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Season 3

17 :03x01 - Through the Darkness

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.

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18 :03x02 - Winter’s Warning

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.

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19 :03x03 - Deadly Grounds

Erik Salitan is ready to subsistence hunt, and on Kodiak Island he has the opportunity to go after the elusive mountain goat. Andy Bassich in Eagle is hoping that a single $2 homemade bullet will bring home a moose, and meat for the year. In Kavik, a storm brings an unexpected opportunity to Sue Aikens as it forces a herd of caribou close to her camp. In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes Hailstone are anxious to prepare for a winter of nomadic hunting and trapping.

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20 :03x04 - Dark Times Ahead

Chip and Agnes are ready to embark on an autumn moose hunt. For Sue, the approaching winter means that she has only a few days to make sure her camp and business are completely closed. In Eagle, early snowfall has left Andy and Kate concerned that winter will come sooner rather than later. Andy decides it's time to hit a nearby pond to see if he can catch a beaver. Erik Salitan has ordered powerful new traps with the hopes of catching a valuable fox — if he can set the traps safely.

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21 :03x05 - Calling the Wild

Andy discovers the river isn't going to freeze solid in front of his homestead. He must cut a trail through dense forest to cross the river safely and get to his hunting grounds. Sue needs 4,000 gallons of fuel delivered to see her through to next spring, and a storm is threatening to hit before deliveries can get in. Erik needs his bad trapping season to turn around, as the furs he collects are vital to his income. Chip and Agnes are behind on their meat stockpiling ahead of dark winter.

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22 :03x06 - Fire and Ice

To make ends meet, Andy and Kate teach subsistence and survival skills, and Cody Allen has ventured into the bush from Oregon to learn how to live off the land from the experts. In Kavik, Sue preps her weapon arsenal as bears are still roaming the tundra, hungry for food. In Wiseman, Erik must prepare for the meat he will bring in from his upcoming hunting trips. In Noorvik, the Hailstones need essential seal oil. Agnes and two of her children must fly to a nearby village for a seal hunt.

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23 :03x07 - Thin Ice

A warm-up has swept through the Arctic, leaving the camps scrambling to prepare for what lies ahead. In Eagle, newcomer Cody Allen hopes to learn the intricacies of dog mushing & the lessons have only just begun. In Kavik, the warm weather has Sue on high alert. Her fears that the warm weather is bringing predators closer to her camp are realized when she scouts Kavik from a plane & spots a group of polar bears not far from her land. For Chip & Agnes Hailstone, the warm-up has delayed the thickening of the Kobuk River ice, making fishing impossible. Until the ice is thick enough to bear the weight of their large net, they will be without their fish & their winter trade currency.

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24 :03x08 - Return to the Wild

Glenn is back, returning to his remote camp after months away. With grizzlies active in the area, he doesn't know what he'll be walking into. In Eagle, Andy and Kate's apprentice, Cody, wakes in the middle of the night to an extinguished fire. He manages to chop wood in the dead of night to get another fire going before frostbite sets in. In Kavik, Sue slips and falls hard. Combined with lingering pain from previous injuries, she's worried about being incapacitated during this vital time.

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25 :03x09 - No Mercy

Sue is locking down camp in Kavik and heading to Deadhorse, the nearest town, to pick up a new eight-wheel all-terrain vehicle. Cody is considering a full-time life in Alaska, but he needs help from his hosts, Andy and Kate, to learn how to earn an income. In Noorvik, the price of stove oil is high, so Chip decides to forgo the oil for chopped firewood. Glenn has been melting snow for drinking water, but he'll need a larger supply to meet his most basic needs, like bathing.

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26 :03x10 - Breaking Point

After a short flight to Deadhorse to pick up her new all-terrain vehicle, Sue begins the 85-mile unpredictable journey through the Alaskan tundra back home to Kavik. In Eagle, Kate and Andy's apprentice, Cody, faces his final test as he heads out to spend a night alone in the Arctic wilderness. Chip and Agnes's daughter Carol goes out with her parents to learn how to set a fur trap. Isolated in the Brooks Range, Glenn sets out to make a fire kit to help keep his fires going all winter long.

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27 :03x11 - Search and Rescue

Jon shows up late when Chip plans on taking him caribou hunting.

28 :03x12 - The Howling

Sue's camp is threatened by a snowstorm. It's preparation time for Chip and Agnes' annual trip.

29 :03x13 - Dark Winter's End

With winter ending soon the harvesters have one last chance to make the most of the season.
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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Drama | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: National Geographic Channel ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 19, 2013
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