t's been six years since Sue Aikens was attacked by a grizzly bear, and now it's time for her to face her fears and take on the challenge. She heads into the tundra, and after spotting a grizzly in the distance, takes aim. In Eagle, Andy and Kate Bassich have just fed the last of their fish to their sled dogs. Chip and Agnes Hailstone's whitefishing in Noorvik is being disrupted by a late freeze. And Erik Salitan returns this season, having just finished the guiding season a southern village.
Alaskans live and die by the changing seasons. It's a constant fight to survive the brutality of the changing weather through sustenance hunting, trapping, fishing and relying on self-sufficient ingenuity. NGC follows six Alaskans as they fight through the freeze, the dark winter, the break up and the thaw. Then, as they spend summer preparing to do it all again.