• ‘Ax Men’ crew salvaged logs illegally

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s Department of Natural Resources on Friday seized more than two dozen logs it says were illegally salvaged by a timber crew featured on the History Channel’s reality show “Ax Men.”

    DNR officers served a search warrant on S&S Aqua Logging to retrieve timber the company had pulled from the Hoquiam River without a permit, said Larry Raedel, the agency’s chief enforcement officer.

    Officers were tipped off after watching the popular series, which chronicles the lives of Pacific Northwest timber cutters, including a father-son team from Aberdeen-based S&S Aqua Logging.

    “These are valuable materials that belong to the public and this looks like theft, plain and simple,” state Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said.

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