The Last Alaskans is back for Season 3 on Discovery — with the families who feature facing challenges from mother nature like never before.
In the new season the remaining families living the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge face pressures like no other year when the snows fail to fall as much as expected.
This means their traditional trapping methods, dog sleds and snow machines cannot be put into use. It also means the wolf packs move closer to their cabins, making hunting on foot a perilous affair.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was put under a US government order in 1980 banning all new human occupation, so the families that live there now will be the last to ever reside there.
But handing down their way of life through generations is proving increasingly difficult, as their livelihoods are increasingly threatened.
However, some remain positive — like young trappers Tyler and Ashley Selden, and Charlie Jagow, who this season commit fully to living as their ancestors did.
Meanwhile Tyler and Ashley also have their first child, which adds to the challenges they face. Elsewehere, after Bob Harte decided to leave the area after 40 years due to his ailing health he is hopeful he can pass on the baton to daughter Krin.
But will the families be able to triumph in one of their most difficult winters yet, or is nature a step closer to having its lands back forever?
A way of life is becoming lost…
Posted by The Last Alaskans on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Last Alaskans Season 3 premieres tonight, Wednesday March 22, at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery.