The BEST Episodes of Yukon Men

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2019

Network: Discovery

There's a town deep in the remote interior of Alaska, at the junction of two powerful rivers, with no roads in or out, where wolves howling through the frigid night air reminds the 200 people living there how isolated they really are. Discovery Channel's thrilling new series YUKON MEN, premiering Friday August 24th at 10PM ET/PT unveils Tanana, Alaska as its people face one of the most brutal winters on record. Life here is harsh. People struggle to find food and heat; battle life-threatening predators just to survive. Boys grow into men quickly here because they must help the family survive. Father-son bonding and tensions take on a new meaning in this environment. The stakes are high in Tanana, and to defy the odds, to survive and to battle the harsh Alaskan wilderness, these YUKON MEN must overcome obstacles, stick together and prevail.

River Rising

#1 - River Rising

Season 2 - Episode 14

Spring brings predators to Tanana, and Stan loses a sled dog to a hungry bear. The Yukon River begins to thaw at an alarming rate, and the villagers must quickly move to high ground. The town gas pump breaks, putting a halt to flood preparations

star 8.16
38 votes
Aftermath

#2 - Aftermath

Season 2 - Episode 15

As floodwaters surge valuable driftwood is left flowing in the wake. James takes to the river to stock up. Joey also races up river but ends up stranded. Pat hires a helper from New Zealand.

star 8.15
39 votes
Season of Change

#3 - Season of Change

Season 2 - Episode 16

Pat is faced with tough financial choices when he finds out his newly handicapped wife is returning home. Sensing weakness, James comes up with a plan to bring Pat's kennel down. Stan is forced to make a life-changing decision. Bob finally decides to leave Tanana.

star 8.07
43 votes
Rite of Spring

#4 - Rite of Spring

Season 2 - Episode 13

It's goose-hunting season. Conflict between Stan and Joey leads them to a rite of passage. A confrontation looms after Bob fails to meet his responsibilities with Charlie. James goes hunting on deadly grounds. Pat must put his trust in newcomer, Sean.

star 8.07
46 votes
Last Chance Part Two

#5 - Last Chance Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 10

The Moores caught altogether several pounds of chum salmon for their dogs and less than 30 king salmon for their extended family, which is not enough for the winter. James Roberts caught only a few chum salmon and king salmon in his net for himself, his family, and his sled dogs, but is relieved a bit when Joey brings him several pounds of grizzly meat to supply his family and his dogs for a few days.

star 8.00
9 votes
No Quarter

#6 - No Quarter

Season 2 - Episode 9

As the Dark Days of winter are ending, reserves are dwindling fast. Villagers must furiously re-stock their supply. Stan risks his life in hazardous whiteout conditions. Charlie uses tough love on Bob, pushing him farther away from subsistence living.

star 7.92
49 votes
Stan's Gamble

#7 - Stan's Gamble

Season 3 - Episode 7

Charlie and Joey are tested; Stan attempts to get a 70-year-old tractor running again.

star 7.91
44 votes
Breaking Points

#8 - Breaking Points

Season 3 - Episode 1

Change is coming for the Yukon Men. A government ban on a staple food source sends the Yukon Men to extremes. The village is visited by the Governor of Alaska, who bears news that will change the town and it’s people forever.

star 7.90
61 votes
Tough Choices

#9 - Tough Choices

Season 2 - Episode 4

It's trapping season in Tanana and villagers battle deadly cold to get fur. Joey starts his own line, and ends up in trouble. Charlie and Bob chase a vicious wolverine that's been stealing their bait. The Moores make a decision about newcomer Dustin.

star 7.89
53 votes
The Longest Day

#10 - The Longest Day

Season 3 - Episode 3

Joey floats a massive truck on a primitive log raft for 150 miles down the deadly Yukon River. Stan finds himself stranded. Pat is surprised by his nephew's return to Tanana. Charlie and James go moose hunting to supply food for a traditional ceremony.

star 7.87
52 votes
Turf War

#11 - Turf War

Season 2 - Episode 10

After the worst storm in ten years, Tanana residents emerge to see what's left of their village. Charlie needs help defending his trapline from the Moores, but his son, Bob, is missing in action. Stan receives an unexpected visit from the lower 48.

