The BEST Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 4, 2020

Network: Discovery

Following the Kilchers provides a look into life off the grid, where going without running water and electricity and having limited contact with the outside world is part of the daily routine. While capturing the spirit of pioneer living is never easy, Alaska: The Last Frontier transports you to a place where day-to-day life is truly different from what we know.

Do or Die

#1 - Do or Die

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 17, 2016

The Kilchers find themselves unprepared for winter's arrival. Led by Otto & Charlotte, the family's cattle trek a cold & deadly path. Shane risks losing a year's progress on his unfinished cabin, while the family embarks in two massive hunts.

star 8.44
16 votes
Snowy Roundup

#2 - Snowy Roundup

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 8, 2015

At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. has wild game in his sights. Otto & Charlotte face disaster as the tides overpower the herd on the 30-mile journey to the homestead. Atz Lee & Jane tackle a long-overdue task to secure their cabin for the winter.

star 8.43
89 votes
Parlors and Poop Chutes

#3 - Parlors and Poop Chutes

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2013

Eivin and pregnant Eve decide to finally add running water to their home, but Eivin hits more than water during the installation. Otto builds Charlotte a milking parlor but takes a faceful of fuel in the process. Atz and Atz Lee head out to hunt bear.

star 8.41
119 votes
Circle of Life

#4 - Circle of Life

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 19, 2014

Atz Lee and Eivin take a bushplane and brave bears on a remote island to hunt deer. Charlotte scrambles to save a cow that went down during birthing. A very pregnant Eve struggles with the chores while Eivin is away. Atz cleans his chimney Kilcher style.

star 8.40
100 votes
Spring Delicacy

#5 - Spring Delicacy

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2013

Atz Lee and Jane climb reefs to hunt for octopus. Jane must face her fear of heights or be trapped by the tide. Otto struggles to keep a newborn calf alive during the annual spring cattle drive. Eve gives Eivin news that will change the homestead forever.

star 8.36
119 votes
Marital Maintenance

#6 - Marital Maintenance

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 2014

With winter on their doorstep., the Kilchers race to finish their summer projects. Otto's enormous new project strains his marital bliss. Atz's horse strands him on the range. Eivin works some chicken magic. Atz Lee teaches Jane to fell a tree.

star 8.34
106 votes

#7 - Thanksgiving

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2013

Thanksgiving on the homestead. The Kilchers come together to enjoy the fruits of their year-long labor and share each dish's story. From turkey and pumpkin pie to Yule's famous nettlebread and Homesteader pie, nothing comes easy when making this feast.

star 8.34
110 votes
Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

#8 - Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2013

Midsummer: the Kilchers scramble to make the most of 22 hrs of sunlight. Atz tracks down predators killing the herd. Otto gets creative to help a cow with an udder problem. Eivin builds an outhouse. Atz Lee and Jane are startled while fishing for salmon.

star 8.32
119 votes
Of Moose and Men

#9 - Of Moose and Men

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 15, 2013

Atz and Atz Lee swim their horses across a chilly lake to get to bull moose hunting grounds. Bad weather and feeling under the weather won't deter them from the prize. Eivin hunts clams while Eve collects wild mushrooms. Otto and Charlotte bury a friend.

star 8.28
113 votes
Spring Has Sprung

#10 - Spring Has Sprung

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 20, 2013

Springtime on the homestead; Atz and the family goes on a black bear hunt; Atz, Sr.'s confidence wavers; Otto gives CPR to calves; Eve plants the family garden.

star 8.25
118 votes
Predators and Prey

#11 - Predators and Prey

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 29, 2013

Grizzly bears, wolves, and coyotes remind the Kilchers that the humans aren't always the apex predator on the homestead, but threats to the Kilcher's food supplies and livelihood also come in many other shapes and sizes and from unexpected places.

star 8.23
94 votes
Father-Son Ingenuity

#12 - Father-Son Ingenuity

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2013

Family projects: Before the spring thaw floods the area, Atz Sr and his 3 sons build a bridge across a river using chainsaws and fallen logs. Otto and Eivin create two amphibious crafts from their ATVs. Meanwhile, Atz Lee and Jane build a new smokehouse.

