The Kilchers face a fallout from the warmest Alaskan winter in decades. Atz Sr., Otto, Atz Lee and Eivin tackle an emergency mission to supply and secure their hunting cabins at the head of the bay, while Charlotte and Jane desperately search for a missing newborn calf.
Atz Sr., Bonnie, Atz Lee and Shane struggle to move a two-ton bridge, which will ensure crossing of glacial rivers and give crucial access to the head of the bay. Meanwhile, Otto and Charlotte fight a serious threat to their cattle and Eivin hunts for small game.
The Kilchers band together to protect their livelihood on the homestead and beyond. Atz Lee and Jane encounter disaster in a hunt for Jane's first black bear. Atz Sr., Bonnie and Shane defend the head of the bay against grizzlies.
It's early spring and life is returning to the homestead, but with temperatures soaring, things are far from normal. Tensions reach a breaking point on the annual Kilcher cattle drive as Otto struggles to maintain control of his novice crew.
Atz Lee and Jane venture out in a risky hunt for black bear, but instead come face-to-face with a massive grizzly. Using the constructor, Otto and Eivin race the tide to transport and introduce two new bulls into the family herd at the head of the bay.
The Kilchers race to finish a year's worth of work in just four months. To fill their freezer, Atz Lee and Jane chase the first salmon run of the season, while Otto and Eivin bolster the homestead's defenses to contain their unruly cattle herd.
Otto, Charlotte, Eivin and Eve harvest a sterile cow to stock up on meat for winter, re-purposing its byproducts to make homesteader soap, and tanning its hide for building corrals. At the head of the bay, Atz Sr.'s range riding skills are tested.
At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. divulges the secrets of the range rider to Atz Lee and Eivin in preparation for the future. To heat the family's cabin, Otto, Charlotte and August must transform more than 1,000 pounds of metal pipe into a working chimney.
Otto, Eivin and August scramble to stake a claim on 10 tons of priceless steel on a distant beach. At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. and Bonnie team up with Atz Lee and Jane to stockpile salmon for the upcoming winter. Shane and Kelli break ground on their cabin.
The Kilchers face their biggest challenges yet as Otto, Jane and Shane help a fellow homesteader transport a cabin to the distant and uninhabited Perl Island. However things take a sinister turn when they discover a predator on the loose.
Changing weather forces the Kilchers to venture miles from home in search of food for winter. Eivin and Eve stalk big game above the clouds, Atz Sr. and Bonnie battle the open sea, and Otto, Charlotte and August face off against massive brown bears for food.
The Kilcher family celebrates Thanksgiving with the friends who helped prepare the homestead for winter because homesteaders who work together, give thanks together.
In true homesteader holiday spirit, the Kilchers put their own spin on a secret Santa gift exchange by hand-making something useful for someone in the family. With gifts ranging from a crossbow to explosives, their Christmas is filled with surprises.
The Kilchers, fellow homesteaders and cattlemen pay tribute to a fallen friend by driving over a hundred cattle back home. Atz Lee winterizes the hunter's cabin, preparing to move further off the homestead, while Jane and Eve's halibut fishing trip ends with a bang.
With bear season nearly over, the pressure is on Jane and Atz Lee as they set out for their last hunt of the year. While searching for berries, Atz Sr. and Bonnie encounter a black bear of their own, and Otto and Charlotte transport precious cargo.
At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. has wild game in his sights. Meanwhile, Otto and Charlotte face disaster as the tides overpower the herd on the 30-mile journey back to the homestead, and Atz Lee and Jane tackle a long-overdue task to secure their cabin for the winter.
The Kilchers make final preparations for winter. Eivin, Atz Lee, Jane and Shane embark on an epic group hunt for deer to fill their freezers. Otto and Charlotte give Eve and Eivin a life-changing gift, and Atz Lee and Jane deliberate leaving the homestead.