Appalachian Outlaws

About the show

The Appalachian region has the right elevation, rainfall and soil to produce some of the world's best ginseng. With demand for the herb increasing worldwide and supply not able to meet it, the crop's value is approaching $1,000 per pound. As is to be expected with such a valuable commodity, competition is fierce among growers, who are doing whatever it takes -- lawfully or not -- to control as much of the crop as possible. 

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Upcoming episodes

Apr 13th
100a

You Have Been Warned

After failing to deliver the first order of his career, Tony Coffman doubles down on the biggest order of his career — an unthinkable 500 pounds in only one week, or else. He's going to need all the help he can get, but his plan goes to hell when Greg Shook gets trapped in one of Mike Ross's booby traps. And when Corby "The General" Patton poaches Ron and Obie to his team, Tony confronts him with a warning — stay out of his territory, or he'll bury him. Father-and-son team Joe and Mitch Simpson have something way more lethal than words in store for out-of-state diggers. And with his back against his wall, Tony sends his shop worker Wayne Dancy to buy ginseng off some shady sellers in the most dangerous county in America — "Bloody" Mingo County. He'll be lucky to get out with the ‘seng, and his life.
Apr 13th
200a

Tit for Tat

Tensions in the Appalachian Mountains are about to explode. Greg Shook and his truck get a reminder from the Simpsons and their guns — outsiders best get out. A deal goes sour for ‘senging buddies Ron and Obie, and they come to blows. Tony's only hope of filling an order comes from an unlikely ally, and after Mike Ross uses his tomahawk to send a message to the poachers raiding his family's land — they return with a bomb.
Apr 20th
100a

Hunted

Chinese buyers place the biggest order of Tony Coffman's career — 750 pounds of ginseng. It will get him rich if he fills it, but with winter rapidly approaching and Corby "The General" Patton billboards popping up all over West Virginia, it's a tall order. And worse, the market is getting a little more crowded with Tennessee moonshiner Tiny Roberson looking to buy up ginseng for his new moonshine recipe. Meanwhile, outsider Greg Shook ventures back into local territory searching for 'seng, but ends up running for his life from local father-son duo, Mitch and Joe Simpson. Ron and Obie put aside their differences and join forces, hoping for one last big score of the season — but they'll have to infiltrate the dangerous, gun wielding pot farmers to get it.
Apr 20th
200a

Last Stand , The

It's the final days of ginseng season, and diggers are risking it all for one last score. Greg Shook rappels down a treacherous cliff face, while Ron and Obie crawl deep into a cave in order to flee armed pot farmers. Landowner Mike Ross makes his final stand to protect his family's land from poachers. And the buyers — Tony Coffman, Corby "The General" Patton, and moonshiner Tiny Roberson — are scrambling to get their hands on as much ‘seng as they can, but there isn't enough to go around to all of them.
Apr 27th
100a

Root Awakening

TONY COFFMAN starts the season with his big Chinatown Syndicate deal. He’s getting fronted money for a massive 2,000 pound order from Mr. Lee. MIKE ROSS is fighting off poachers determined to get the remaining ginseng on Ross’ farm. He gets jacked on the way to deliver to Tony and all his ginseng is stolen. GREG SHOOK and friend EJ cook up plans to go ginsenging on Federal Lands and they have to outrun the authorities. OBIE BENNETT gets pursued by hunters with dogs who are after his ginseng. CORBY PATTON and his small army of diggers declare war on TONY COFFMAN.
Apr 27th
200a

Eye For An Eye

MIKE ROSS is out for payback on the poachers who stole his ginseng. With a tip from RUFUS, Ross is able to track down the poachers and recover some of what was taken. While camping on private land, GREG SHOOK’S truck is towed away. He and EJ scheme to break the truck out of the impound lot. After OBIE BENNETT is tracked by hunters into a huge cave, he has to find another way out. JOE and MITCH SIMPSON negotiate a huge price with Tony to go after an epic honeyhole. After digging up loads of ginseng, MITCH SIMPSON gets jacked and half their ginseng is stolen. RAVEN and KI, two Kentucky ginsengers, go to work for CORBY PATTON.