Bloodworms, Eels & Gators+
Ray Turners building his biggest weir ever, and now, with the eel migration right around the corner, Rays rushing to get the rack in the water.
Dying For Dollars+
In Bath, Maine, wormers Jim Campbell and Andy Johns are in a race for $3,000, but theres still a check to be earned, and means digging sandworms.
Big Gator, Small Boat+
David LaGrange, Keith Major, and Seth are running out of luck, and if they don't turn it around immediately they're also gonna be out a big payday.
Deep in the Louisina swamp, Gator season has reached its halfway point, and with every passing day, Gators become increasingly difficult to bag.
Revenge & Redemption+
After a devastating blow, Jim and Andy are out for revenge and they're heading back out to the island where they're gonna dig two consecutive tides.
In Louisiana David and Keith and Seth are hot on the trail of a monster gator that's been stealing their bait and costing them thousands of dollars.
In Louisiana the gator hunters are taking the fight to the gators while in the Olympic National Forest, Chris and Levena face their biggest fear.
Cliff tires to beat the autumn rains and tackle his biggest job of the season while the gator hunters get some bonus tags but they come with a catch
Making a living off the land is tough, but for some, they wouldn't have it any other way. For Ray Turner, this means constantly rebuilding his eel weir in preparation for the annual eel migration on the Delaware River. Ray battles the fast moving river current to move large rocks and repair the weir breaches. For Billy Taylor and his sons, surviving off the land means hunting in the dense Appalachian Mountains for the prized root ginseng. The Taylors have their first big order of the season, but they must first survive an encounter with a venomous snake in order to dig up the seng. Bloodworm hunters Andy and Jim are racing against the incoming...
Go Big Or Go Home+
Across the U.S., men and women battle the elements to make a living off the land. In the forests of Michigan, Chris Matherly and Levena Holmes search high and low for prized wild mushrooms. They have a large order from a new client, but only limited time to fill it. Chris and Levena struggle to find the right mushrooms and are running out of time. In Chico, CA, Al takes a huge risk on a large burl. This burl could mean a big payday for Al, or it could be worthless. On the Delaware River, Ray is not catching as many eels as he should. He suspects something, or someone, is stealing his eels. Can his new surveillance system catch the thief? In Maine,...
No Guts, No Glory+
Albert DeSilva must race to the canyons of Martinez, CA to extract a veneer burl worth $4000. At over a ton, getting it out will be a dangerous operation. On the Delaware River, Ray Turner is having a difficult time keeping up with the demand for his smoked eels. Ray has only one day to fill his shelves with more eels, or he risks losing valuable customers. North of Ray, on the coastal mudflats of Maine, Jim and Andy are looking for a new spot to dig bloodworms. They decide to test their luck at The Reach. The Reach is usually full of worms, but to get there, the guys will have to venture down a dangerous cliff. In the mountains of Kentucky, Billy...
Hungry For Money+
All across the country, American mavericks are working hard for every dollar they earn. On the Delaware River, eel fisherman Ray Turner faces a huge lightning storm as he paddles to his weir. In Oregon, Greg Dahl and Albert DeSilva struggle to remove a 1,500-pound burl from the side of a steep, craggy hill. Across the country in Maine, Jim Campbell and Andy Johns get into a heated battle with two worm diggers who are trying to dig on their turf. And in the woods of Michigan, Chris and Levena are trying to find mushrooms that have not been damaged by recent heavy rains. Everyday is a battle with the elements if you want to make a living off the...
High Stakes, High Reward+
As the weather begins to turn colder, those that live off the land have to work even harder to make a living. On the icy mudflats of Maine, Jim Campbell and Andy Johns decide to share a valuable mudflat with two rookie worm diggers. Jim and Andy try to pass down their experiences to the rookies while still trying to make a paycheck of their own. In the mountains of Kentucky, ginseng hunter Billy Taylor receives a big order from a new customer. This order could be worth $12,000 or it could be a complete bust. In Napa, California, burlers Greg Dahl and Albert DeSilva make a big gamble on a walnut burl. But they wont know if their investment pays...
Livin' Off The Land+
In the great American wild, theres cold hard cash just waiting to be found. In the mountains of Appalachia, Billy Taylor and his sons have just received an online order for 8-pounds of wild ginseng. In the forests of Michigan, mushroom hunters Chris Matherly and Levena Holmes call on the help of local experts to fill a 150-pound order for Hen of the Woods and Chicken of the Woods mushrooms. On the Delaware River, eel fisherman Ray Turner has to split his time between repairing a hole in his weir and finishing an order for 200 smoked trout. In Martinez, California, burl hunters Al DeSilva and Herb Deliz have only two days to fill their largest...
In It To Win It+
In the mountains of Kentucky, Billy Taylor is on a mission to fill a 60 pound order of wild ginseng. Billy calls on the help of his son, Bill Jr. and a network of local root diggers to help him fill this large order in just one day. On the mudflats of Maine, Jim and Andy are out to prove that they dig the best bloodworms around. In the forests of Indiana, Chris and Levena receive an order for mushrooms from a local chef. Chris and Levena are forced to camp out in the forest all night in order to fill this order. In Oregon, Al and Greg receive permission from a local landowner to remove a madrone burl. But with the brakes on their six-wheeler failing,...
All Or Nothing+
In Martinez, California, burl hunters Al DeSilva and Herb Deliz have discovered a pepperwood burl. In the Appalachian mountains, Billy Taylor is in a race against time to fill an order. Billy and the guys search the steep mountains in hopes of finding the valuable root. On the Delaware River, eel fisherman Ray Turner is hoping to make one last, large catch. But the eel weir Ray uses is clogged and will need to be cleaned out. On the mudflats of Maine, its Jim Campbells birthday and he is looking for an easy day of digging so that he can get home and celebrate, but Andy needs a big paycheck. Tensions flare as the two argue about where to dig.