Our guestbook has been archived. Thank you to everyone who posted!

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On August 21, 2009, Mary Casas wrote:
I loved the season I saw on dvd's. It was fantastic, and I realize now how hard you guys work and take my hat off to you. Did you ever find the guy that stole the rope?? Hope so. Keep up the good work!!
On August 16, 2009, ross taylor wrote:
hi hope you comeback to history again soon iam a woodcutter in the scotish borders where we dont have trees near as big as you so good to see what things used to be.keep safe
On August 1, 2009, Robert Lind Schwab wrote:
Please try and get back in to the next season you guys are great
On July 22, 2009, karl gustafsson wrote:
hello my name is karl gustafsson from sweden!nice name by the way...must be some swede blood in you to...i work as a lumberjack here, driving a timberjack harvester...great pictures on our side!!!bye
On July 21, 2009, Taylor wrote:
You guys are great
it is a shame that your not in Season 2
On July 12, 2009, David Berrigan wrote:
Hey guys,

Wish you were on the show this year. It stinks. I grew up in Astoria but live in Northern Washington now. I know some of the people on the show so it's been fun watching. I think Wade was in my older brothers class.
BTW-The lowboy over the bank photo. I did the same thing when I ran lowboy for Olsen & Taylor. Luckily my booster caught a stump and didn't go all the way. Scared the you-know-what out of me. Keep up the good work.
On July 4, 2009, danny horning wrote:
Well hello gustafsons! I miss my time in the rigging with you and was really glad i could be with you for the ax men experience.. Now that im in the us army going through ranger indoctrine i sure miss the pacific nw woods! Good luck with everything back home
On July 2, 2009, BJ Miller wrote:
Missed you guys in season 2. The drama was so contrived this season. Both my guys are in the logging industry and have enjoyed the show. The world is watching, hope you guys are back for season 3.
On June 26, 2009, Blake Bufford wrote:
Yes. Just got the hat, gloves, and shirt in from you guys. They are all awesome and its sweet to see Darrel and the owners signature on there as well. We need a forum here!
On June 18, 2009, john bell wrote:
Hey Folks:
Ya did good. I am a transplanted Oregonian now in Texas. They can't believe the size of real trees. I was raised in Clackamas County near Molalla. Little town of Colton. We logged some poles for the power company back in 65 and 66.
Good work.
On June 15, 2009, treerigger wrote:
YOU WILL NEVER LOG LIKE A.L.R.T corp. -highballing hooktender
-skagit 737-
On June 13, 2009, Linda from San Diego wrote:
So disappointing to find out that the Gustafson crew isn't on the Ax Men show for Season 2. The two new crews they added to the show are nothing but drama and they aren't worth watching. I really hope you guys are back for another season in the future. I wish you guys well. You'll always have a fan in San Diego.
On June 13, 2009, Gustafson Companies wrote:
hey nice pics. i like the trailer in the ditch and the thing upside down i couldnt see what it was but it is cool.
On June 12, 2009, Arttu Käyhkö wrote:
COOL PICS! Anyway, 2 days ago they show last The Ax Men tv-show here in Finland. Interesting! Here we logging different way..
All the best over there!
On June 12, 2009, Blake Bufford wrote:
I think there needs to be a forum strictly for Gustafson logging. It would be sweet for Darrel or whoever from Gustafson logging to come on and answer questions. Plus a forum is better!
On June 3, 2009, Kevin Amidon wrote:
Thank You.
You guys are one of the best.
please keep up the good work, Oregon needs people like you.
On May 30, 2009, Willard Schmehl wrote:
I like to watch shows such as Axe Men in order to learn how our country actually reaps the bounty that God has blessed us with. I hope that your company is back for season three as I am sick of the artificial drama that was created with the two substandard companies (especially Rygaard)that were included in season two.

I was greatly impressed with Gustafson Logging and thought you are a professional operation. That is the face of the industry that the American people should see. Caring professionals, such as Darrel, rather than the dysfunctional egotists that were featured in season two.

