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119 :08x01 - Logged and Loaded

Nov/30/2014
Rygaard heads into the groups roughest territory yet, hoping to recapture the title. Papac dreams of a repeat in Alaska, but Coatsy's injury hinders that thought.

120 :08x02 - Falling Fast

Dec/07/2014
It's only the second week into the logging season, but it seems like the teams could already use a break. In Alaska, the Papac team fights to find a replacement to fill the shoes of injured Coatsy. On Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Gabe Rygaard and his crew are scrambling to make up for their slow start by bringing in a second yarder. In Wyoming, David Zitterkopf and Sons keep their chainsaws humming as they tackle their 100 acre site, but run into a snag with the landowners fence. In Canada, Triack Resources is struggling to get their wood off the mountain and delivered to the mill.

Source: The History Channel

121 :08x03 - Failure to Communicate

Dec/14/2014
It's week three, and the loggers are feeling the pressure to produce. In Alaska, Coatsy's still out of commission, so Papac institutes an extremely dangerous process called Shotgun Logging. Over in Wyoming, the Zitterkopf men are taking the Bear Ranch site by storm. At Rygaard, the team has doubled the yarders to up production, but they've also doubled their trouble by crowding an already tight landing. Up in Canada, Triack Resources are on a roll using a logging method called "chucking", but getting the loads out is proving a major challenge. And in Florida, poor communication between the Chapman crew nearly costs a diver's life.

Source: The History Channel

122 :08x04 - The Swampman Cometh

Dec/21/2014
Shelby the Swampman uses an airboat to search for a treasure trove of century old logs in a legendary lost canal. In Washington, Rygaard tries to haul out the biggest log on their site--a mammoth six-ton cypress. In the Wyoming wilderness, while David Zitterkopf delivers the first load of logs to the mill, his sons struggle to hold down the fort. In Alaska, Adrianne steps up and takes a shot at working on the landing for the Papac crew. In British Columbia, the most rugged section of the Britannia site puts Triack to the test. And in Florida, the Dreadknots are firing on all cylinders, but an accident late in the day could be a game changer.

Source: The History Channel

123 :08x05 - Hire Wire Act

Dec/28/2014
In Louisiana, Shelby looks to repair his custom made two-ton swamp buggy. In Alaska, Coatsy returns to the Papac worksite. In the Pacific Northwest, the Rygaard crew must climb over a hundred feet in the air to top a new lift tree. In Wyoming, David Zitterkopf's attempt at swinging between the trees could end in disaster. In Florida, with Katelyn back and the half-million dollar order on the line, the Dreadknots go night logging. And up in Canada, an injury to a key crew member leaves Triack stuck behind the eight ball.

Source: History Channel

124 :08x06 - The Log and Winding Road

Jan/04/2015
In Louisiana, Shelby and his assistant Bob head out looking for logs on his newly repaired two-ton swamp buggy. In Central Florida, the Chapman crew goes to battle against the legendary "Gump" log - the biggest challenge of their career. In Washington, Rygaard fights to stay in the load count race, but their equipment doesn't cooperate. In Alaska, Joe's forced to take over as Papac's yarder operator. North of the border in Canada, Triack Resources races to get out as many loads as they can before an upcoming storm threatens to shut down their operation. And in Wyoming, David Zitterkopf is known as the workhorse, but an illness may have him down for the count.

Source: The History Channel

125 :08x07 - Swamp Man Boogie

Jan/11/2015
Deep in the Bayou, Shelby hits Lake Ponchartrain with Belinda and Bob to retrieve a massive log he marked years ago. In Florida, it's round two between Chapman and the legendary Gump log. In Washington, things go from bad to worse for the bare bones Rygaard crew. On Alaska's Kupreanof Island, Papac risks it all by downhill logging. In British Columbia, the Triack crew tackles the steepest section of the Britannia site. And in Wyoming, the Zitterkopf sons try to keep production moving while their leader, father David, is at the hospital.

Source: The History Channel

126 :08x08 - Teepee of Death

Jan/18/2015
In Washington, Rygaard's remaining veterans go old school to keep the team on track. Deep in the Bayou, Shelby and Bob discover a valuable sinker cypress, but reeling it in is easier said then done. In the high plains of Wyoming, the Zitterkopf crew tries to tackle a dangerous tangle of logs known as "the teepee of death." In Alaska, the Papac crew takes on "shotgun logging," one of the most dangerous forms of logging in the industry. In Florida, the Dreadknots get on a hot streak, while on the Saint Johns River, the Chapman crew's season could go up in smoke as an engine overheats. In British Columbia, the Triack crew tries to fight through the hottest temperatures of the season.

