The BEST Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2021
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.
#1 - Cattle Drive
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 16, 2012
Otto and family battle the elements and predators to drive their cattle to the summer pasture. A missing calf causes Otto and Eivin to head off for a dangerous late night rescue mission. Atz Lee and Jane build a makeshift greenhouse from cast off supplies.
#2 - 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.
#3 - Snowy Roundup
Season 4 - Episode 16 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - Legend of “Terrible Island”
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 13, 2012
Atz Lee and Eivin travel 160 miles and brave the bears of "Terrible Island" to hunt deer. Otto refuses to admit defeat and will use all the blackpowder he has to remove a pesky stump blocking his progress. Eve helps Charlotte solve a swarming bee problem.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Homestead Heartache
Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 17, 2021
The Fox Cabin nears completion; Atz Sr. unites seven Kilcher siblings to finish the interior of his legacy rebuild; Jane, August and Etienne embark on the final fishing trip of the year; Eivin suffers a devastating loss.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Fox Cabin Finale
Season 10 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 31, 2021
Atz Sr. reveals his Fox Cabin legacy build after months of backbreaking effort. As winter begins, Eivin scrambles to complete a vital project he'd fallen behind on. Jane and Atz Lee attempt to airlift a piano to their remote cabin before snowfall.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#24 - Rusted and Busted
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2019
Otto looks into the condition of his barge after the winter, Even and Eivin lear land using explosives.
#25 - 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.