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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Man vs. Mountain

9 March 2008
Four logging crews working the fir forests of Oregon work on securing skyline cables for their yarders which will haul cut timber to their camp sites.

Season 1, Episode 2: Risk and Reward

16 March 2008
Just days into the fall logging season, the Ax Men are already being put to the test. J.M. Browning races to meet a big deadline. Stump Branch Logging tempts fate by jury-rigging their old equipment. The Gustafson Company races mother nature as they attempt to build a road to access their logging site. Father teaches son the lessons of logging as the men of the Pihl Company haul in the forest's cash crop.

Season 1, Episode 3: Storm Season Strikes

23 March 2008
As a storm closes in on the Oregon coast, the Ax Men race to stay one step ahead. Jesse continues to push the J.M. Browning crew to meet its looming deadline, while muddy roads trap trucks on their way to the Stump Branch site. Robby battles for control of the Gustafson crew. Pihl Logging feels the effects of the slumping lumber market.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Big Hit

30 March 2008
Across Northwest Oregon, the Ax Men continue to grind it out. Storm season arrived with a vengeance - shutting some crews down while others struggled to stay afloat. Now a bigger storm is brewing. The stalled housing market's effects are hitting the Ax Men hard. Jobs will be shut down; men will be put out of work. This week, the housing market hits home on "Ax Men".

Season 1, Episode 5: Market Meltdown

6 April 2008
The Ax Men are reeling from the news of upcoming layoffs. While Gustafson Logging tries to get back on track, Browning races to meet a big deadline. Pihl Logging is now under the gun - to finish their Pig Farm job, and to find more work. Despite Melvin's best efforts to keep up with his old equipment, Stump Branch loses one of its most important machines.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 6: Reversal of Fortune

13 April 2008
As the economic down turn starts effecting the lumber industry, the logging crews continue to deal with equipment issues. One crew turns up a massive old growth tree their yarder can barely handle.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 7: The Close Call

20 April 2008
When the Pihl group's yarder operator is out sick the crew chief tries his unsteady hand at the controls. Gustafson has trouble with a skyline strung through a field of old growth stumps and then they get robbed. The Browning crew has one problem after another with its obsolete yoder. The Stump Branch crew works a blow down site and tried jammer logging.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 8: Loggers Under Fire

27 April 2008
At Browning Jesse's 3 day job stretches into 2 weeks his dad transfers him to another site working the chokers where he redeems himself with a make makeshift repair. The Gustafson team is mostly out of work except for two loggers operating a feller buncher on a flat tract of land. But they return to traditional methods to bring down a 170 year old spruce measuring 5 feet in diameter. The Pihl crew deals with a storm. The Stump crew encounters a few sticks while bucking logs while Melvin scopes his next job thinning bad trees from the forest.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 9: A Logger's Thanksgiving

4 May 2008
The Stump crew sees there first snow. The greenhorn gets to do some cutting but has more equipment trouble. Jammerlogging in the snow and fog proves risky. Pihl Group's yarder operator shows up sick and is soon relieved for safety reasons. But his replacement has a bad reputation and is under the weather himself. Browning is hunting for work as all they have is a small blow down site.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 10: Black Friday

11 May 2008
Mistakes lead to some very close calls including a falling skyline, a leaner, a stump obstructing the skyline, getting stuck in the mud and a stolen chainsaw. A greenhorn and a supervisor come through strong when they are put to the test.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 11: Storm of the Century

18 May 2008
Gustafson spends near an hour in dangerous low gear hauling up a massive tree that turn out to be rotten. Then two storms converse off shore blasting Oregon with strong winds and causing floods and blocked roads.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 12: The Toughest Season

2008
Ax Men looks back at logging's toughest season. The crews of Stump Branch, Pihl, J.M. Browning and Gustafson Logging have battled the elements, each other, and themselves in the race for green gold. With just three weeks left in the season, though, the worst storm in 25 years threatens to change everything.

Season 1, Episode 13: Picking Up the Pieces

2008
The Ax Men are ready to get back to work and put the storm behind them, but it's easier said than done. As Gustafson returns to work, Darrell makes a startling discovery that could mean the end for the Challenge job. The Stump Branch crew must figure out a Plan B and find missing greenhorn Michael. Still without phone service, Jay Browning struggles to gather his troops.

Season 1, Episode 14: The Final Haul

2008
As logging's toughest season winds down, the battle is far from over. J.M. Browning continues to fall from glory, leaving Jesse to question the future of his family's business. The Gustafson crew returns to the Challenge, but rumors of a final pullout abound. The Pihl crew wraps Beaver and celebrates a successful year, and one member of the Stump Branch crew announces that he will not return.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 0: Road to Season 2

26 February 2009
As logging's toughest season begins, the Ax Men meet face-to-face to carve out this year's stakes. Pihl and J.M. Browning Logging return, but they'll face stiff competition from three new crews. Rygaard Logging, R&R Conner Aviation and S&S Underwater Logging take the job to new extremes--wrestling timber from Mother Nature's clutches by land, sea and even helicopter. The men of the mountain will battle each other and attempt to conquer the most forbidding land in America. Not all will survive, but those who do will earn the title... Ax Men.

Season 2, Episode 1: Ax Men Cometh

2 March 2009
As dawn breaks over the Pacific Northwest, this year's Ax Men prepare for the battle that lies ahead. Behind every turn, danger lurks. To survive, they must escape falling trees and bone-crushing machinery, face impossible deadlines and the worst weather Mother Nature can throw at them.

