Updated: 03/29/2018 10:25 AM | First Published: 03/29/2018 09:18 AM

Facts about Alaska: The Last Frontier that you might not have known



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'Alaska: The Last Frontier' is an American reality TV series which premiered on Discovery in December 2011.

The show follows the Kilcher family and their activities for ten months in the isolated community of Homer.

But is everything that the show portrays, the real truth of Alaska?

Here are five facts about Alaska: The Last Frontier you might not have known (To Be Displayed)

Atz and Christina Kilcher were charged with illegal hunting

There are a different set of rules in different states when it comes to hunting wild animals. But Atz Kilcher and Christina might not have known about the hunting laws in Alaska.

The couple used a helicopter to hunt down a black bear in the wilderness of Alaska and were charged by Wilma TV Inc for hunting violations.

PETA hates the Kilcher family

Senior Vice President of PETA, Lisa Lange, compared Atz Kilcher to Walter Palmer, the hunter who hunted Cecil the Lion Back in July 2015.

The VP called Kilcher a coward and called hunting a loser’s pastime and that it needs to be retired in the annals of history.

The family lives 12 miles away from a grocery store

The show makes it seem like the Kilcher family 600-acre homestead is far from human civilization.

If the family wanted to abandon their ways, it's just a short trip to the nearest town of Homer, Alaska.

The show is scripted

Anyone who has been watching reality TV shows for decades can realize that the so-called “reality” shows are heavily scripted.

As for Alaska: The Last Frontier, the show isn’t heavily scripted, but producers and editors manufacture most of the show's drama.

The show is heavily edited and over-produced

One of the real reasons Alaskan natives resent the series which are shot in Alaska, is that it never represents their actual lifestyle.

The narrator of the show implies that if they didn't catch enough fish or deer, they would starve to death.