Thank you to all the loggers out there.
On May 29, 2009, A. Callaghan wrote:
You guys are a class act! missed you on season 2 hopefully you'll be back for 3.I have been driving lowboy for 25 years We hauled the 172 yarder out of madill in kalama when it was brand new and delivered it up off hiway 26 to you guys, it still looks like new, helluva machine hopefully we can all get through this stretch without starving to death Good luck A.C.
On May 20, 2009, marty mccrorey wrote:
really miss you guys. hope you're back for season 3. even though we only saw you in season 1, the show just isn't the same without you. God bless you guys and be safe.
On May 19, 2009, charlie wrote:
hope you guy comeback next season (3) ax men
On May 12, 2009, terry lynn wrote:
i would definately vote that gustafson has the sexiest rigging crew in the business!! those guys are hot!!!
On May 8, 2009, stephen bromley wrote:
i really loved the show i cant stop watching the dvds that i purchased daryl looks a down to earth guy he didnt seem to get flustered in a crisis could you possibly send me some info of your company so i can read at home as i will be going into hospital and wont be able to get out and about for a couple of weeks my address is 119 glan-gors wrexham united kingdom ll13-9pg
On May 6, 2009, terry simon wrote:
you all need to make a comeback if possible you are missed on the show
On May 3, 2009, ato72543 wrote:
Yep Season 2 is not the same w/o Gustafson. Actually that is a good thing cause Season 2 is not very good at all. I am not impressed with it. Hope to see you guys soon sometime in the future of the show.

On May 1, 2009, chris wrote:
hey. nice show. this looks harder than running a cable skidder here in vermont. how come ur not on this years ax men?
On April 28, 2009, chuck rice wrote:
Miss you guys this season on Ax Men. As a Logger in the East, I tip my hat to you cable Loggers.
On April 25, 2009, Sonya wrote:
AxMen just hasn't been the same without you guys. But I've also read that this company went out of business, is that correct?
On April 25, 2009, Blake Bufford wrote:
Hey, just downloaded Ax Men on I tunes a few days back. I am in here in Arkansas and the weather is getting hotter!! Wish I was up in Oregon enjoying the wonderful weather there. I am a big fan of Ax Men and a big fan of the Gustafson crew. All you guys there are my favorites. If I ever moved to Oregon and wanted to work in the logging industry, I would love to work with Gustafson!! HA HA! Keep up the good work and look forward to some more of Ax Men.

On April 25, 2009, Jack wrote:
Enjoyed watching your crew on Season 1 of Ax Men. We have the DVD's here in Iraq and watch it often. Can't wait to get back home to the west coast and back into the mountains myself.
On April 21, 2009, J.Carlson wrote:
i was instantly hooked with season 1. it was companies like you, and melvin lardy of stump branch that represent 90% of the loggers in our wonderful state of oregon. i understand there may be some "other" reasons why you arent on season 2, but for the life of me, i cannot fathom why they continue to air s and s aqua logging...what a disgrace. as if loggers nowadays dont have a big enough challenge with critsim, now you have this guy yelling and throwing his arms around like an idiot, representing the same trade...the man belongs on a jerry springer show. i think you are better off being "unafilliated" with this season. good luck to you and your crews in these hard times.
On April 21, 2009, steven wrote:
Are you guys going to be on ax men next year??
On April 16, 2009, s .bromley wrote:
i have seen the series axe men and enjoyed it very much i am a chainsawer myself and i have taken a lot of tips from the series i also have bought the dvds of the series wil there be another series done can you send me some info off your company yours truly s.bromley
On April 15, 2009, Joe wrote:
In my opinion, Darrell is the only one on either season that has any sense. It's clear to us southern boys from Georgia that he's more like us than any other: hard working, family man, and doesnt need profanity (at least not on the show) to make a point. Please let Darrell know that we consider him a "stand up guy".