Season 2, Episode 2: Initiation Day

9 March 2009
The battle to be crowned king of the mountains has just begun - and already, men are bowing out of the race. Rygaard's greenhorn struggles to earn the respect of his crew, while Jay Browning's $30,000 gamble on new equipment craps out. Jimmy Smith and his new deckhand, son James, try to reel in the log of their lives. And one of the mountain's most beloved Ax Men will hang up his saw for good.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: By Air, Land and Sea

16 March 2009
This week, Ax Men soars to new heights as a helicopter logging outfit enters the competition. At Pihl, Dustin tries to talk his father into coming back to work for Pihl. Rygaard's greenhorn faces his fears when he must climb a 100-ft tree, and Jimmy and James grasp at straws as their prized log slips from their clutches.

Season 2, Episode 4: Moby Dick Strikes

23 March 2009
At Rygaard, the bosses clash over greenhorn Brad Hewitt. Meanwhile, at the Pihl team, Dwayne is forced to do the job of a greenhorn. To the east, R&R Conner Aviation must choose between safety and production. Jimmy Smith and son James are still waging war against the mammoth deadhead known as Moby Dick. Usually, three strikes and you're out...but Jimmy plays by a different set of rules!

Season 2, Episode 5: The King Crumbles

30 March 2009
The mountain's men face the firing squad. Rygaard's greenhorn fights to keep his job, but the bosses may pull the plug before he gets his chance. Jimmy heads into uncharted waters, but hidden below the surface is a minefield that could sink his business for good. Dustin Dethlefs encounters a deadly scenario, and at R&R, a sudden fog rolls in and traps a pilot in zero visibility.

Season 2, Episode 6: Lost in the Fog

13 April 2009
The mountain seeks its revenge. Weather traps R&R's helicopter pilot in the fog. Trees fight back against Pihl's timber fallers. Rivers mount their defense, threatening to rip Jimmy Smith's barge in half. At Rygaard, logging is turned upside down when they move to a new downhill logging site.

Season 2, Episode 7: One Weak Link

20 April 2009
The tables are turned and the mountain's underdogs get their chance. Jimmy Smith finds the holy grail of underwater logs when he attempts to pull a dock out of the water. The men of Pihl Logging battle the biggest timber of their careers. Logging giant Rygaard falls victim to its greenhorn, and helicopter logging suffers under the direction of its new pilot.

Season 2, Episode 8: The Ax Falls

27 April 2009
Dead weight must be shed. Inexperienced hook tender Jesse Browning, junior pilot Steve Smith and greenhorn Brad Hewitt all have their heads on the chopping block. They've been struggling since day one, but their company bosses are out of patience and out of options. Only one will survive the week.

Season 2, Episode 9: Fresh Meat

4 May 2009
New faces are welcomed to the fraternity of men known as Ax Men. Rygaard and Conner Aviation hope their new greenhorns fare better than the last class. At Pihl, a missing cutter sends the crew on a search mission, and tempers at S&S Aqua Logging reach crisis level.

Season 2, Episode 10: Clash of the Titans

11 May 2009
The gap between winners and losers is narrowing. Rygaard's new greenhorn battles to prove himself, while Conner Aviation's substitute pilot gets wild with the chopper. Dwayne Dethlefs leaves Pihl Logging high and dry, while the Aqua Loggers are sunk by bad weather. At Browning, Jesse's crew tries to catch Rygaard's lead.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Reckoning: Part 1

18 May 2009
The final week of logging's toughest season begins. Impossible goals leave no room for error, as each crew races the clock. While Rygaard and Browning are locked in a fight to the finish, Conner Aviation battles for survival. At Pihl, one man won't survive the week.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Reckoning: Part 2

18 May 2009
As the logging season winds to a close, the drama heats up. Conner fights off defeat, while the men of Pihl fight each other. Jimmy's barge refuses to budge, and for Browning and Rygaard, eleventh hour catastrophes send the competition down to the wire.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Ax to Grind

10 January 2010
It's the dead heat of summer and this season the stakes are higher than ever. From mountaintop to river's bottom, six crews will take on one of America's deadliest jobs in search of green gold. In this episode, Ax Men is logging coast to coast. Shelby the "Swamp Man" Stanga braves gator-infested waters in search of sunken treasure. .

Season 3, Episode 2: Deeper Into the Swamp

17 January 2010
As the summer heats up, so do the men of the mountain. Rygaard breaks in its greenhorns, while Jay Browning takes a gamble on a new yarder operator. At Pihl, dissension grows between Melvin and Leland. And in bayou country, Shelby heads deeper into the swamp than ever before, but the mission may cost him everything he owns.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Swampman Stanga Shelby ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 3: Diving for Dollars

24 January 2010
After an ill-fated road trip, Jimmy and James Smith arrive in Florida to tackle the dangerous black water of the American South, only to realize they're in way over their heads. Rygaard's greenhorns get a wake-up call when a cable snaps. Browning's soaring production has a price, and at Pihl, Melvin's mistakes may cost him his job.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 4: Boiling Point

31 January 2010
The forest fights back, as a careless mistake at Browning threatens to take out DJ and Cody. At Rygaard, Gabe gives his greenhorns an ultimatum: shape up or ship out. At Pihl, Melvin and Leland face-off in a fight for the yarder seat, and down south, Jimmy's first dive may be his last.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 5: Surviving the Swarm

