Mountain Men (TV series)

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This article is about a Reality television series. For the lifestyle, see Mountain man. For the 1980 movie starring Charlton Heston, see The Mountain Men.
Mountain Men
Mountain Men (2012).jpg
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Charlie Tucker
  • Eustace Conway
  • George Michaud
  • Marty Meierotto
  • Rich Lewis
  • Tom Oar
  • Kyle Bell
Narrated by D. B. Sweeney[1]
Theme music composer Nick Nolan[2]
Opening theme "Simple Man"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 55
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Richardson
  • Marc Pierce
  • Russ McCarroll
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Warm Springs Productions
Release
Original network History
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31) – present (present)
External links
Website

Mountain Men is an American reality television series on the History channel that premiered on May 31, 2012.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Eustace Conway resides on a parcel of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that he calls Turtle Island. There, he hosts people to whom he teaches basic wilderness survival skills. Additionally, he works using ancient techniques to harvest firewood to earn an income. Threatened by a lien against his land, Conway fights to maintain ownership.[4]

Marty Meierotto resides in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers with his wife Dominique and daughter Noah. Once a month Marty flies his Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub aircraft with tundra tires to his cabin on the Draanjik River in the Alaska North Slope. While there, he uses a snowmobile to tend to his animal traps that he uses to collect furs.

Tom Oar, a former rodeo cowboy, resides near the Yaak River in northwestern Montana with his wife Nancy and their dog Ellie. Facing a seven-month winter season, the pair work hard, with the help of their neighbors, to prepare.[5]

Rich Lewis, a mountain lion hunter, resides in Montana's Ruby Valley with his wife Diane. He pursues his passion for tracking mountain lions there with the help of a team of hounds.[6]

George Michaud, a fur trapper, camps along the Snake River and Teton Range in Idaho.[7]

Charlie Tucker, a fur trapper, resides near Great North Woods in Ashland, Maine. He often partners with Jim Dumond.[8]

Kyle Bell, a game hunter and outfitter by trade, runs his hunts over 45,000 acres of rugged landscape and resides in New Mexico's Cimarron Valley with his ten-year-old son, Ben.[9]

Morgan Beasley resides in the Alaska Range.

Cast[edit]

  • Eustace Conway[10]
  • Marty Meierotto[10]
  • Tom Oar[10]
  • Rich Lewis[10] (Season 2-present)
  • George Michaud[10] (Season 2)
  • Charlie Tucker[10] (Seasons 2-3)
  • Kyle Bell[10] (Seasons 3-4)
  • Morgan Beasley[11] (Season 4-present)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
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Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Winter Is Coming" May 31, 2012 (2012-05-31) 3.90[12]

High in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Eustace Conway has lived in the mountains for more than thirty years. He sells firewood for income and survives off the resources of the land. He also has a small crew of workers helping him on his 1,000-acre property, including Justin McGuire, a tough city boy; Chloe, a college student; and Jessie, who is struggling to adjust to outdoor living.

Tom Oar lives in the Yaak River Valley of northwest Montana with his wife Nancy and their German-shorthaired Pointer Ellie. His nearest neighbor Will is a close friend of Tom's from his days as a bronco rider. Tom and Will go hunting for deer but are unable to get one.

Marty Meierotto lives in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers with his wife Dominique and young daughter Noah. Every month, he flies his small bush plane to his small, isolated log cabin 200 miles away from home to run his trap line. The furs brings in a small income to help his family out through the whole year.
2 2 "Mayhem" June 7, 2012 (2012-06-07) 3.46[13]

Eustace is facing several problems. One of his workers, Justin McGuire, continues to let him down. And Eustace receives a letter that his land will be taken away in a matter of weeks for failing to pay taxes.

In Montana, Tom Oar is struggling to find meat. His neighbor Tim asks him for help in removing a couple of beavers from his drinking water. Tom is able to trap two beavers, providing him with some meat for the winter.

In the Alaskan wilderness, Marty has arrived at his cabin and is preparing for the trapping season. After collecting water, Marty heads out to check his traps, but finds most of them empty. His snow machine breaks down, forcing him to continue the rest of the journey back on foot.
3 3 "Lost" June 14, 2012 (2012-06-14) 3.51[14]

In Montana, Tom Oar is struggling to provide meat and furs for the winter. Tom's neighbor Tim takes him on a duck hunt down the Kootenay River.