On April 14, 2009, jesse t. wrote:
i noticed much to my dismay that you guys were no longer on "axe men". i have no idea why, but i hope that shit is going good over on the west coast especially in this time of recession. keep your heads up, you dudes do some crazy work and that is always respected. good luck.
On April 9, 2009, East Coast Canadian Logger wrote:
Just finished watching the first couple of Episodes of Season 2. Your presence as well as Stump Branch is greatly missed. Hoping you all the best in these trying times!
On April 5, 2009, Steve and Jen wrote:
Just wanted to throw our opinion in and say we really enjoyed watching all of you on season 1. It was a real pleasure to watch your company at work, you guys are a real top notch company and you are surely missed. Season 2 just isn't worth watching without you. Hope to see you on in the future.Keep up the great work.
On April 4, 2009, dave wrote:
wish you were on season 2 your crew is great
On April 4, 2009, Heather wrote:
We miss your crew on this season of Ax Men. I appreciated Darrell's family man values showing through in his personality. This year I find it highly inappropriate and don't let my children watch.

Just thought I would let you know that you guys are missed.
On April 3, 2009, Stephane wrote:
Ax men is not holding my attention this season as it did last, and its because you and Stump Branch are not there.
The way last season ended with Darrell cutting his way through the fallen trees, it was amazing, he looked like a super hero!!! It was AWESOME!! I do hope that you return at some time but, I can see the pros and cons of doing a reality TV show, to have a TV crew following you around has to make it a little harder to get the job done, yet it gives you great exposure Thank you for last season Be safe
On April 1, 2009, Del wrote:
I was disappointed not to see your company featured on this season of Axmen. You guys run a class act logging operation. Hopefully next season.
On March 30, 2009, Caleb humburg wrote:
Hi my name is caleb. I watched you guys on tv lastsummer I loved it.When I'm older I hope I can cut some trees with
you guys.
On March 29, 2009, Avi wrote:
we MISS Darrell and company on the new season! Still haven't found out why you all are not there, but we thank you for the chance to have seen your hard work and dedication!
On March 28, 2009, Christian Dahlin wrote:
It's fascinating to follow your guestbook! From the names I recognize many of our common cousins. So Hello to all you Gustafson-, Johnson-, Darrell-, Oja-cousins (or whatever your names are!) there in USA!

I'm a fellow from a Gustafson-brother who never moved to USA in the 1860-s (like your ancestors did).

Your cousin in Finland

Christian Dahlin
Jakobstad, Finland
On March 28, 2009, Christian Dahlin wrote:
I was watching TV last night and suddenly I noticed something interesting. The program was "Ax Men"! I did not know that this program was going on here in Finland. The name had been changed to Finnish (Metsän miehet = The men of the forest), so perhaps this is why I did not recognize it before. Your company Gustafson Logging was of course presented by your husband. It was exciting to see and I sent a message to my brothers immediately to switch on their TV!

I understood that there will be more programs next week.

Nice program!

On March 26, 2009, Linda J Browning wrote:
Another disappointed Axmen fan! In intend to retire to Clatsop County. Have missed it every since I left in 1981.
You guys were a taste of "home". Hope you'll come back. I too am a Darrell fan-my favorite axman. Even us old ladys have to have heros. Hope all is well as Astoria's Gustafson.
On March 25, 2009, Mike Lehrmann (cowboy) wrote:
Finally a great show on T.V. about logging. Its good to see that Logging is getting some good publicity for a change. I was a logger in the pacfic northwest for 13 years. Its good to see some real logging. Sorry you were not on season 2 mabey 3 Good Luck and be safe.