14 February 2010
Logging country is under siege. Melvin's gung-ho attitude puts the crew in danger. Rygaard's greenhorns fight for a permanent spot on the crew. While Jimmy is on the prowl for logs, a gator is on the prowl for him. The Swamp Man fights his way through Hurricane Katrina debris in search of green gold, and at Browning, Jay collapses on the job.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 6: Showdown

21 February 2010
Tempers flare as the logging season hits the rails. Jay Browning battles allergic shock, while Gabe Rygaard sends one of the greenhorns packing. At S&S, Jimmy and Joe Collins face-off, and at Pihl, Melvin and the crew finally have it out.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 7: Chopping Block

28 February 2010
At Rygaard, one of the greenhorns goes AWOL and Gabe has him on the chopping block. But he's not the only one--several of the loggers face the ax and for some, this week will be their last on the job. In the swamps of Louisiana, Shelby takes on a risky mission as he searches for a sunken raft of logs, and at Browning, bad news pushes Jay to his breaking point.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 8: Assault by Air

7 March 2010
The loggers struggle to get back on track after losing a man. At Browning, a weak cable threatens to kill half the crew, while the only remaining greenhorn at Rygaard is in the line of fire during a log-alanche. Shelby's camera crew gets lost in the swamp overnight. In Florida, Jimmy and James set out alone and score the season's first big catch.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 9: Crash and Burn

14 March 2010
Shelby's desperate dash for cash is halted when he crashes in the swamp. A monster gator stalks the S&S boys, pushing Jimmy to his breaking point. At Rygaard, Gabe competes against his own team and at Browning, Jay recruits DJ and Cody for a dangerous environmental mission. At Conner, a giant load breaks the belly hook off the chopper, grounding the heli-loggers.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 10: Curse of Kalina

21 March 2010
Jimmy and James come face-to-face with the 12-foot gator that has stalked them for weeks. In the swamps of Louisiana, Shelby goes solo on a challenging mission. At Rygaard, greenhorn Dave disappears and at Browning, a string of setbacks makes Jay question if the Kalina job is cursed. The rookie pilots at Conner get the ride of their lives.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 11: End of the Line

4 April 2010
With the season winding down, the pressure heats up. Dave returns from jail but may not have a job to come back to, Shelby hunts his biggest catch of the season, and Conner's rookie pilots are take off on their first solo missions. In Florida, Jimmy faces a moral dilemma, and for Browning, it's the end of the line.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 12: Eleventh Hour

11 April 2010
With only two weeks remaining in the season, the mountain is turned upside down. Browning bounces back, while Rygaard suffers a devastating loss. Jimmy's on thin ice at Collins, one of Conner's junior pilots is sent packing, and Shelby is rushed to the emergency room.

Season 3, Episode 13: King of the Mountain

18 April 2010
The season's exciting conclusion. It's an all-out fight to the finish for Browning and Rygaard, as Gabe mounts a last minute surprise comeback. Shelby vows revenge on the lake log, and at Conner, it's up to the junior pilot to save the season. In Florida, it's the end of the road for Jimmy, but Joe Collins makes James an offer he may not be able to refuse.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Alaska

12 December 2010
The fourth season of Ax Men returns and this year, the stakes are higher than ever. Father-and-son team Craig and Gabe Rygaard are back to take down reigning top dog J.M. Browning... but newcomer Papac Logging is gunning for both of them. Braving a remote island off the coast of Alaska, these guys play by their own rules and will stop at nothing to conquer one of America's final frontiers.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 2: Sink or Swim

19 December 2010
Rygaard tries to tame two monsters at the same time-- the super-juiced Mean Bean and the downhill site on which it's deployed. Pihl's greenhorn must prove herself to the crew but a deadly mistake could cost her everything. Jimmy encounters trouble on his way to the river. Shelby and his new assistant take drastic measures to unearth a monster log.
Thom Beers ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 3: Day from Hell

26 December 2010
On the edge of America's final frontier, it's every logger's worst nightmare: one of Papac's men has disappeared into thin air. Logging country is rattled to its core when logger Van Huffman goes missing in Alaska's remote wilderness.
Thom Beers
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 4: Manhunt

2 January 2011
At Papac, time is running out for missing logger Van Huffman. At Rygaard, Gabe gambles on a helicopter... and loses. At Pihl, rigging slinger Eric Davis is rushed to the hospital after a gruesome fall. In Louisiana, Shelby pulls an all-nighter to save his dog Piss Willy. And in Florida, Collins puts the Smith boys in their place.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 5: Battle for Survival

9 January 2011
It's a battle for survival in logging country. In Bayou country, Shelby's nighttime mission brings him face-to-face with an alligator. In Florida, Jimmy and James push their luck to get one of the biggest logs in the Suwannee. At Rygaard, Dave goes down with an injury, while at Papac, the Colonel goes out in a blaze of glory.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 6: Judgement Day

16 January 2011
Logging country is turned upside down when one of the mountain's best bows out. At Papac, the men suffer under the reign of a new yarder operator. At Rygaard, it's machinery gone wild when a half-baked plan goes bad and threatens to take out a fellow man. In Florida, Jimmy and James are hunted by a venomous snake, while in Louisiana, Shelby is hunted by an old foe.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 7: Under Fire

23 January 2011
Tonight, logging country is teetering on the edge. At Rygaard, Gabe lands on the wrong end of a volatile log pile. At Papac Alaska, Coatsy risks sending their million-dollar yarder over the edge of a steep cliff. Down south, Shelby Stanga dodges gunfire on the Louisiana bayou, and in Florida, James Smith walks out on his father.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 8: Overboard