star 8.23
116 votes
Call of the Wild

#13 - Call of the Wild

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 12, 2014

Otto and Eivin use a duck hunt for some last minute father-son time before Eivin becomes a dad himself. Atz and Atz Lee's father-son bonding time is less fun; they're repairing the new bridge. Jane has her own adventure: fishing--and shooting--halibut.

star 8.21
105 votes
Homestead for the Holidays

#14 - Homestead for the Holidays

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 22, 2013

Homestead holidays bring gifts of kindness: Otto decides to give his "Wacky Yak" to a friend, but the gift rejects the idea of being given. Atz Lee gathers lumps of coal--for the nice--as his gift. Atz deals with cows on ice to bring a friend's herd home.

star 8.18
106 votes
Greener Pastures

#15 - Greener Pastures

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2019

With predators stalking the homestead, the need for safe grazing land is greater than ever; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee head to Perl Island to begin plans for a new pasture; Otto and Eivin set to work transporting a small herd to the island by boat.

star 8.18
67 votes
Hunt in the Clouds

#16 - Hunt in the Clouds

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 17, 2013

Atz Sr, Atz Lee and Jane travel to the highest peaks to hunt for wild goat. A wasp infestation destroys Eivin and Eve’s bee hive and summer honey harvest. Otto and Charlotte get creative to protect what's left of their hay crop so it will last the winter.

star 8.17
115 votes
Cabin Fever

#17 - Cabin Fever

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 6, 2013

After 8 months of winter, the Kilchers have cabin fever. Eivin and Atz Lee get caught overnight in the backcountry hunting an Alaskan delicacy. Otto uses ingenuity to get an orphan calf to connect with an unwilling mother. And there's much to do with poo.

star 8.10
126 votes
When Cows Attack

#18 - When Cows Attack

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2016

The guys reclaim lumber for Shane's cabin; Jewel saddles up again to help a neighbor; Eve makes a gruesome discovery; and Atz Lee and Jane find signs of an aggressive bear.

star 8.04
207 votes
Hunting Season Begins

#19 - Hunting Season Begins

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 14, 2018

Eve butchers chickens with her children to teach them about the circle of life; Eivin builds a shelter for his trusty horse to protect it from the freeze; Atz Lee and Jane warm up their remote cabin; Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt.

star 8.02
164 votes
Dangerous Waters

#20 - Dangerous Waters

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2019

Eivin and Eve discover a tangle of nets endangering fish in a nearby river, and launch a risky clean-up operation. Charlotte and Otto rebuild their rotting deck, leaving Jane and Jewel to pitch in elsewhere. And Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt for moose.

star 7.98
64 votes
Chasing Caribou

#21 - Chasing Caribou

Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 23, 2020

Jane heads to the Arctic Circle hoping to bag a caribou before winter. Meanwhile, Otto, Eivin, Charlotte and August wrap up the season's final cattle drive.

star 7.96
25 votes
Preserving The Old Ways

#22 - Preserving The Old Ways

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 2, 2020

Eivin guides August on his first-ever deer hunt, and Etienne goes on his first big game hunt. Plus, Atz Sr. and Otto attempt to reassemble a historic barn.

star 7.95
21 votes
A Right of Passage

#23 - A Right of Passage

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 22, 2019

Honoring tradition and the ways of the past, the next generation of Kilcher men venture out on their first big game hunts. Later, the family rushes to complete unfinished projects before winter's arrival.

star 7.95
62 votes
Boat Rescue Mission

#24 - Boat Rescue Mission

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 27, 2019

While collecting coal on the beach after a storm, Eivin and Eve find a capsized boat and begin looking for survivors; Otto, Charlotte and August build a shelter for their calves; Jane brings the family together with a new spring tradition.

star 7.93
82 votes
A Prickly Situation

#25 - A Prickly Situation

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 1, 2013

A persistent porcupine nails several of the Kilchers' too-curious animals with quills. Taking them out is a painful and sometimes dangerous procedure. Atz and his family carefully jack up and move an old abandoned cabin. Eve finds her garden decimated.

star 7.91
138 votes