star 7.85
47 votes
End of the Road

#12 - End of the Road

Season 6 - Episode 9

Charlie Wright seeks help from a local gold miner to repair his bear-ravaged cabin, getting an unexpected chance. Stan Zuray struggles to reach the new road with his survival cabin. The Morse’s search for salvation turns into a fight for their lives.

star 7.84
147 votes
Logjam

#13 - Logjam

Season 1 - Episode 7

Its driftwood logging season, and there's a brief window to pull firewood out of local rivers. James relies on his young son to help make ends meet. Stan gets caught in a powerful storm and Charlie battles a deadly black bear.

star 7.84
56 votes
Man Up, Move Out

#14 - Man Up, Move Out

Season 1 - Episode 6

Joey Zuray has to do is move the house he wants across town, before it gets demolished in a few days. Charlie hunts a deadly black bear that's menacing the village.

star 7.82
50 votes
Mother vs Nature

#15 - Mother vs Nature

Season 3 - Episode 6

Courtney risks her life to protect her family; Stan gambles on a mining project.

star 7.80
51 votes
Going for Broke

#16 - Going for Broke

Season 1 - Episode 3

It's the end of trapping season and the final push is on. Charlie and Bob rush to the river before it melts in hopes of snaring some beaver. Stan and Joe visit Tosi cabin to trap their fur on land. However, they face a larger problem... a bear.

star 7.80
74 votes
Pray For Snow

#17 - Pray For Snow

Season 2 - Episode 6

Lack of snow is making trails impassable. Joey sets a new trap line that brings him face to face with a vicious predator. Charlie trusts Bob to run his traps, but Bob might not be up to the challenge. James struggles with a wood shortage.

star 7.78
51 votes
New Kid in Town

#18 - New Kid in Town

Season 2 - Episode 2

Moose hunting season is almost over, and Bob and Charlie are desperate for a moose. Joey and Francis team up to make the most of the hunt. Stan Zuray's sled dog needs emergency surgery. The Moore's new dog handler struggles to make it in Tanana.

star 7.78
50 votes
Hell Freezes Over

#19 - Hell Freezes Over

Season 2 - Episode 3

It's winter in Tanana and villagers race to prepare for the brutal season before the freezing ice and snow engulfs the town. As the pressure to make it rises, tempers flare and father-son conflicts put lives in danger.

star 7.76
49 votes
Eeling and Dealing

#20 - Eeling and Dealing

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Moores gamble on catching eels as a new source of food for their dogs. Stan and Joe hunt moose in their last chance to get meat before the dead of winter. Charlie and Bob work around the clock to save their dismal season.

star 7.74
53 votes
The Race for Fur

#21 - The Race for Fur

Season 1 - Episode 2

The men have only three weeks left in trapping season to trap as much fur as possible, and a brutal winter has made the animals scarce.

star 7.73
82 votes
Feast or Famine

#22 - Feast or Famine

Season 2 - Episode 1

Stan nearly loses his winter's supply of fish during a risky maneuver on the river. Charlie is in danger of letting precious meat slip away. Courtney tries to bring down her first moose. James battles a deadly virus outbreak among his dog team.

star 7.71
56 votes
Drive to Survive

#23 - Drive to Survive

Season 5 - Episode 5

With a brutal winter taking hold, Chris and Jessi struggle to stay warm. In Rampart, Charlie digs deep into his bag of tricks. Stan and Joey build a monster truck to help rebuild Tozi cabin.

star 7.71
142 votes
Wheel of Misfortune

#24 - Wheel of Misfortune

Season 1 - Episode 8

Salmon is a precious food source, and the people of Tanana only have a few days to stock up for the winter. Stan Zuray and Pat Moore race to get fish wheels in the water to feed their dog teams, while Charlie sets nets to catch fish for his family.

star 7.70
54 votes
Breaking Point

#25 - Breaking Point

Season 4 - Episode 9

The Yukon River breaks up earlier than ever. Despite dangerous conditions, Joey crosses the river to hunt geese. Stan and Bob prepare the village for imminent flooding due to the break up, when they something very disturbing.

star 7.70
53 votes