Down south, Shelby and his new hand hit pay dirt and the Dreadknots reunite in order to take on Chapman. Up north, tensions rise when Rygaard and Oakes are forced to share the same landing.
A battle erupts when Oakes is accused of stealing Rygaard's logs. Down south, Swilley gets snagged underwater and it's up to Jeter to save him. In Alaska, tensions soar as a runaway log nearly wipes out the crew.
The Rygaard crew breaks out their biggest weapon, but the increased production leads to total chaos. Down south, the end of a legend turns the Dreadknots season upside down.
The war between Rygaard and Oakes explodes after Kelly demolishes a Rygaard pick-up truck. At Papac's site, Coatsy makes a drastic decision regarding Joe's employment. Down south, the Kraken steals Clint's boat and Shelby's spin in his new ATV ends in disaster.
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 Chapman and the Dreadknots as they try to make it through a dangerous lightning storm.
In Washington, Rygaard refuses to allow Oakes to pass through their landing. Down south, Swilley pulls up a prize from the bottom of the lake, while Shelby hunts for the thief who stole his boat.
Down in the Bayou, Shelby's wild ride could end his season early. In the Pacific Northwest, Rygaard and Oakes compete in a turf war. Up in Alaska, an accident sidelines one of the Papac crew.
The Dreadknots go their separate ways as the Kraken and Katelyn set sail with their own boat. Up north, a Rygaard driver is nearly killed when his truck flips, and the Papac crew struggles when a fire breaks out on the mountain.
Oakes Logging challenges 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, rare heart-pine log. In Florida, the new Dreadknots diver gets the hang of river logging, while the Chapman team gets revenge on a suspected log poacher.
A logging legend helps get Rygaard back in the race for King of the Mountain. The Chapman team continues to pull ahead, while the Dreadknots bring in a new diver to replace the injured Kraken.
Shelby attempts to navigate the paddle barge through a narrow canal to get a huge cash of logs. Down in Florida, the Chapman team discovers someone is poaching their logs, and the Dreadknots suffer a crippling injury.
Joe tries to muscle his way through mistakes, but his shortcuts land him in hot water with the boss.
Gabe gets frustrated when his greenhorns aren't living up to their potential, and Shelby discovers his equipment has been sabotaged.
Gabe runs a hungover greenhorn into the ground, but Jason does not agree with Gabe's management style. In the swamp, Shelby takes on a new assistant who almost drowns his rebuilding efforts.
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.
Craig Rygaard checks in on his son and gets an unwelcome surprise of his own. In Alaska, Joe Linderborg and Mike Coatsy are taking two new greenhorns to school, but it's looking like one of them might drop out. Shelby is losing his assistant, his dog, his jet boat and his mind, and in Florida both the Dreadknots and Chapman river teams are fighting just to stay afloat.
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. Meanwhile 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. 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.
An interview with Mike.
Mike Coats talks about the dangers of logging.
Introducing three of some of the most menacing, cockiest characters in town who pull beautiful wood out of the roughest of waters.
Joe Linderborgh explains why he is the toughest logger in Alaska.
Take a boat ride with the loggers on Sumez Island, Alaska.
In this scene, 3 members of the Papac Alaska crew were almost killed when a log fell off the edge of the mountain.
Gustafson crew wakes up early to rig a new dropline, the cable that holds the choker to the skyline carriage, and bears the weight of the logs as they are pulled up to the landings.
Find out what happens when the Kraken goes up against an alligator.
Watch the Dreadknots demonstrate their unique method for finding logs in Florida's Withlacoochee River.
Watch as the Gustafson crew uses the yarder to retrieve fallen timber on the job site.
You've seen river loggers S&S and Collins unearth logs and sell them to the log buyer, but there's much more to the process than that.
In this scene, Shelby's dog Willy has not been acting like himself lately and Shelby asks a vet to come give Willy a check up.
Uncle Buck treats Swilley and the camera crew to a water park adventure on the Suwannee.
Last season Ax Men logged from coast to coast, but this year we conquer the whole of America, from the swamps of the south all the way to the great white north - Alaska.
Ax Women Casey Daugherty and Belinda Stanga take to the waters of the swamp and the Suwannee to show the men how it's done.
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