Axe Men

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Season 9

It has been called North America’s most dangerous job – the remote logging camps of the Pacific Northwest. From individual loggers working with saws and axes to high powered mega-mills, today’s lumber industry is a fusion of ancient tradition and modern technology.

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. Pihl Logging also returns, this time with a secret weapon whose arrival shocks the entire crew.

While the mountain’s top dogs battle it out in the northwest… in the other corner of the country, the aqua loggers also return. Jimmy Smith is back to reclaim his son and challenge rival Collins to a Log-Off in the black waters of the Suwannee River, while swamp logger Shelby Stanga is on a mission to find an assistant in the backwoods of Louisiana. It’s the start of the most explosive season yet in the race to get the country’s green gold and get out alive. Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, rugged men make their living doing one of the deadliest jobs in the world… logging. Their mission is to retrieve timber perched on mountainsides too steep to access with machines, but it’s no easy task. Plagued by mechanical failures, relentless weather, and unpredictable terrain, these brave men risk their lives retrieving the timber with which we built our country.

Meet four companies trying to survive each day. Pihl Logging-a rag-tag group of loggers based in Vernonia, Oregon. Gustafson Logging–a close-knit crew working one of the most dangerous jobs in the region. J.M. Browning-the best of the best. Stump Branch Logging-the young guns with a lot to prove. These are the Axe Men.