The BEST Episodes of Yukon Men

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 11, 2020

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.

Rite of Spring

#1 - Rite of Spring

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 17, 2013

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 8.77
74 votes
River Rising

#2 - River Rising

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 24, 2013

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 8.11
38 votes

#3 - Aftermath

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 30, 2013

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 8.10
39 votes
End of the Road

#4 - End of the Road

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 16, 2017

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 8.03
175 votes
Season of Change

#5 - Season of Change

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 1, 2013

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 8.02
43 votes
Turf War

#6 - Turf War

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 27, 2013

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 7.90
103 votes
No Quarter

#7 - No Quarter

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 20, 2013

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 7.86
49 votes
Breaking Points

#8 - Breaking Points

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 2, 2014

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 7.85
62 votes
Stan's Gamble

#9 - Stan's Gamble

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2014

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

star 7.84
45 votes
The Longest Day

#10 - The Longest Day

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 16, 2014

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 7.81
53 votes
Last Chance Part Two

#11 - Last Chance Part Two

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 19, 2012

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 7.80
10 votes
Art Of The Eel

#12 - Art Of The Eel

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 26, 2017

Chris and Jessi use Yukon ingenuity to bring light to the Cosna; Stan goes trapping with his dog team, but his dogs have other plans; Pat and James travel to a distant village to net eels for their dogs.

star 7.76
176 votes
Mother vs Nature

#13 - Mother vs Nature

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 7, 2014

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

star 7.75
52 votes
Drive to Survive

#14 - Drive to Survive

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 8, 2016

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 7.69
144 votes
Breaking Point

#15 - Breaking Point

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 2015

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 7.65
54 votes
A Day of Reckoning

#16 - A Day of Reckoning

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 9, 2014

A double murder shocks the Alaskan town of Tanana.

star 7.64
50 votes
Rising Sons

#17 - Rising Sons

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 23, 2014

Charlie’s livelihood is challenged when the son of a Tanana legend lays claim to his trap line. Joey and Bob embark on a bow and arrow hunt to secure food for the town elders. James leaves his young sons in the wilderness in the ultimate frontier test.

star 7.64
61 votes
The Final Shot

#18 - The Final Shot

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 22, 2016

The Morses encounter a bear while hunting; Stan rushes to his winter home in Tozi; and Charlie assists a village elder in an emergency situation.

star 7.64
148 votes
The Road

#19 - The Road

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 21, 2017

Villagers face a new threat, as outsiders descend on sacred hunting grounds. Charlie and James track a moose and make a disturbing discovery. Stan races to find a new source of fresh water after a vital spring dries up.

star 7.63
188 votes
Less Than Zero

#20 - Less Than Zero

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired May 12, 2017

Villagers race to prepare for an early cold snap. Stan uses Yukon engineering to make a risky repair to his truck. Chris and Jessi enlist their dog Tozi to help them haul firewood. And Charlie tries to stop a deadly fire.

star 7.61
194 votes
Boiling Point

#21 - Boiling Point

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired May 5, 2017

A historic lack of snowfall prevents Stan Zuray from reaching his trapline. Charlie Wright joins forces with Stan to defend an ancestral trapline from an unknown invader. Courtney Agnes passes on dying native traditions to her daughter Cuppie.

star 7.58
174 votes
Winter Takes All

#22 - Winter Takes All

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 21, 2014

Stan hauls his winter food supply home; James strives to fortify his wood business; Charlie tries to finish his winter trapping cabin; the town endures a medical emergency.

star 7.57
49 votes

#23 - Bloodlines

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 28, 2017

Charlie clears trail along a treacherous stretch of the Yukon, with help from his daughter's new boyfriend. Chris and Jessi hatch a plan to hunt with homemade weapons. Pat's wife Lorene is rushed to a hospital in Fairbanks for emergency surgery.

star 7.57
194 votes
Deadly Crossing

#24 - Deadly Crossing

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 10, 2013

A late-season cold snap grips Tanana. James finds a creative way to save his business and teach his son, Francis, a lesson. Stan faces the deadly Tozi River crossing without Joey. The Moores turn to an outsider for help, and face the shock of a lifetime.

star 7.56
43 votes
Blood on their Hands

#25 - Blood on their Hands

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 2015

After a poor trapping season, Charlie Wright teams up with Stan Zuray in a last-ditch effort to catch beaver. Also: Stan and Joe Zuray discover a large predator has been stealing from them; and James Roberts teaches his sons the importance of hunting.

star 7.55
62 votes