Source: History

127 :08x09 - Old Log, New Tricks

Feb/08/2015
In the Louisiana Bayou, Shelby Stanga's jet boat is in desperate need of repair and he needs to find logs to buy a new engine. At Rygaard Logging in Washington, Gabe takes a gamble and hires a wild card veteran logger. And up in Alaska, the Papac team is fighting the elements mother nature is throwing their way, and it could be too much for them to handle. Down in Florida, it's do or die with the Chapman crew and the stubborn Gump Log. Meanwhile in the Wyoming wilderness at Zitterkopf logging, their fearless leader returns and it's all hands on deck.

Source: The History Channel

128 :08x10 - All's Fair in Loggin' War

Feb/15/2015
Down in the swamps of Louisiana, Shelby Stanga is trying to upgrade his logging empire, so he takes a risk and tries out some new equipment. In the Pacific Northwest, Rygaard has been struggling all season, but wildcard DJ Jeremiah just may provide the spark they've been missing. In British Columbia, Triack's production is slowing down due to steep terrain and narrow logging roads. And in the Southeast, the Dreadknots have fallen behind Chapman and are feeling the heat, so today they'll travel deep into the Withlacoochee River in search of the sunken treasure. And on the high plains of Wyoming, David Zitterkopf's log buyer has a unique and special order--one that won't be easy to fill.

Source: The History Channel

129 :08x11 - Don't Cross The Boss

Feb/22/2015
Ax Men has reached the midway point of the season, and the pressure to finish strong is higher then ever. In the Pacific Northwest, Rygaard logging has begun to claw its way back up the log count thanks to DJ Jeremiah, but today... he's a no show. In Alaska, their season-long lead is slipping away, and if they don't fill the seat in the yarder soon, they may not recover. Deep in the Louisiana Bayou, Shelby Stanga is still without his Jetboat, but with help from his niece and his trusty swamp buggy, his hunt for valuable sinker cypress continues. Up in the hills of Wyoming, Zitterkopf and Sons Logging rolls the dice and brings in a new hand to increase production, but this gamble may be a bust! And in Canada, Triack Resources attempt to haul logs out of a near impossible predicament.

Source: The History Channel

130 :08x12 - Davi and Goliath

Mar/01/2015
Shelby Stanga is still without his jet boat, but fortunately he has his trusty assistant Davi and his Go-Devil to pick up the slack. On Alaska's Kupreanof Island, the Papac crew is fighting to remain atop the King of the Mountain leaderboard, but today they're moving to the toughest section on their site. In the remote mountains of western Canada, the Triack team is hanging with the big boys, and with Kellie returning to work after recovering from an injury, it's all hands on deck. Down in Florida, Chapman logging has taken the lead in their competition with the Dreadknots and their slice of the pie keeps getting bigger.

Source: The History Channel

131 :08x13 - Jet Logged

Mar/08/2015
Shelby gets his jetboat back, and it now has a new five hundred horsepower engine that will help him get the job done. Up in Washington, Rygaard is still struggling, and with no other options, Gabe is forced to promote his inexperienced crew, which could spell disaster. And in Canada, Dave McRae and Triack Resources step up to the plate and bring in a beast of a machine to get the wood out. Down in the high plains of Wyoming, the Zitterkopfs are without their skidder, but David comes up with a plan to save the day and keep delivering the much needed wood to the mill. And down in Florida, Greg Chapman's decision to leave the logging in the hands of his crew, could cost him more than just productivity.

Source: History Channel

132 :08x14 - Log Runners

Mar/15/2015
The battle for King of The Mountain rages on between the big boys of the Pacific Northwest. In Washington, the Rygaard crew has a problem with getting the wood to the mill, so Gabe's bringing in a trucking ace to get the job done. While up in Alaska, Papac has to deal with a dangerous unpredictable downhill site and mother nature isn't helping make it any easier. Down in the bayou, Shelby's got his jetboat back and has enlisted a couple of assistants to pull big wood for his log buyer. Down on the St. Johns River in Central Florida, the Chapman crew is in a tight battle with the Dreadknots. But today they'll have deal with their nemesis who's back to poaching logs. And in Wyoming, the Zitterkopf crew is still going strong but in order to stay on schedule, it's all hands on deck as David gambles by putting Ethan in the skidder for the first time.