30 January 2011
Ax Men is hitting the freezing waters of southeast Alaska when a new tug boat company enters the fold. Charged with towing Papac Alaska's million-dollar payday to the mill, this veteran crew is getting a new addition: former Pihl hothead Dustin Dethlefs. At Papac Alaska, Coatsy faces competition when a former rigger returns. At Pihl, the new greenhorn leaves a lot to be desired.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 9: Lock & Load

13 February 2011
At Rygaard, Craig's secret weapon arrives with a bang... but the crew's welcome of the new guy is far from warm. In Florida, Collins and Smith go log-for-log as both teams take a run at the lead in the Log-Off. At Olson, a broken log raft requires quick thinking from greenhorn Dustin Dethlef.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 10: Fallout Zone

20 February 2011
As the season reaches the halfway mark, logging country is feeling the pressure. In Florida, Swilley gets hooked in a pile of rusty metal while Jimmy and James ride a wave of high times. At Rygaard, Gabe puts his entire crew on the line when he decides to fall standing trees from directly under the skyline.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 11: Tipping Point

27 February 2011
Logging country is coming unglued. Rygaard is a war zone when the battle between chasers threatens to tear apart the entire crew. At Papac Alaska, Joe and Coatsy let the fists fly. In Florida, Jimmy suffers a season-ending injury. In the swamp, Shelby Stanga pushes his Log Dog past the tipping point... and for Pihl, the end is sooner than they think.

Season 4, Episode 12: King of the Hill

6 March 2011
In this episode of Ax Men, it's out with the old, in with the new. King of the Mountain J.M. Browning returns with son Jesse leading the charge. At Rygaard and Pihl, both companies face season-ending crises. In Florida, James hires a new deckhand but takes a serious blow to the head...and in Cajun country, Shelby's got a new toy.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 13: Fraying at the Edges

13 March 2011
While the competition between American loggers is more heated than ever... up north, there's a new game in town. Canadian top dogs Lemare Lake Logging are facing one of the toughest jobs of their career--a remote patch of land accessible only by boat. But when a major piece of equipment goes down, it threatens to end their season before it ever gets going.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 14: This Means War

20 March 2011
From coast to coast, logging companies are willing to do anything to stay on top. At Browning, the crew gambles on a slipping skyline. In the bayou, Shelby puts his swamp buggy to the test pulling one of the biggest logs of the season. At Rygaard, Craig mounts an assault to get rid of Dave.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 15: The Mouth from the South

3 April 2011
There's a new crop of loggers in Ax Men country... but fitting in with the old guard ain't easy. In Louisiana, a beauty queen quickly pushes all of Shelby's buttons at once. At Lemare, Steve and the greenhorn butt heads that ends with one of them quitting. In Florida, S&S's newest deckhand gets more Jimmy Smith than he can handle.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 16: Blast Off

10 April 2011
From Canada to Louisiana, desperate times call for desperate measures. At Lemare, a washed out road threatens to trap their logs on the landing... until Gord decides to blast half the mountainside to make new gravel. At Rygaard, Gabe's got a surprise for his crew to put them back on track, while in Oregon, Jay Browning has a close call with a barberchair.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 17: Man Down

17 April 2011
As the logging season winds down, the pressure to produce, heats up. In Alaska, a family emergency takes Mark from the yarder seat and with no time for a shut down... Papac calls on the only guy with experience running the massive machine: Joe Linderborg. Meanwhile the men of Rygaard are feasting at the Honey Hole, pulling big wood and riding high.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 18: Final Countdown

24 April 2011
It's time to finish the season strong. In Florida, the Log-Off is locked in a dead heat, and with Joe and Swilley sidelined after sinking their second boat, Jimmy and James are poised to take the top spot. Swamp man Shelby Stanga's log buyer is due in the morning, but a bite from a water moccasin may kill his plans for success.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 19: Fever Pitch

1 May 2011
Across logging country, the final push begins. At Papac, Joe Linderborg's reign on the yarder has everyone running scared. At Browning, Jay receives devastating news that could mean the end of his career. On the Suwannee, S&S and Collins almost come to blows over a pair of logs.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 20: Down to the Wire

8 May 2011
It's the final week of Ax Men, and as the clock counts down, tempers heat up. In the bayou, Shelby races to raise his rig before offshore storms force the end of the season. In Florida, S&S and Collins cash in on the season's take... but for these bitter rivals, it's not over until it's over. At Lemare, Gord rushes to deliver a season's profit to the mill in time.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Ax Is Back

8 January 2012
It's a new season of Ax Men and a new battle for "king of the mountain." Papac returns as reigning king of the mountain, but the stress of maintaining the title pushes hook tender Coatsy over the edge. Rygaard's dangerous blowdown site fights them at every turn. Shelby Stanga needs to start this season strong, but a gruesome accident puts him dead in the water.
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 2: Damage Control

15 January 2012
Swamp Man Shelby Stanga is hired to remove a log from private property, but complications lead to disaster. Infighting reaches a fever pitch at S&S Aqua Logging, while the competition has a run-in with Mother Nature. A familiar face returns to Papac, much to Coatsy's dismay. Gabe Rygaard takes Dave out cutting, but things go awry. And the rookies of Big Gun Logging are adding to their ranks.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 3: No Pain, No Gain

22 January 2012
Jimmy Smith is smitten with his new assistant, while rivals Uncle Buck and Swilley push their equipment to the breaking point. Shelby Stanga scouts his newest log order with his darling wife Donna. Big Gun Logging faces an uncertain future when owner Levi Brown is admitted to the hospital. And at Rygaard and Papac, the chainsaws bite back.

