Just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilization: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 people is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting as people have in Alaska for decades.
This year, the Yukon Men will face bigger challenges than ever before as they battle with predators encroaching on their town while tirelessly working to preserve their families and their way of life. For some, the challenges of this life may prove to be too much. It’s a constant battle against bone-chilling weather, dangerous animals, and personal limits. Families must pull together or perish.
It's an epic struggle to find the meat and fur vital to the town's survival. As prey gets scarce, predators get desperate for food, and can set their sights on the hunters themselves, or worse, unsuspecting villagers. Each changing season brings new struggles, new threats and new dangers.
Stan Zuray escaped his troubled past in Boston to settle in the Yukon over 40 years ago, learning to survive by trial and error. But at age 63, life in the Yukon is getting tougher every day. His son, Joey, is Tanana born and bred. He has his own homestead to provide for now, but must also step up and take on more responsibilities to support his family as his father gets older.
Charlie Wright grew up in an even smaller village before moving to Tanana 20 years ago. He's the man who villagers come to with any problem, and he always finds a way to solve them. His son, Bob, is now 21 and wants to prove to his dad that he's ready to be a man, but must decide if he can handle a life in Tanana or if it’s time to find a job in the big city.
Down the street, the Moore family has their own set of challenges to overcome. Pat Moore must deal with a family illness and business competition, while his daughter, Courtney, struggles to contribute to her family's needs during her pregnancy.
This small band of men risks their lives to put food on the table, and keep their way of life alive.
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