On March 24, 2009, Barbara Foster wrote:
Wow, it is so funny watching my little brother, Chuck Fritz doing that kind of work. Didn't realize until I saw the pix on your web and watched the show. Go, Chuck!
On March 24, 2009, Kelly Koffler wrote:
Yea,like everybody else said we miss you & stump branch on AxMan. Heard on the news all the way out here in MN that the Aqua Logging morons got pinched for not having permits,drrrr,that really makes them guys look even dumber.The Heli. logging looks alright,nuttin I would want to do. Well good luck with the rest of ur season hope to see Gustofson & Stump Branch back next season.
On March 24, 2009, Cathy M. wrote:
Gustafson Crew: Miss seeing all of you on Season 2 of Ax Men. However, hope the logging is still good and the company is continuing to thrive.
On March 20, 2009, John wrote:
We sure do miss you guys in Season 2 of Ax Men. You're a class act and are true professionals. Here's hoping you'll be back for Season 3. This year just isn't as good without your crew on the show and that Aqua Logger guy is just an idiot. Best wishes.
On March 19, 2009, Cory wrote:
This season is almost not worth watching for the fact that you guys and Stump Branch are not on,and the yahoos that they do have,let me tell you they are a piece of work.The "Aqua Loggers" just need to be gone,and Heli logging now that is not logging if you ask me,that seems alittle to cheesy for my type of logging.
On March 19, 2009, Brent wrote:
I was sorry to see that you guys were not with season 2. This year is not as exciting as last season. Your crews were professional, level headed and easy to relate with. This years derelict river boat captain gives logging a bad rep.
On March 18, 2009, Sherman Millard wrote:
Hey, guys get back on the air and show some more good logging.Iam already tired of the outboard mechanics in washington. Talk Melvin in to coming back to. Thanks
On March 18, 2009, karen duncan wrote:
I was hopeing to see you guys come back for season 2You made the show exciting.Thank You
On March 18, 2009, jamie wrote:
You guys are rugged. i watch yous on axman and i compare yous with the logging in da up in michigan. its tough work yous do! keep it up.
On March 17, 2009, Michael Douglas wrote:
just wonderin' why you guys aren't on season #2. the aerial and aqua logging just don't appeal to me. having been a forester and at one time a woods logger myself, i miss just the standing timber cutting crews of last year.
michael douglas
big cove tannery, pa
On March 17, 2009, Liz Carr wrote:
I too miss seeing the Gustafson crew on "Ax Men". As I shared with Jen last season, one of the best things about having your crew there was showing the classier side of logging. Thanks for demonstrating that intelligent, hard workers can be safe and don't have to resort to terrible language or attitudes.

Liz, Indianapolis
On March 17, 2009, john spencer wrote:
Hi enjoyed your sigment on the program. did some logging back in 1969 in Brookings Or. Did it the hard way.At 18yrs old had one hell of a good time.
On March 17, 2009, Jennifer wrote:
What a let down.... I was so disappointed that Gustafson Logging and Stump-Branch were not on for season two. It would help the fans in withdrawal, to know what happened. So far, Ax Men is not the same. Fans become invested in these crews and are drawn to watch. Well, your fans miss you and hope that all is well.
God Bless and be safe,
Jennifer in Pittsburgh, Pa.
On March 16, 2009, Dave Hutchens wrote:
Hey, I miss watching you guys on season 2 of Ax Men. I liked watching your company, on season 1, the best. It just ain't the same show without you guys. Good luck and stay safe.
On March 13, 2009, Anders Sigfridsson, Sweden wrote:
Hello guy's!!

I am looking around the net and find you!! I want these kind of trees here in Sweden too!! :-) It look's too me, that you are doing a wery good job "over there". I have been in the buisnies since -75, now I have a degree in forest engineering too. Your names sounds Swedish too??!!
Keep on logging....

On March 13, 2009, Daniel Scoresby wrote:
i was really surprised when they didnt have you and Stump Branch Logging back. i really liked Darrell.
On March 13, 2009, Brad wrote:
Well....the new season of Axe Men has started - when will it end? It sucks now without the original companies - really grasping for straws with the aqua idiots!!!Please you and Stump Branch come back!!!!
On March 12, 2009, Anita from Welch,Mn wrote:
did not know you guys would not be on there this year?
I am an Ax Men junkie to! Man my kids love that mom watches ax men their dad is a well driller in southern mn and does a hard job like you guys to ! Miss ya Darrell your my fav!
Best of Luck to you all!!!!(:
On March 11, 2009, Dale E. Campalong wrote:
I'm going to miss seeing you guys on Ax Men this year. I hope you are all doing well, and that God will bless all you do this year. Darrell I will especialy miss watching you, your profesionalism on the job and the way you manage people was interesting to watch and learn from.