Season 5, Episode 4: Hell Hole

29 January 2012
At Papac Alaska, the site is turned upside down when the yarder operator walks off in the middle of the day. In Florida, Swilley's determination to beat S&S in the Suwannee River Log Off leads to a life threatening mistake. With their leader still in the hospital, Big Gun Logging loses control of the Ole Keasy site.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 5: Cowboy Up

12 February 2012
Start-up outfit Big Gun Logging hits a snag as their deadline approaches. In Florida, Buck & Swilley make a run for the lead in the Log-Off while Jimmy deals with a crew crisis. Shelby Stanga enlists the help of a voodoo team to get his cousin's ghost under wraps. In Washington, a string of accidents on Craig's watch threatens to shut down the site.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 6: Fists of Fury

19 February 2012
It's a fight to the death between Shelby Stanga and a massive standing tree. At Rygaard, the bad blood between Dave and Fernando boils over. In Alaska, Papac's men are on the run when two machines get tangled up while in Florida, Buck and Swilley raise the stakes. And in Montana, the newcomers from Siderius Logging are gambling on life and limb.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 7: Wake-up Call

26 February 2012
Shelby Stanga takes his newest assistant loggin' and froggin'. In Montana, young Siderius cutter Travis earns his stripes when he's forced into a deadly situation. The father and son team of S&S hits bottom, then hits gold. In Washington, a close call puts an end to the infighting, and at Papac, Joe lets loose.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 8: Out of Control

4 March 2012
Big Gun Logging is back to face sheer rock cliffs and a new crop of greenhorns. At Papac, a widow-maker threatens to take out Coatsy and the camera crew. At Rygaard, a gamble gets out of control, causing a blowout between father and son. On the Suwanee River, Jimmy and James hit rock bottom, as Buck and Swilley discover a dangerous sweet spot.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 9: Rygaard vs. Rygaard

11 March 2012
After years of infighting, Jimmy and James Smith seek the help of a professional anger management counselor. Gabe Rygaard unveils a bold new plan to run two yarders on the same site. In Oregon, one of Big Gun's greenhorns faces the end of the line. In the swamp, Shelby takes on an assistant who puts him in his place.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 10: Down & Dirty

18 March 2012
The season hits the halfway mark, and everyone is upping his game. In the swamp, Shelby and cousin Belinda are under the gun to find a huge Cypress. In Florida, S&S hires a new diver but says goodbye to an old one. In Montana, the cowboys of Siderius must break in their greenhorn without breaking him for good. And at Rygaard, two yarders bring in twice the wood and twice the trouble.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 11: Let 'Er Rip

25 March 2012
As the season moves on, everyone's going to greater lengths to stay on top. At Papac, an accident sends one man over the edge of the landing. In horse country, the loggers take to new heights in order to get the final tree of the job on the ground. At Siderius, greenhorn Jesse Kelleher is in need of redemption.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 12: Burning the Bear

1 April 2012
In the swamp, the battle between Shelby Stanga and his nemesis Richard comes to a head. On the river, Buck and Swilley's boat goes boom. At Big Gun, one of their greenhorns shows his dark side. And at Papac, Joe and Coatsy bury the hatchet.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 13: Where's Willy?

8 March 2012
On the mountain, Gabe's two-yarder plan goes further off track when one crew member defects to the other team. Big Gun races their tightest deadline yet, while in Alaska, Joe and the new guy get into it. On the river, an accident could take S&S out of the Log-Off for good, and in the swamp, Shelby's trusty assistant Willy goes missing.
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 14: Falling Apart

22 April 2012
From Alaska to the bayou, the hits are coming fast and hard. At Rygaard, a crew shakeup leaves everyone scrambling. In Florida, the tides are turning as S&S suffers a blow while Buck & Swilley get unexpected help from James.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 15: Up in Flames

22 April 2012
As the season enters the homestretch, everyone is risking more to stay on top. Jimmy Smith braves the depths of the Suwannee River for the first time in three years, but his fears may get the better of him. In the swamp, Shelby also takes on an old enemy--the log that flipped his winch last season.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 16: Family Rivalry

29 April 2012
At Rygaard, Gabe's two yarder sides are reunited, but the infighting that's plagued them all year is worse than ever. In Florida, the alliance between Team Buck and James Smith comes to a bitter end. At Papac, Joe's hard-yarding style sends the rigging crew running for cover. In the swamp, Shelby Stanga won't stop until he gets his revenge.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 17: Swamp Gold

6 May 2012
While on a night mission, Shelby finds something that could lead to a bigger payday than he's ever seen. In Washington, Craig and Wayne plot a prank to teach Dave a lesson. In New Hampshire, personality differences between the ox loggers cause walk-offs on both sides. And on the Suwannee, James returns to S&S but steers he and Brad right into danger.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 18: Up in Smoke

13 May 2012
With three weeks to go, the final race to be King of the Mountain is in full swing. In the swamp, Shelby's chasing buried gold in Lake Ponchartrain. In Florida, a surprising end to the log-off forces sudden death.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 19: Betting It All

20 May 2012
From Alaska to Florida, one of the toughest seasons on record is almost over. At Papac, pushing hard pushes Joe to his breaking point, while at Rygaard, Dave has officially worn out his welcome.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 20: The Ax Stops Here

20 May 2012
It's the nail-biting conclusion of the race to be crowned King of the Mountain. While Papac battles to bring their yarder operator back from the brink, Craig Rygaard forces Gabe to choose between him and Dave.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: All or Nothing

9 December 2012
An all-new season of Ax Men starts with a bang. Swamp Man Shelby Stanga is in search of a million-dollar payday, but nemesis Richard is hot on his trail. In Florida, SS Aqua Logging gets a new captain, but a rocky first day signals trouble on the horizon.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Mike Pihl ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 2: We're Not Alone

16 December 2012
The season has only just begun, and already, things are off to a rough start. In Alaska, Joe Linderborg is back in the yarder seat and the whole crew is paying the price.

