Atz Lee and Jane come across a massive grizzly while hunting for black bear. Later, Otto and Jane head to Kodiak Island to rescue a herd of wild buffalo. Back on the homestead, the Kilchers take on a variety of home repairs and builds.
As winter comes to an end, Otto surveys the condition of his transport boat and the Kilchers begin preparing the homestead for spring. A weather station is built on Perl Island and Eivin and Eve build a new cellar for their root vegetables.