In North Carolina, Eustace is struggling to cope with his own problems. He has the lien to deal with on his 1,000-acre property. And after weeks of underperforming and clashing with everyone at Turtle Island, Eustace had no choice but to fire Justin.

In Alaska, Marty replaces the malfunctioning engine in his snow machine, but snaps his steering column, and has to return to the cabin to repair it.
4 4 "Miles From Home" June 21, 2012 (2012-06-21) 3.27[15]

Marty barely beats a storm flying home to his wife and young daughter Noah to see her ballet recital.

Tom Oar's daughter Kili wants Tom and his wife Nancy to come to Florida and retire. Tom's brother Jack in Idaho invites him to come visit his horse ranch. They drive off a mountain lion and go hunting.

Eustace comes down with a cold. He treats himself with tea made from yellow root and sweats himself in his makeshift sweat lodge. Eustace gets better and helps Preston deliver firewood to get cash to pay off the lien on his property.
5 5 "Surviving Winter" June 28, 2012 (2012-06-28) 3.18[16]
6 6 "Show Me the Money" July 5, 2012 (2012-07-05) 3.25[17]
7 7 "The Final Stand" July 12, 2012 (2012-07-12) 4.15[18]
8 8 "This Is the End" July 19, 2012 (2012-07-19) 3.59[19]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
9 1 "Into the Wild" June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09) 3.02[20]
10 2 "The Night's Watch" June 16, 2013 (2013-06-16) 2.85[21]
11 3 "Winter Strikes" June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23) 3.02[22]
12 4 "Last Chance" June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) 3.26[23]
13 5 "Three Toes Returns" July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07) 3.33[24]
14 6 "Bloody Sunday" July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14) 3.42[25]
15 7 "No Way Out" July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21) 2.88[26]
16 8 "Disaster Strikes" July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28) 3.74[27]
17 9 "End of the Line" August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04) 2.81[28]
18 10 "Thin Ice" August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11) 3.67[29]
19 11 "Going For Broke" August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18) 3.63[30]
20 12 "Ticking Clock" August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25) 3.40[31]
21 13 "Settling the Score" September 8, 2013 (2013-09-08) 2.71[32]
22 14 "Judgment Day" September 15, 2013 (2013-09-15) 3.04[33]
23 15 "Meltdown" September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22) 3.50[34]
24 16 "Misty Mountain" September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29) 3.24[35]

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
special special "Close Calls" June 1, 2014 (2014-06-01) [36]
The ten closest calls counted down.
25 1 "Winter's Wrath" June 1, 2014 (2014-06-01) 3.21
26 2 "Valley of the Wolves" June 8, 2014 (2014-06-08) 3.02
27 3 "The Revelations" June 15, 2014 (2014-06-15) 2.57
Marty flies out to start a new trap-line in The Revelation Mountains. Kyle gives Ben his first horse. Eustace starts making a lumber-shed. Tom gets a buffalo hide.
28 4 "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire" June 22, 2014 (2014-06-22) 3.44
29 5 "Training Day" June 29, 2014 (2014-06-29) 3.39
30 6 "Rite of Passage" July 6, 2014 (2014-07-06) 2.96
31 7 "Call of the Wild" July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13) 2.87
32 8 "Hell on Ice" July 20, 2014 (2014-07-20) 3.32
33 9 "Death Trap" July 27, 2014 (2014-07-27) 3.11
34 10 "The Deep Freeze" August 3, 2014 (2014-08-03) 3.18
35 11 "Predator" August 10, 2014 (2014-08-10) 3.04
36 12 "Live, Fight, and Die" August 17, 2014 (2014-08-17) 3.00
37 13 "Stranded" August 24, 2014 (2014-08-24) 3.12
38 14 "The Great Escape" September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07) 2.968
39 15 "No Rest for the Weary" September 14, 2014 (2014-09-14) 3.023

