‘Ax Men’ Star Shelby Stanga

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 19, 2011

What can you tell us about Shelby Stanga on Ax Men?

&emdash;Susie Mollett, Feds Creek, Ky.

Stanga, 55, lives with his wife in Ponchatoula, La., and has been fishing, hunting and logging in the swamps north of New Orleans since he was 9. He grew up eating swamp rats and wrestling alligators, and he drives to the grocery store in a forklift. History Channel's Ax Men follows Stanga as he recovers abandoned logs from the waterways with his dog, Piss Willy, and a very colorful cast of helpers. "I'm happy," he says, "as long as I have bullets, and chew for my lip."