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Back to the beautiful state of Alaska for another reality-documentary series, this one set in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a protected area home to thousands of native animals... and a handful of people. In 1980, the U.S. government banned human occupation in the refuge, and only residents in seven permitted cabins are allowed to remain. The series depicts the daily rituals of four families living in isolation and contending with bitter weather, frustrating setbacks, and aggressive wildlife in an unspoiled and unforgiving wilderness. The nonconformists include Heimo Korth, the "godfather of the final frontier," and wife Edna; Bob Harte, who has spent 40 years living by his own rules; and young couple Bob and Ashley Selden, who admit that they've survived by trial and error, learning day by day the harsh reality of frontier living.

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An intruder threatens Tyler and Ashley's success; Heimo and Edna bid a final farewell to their oldest cabin; Charlie meticulously builds his first cabin and ponders his future in the bush.
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The Seldens undertake a four day trapping loop; Heimo competes with a pack of wolves to recover a moose; the Lewis cabin is rehabbed, but the girls still have a lot to learn about the home.
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Heimo must still get a moose; the Seldens continue their trapline journey; 20-year-old Charlie Jagow is introduced.
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Food and shelter are sought before snow falls; a bear spoils Heimo's hunt for caribou; Tyler and Ashley work to pull in a winter's supply of salmon; Bob and Nancy face a hard truth about the future.
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Bob Harte's loneliness abates when a visitor arrives at his cabin; the Seldens enjoy a major triumph; Ray Lewis begins hunting for meat.
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Winter preparations focus on finding food; Heimo pursues caribou meat; Tyler and Ashley score big game and confidence; Bob and his daughter arrive at their cabin and reminisce on the past.
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Heimo breaks ground for the new cabin; Bob and his daughter journey to the cabin where she was raised; the Lewises resurrect their very first cabin in the bush.
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Heimo Korth builds a new cabin for his family as summer fades; the Seldens settle in and seek moose meat to fill their larder; the Lewis family heads for an old homestead by boat.
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Sunlight has returned to the refuge; temperatures in the minus-50 range stun the residents; the Seldens inhabit a new cabin; Bob has his worst season in 40 years and contemplates his future.
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Residents of the refuge look forward as winter's end approaches; Bob prepares Ruger to be a hunting dog; Ray prepares for life without his daughters; Heimo pushes his body to the breaking point.
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The first day of darkness has arrived in the refuge and everyone is now in jeopardy of getting caught miles from home in the dark; the Lewis family daughters prepare to leave and trek into town on their own.
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The price of living hundreds of miles from civilization is evident; Tyler and Ashley make a long 15 mile journey to a lake cabin on a quest for food and to run their dog team; Bob leaves to go see his daughter.
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Winter has arrived and now Bob must live without his crashed plane; Heimo must cross a newly frozen river in order to set traps; Ray and his girls prepare their traplines to replace much needed meat.
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Everyone prepares to hunt animals large enough to feed them throughout the winter when temperatures will drop to -50.
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Everything revolves around finding food; Heimo hunts a moose that can feed Edna and him for months; Bob's wreck of a boat threatens the hunt; The Seldens find thier cabin flooded.
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Animals are on the move in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge during the Fall; Heimo tracks a caribou migration; bear tears through Bob's cabin, destroying 2 years of collected dry meat, and the Lewis family arrives alongside some moose.
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Winter loosens its grip on the frozen north and the Last Alaskans celebrate the sun's reappearance on the horizon.
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Charlie scrambles to secure his first big kill and rebuild his trap lines; Heimo's daughter, Krin, and her family arrive in the refuge, but they're tested immediately when their cabin turns out to be uninhabitable; Bob struggles with his health.
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Heimo stalks his best hunting grounds; Tyler tracks caribou as the pressure is on to get a big kill before the harsh Alaskan winter takes hold; Charlie inspects his trap lines but damage from summer wildfires puts his season in jeopardy.
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Heimo and Edna get a surprise from their daughter Krin; Tyler and Ashley get a taste of their future life; Charlie's sister prepares to leave for town.
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Heimo and Edna's fur count is way down and when wolves invade their traplines, Edna takes matters into her own hands.

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