Season 6, Episode 3: Sabotage

23 December 2012
It s week three and logging country is falling apart. In the swamp, Shelby must rely on niece Stephanie and cousin Belinda to do his dirty work. At Rygaard, the rigging guys formulate a plan to get rid of DJ.

Season 6, Episode 4: Put Up or Shut Up

30 December 2012
As the season picks up speed, not everyone can keep up with the pace. At Rygaard, odd man out DJ Jeremiah is pushed to his breaking point.

Season 6, Episode 5: Cage Match

6 January 2013
Tempers have reached a fever pitch in logging country. At Rygaard, three years of tension between Craig and DJ comes to a head. In the swamp, the Swamp Man is on a special mission for wife Donna.

Season 6, Episode 6: Flipping Logzilla

13 January 2013
In Louisiana, the Swamp Man targets a money log, but it s in dangerous territory. At Rygaard, DJ gets put on notice, while in Florida, Brad and Swilley struggle to keep S&S from running off the rails.

Season 6, Episode 7: Rock Slide

20 January 2013
Tempers are on the rise across logging country, and some are pushed to their breaking point. At Rygaard, Gabe faces a crew mutiny. At Lemare, the guys put their chaser to the test logging on a rock slide.

Season 6, Episode 8: Shelby's New Toy

27 January 2013
As the season gets more competitive by the week, it takes more than ever to stay on top. In Louisiana, Shelby is building his new empire one big toy at a time. In Florida, the men of S&S Aqua Logging deal with last week's fallout.

Season 6, Episode 9: Gators & Hand Grenades

10 February 2013
In Florida, the Dreadknots come face-to-face with one of the most fearsome creatures in the river, while over in the swamp, Shelby and Donna are putting his new paddle barge to work. In Washington, DJ returns to work but faces another battle with Craig.

Season 6, Episode 10: Goldmine

17 February 2013
In the swamp, Shelby puts his new toys to work and discovers a huge payday right in his own backyard. At Rygaard, runaway logs send Craig over the edge, while in Montana, Joe and Coatsy strike out on their own.

Season 6, Episode 11: The Hurricane Hits

24 February 2013
When Hurricane Isaac hits the bayou, Shelby Stanga must race to save his logging empire and neighbors. At Rygaard, a string of crew meltdowns sends the site into chaos.

Season 6, Episode 12: Calling It Quits

7 April 2013
In Louisiana, the Swamp Man attempts a daring rescue of his aging relatives from the rising storm waters. In Wisconsin, the Woodchucks don't make their deadline and their company hangs in the balance.

Season 6, Episode 13: The Aftermath

14 April 2013
At Rygaard, Gabe is desperate to fill out his shorthanded crew--and brings in someone very unexpected. In Florida, S&S' bad luck streak continues when they wreck their boat and get into a fight with the Dreadknots.

Season 6, Episode 14: Unlucky Charm

21 April 2013
In the Bayou, Shelby goes on a treasure-hunting mission, and ends up in a race against Belinda. At Big Gun Logging, Jesse's lesson on the whistles almost takes Luke out. On the river, S&S continues to struggle.

Season 6, Episode 15: Slippery Slope

28 April 2013
Shelby finds a legendary old grave site and the crew has an accident. Big Gun has yet another yarder accident and Levi decides to make some major crew changes. Brad and Swilley are the victims of a prank and they lose yet another assistant.

Season 6, Episode 16: Hell or High Water

May 2013
In the Swamp, Shelby tries out a new assistant--and meets his match. In Florida, Brad has an MMA title fight--and wins himself a new assistant. In Canada, a new, inexperienced hook tender causes major chaos.

Season 6, Episode 17: The Final Straw

May 2013
Shelby is reunited with his old assistant DaVi and together, they go on a mission to help the people of New Orleans. In Oregon, the Big Gun crew is scrambling to finish up the Grindstone site, but a yarder malfunction leads to near-catastrophe.

Season 6, Episode 18: Risking It All

May 2013
In Louisiana, after Shelby and DaVi have an argument, Shelby makes it up to DaVi by giving him a very unusual gift. In Washington, Gabe Rygaard rushes his crew to finish the site, which leads to careless and dangerous decisions.

Season 6, Episode 19: Fight to the Finish Line

2 June 2013

Season 6, Episode 20: In Too Deep

2 June 2013
In the dramatic Ax Men season conclusion, Shelby hits the lake with a squad of assistants to have one last confrontation with Richard. In Florida, the Dreadknots and S&S struggle to pull enough logs to help out their ailing leader, Jimmy.

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 0: The Road to Season 7

3 November 2013

Season 7, Episode 1: Axes and Allies

10 November 2013
An all-new season of Ax Men explodes on to the scene. Swamp Man Shelby Stanga continues his search for the million-dollar log raft but a rough first day and a new opportunity change his mission. In Florida, the Dreadknots have a new deckhand and a new enemy. While in the northwest, last year's King of the Mountain winner Gabe Rygaard returns but this year he's defending his title with a whole new crew and without his dad. While in Alaska, the boys of Papac are back and ready to reclaim the title, but they face a site so treacherous it's considered to be unloggable.

