During the series, Tom ends up being surrounded by grizzly bears; a run of bad luck leaves Marty stranded in the freezing wilderness at night; and Eustace heads into the nearest town to make a final attempt to retain control of his land.
In the opening edition, Tom's business is threatened by a forest fire, and in other shows, Eustace searches for the predator that has been killing his chickens; Marty buys himself a snowmobile; and Tom spots signs that a dangerous predator is lurking around his home.
In Season 3, Rich Lewis's dog Brandy fights for its life, Tom Oar's land is overrun by wolves, Kyle helps his son to break in his first colt and Marty is trapped by an overflowing river.
In Season 4, Morgan makes a terrible miscalculation on thin ice, Marty's return to Alaska's Revelation Mountains takes an unexpected turn and Rich faces a new war with encroaching predators.
In Season 5, Tom's bad luck continues, Rich deals with the aftermath of his accident, Morgan fights for survival in the deep freeze and Eustace makes a breakthrough with his lumber business.