Source: The History Channel

133 :08x15 - Cuts Like a Knife

Mar/22/2015
The race for logs is heating up as Papac heads onto their most daunting site yet. Loggers fall through ten-foot holes in the brush and high stumps smash as the crew pulls some of the biggest, most dangerous turns of the season. At Rygaard, the crew attempts to string a road over a steep draw using a device called a knife—but Jeremy can’t seem to figure it out, inciting Gabe’s rage. At Zitterkopf, Ethan is out to prove that he’s a valuable member of the crew, but after a near-miss while falling trees, he questions his place on the team. Up in Canada, Dave’s son Cory shows up to help out and his first job– just turning a truck around—puts his brother in mortal danger. And down in the swamp, Shelby and his niece Stephanie run into Shelby’s uncle Bobby on Lake Ponchartrain, who has some inside scoop on where to find some massive logs—but they may be too big for the Go-Devil to pull!

Source: HISTORY CHANNEL

134 :08x16 - Fall of a Legend

Mar/29/2015
A devastating injury at Rygaard shakes the crew to the core and threatens to shut down production. Down in the bayou, Shelby's jet boat is back and it's time to go hunting... for logs and hogs! Up in Canada, Triack is under the gun to finish their site before their permit expires and the crew pushes things a little too far. Down in Florida, Greg Chapman and Swilley get into a battle and Swilley quits the Chapman team. But over at the Dreadknots, a new crew member shows up and helps increase production immediately. And in Wyoming, the Zitterkopfs are worn out from a long, hard season... and while David's off delivering a load of logs to the mill, Zane and Khaymon take a breather by playing a little known game... "Tractor-Jousting".

Source: History Channel

135 :08x17 - Rock Bottom

Apr/05/2015
After last weeks accident that nearly cost Craig his leg, Gabe Rygaard makes a call to save production and gets his top gun crew back. Up in Alaska, the Papac crew is taking a beating on their last site, and a misstep could end one logger's season. And on the high plains of Wyoming, the Zitterkopf crew is fighting to finish their site before the cold weather rolls in. But Ethan decides to go it alone and becomes reckless. Down in Louisiana, Shelby Stanga is feeling good with his logs on the landing, so he takes a break from logging to get some lunch... "Swamp Man Style". And down in Florida, the Dreadknots and Chapman continue to fight for every penny of the five-hundred thousand Dollar log order. But because Swilley quit last week, Greg Chapman now must swallow his pride and admit that he needs him back in order to finish the season strong.

Source: History Channel

136 :08x18 - Great Logs of Fire

Apr/12/2015
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137 :08x19 - All Hands on Deck

Apr/19/2015
It's the final two weeks of the season, and the competition is reaching the boiling point. In Alaska, the team gets a boost of energy as they gain two valuable hands on the landing to up production--Mike Papac and Brian "Skooby" Carter! In Washington, Gabe Rygaard has his old crew back in full force, but yet another mechanical breakdown will test their will and determination to regain the top spot. In Canada, Triack Resources has been nipping at the heels of the big boys all season, and with the crew pushing so hard to win, one lapse in judgment could have a devastating outcome. In Wyoming, David Zitterkopf lost his skidder to a freak accident last week, so this week he will attempt to build a "yarder" from scratch in order to finish his site and meet his deadline. And in Florida, the race to be number one is neck and neck. With only $75,000 left up for grabs, the Dreadknots get desperate and add a second boat to their fleet... "Logzilla"!

Source: HISTORY Channel

138 :08x20 - Axpocalypse

Apr/26/2015
It all comes down to the season finale, where fame, fortune, and bragging rights are on the line. In Alaska, Papac is finishing up the toughest most dangerous section of their site, but with the crew running full throttle to finish on time, one misstep could come back to bite them. In Washington, Rygaard logging has fought tooth and nail to stay in the race, but will a faulty carriage derail their hopes of a 4th King of the Mountain Title? In Canada, Triack Resources is on the verge of winning it all, but today's risky maneuver could send them over the edge. In Wyoming, Zitterkopf and Sons only have one acre left to clear, but one wildcard move could cost them everything. Down in Florida, the Dreadknots resurrected Logzilla to double production, but will it be enough to beat the Chapman crew? And in the Swamps of Louisiana, Shelby Stanga drives a hard bargain with his log buyer, but will his gamble pay off?

Source: HISTORY Channel
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Educational | History
Status: Returning Series
Network: HISTORY ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 09, 2008
Episode Order: 20
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