On March 11, 2009, Tyler wrote:
This sucks not to see you in the new seson, What the hell for it's not as good, you run a great bussiness. Why aren't you back on the show
On March 11, 2009, Brian wrote:
i can't believe you guys aren't on ax men anymore. this season won't be what it was like last year. you guys and stump branch are the best. stay safe.
On March 11, 2009, John Michael wrote:
The show is definitely not the same without Gustafson or Stump-Branch. In any event, I hope your companies do well and everyone stays safe.
On March 9, 2009, Blaine Powell wrote:
sorry to see your not on the new season of ax men. it just wont be the same with out you.
On March 8, 2009, dylan darby wrote:
thet aqua squad is stupid it is a dumb way to log
On March 6, 2009, robby from florida wrote:
wtf that s&s;aqua logging is a joke
On March 5, 2009, Ledbedder wrote:
They really screwed up the show not bringing ya'll & the Stump Branch boy's back! Gonna miss ya's on there!
On March 5, 2009, Carol from the East Coast wrote:
I was sooooo disappointed to see you guys off the show! I'm a newbie at the Ax Men series and have been hooked on it since a marathon of the show just ran recently. I couldn't wait for the season premier and was shocked not to see your crew. And whatever happened to Levi Brown?
On March 4, 2009, Jenn wrote:
Nooooo, I can't watch it anymore . No Darrell no show !!!
On March 4, 2009, Dean Morgan wrote:
Hey,we want to see you guys back soon.Darrell was the best!We really enjoyed watching the crew.Darrell is a good example of what men need to be nowadays.Sure gonna miss you guys.Darrell for president?
On March 4, 2009, tom mac wrote:
would like to see you back on the history channel just not the same with out you guys
On March 3, 2009, Montana Forester wrote:
Dissapointed to not see Gustafson on Season 2 - Montana foresters were happy to see such a professional outfit representing the industry last season, it'll be missed this year.
On March 3, 2009, Roger wrote:
Hated not to see you guys on this year. You was great.
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On March 3, 2009, Chris Kramer wrote:
Sorry to see the Gustafson Crew not on Season 2 of "Axe Men"....I (like many others that have posted) are sad not to see Darrell and the crew on the show this year - you guys were the most professional and "down to Earth" out of all the crews from last year.

