There are men in America who must still make their living off the land; hunting and trapping to provide for their families.
They are Mountain Men. Their very survival is predicated on utilising ancient skills perfected over hundreds of years. This series features a variety of men from Appalachia to the Rocky Mountains to Alaska and follows them as they race against winter to obtain the sustenance and money needed to make it through the coldest months of the year. Eustace Conway lives deep in the mountains of North Carolina on the “Turtle Bay Reserve.” He moved here two decades ago in search of a more “truthful” existence. In the years since, he’s built a home, and survived by hunting, fishing and raising animals.
Tom Oar lives with his wife on the Yaak River in Montana. He is 100 miles from the nearest town, a place he hasn’t ventured to in 10 years. John is a trapper by trade and to prepare for winter, he must earn enough money to obtain the supplies he needs. Marty Meierotto, his wife Dominique and their daughter Noah live in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers.
Every month, Marty pilots his bi-plane, traveling into the bush in search of the wolverine and lynx pelts he needs to make a living. While he’s on the Black River, he must hunt moose and caribou to survive in the wilderness. Together, they represent America’s true Mountain Men.