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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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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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As winter closes in, Tyler is on a desperate hunt to get a moose that can feed his family; with the river freezing over, Heimo and Scott race to get his boat off the water; Bob's daughter and ex-wife return to his cabin to honor his memory.
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Moose season opens; as Charlie looks for a kill, he realizes he's being stalked by a bear; Heimo takes Krin to his best moose territory; Tyler takes to the skies to assess the fire damage.
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With no meat for winter, Heimo is desperate to run his trap line, but he has no choice but to hunt for moose; Krin discovers that a wolf pack is hunting on her trap line; Tyler and Ashley work together to make the most of a recent moose kill.
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With temperatures plummeting, Heimo pushes into the Arctic, desperate to get a moose for winter; Charlie and Tyler look to start their trapping seasons but must overcome devastating fire damage on their trap lines.
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The loss of Bob Harte is felt across the Refuge; Heimo boats to Bob's cabin to bring Bob's possessions to his family; Charlie recovers his father's shotgun from a hidden survival cache and hunts small game; Edna prepares caribou head.
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Tracking a caribou herd, Heimo's daughter, Krin, and her husband, Scott, are out to prove they can make it in the refuge; Tyler and Ashley look to make a major improvement by adding running water to their cabin.
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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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Winter loosens its grip on the frozen north and the Last Alaskans celebrate the sun's reappearance on the horizon.
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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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