Season 7, Episode 2: Pain in the Ax

17 November 2013

Season 7, Episode 3: Burying the Hatchet

24 November 2013
It's week three and the surprises keep on coming. In Washington, Gabe's king of the mountain title is in the hands of a novice crew, until he gets some help from an unlikely family member. Down in the swamp, Shelby's log buyer stops by for a surprise visit and things aren't looking good for the Swamp Man. On the Withlacoochee, the Kraken and Katelyn find that logging without Capitan Clint might not be as easy as they thought. At Chapman the newest member of the team fights for his life.

Season 7, Episode 4: Out on a Limb

1 December 2013
It's week four and the season is already running off the rails. On the Olympic Peninsula, Gabe runs a hung-over greenhorn into the ground but Jason disagrees with Gabe's management style. In the swamp, Belinda is too hurt to log so she's brought in a new assistant who almost drowns Shelby's dream of rebuilding his logging empire. Up in Alaska, Mike Papac decides to shake things up and brings in a long time family friend to help in the rigging. The battle for river supremacy rages on in Florida as the Chapman team fights amongst themselves and the Dreadknots divide to conquer.

Season 7, Episode 5: Swamp Man Sabotage

15 December 2013
The competition is heating up a quarter of the way through the season. Down in the Bayou, Shelby brings in a new assistant, but the logging gets put on hold when the Swamp Man finds that all his equipment has been sabotaged. In the Pacific Northwest, Joe tries to muscle his way through his mistakes but his shortcuts land him in hot water with the boss. In Washington, Gabe's greenhorns aren't living up their potential, and things get heated when Jason oversteps his boundaries and takes matters into his own hands. In Florida, the Dreadknots have their hands full with some surprise help on the boat, while Swilley fights for his place on the boat with the Chapman crew.

Season 7, Episode 6: Large Barge

22 December 2013
In Cajun country, Shelby has found a huge cash of logs, but to get it, he has to navigate the paddle barge through a narrow canal surrounded by private homes and docks. On the Olympic Peninsula, Gabe goes it alone and risks his own life trying to do too much. Down in Florida, the competition is heating up as the Chapman team discovers someone is poaching their logs and the Dreadknots suffer a crippling injury when Kraken gets his hand caught in a winch. Up in Alaska, Joe is sent to teach new logger Adrienne while topping a tree.

Season 7, Episode 7: Father Knows Best

29 December 2013
In Washington, Gabe Rygaard is in over his head when a logging legend bails him out of trouble and gets him back in the race for King Of the Mountain. Down in Louisiana, Shelby and old friend Mike Chatellier use brute force to pull two of the biggest logs they have ever seen. With the Kraken injured, the Dreadknots bring in a new diver to brave the muddy waters of the Withlacoochee, but she soon finds out river logging isn't easy. Down on the Saint John's River, the Chapman team is pulling ahead, but a log poacher needs to be caught and Jeter is just the guy to do it.

Season 7, Episode 8: A Frayed Knot

5 January 2014
The Rygaard family is back on the mountain and firing on all cylinders, until new yarder team Oakes Logging crashes onto the site, challenging Gabe face-to-face for the title of King of the Mountain. Down in the swamp, Shelby and Mike use redneck ingenuity to pull a huge and rare heart-pine log. In Alaska, the Papac team is down a yarder engineer, leaving them no choice but to make reckless Joe the new operator in order to stay in the race. In Florida, the Dreadknots newest diver Erin is finally getting the hang of river logging, but Kraken's fear of another diver taking his place causes a rift with Captain Clint. Meanwhile, the Chapman team gets revenge on a suspected log poacher.

Season 7, Episode 9: Log Jam

12 January 2014
In the bayou, Shelby goes diving in gator infested waters. Up north, rivals Rygaard and Oakes square off on a way road and a Rygaard driver is nearly killed when his truck flips. Down in Florida, the Dreadknots go their separate ways as Kraken and Katelyn set sail with their own boat. And in Alaska, the hottest day of the season gets even hotter for the Papac crew when a fire breaks out on the mountain.

Season 7, Episode 10: Logger Down

19 January 2014
It's half way through the season and time to go old school. Down in the Bayou, Shelby's wild ride could end his season early. In the Pacific Northwest, Rygaard and Oakes compete in a no-holds barred turf war. Up in Alaska, an accident sidelines one of the Papac crew. And in Florida, Logzilla continues to derail Kraken.

Season 7, Episode 11: Bombs Away

26 January 2014
In the Bayou, Shelby goes on the hunt for the thief who stole his boat. Up north in Washington, the battle between rivals explodes as Rygaard refuses to allow Oakes to pass through their landing. Down in Florida, Clint's boat nearly goes up in smoke. And Swilley pulls up a prize from the bottom of the lake, the Chapman crew will never forget.

Season 7, Episode 12: Who'll Stop the Reign?

9 February 2014
Big noise and big toys turn the season upside down. In Alaska, a misstep by Joe cripples the yarder for Papac. In Washington, Gabe Rygaard pulls out a massive feller buncher--one of the largest machines in the logging industry. Down in Florida, the skies open up on the Dreadknots and Chapman crews as they try to make it through a dangerous lightning storm.

