The BEST Episodes of The Last Alaskans

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2021

Network: Discovery

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.

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Circle Of Life

#1 - Circle Of Life

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired May 17, 2017

star 9.00
6 votes
Two Kills

#2 - Two Kills

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 9, 2018

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.

star 8.29
59 votes
Biting Back

#3 - Biting Back

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 20, 2019

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.

star 8.27
62 votes
Hit the Ground Hunting

#4 - Hit the Ground Hunting

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 25, 2018

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.

star 8.23
66 votes
The Hunter is Hunted

#5 - The Hunter is Hunted

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 23, 2018

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.

star 8.20
66 votes
Laying Down Their Legacy

#6 - Laying Down Their Legacy

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 27, 2019

Scrambling to finish the trapping season, Heimo discovers the best catch of the season, a wolf; Charlie walks in a legend's footsteps as he works the trap lines Bob left him; Tyler gets the hunting cabin ready for next season.

star 8.20
51 votes
The Price Of Freedom

#7 - The Price Of Freedom

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2018

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.

star 8.16
63 votes
Dark Winter

#8 - Dark Winter

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 24, 2016

Heimo still needs a moose; the Seldens embark on the next part of their trapline journey; Charlie Jagow is introduced.

star 8.10
114 votes
Bear Intruder

#9 - Bear Intruder

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

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.

star 8.09
172 votes
The Great Unknown

#10 - The Great Unknown

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired May 17, 2017

Winter loosens its grip on the frozen north and the Last Alaskans celebrate the sun's reappearance on the horizon.

star 8.07
127 votes
Hard Choices

#11 - Hard Choices

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 6, 2019

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.

star 8.06
53 votes
No Regrets

#12 - No Regrets

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 16, 2018

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.

star 8.05
63 votes
Killer Instinct

#13 - Killer Instinct

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

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."

star 8.00
149 votes
Spirit of the Hunter

#14 - Spirit of the Hunter

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 26, 2017

The Seldens all pitch in to haul home Tyler's recent moose kill; Heimo and Charlie both worry they might not have meat for the winter months ahead.

star 7.99
163 votes
Survival Mode

#15 - Survival Mode

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 26, 2016

star 7.87
127 votes
Pray for Snow

#16 - Pray for Snow

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 3, 2017

Low snowfall slows the Last Alaskans, as snow machines and dogsleds prove useless in such trail conditions.

star 7.86
132 votes
Race Against the Sun

#17 - Race Against the Sun

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 10, 2017

Heimo and Edna's fur count is way down and when wolves invade their traplines, Edna takes matters into her own hands.

star 7.85
155 votes
Fire and Ice

#18 - Fire and Ice

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 31, 2016

Tyler and Ashley are threatened by an intruder; Heimo and Edna say farewell to their old cabin; Charlie builds his first habitat.

star 7.84
130 votes
A Taste of Freedom

#19 - A Taste of Freedom

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

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.

star 7.84
164 votes
Winter's Dawn

#20 - Winter's Dawn

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

As the Arctic Circle's short summer nears its end, the Last Alaskans begin their preparations for another winter on the trap-line.

star 7.82
188 votes
Winter's Wrath

#21 - Winter's Wrath

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 30, 2018

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.

star 7.82
51 votes
Legacy in Danger

#22 - Legacy in Danger

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

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.

star 7.82
170 votes
Winter's Edge

#23 - Winter's Edge

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 10, 2016

star 7.81
122 votes

#24 - Alone

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 3, 2016

star 7.80
126 votes
Never Gets Easier

#25 - Never Gets Easier

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 13, 2019

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.

star 7.80
55 votes