Mountain Men

The BEST episodes of Mountain Men

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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: 6/26/2022Network: History
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Seize the Day
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8.20
126 votes

#1 - 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
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8.16
74 votes

#2 - 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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Going For Broke
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8.15
124 votes

#3 - 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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Hunt to Survive
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8.13
70 votes

#4 - 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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Settling the Score
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8.08
108 votes

#5 - 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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Winter's Fury
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8.07
67 votes

#6 - 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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Hell or High Water
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8.06
109 votes

#7 - 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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Mountain Strong
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8.04
52 votes

#8 - 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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Tooth and Claw
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8.03
120 votes

#9 - 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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Thin Ice
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8.00
122 votes

#10 - 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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Double Jeopardy
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7.99
134 votes

#11 - 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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Ticking Clock
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7.99
119 votes

#12 - 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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The Big Reckoning
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7.97
96 votes

#13 - 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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Meltdown: Tornado Alley
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7.97
60 votes

#14 - Meltdown: Tornado Alley

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/7/2021

As the spring melt sweeps the mountains, Jake sets his sights on bagging a black bear for the larder; Eustace and Raleigh race against time and weather to plant crops; Mike sets out to harvest a bounty from the Gulf of Alaska; Kidd and Harry drop and haul lumber for their ranch; and Jason puts his homestead expansion on hold when a tornado comes crashing through.

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Stand Your Ground
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7.96
205 votes

#15 - 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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No Guts, No Glory
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7.94
108 votes

#16 - No Guts, No Glory

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

Kidd and Harry set their sights on bagging a buffalo; Jake goes after a mountain lion caught too close to civilization; and Morgan fights the deadly skies of Alaska in a race to resupply his homestead.

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Misty Mountain
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7.94
88 votes

#17 - 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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Final Farewell
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7.94
122 votes

#18 - Final Farewell

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/11/2019

Jake sets off alone on the hunt for elk meat; Jason rolls the dice on an experimental smelter; Morgan and Margaret combat a critical water problem; Mike targets Kodiak Island's most dangerous quarry; and Marty bids a final farewell.

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On Thin Ice
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7.94
48 votes

#19 - On Thin Ice

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/15/2021

Tom ventures into new territory for beaver; Jake puts his young dogs to the test, but one goes missing on the mountain; Kidd and Harry navigate a gauntlet of river ice on a midwinter fishing expedition.

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Coyote Showdown
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7.92
74 votes

#20 - Coyote Showdown

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/10/2021

Jake clashes with a surging coyote population; Martha and Elli takedown a bull moose in rain-soaked Alaska; while Mike struggles to obtain meat for the winter; Tom catches his first fur of the season, while Nancy crafts a one-of-a-kind buffalo hide coat; and Kidd and Harry build a cabin size meat smoker into a hillside.

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Only the Strong Survive
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7.92
298 votes

#21 - Only the Strong Survive

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/10/2017

Marty doubles down on a new strategy to keep from losing more ground; Morgan and Margaret defend what's theirs and Jason's hunt for land becomes an ordeal.

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All or Nothing
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7.92
119 votes

#22 - All or Nothing

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/15/2019

Tom and Sean face off against a coyote threat; Eustace and Raleigh enlist some much-needed help building their lookout cabin; Jason takes one final crack at creating Ozark steel; Morgan and Margaret push deep into the back country.

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Lost Time Is Never Found
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7.91
130 votes

#23 - Lost Time Is Never Found

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/20/2018

A mid-winter melt threatens to derail Tom's season; Eustace masters gravity to keep the water flowing at home; Jason and Mary make a move to feed their growing family; Morgan and Margaret top off a major project; Mike cashes in on a rare find.

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To Every Thing There Is a Season
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7.91
215 votes

#24 - To Every Thing There Is a Season

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/21/2017

Marty ends a failed season with a blockbuster catch; Tom stands his ground against a powerful beast and in Preston’s final episode, he and Eustace fight fire with fire to lay down roots for the next generation.

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The Bus Stop Bandit
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7.90
136 votes

#25 - The Bus Stop Bandit

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/29/2019

Jake hunts a lion caught stalking a school bus stop; Tom sets out to end his trapping season on a high note; Eustace and Raleigh struggle to put a roof on their outpost cabin; Morgan and Margaret prepare their horses for a critical supply run.

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