Season 7, Episode 13: Ax Marks the Spot

16 February 2014
On Snag Hill, the war between Rygaard and Oakes explodes after Kelly demolishes a Rygaard pick-up truck. At Papac's site, tensions between Coatsy and Joe also reach a fever pitch as Coatsy makes a drastic decision regarding Joe's employment. Down in Florida, the Chapman crew may have found the treasure of a lifetime. On the other side of the Sunshine State, with Logzilla still stalling, The Kraken steals Clint's boat. And in the Bayou, Shelby's spin in his new ATV ends in disaster.

Season 7, Episode 14: End of a Legend

23 February 2014
In the Bayou, Shelby teaches his new puppy how to hunt for wood. On Snag Hill, the Rygaard crew breaks out their biggest weapon, but the increased production leads to total chaos. In Alaska, the Papac team struggles as Coatsy tries his hand in the yarder. Down south, Chapman's night logging expedition clashes head on with a band of alligators. And the end of a legend turns the Dreadknots season upside down.
Thom Beers ... Narrator (voice)
Levi Brown
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Brittany Keys ... Herself - Swamp Man Logging
Mike Pihl ... Himself
Clint Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Shelby Stanga ... Himself - Owner: Swamp Man Logging
Shelby Stong

Season 7, Episode 15: Dog Days

2 March 2014
In Washington, a battle erupts when Oakes is accused of stealing Rygaard's logs. In Alaska, tensions soar as a runaway log nearly wipes out the crew. In the Bayou, Shelby brings out his puppy to help him with a special assignment. Down in Florida, when Swilley gets snagged underwater, it's up to Jeter to save him. And in Louisiana, Ax Cut Lumber uses a homemade invention to float a monster log home.

Season 7, Episode 16: Albie Damned

9 March 2014
In the Bayou, Shelby and his new hand hit pay dirt with one of the biggest logs of the season. In Alaska, Coatsy's misstep in the yarder puts the crew in danger. Down in Florida, the Dreadknots reunite and take the fight directly to Chapman's home turf. And in the pacific northwest, tensions rise and hard hats roll when Rygaard and Oakes are forced to share the same landing.

Season 7, Episode 17: Tooth and Nail

16 March 2014
In Washington, Rygaard's quest for king of the mountain hits the skids when the crew nearly topples the yarder. Down the road, the Oakes crew capitalizes on their sidelined rivals and one team member learns first hand a drastic remedy for a toothache in the brush. In the Bayou, while trying to bring in a land-locked monster cypress, Shelby pushes his boat to the limit. On Alaska's Kupreanof Island, Joe returns, determined to whip the crew back into shape. And down in Florida, Chapman races against a lightning storm to find river gold, while the Dreadknots conspire with a Chapman enemy to secure their lead.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Levi Brown
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Brittany Keys ... Herself - Swamp Man Logging
Mike Pihl ... Himself
Clint Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Shelby Stanga ... Himself - Owner: Swamp Man Logging
Shelby Stong

Season 7, Episode 18: Battle Ax

23 March 2014
In Washington, frustration boils over as Rygaard and Oakes are forced to share the same landing. Down in the bayou, Shelby gets in hot water with the law over a contested log. Up in Alaska, Joe and Coatsy struggle to get the Papac crew back on track. In Florida, the Dreadknots have a run-in with fish and wildlife while the Chapman crew works through the night to catch up in the log count. And on the Pearl River, the Ax Cut team races against a fast moving tropical storm.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Levi Brown
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Brittany Keys ... Herself - Swamp Man Logging
Mike Pihl ... Himself
Clint Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Shelby Stanga ... Himself - Owner: Swamp Man Logging
Shelby Stong

Season 7, Episode 19: Trucked Up

30 March 2014
As the loggers close in on the end of the season, one log could be the difference between winning and losing, reeling in fortunes or coming up short. In Louisiana, Shelby is only a log away from completing his big order when a boat crash stops him in his tracks. Up north, Gabe Rygaard unleashes fury on his own crew when he catches them doing a favor for the Oakes team. On Alaska's Kupreanof Island, Joe employs a dangerous strategy to make up for their slow yarder engineer. On Florida's St. Johns River, the Chapman crew closes in on the Dreadknots' lead. And a mistake forces the Ax Cut crew to log into the night, desperately trying to finish up their order.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Levi Brown
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Brittany Keys ... Herself - Swamp Man Logging
Mike Pihl ... Himself
Clint Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Shelby Stanga ... Himself - Owner: Swamp Man Logging
Shelby Stong

Season 7, Episode 20: Cutting It Close

6 April 2014
In the season finale, battles and fortunes are all on the line. On Alaska's Kupreanof Island, a chainsaw accident leaves the crew short-handed on the last and most dangerous site of the season. In Washington, Gabe Rygaard's ferocious push to move the final loads proves too dangerous when Jason flips a loaded trailer. In the Bayou, it's Shelby's big day as he heads to the mill to find out if he's successfully filled his 200,000 board foot order. And down on Florida's St. Johns River, Greg's mistake could cost his crew a victory over the Dreadknots when a broken propeller leaves them dead in the water.
Thom Beers ... Himself
Levi Brown
Jay Browning ... Himself
Jesse Browning ... Himself
Brittany Keys ... Herself - Swamp Man Logging
Mike Pihl ... Himself
Clint Robertson
Stacey Robertson
Shelby Stanga ... Himself - Owner: Swamp Man Logging
Shelby Stong

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Most Dangerous Cuts

3 November 2013
For six seasons, the Ax Men have been chasing huge paydays in the most dangerous conditions imaginable. Now, Season Seven is gearing up to be the toughtest yet, and we're taking a look back at the logging legacies of the companies who have made it this far, and introducting the new rivals, storming in to claim their own share of the green gold.

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