The Last Alaskans chronicles the daily rituals of four families choosing to live in seclusion, vast distances from each other as they overcome harsh arctic conditions, frustrating setbacks, and aggressive wildlife while they survive in one of the last great unspoiled and unforgiving wildernesses on the planet. In the refuge, prop planes, canoes and dog sleds replace the modern luxuries that most people take for granted. Humans cohabit with the animal world and often share the same emotions and struggles while they discover that they are not necessary at the top of the food chain. Utilizing an authentic and organic approach to document the weeks leading up to and during the winter season, The Last Alaskans sets a distinctive and vibrant tone unlike any other docu-series before to completely immerse the viewer into a world that would otherwise be lost in history.
With summer fading and trapping season around the corner, Heimo Korth works to build a new cabin for his family. The Seldens settle in and look to fill their larder with moose meat, while the Lewis family attempts to reach an old homestead by boat.
The countdown to winter continues as Heimo breaks ground on the new cabin. Bob & his daughter embark on a river journey to the cabin where she was raised. The Lewises resurrect their first cabin in the bush, a place abandoned for nearly 18 years.
Preparations for winter continue, and focus centers on finding food. Heimo pursues caribou meat, while Tyler & Ashley score big game, building their confidence in the bush. Bob & his daughter reminisce on the past as they arrive at their cabin home.
Fall continues in the bush as the Last Alaskans settle into wilderness solitude. Battling loneliness, Bob Harte welcomes a visitor to his cabin. The Seldens bask in the glory of a major triumph, while Ray Lewis is just beginning the hunt for meat.
The race begins to secure food and shelter before the snow flies. Heimo's family hunts for caribou, but a bear could stop them in their tracks. Tyler and Ashley work to pull in a winter's supply of salmon. Bob and Nancy face a hard truth about his future.
The Seldens embark on a 4-day trapping loop; Heimo must compete with a pack of wolves to secure a moose for winter; the Lewis cabin is rehabbed, but the girls still have a lot to learn about this new home.
Heimo still needs a moose; the Seldens embark on the next part of their trapline journey; Charlie Jagow is introduced.
Heimo stalks his best hunting grounds and Tyler tracks caribou as the pressure is on to get a big kill before the harsh Alaskan winter takes hold. Charlie inspects his traplines but damage from summer wildfires puts his season in jeopardy.
Winter is one month away so it's prep time. Charlie's fire-damaged trap line means a tough season ahead, so he preps hard and hunts for his winter meat.
Tyler and Ashley hope to get some modern amenities by installing a well in their cabin for easy access to water. Heimo takes Krin and Scott caribou hunting.
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 her favorite meal, caribou head.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heimo tests his trapping skills on both land and water to outsmart one of his favorite catches, beaver; Scott puts lessons learned to the test as he tracks marten; Tyler's plan to run his sled dog team is threatened when the pack turns on each other.
As the Arctic Circle's short summer nears its end, the Last Alaskans begin their preparations for another winter on the trap-line.
As the Last Alaskans settle in to their fall routines in preparation for winter's trapping season, several visitors make their way out to the cabins; Heimo and Edna roll out the red carpet for their youngest daughter, Krin, and new grandson, Colby.
The Last Alaskans are finally home; Heimo and his youngest daughter, Krin, hunt for caribou; the Seldens have helpful visitors and an exciting announcement; Bob arrives back at his cabin.
The Last Alaskans gear up for trapping season; Heimo's newest cabin may have been invaded by a marauding bear; Tyler and Ashley are in full swing building a new home for their growing family.
With winter fast approaching, The Last Alaskans set out to hunt moose. Heimo and Edna team up together. Tyler draws on gut instinct to stalk an elusive bull. And Charlie soon discovers why the area is called "Starvation Country."
Low snowfall slows the Last Alaskans, as snow machines and dogsleds prove useless in such trail conditions.
It's Fall In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and that means animals are on the move. Heimo pursues the tail end of the caribou migration, a bear ransacks Bob's cabin, destroying 2 years of dry meat, and the Lewis family arrives to sign of moose.
A hunt for a bull moose, which can feed a family for the winter, is critical before temperatures drop to 50 degrees below zero and can make being outdoors even more dangerous.
Winter's end is approaching as Bob trains his puppy to be a hunting dog. Meanwhile, Ray adjusts to life without his daughters; and Heimo tests his physical limitations.
Winter is coming, so Heimo pursues a moose that will feed Edna and him for months. Meanwhile, Bob packs up his hunting gear, but runs into trouble when his boat's engine malfunctions; and Tyler and Ashley find their cabin flooded by a rising river, and later, after a week of salmon fishing, their catch is raided by a bear.
Heimo begins trapping, but must find a way across a newly frozen river; Bob deals with the fallout of his plane crash; Ray and his daughters try to increase their food supply.
Bob visits his daughter, and assesses the damage of his crashed plane; Tyler and Ashley travel 15 miles to a lake cabin to run their dog team and look for food.
The first day of darkness arrives, but Heimo's in jeopardy of being caught miles from home. Meanwhile, the Lewis daughters get ready to leave the refuge to live on their own in town.
Sunlight returns to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Season 1 finale, but Heimo is still stunned by a blast of extreme cold. Meanwhile, the Seldens move into a new cabin; and Bob mulls his future after his worst season in 40 years.