Mountain Men

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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: 6/18/2022Network: History
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Miles from Home
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7.20
182 votes

#1 - Miles from Home

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/21/2012

While survivalist Tom Oar is in the Yaak of Montana, he is confronted with a life-changing decision; Marty Meierotto must brave Alaska's extreme weather for months before returning to family; a sickly Eustace Conway must protect Turtle Island.

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Three Toes Returns
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7.33
126 votes

#2 - Three Toes Returns

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/7/2013

Rich and his hounds track Rich's nemesis, the killer mountain lion Three-Toes, across the length of Montana's Ruby Valley. In Alaska, a young prot g brings Marty the new snowmobile engine he's been waiting for. Eustace races the winter frost to seed his field in North Carolina and in Northwest Montana, Tom receives a commission from a neighbor to build a primitive bow, with a deadline that puts his endurance to the test.

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Last Chance
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7.34
164 votes

#3 - Last Chance

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/30/2013

After a successful deer hunt, Tom rushes to prepare the meat before it attracts hungry grizzly bears. In North Carolina, Eustace takes on a grueling job that he needs to complete in order to make his first loan payment. Marty's mechanical problems return and leave him stranded in the cold Alaskan night. In Montana's Ruby Valley, Rich postpones an elk hunt when he discovers evidence of a lion poacher. Rookie mountain man Charlie Tucker begins his trapping season in Maine's Great North Woods.

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Winter Is Coming
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7.40
439 votes

#4 - Winter Is Coming

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/31/2012

The Mountains of North America haunt the imagination, masking a danger few are willing to confront. Despite the challenges, some choose to live this way, the last of their kind. Eustace Conway lives deep in the mountains of North Carolina. He moved here 33 years ago in search of a more "truthful" existence. In the years since, he's built a home, and survived by hunting, fishing and raising animals. Tom Oar lives with his wife on the Yaak River in Montana. He is 100 miles from the nearest town, a place he hasn't ventured to in 10 years. Marty Meierotto, his wife Dominique and their daughter Noah live in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers. Every month, Marty pilots his bi-plane, traveling into the bush in search of the wolverine and lynx pelts he needs to make a living. While he's on the Black River, he must hunt moose and caribou to survive in the wilderness. Together, these men represent America's true MOUNTAIN MEN.

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The Night's Watch
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7.43
126 votes

#5 - The Night's Watch

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/16/2013

Marty Meierotto arrives at his Alaska trapline, but the unseasonably warm weather is impeding his plans. In North Carolina, Eustace Conway discovers two headless chickens in his henhouse, and begins a hunt for the predator responsible. In northwest Montana, Tom Oar discovers a grizzly bear has been prowling his property, while in the southern corner of the state, Rich Lewis frantically searches for his missing hound, Turbo.

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Winter Strikes
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7.44
116 votes

#6 - Winter Strikes

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/23/2013

Desperate for food after a grizzly bear ravaged his garden, Tom Oar embarks on a last-ditch deer hunt. Marty Meierotto begins to establish his winter trapline, breaking fresh trail in the uncharted wild. In the Ruby Valley of Montana, Rich Lewis pursues a marauding wolf pack that has slaughtered a neighbor's cattle. And in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Eustace Conway must deal with Scout, a careless intern with "a dose of city boy in him.

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Bloody Sunday
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7.46
131 votes

#7 - Bloody Sunday

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/14/2013

Logger turned Mountain Man, Charlie Tucker's luck takes a turn for the worse in the sub-zero North Maine Woods as a rookie mistake nearly costs him everything. In Alaska, Marty and Andy split up to cover more ground with the plan to rendezvous at dusk. But as night falls, Marty is missing in action. In North Carolina, Eustace puts his life on the line to help a neighbor in need, and in Montana's Ruby Valley, Rich Lewis sets off after a bobcat which has been eating his livestock, and the cat draws first blood, injuring two of his dogs before Rich vows revenge.

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Death Trap
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7.49
90 votes

#8 - Death Trap

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/27/2014

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.

