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Yukon Men, named after residents living near the Yukon River, is an non-scripted, documentary cable series produced by Paper Route Productions, for the Discovery Channel. The show depicts the severe but beautiful existence and conditions in Tanana, a village in Alaska. Here, the residents live by the land, where they trap, fish, and hunt. This production showcases their superior survival instincts and strong sense of community and camaraderie.

The television show fits with the toughness themes of others like Deadliest Catch and Survivorman. Families frequently work together, even down to preparing carcasses and processing meat, and stoking their furnaces.

The first episode begins with Stan Zuray, a 40-year outdoors wilderness veteran, hunting for caribou, with his son 21-year old son Joey. They travel for more than three days by snowmobile and dog sled, near the Ray Mountains. With nothing to show for their efforts, they finally pursue a lead from Courtney Agnes, local kennel owner, married to an oil field worker. She tells them a wolf has apparently been ravaging the fish in her smoke house. But the problem is taken care of by handyman-trapper, Charlie Wright, whose day job is local water plant operator. However, Charlie is focused on plant operations and must ask area lumber dealer James Roberts, for the necessary firewood. Then, after hearing reports of a Caribou herd several hours away, Stan, Charlie, and sons set out to procure four of the animals. They return to the village, where they then dress and provide meat for family and friends.

Other episodes follow, with the villagers hunting beaver, and confronting a wolverine, and a bear. They must also deal with mechanical problems, and a missing villager. Competitions are conducted for fun. They're all required to be true survivors, working well together. Whether or not this type of lifestyle appeals to one, many have found watching the episodes so far, to be entertaining and informative. The tough villagers respect nature and each other, an enduring and universal theme.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
7 Seasons, 62 Episodes
August 24, 2012
Family
7.2/10
Cast: Pat Duke, Darren O'Hare
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Yukon Men Full Episode Guide

  • Charlie Wright seeks help from a local gold miner to repair his bear-ravaged cabin, getting an unexpected chance. Stan Zuray struggles to reach the new road with his survival cabin. The Morse's search for salvation turns into a fight for their lives.

  • A storm destroys the Morse's supply of food, turning their Alaskan dream into a nightmare; Charlie Wright leaves Tanana to build a new trapline far from the reach of outsiders; and Stan Zuray builds a survival shelter for a dicey stretch of the new road.

  • Charlie Wright fights to save Tanana's water supply with help from fellow villager, Stan Zuray. Chris MorseĀ‘s father Stuart returns to the homestead he established forty years ago to help build a key piece of infrastructure.

  • With the dark days fast approaching, Chris and Jessi use Yukon ingenuity to bring light to the Cosna. Stan goes trapping with his dog team, but his dogs have other plans. Pat and James travel to a distant village to net eels for their dogs.

  • Villagers race to prepare for an early cold snap; Stan uses Yukon engineering to make a risky repair to his truck; Chris and Jessi enlist their dog to help them haul firewood; and Charlie tries to stop a deadly fire.

  • A historic lack of snowfall prevents Stan Zuray from reaching his trapline. Charlie Wright joins forces with Stan to defend an ancestral trapline from an unknown invader. Courtney Agnes passes on dying native traditions to her daughter Cuppie.

  • Charlie clears trail along a treacherous stretch of the Yukon, with help from his daughter's new boyfriend. Chris and Jessi hatch a plan to hunt with homemade weapons. Pat's wife Lorene is rushed to a hospital in Fairbanks for emergency surgery.

  • In the season premiere, villagers are met by a new threat, as outsiders infiltrate sacred hunting grounds. Charlie and James track a moose and make a disturbing discovery. Stan races to find a new source of fresh water after a vital spring dries up.

  • The Morses run into a bear while out hunting; Stan rushes to his winter home in Tozi; and Charlie helps a village elder in an emergency situation.

  • Chris and Jessi struggle to come up with a new plan for finding food; Charlie falls behind on his winter preparations; Pat finds out if his gamble was a success.

  • Realities of a harsh winter set in. Charlie and James rush to save a home that slid into a creek. Pat's last hope for meat is in jeopardy. Racing to rebuild the survival cabin means going where no man has gone before.

  • With a brutal winter settling in, Chris and Jessi struggle to stay warm. In Rampart, Charlie digs deep into his bag of tricks. Stan and Joey build a monster truck to help rebuild Tozi cabin.

  • In the aftermath of the fire, Charlie must use all his native wisdom to supply his family this winter. Pat Moore gambles big, trading a prize sled dog for a handful of goats. Stan needs James' lumber to help rebuild his cabin.

  • A devastating fire forces villagers to change their traditional techniques in an effort to survive the winter; a young couple is overwhelmed by what they see when they arrive at their remote homestead.

  • In the aftermath of the wildfire, the villagers are forced to change up their lifestyles; homesteaders embark on a dangerous journey.

  • In the season premiere, the community works together to protect their homes from a blazing wildfire.

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Will Bob Walk Away From This Snowmobile Wreck? | Yukon Men Clip (01:36) Here's What It's Like To Have Your Dad Drop By Your Remote Homestead Clip (02:30) What Happens When Your Sled Dog Team Runs Off Without You? | Yukon Men Clip (02:18) A Broken Woodstove Leads To A Very Dangerous Situation In This Alaska Home Clip (02:31) Stan Has A Solution For Snow-Less Sledding... Time To Go Dog-Karting! Clip (02:10) How Long Could You Go Only Eating Grouse? | Yukon Men Clip (01:38) Massive Change Is Coming To Tanana, Alaska | Yukon Men Clip (02:04) Frankentruck is Ready to Roll | Yukon Men Clip (02:13)