Good Luck to all of you, and hopefully we'll see you all on again next season.
On March 3, 2009, MATT WALLACE wrote:
What happened????? I turn on the new season and you goys aren't on. The history channel outa be horse whipped. You guys were the best crew on the show last's not the same without you guys. I for one am not going to watch the show this season....that's how dissappointed I am. I hope the business is okay and the crew has a safe season. BTW..... did Darrell ever catch the theif that stole the rope? I hope ya hang him with it if ya do!
On March 3, 2009, Chris E wrote:
Can't believe you guys aren't on season two. I know everyone has let you know how much you will be missed but I just wanted to let you know we are gonna miss you on the other side of the country too. Hope you have a great year and hopefully see you again on the big screen.
On March 3, 2009, Mike Lamar wrote:
I am very sorry that your crew did not make it on to season 2. What happened? Darrell was the most professional logger on the show, he didn't have to be bleeped every time he spoke and his work clearing the roads after the storm was commendable. Good luck during this difficult time in you business.
On March 3, 2009, Cassie wrote:
The History Channel should be ashamed for removing Darrel and the Gustafson's from the schedule. They were the only crew enjoyable and clean to watch. You would think being a more family oriented channel they would have kept them on. My family and I send our best wishes to you and yours during this difficult time. Maybe this will give you more time to work. I would also like to commend Darrel for his bravery during the big storm, clearing the road and having the strength to move on. Then helping the county road crew do the same. You are a real man. We appreciate your mature and clean behavior and you are a wonderfl example for your kids. It was a pleasure watching you. Oh yeah, you are a good boss too. If logging doesn't work out I think you'd make a great teacher. To the Gustafson's... hang on to him as long as you can. Thank you to all of you for the work you do and the pride you take in doing it! Hang in there.
On March 3, 2009, Peggy wrote:
I'll also miss you guys on the 2nd season. Hope everyone stays safe and good luck!
On March 3, 2009, Brenda and Bob wrote:
Really disappointed your outfit is not on Season Two. Wishing you much success!!
On March 3, 2009, Mike, Maggie and Maddie from Dover, DE wrote:
Just found out Darrel and "our boys" will not be on this season. It is a horrible shame given that Darrel's crew was without a doubt the most professional and enjoyable to watch. Darrel was the only person on the show they didn't have to "bleep out". We also will be contacting the History Channel. Hope you are all safe and finding work in these trying times. Thanks for a wonderful season 1 we really enjoyed it.
On March 3, 2009, marilyn wrote:
Your crew was the best. This next season just won't be the same without you. Darrell and his men worked well together and it showed after the terrible storm that hit Oregon.
I am writing to the History Channel to get them to get you back or give you your own show. You guys are that good.
Good luck to you all.
On March 3, 2009, Eric and "T" Fenska wrote:
What happened? Why are you guys not returning for season 2 of Ax Men? (Don't ya wish you had $10 for every time you've heard that question in the past 48 hrs!) I "suffered" through the +8 hr marathon March 1, only to hear my husband say (at the end of the season 2 preview show), "Crap, where's Darrell and the rest of our guys?" You will be reeaally be missed, best of luck to you all.
On March 3, 2009, mark wrote:
i am realy going to miss you guys this year. you all made the show . best of luck to you , and continued success in the future. i hope to get to meet you somedsy and shake the hands of my personal heroes
On March 3, 2009, Thomas Pouncy wrote:
You guys made the show. Too bad you all want be on season 2. I would love to spend time learning what it takes to be a real logger.
On March 2, 2009, Jack L wrote:
Too bad you are not on season 2 - your crew was the most professional by far. Most of the people featured were ok, but the Browning kid is a punk - he needs to work for someone other than his old man. Would like to share an elk camp with Darrell - seems like a real steady hand
On March 2, 2009, Chad Nelsen from South Dakota wrote:
Logging looks alot like farming in that you have to spend a million dollars to make one. Logging is one of our nations building blocks just like production agriculture and is under appreciated poeple need to know where the building materials come from keep up the exceptional work and fighting the enviromentalists that are hurting our nation and our way of live.
On March 2, 2009, Chad Nelsen wrote:
Thought your crew was the most professional of all the other crews. Your site looked almost impossible log, sorry to see your not on this years show.
On March 2, 2009, marie jaskiewicz wrote:
hey why arent you guys on this year your crew made the show I hope browning gets flooded back to the east coast what a arrogant smuck lots of love out of chehalis
On March 2, 2009, Joe wrote:
Hey hows it been going for you guys? well here in vt we have been logging. in fact i just got in from our more recent job. me and my dad found a job claering a pit out. soon as we are done this we got to replace our cables theyre getting pretty worn down.then we will move to a mountain to work off on. we have excavation and logging,trucking,plowing a dairy farm. litle bit of everything. we have two excavators deere 690c 120c deere dozer 450c, a case dozer 1450B, a timberjack 240D detroit skidder.having those thumbs on those excavators make a huge difference as far as loading or moving wood around. then we got 3 trucks two single axle state trucks and a tamdom. how is ur guys market holding up? ours aint worth nothin. well good luck
On March 2, 2009, Rev steve machado wrote:
I would like to talk to Darrel, E-mail or phone. 707 725 4931. I'm a disabled logger (faller) cut old growth Red wood and fir most of my life. for 14 years I helped my dad and father inlaw run the woods, 20 + hrs days till they died. Then just stuck to cutting till a tree fell on me. I've lived threw three surgerys and two heart attects.
The show really brought back old memerys. I'm now a volunteer Pastor at a mission once a week.
God bless
Rev steve Machado
ps my biggest tree was 17'one way and 21' across on the stump and a little over 60,000 board feet.
On March 2, 2009, Allan Campbell wrote:
Hi from Scotland. You guys were a major part of one of the best TV shows, so very sorry to read you are not in series 2. Each of the 4 companies had there standout person but Darrel's character and outlook was fantastic. Very inspirational.

thanks again
On March 2, 2009, Sherri wrote:
I've just seen the upcoming "Ax Men" preview and am disappointed to see you guys aren't going to be part of this season. I am just curious why? This season will not be the same without the Gustafson bunch and that hottie Darrell.Hope all is well with you all.
On March 2, 2009, lynn garner wrote:
ihad two uncle who logged for years and i got to go to work with them alot.i have always been intrested in dad also logged before he became a mechanic.i really like the show very much!good luck and stay safe in the wods.

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