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No. in
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No. in
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Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
40 1 "Adapt or Die" June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) 2.371
After surviving last year’s record breaking cold, the Mountain Men return more prepared than ever to do battle against Mother Nature, but unpredictable extremes in an ever-changing world force them to find new ways to adapt or die.
special special "Man vs. Predator" June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19) N/A
Relive the mountain men's best battles against nature's deadliest predators.
41 2 "Dark Crossing" June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25) 2.107
Tom defends his home against a bear threat while Morgan makes a deadly miscalculation on thin ice.
42 3 "Welcome to the Tundra" July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) 2.599
Morgan gets caught in the grips of an ice desert with no shelter in sight and Marty’s return to Alaska’s Revelation Mountains takes an unexpected turn.
43 4 "Best Laid Plans" July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09) 3.088
Winter's uneven arrival causes mayhem in the mountains, putting Rich on the front lines of a new war against predators and pushing Tom to the brink.
44 5 "Deadly Ascent" July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) 3.040
Morgan climbs into the treacherous Alaska Range; Rich goes to war with the wolves.
45 6 "Snowblind" July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23) 2.710
Morgan walks into a death trap in the Alaska Range when a whiteout strikes in an avalanche zone.
46 7 "The Fallen" July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30) 2.847
Marty discovers an unexpected advantage and Rich mounts a search for a lost friend.
47 8 "Lifeblood" August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06) 2.441
Morgan stakes out his next meal to fight off starvation; Marty discovers an unexpected jackpot.
48 9 "So Close, Yet So Far Away" August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13) 2.652
Tom’s run of bad luck intensifies, but he refuses to give up; Morgan closes in on his goal and Marty prepares for his family’s arrival on the line.
49 10 "Hard Target" August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20) 3.013
Morgan’s survival hangs on a critical airdrop; gale-force winds threaten to destroy Marty’s cabin; Tom finally gets a breakthrough that could end his losing streak.
50 11 "Touchdown" August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27) 2.740
In Alaska, Marty Meierotto completes his cabin build just in time for his family to touch down in the Revelation Mountains. While in Montana, Rich Lewis has a real-life cliffhanger as his dogs go one step too far in the pursuit of a bobcat and Tom Oar’s skills are put to the test on a risky commission. In North Carolina, Eustace Conway pushes for the finish line, but a mistake brings his lumber operation to a screeching halt.
51 12 "Miles to Go" September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03) 2.067
A breakdown leaves Marty stranded after dark; Eustace must improvise when he comes up shorthanded.
52 13 "In the Blood" September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10) 2.321
An early melt brings Marty’s record run to a screeching halt; Tom gets an unexpected boost and Eustace rushes to finish his logging job before spring.
53 14 "Winter’s Gamble" September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17) 2.366
Marty makes a gamble that changes everything; a storm batters Eustace and Preston during their final push.
54 15 "Awakening" September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24) 2.765
A predator returns just when Tom can least afford it. Marty runs out of daylight, and Rich battles against timber wolves.
55 16 "Hard Fought and Fairly Won" October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01) 2.440
It’s a race against the end of winter as the melt sets in. Marty gambles on thin ice, a predator awakens in the Yaak and Rich launches a rescue mission.

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
special special "Man vs. Winter" May 5, 2016 (2016-05-05) [37] N/A
56 1 "The Wasteland[38]" May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) N/A
57 2 "Fallout[39]" May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19) N/A
58 3 "All Work and No Pay[40]" May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26) N/A
59 4 "No Man Is an Island[41]" June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09) N/A
60 5 "Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained[42]" June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) N/A
61 6 "Gone[43]" June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23) N/A
62 7 "Freeze Out[44]" June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30) N/A
63 8 "Killer Instinct[45]" July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) N/A
64 9 "Crash and Burn[46]" July 28, 2016 (2016-07-28) N/A
65 10 "Concussion[47]" August 4, 2016 (2016-08-04) N/A
66 11 "The Bull & The Bear[48]" August 11, 2016 (2016-08-11) N/A
67 12 "Rock Bottom[49]" August 18, 2016 (2016-08-18) N/A
68 13 "Nemesis[50]" August 25, 2016 (2016-08-25) N/A

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