hits the jackpot; Tom puts his handmade dugout canoe to the test; Jake makes his last stand against a massive predator; Eustace sees his dream of keeping his new land go up in flames; Kidd and Harry secure their future in the mountains.

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