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Into the Wild
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7.50
162 votes

#9 - Into the Wild

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/9/2013

In the Yaak Valley of northwest Montana, the worst fire season in living memory threatens the home of Tom Oar. In Alaska, Marty Meierotto flies into the heart of a vicious storm on his annual journey to his remote winter trapline. Turtle Island, Eustace Conway's refuge in the Blue Ridge Mountains, comes under threat from developers. And a new mountain man, lion hunter Rich Lewis, leads his dog team through Montana's Ruby Valley in pursuit of a deadly puma.

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Block and Tackle
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7.52
133 votes

#10 - Block and Tackle

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/30/2018

Tom returns to the field on a rescue mission; the deep freeze leaves Morgan and Margaret scrambling for water; Eustace takes on a risky payday in a bid to buy his neighbor's land; Jason's improvised engineering is a game-changer in the forge.

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Stranded
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7.52
79 votes

#11 - Stranded

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 8/24/2014

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.

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Deadly Ascent
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7.52
128 votes

#12 - Deadly Ascent

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/16/2015

Morgan climbs the dangerous Alaska Range. Rich is at war with the wolves.

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The Darkness
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7.53
91 votes

#13 - The Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/1/2014

As winter tightens its grip on the nation, the mountain men fight the elements to stay alive. In New Mexico's Cimarron Valley, Kyle Bell and his son Ben scramble to save a herd of bison from a fast approaching winter storm. In North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Eustace Conway and his friend Preston brave the wettest winter in decades to stop a dangerous landslide from washing out a rural road. In Montana, Tom Oar prepares himself for the fight of a lifetime after a run in with a pack of wolves while Rich Lewis braves a blizzard to put meat on his table for the winter. And deep in Alaska's wilderness Marty Meierotto and his family settle into their new remote surroundings.

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Winter's Wrath
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7.53
109 votes

#14 - Winter's Wrath

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2014

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.

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No Rest for the Weary
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7.53
45 votes

#15 - No Rest for the Weary

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/14/2014

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.

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Concussion
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7.55
260 votes

#16 - Concussion

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/4/2016

Eustace struggles to accept the reality of his injuries. Marty scrambles to recover from a costly blow and Tom finally makes a breakthrough.

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Altitude
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7.57
132 votes

#17 - Altitude

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/13/2018

Morgan's first flight over the peaks leaves him in a dead skid over the edge; Marty fights to double down on a big payday; Eustace bites off more than he can chew to get the job done; Jason takes River on a mountain rite of passage.

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The Surge
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7.57
277 votes

#18 - The Surge

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/6/2017

As winter strikes, Morgan hunts for riches in the ruins; Jason tackles a river giant; and Eustace makes a breakthrough with black powder.

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The Wasteland
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7.58
327 votes

#19 - The Wasteland

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/12/2016

Morgan's land fails to provide, leaving him locked in a life or death battle with hunger. Tom's bad luck streak continues into a new season. Rich takes a bruising fall.

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Fight or Flight
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7.59
143 votes

#20 - Fight or Flight

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/9/2018

Morgan gets a crash course in extreme winter flying; Marty battles a predator invasion; Tom faces a new wolf threat; Jake and his hounds hunt a rogue lion; and Jason steps in to bring a new life into the world.

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Valley of the Wolves
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7.59
96 votes

#21 - Valley of the Wolves

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/8/2014

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.

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Milestones
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7.60
127 votes

#22 - Milestones

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/4/2018

A massive week-long storm tears Morgan's homestead apart; Mike goes on the offensive for the annual awakening of Kodiak's bears; Tom takes on a custom order to celebrate an important milestone; Jason builds a Viking axe.

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Crash and Burn
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7.60
270 votes

#23 - Crash and Burn

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/28/2016

Tom takes on the Snake. Marty's new opportunity goes up in smoke and Eustace takes a hard fall that puts him out of commission.

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Hell on Ice
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7.60
106 votes

#24 - Hell on Ice

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/20/2014

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.

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Breakage
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7.60
301 votes

#25 - Breakage

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2017

Morgan battles to stay afloat on a treacherous river run, Jason loses everything, and for Richs's dog team, routine training turns to live combat.

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