ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 6/4/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from Discovery's press release, May 2014) Kodiak Island is one of the most remote places on Earth. Home to some of the best fishing and deadliest hunting on the planet, Kodiak Island is a land of natural treasures that lures sportsmen from all around the world. The island is made up of 3,500 square miles of virtually untouched, harsh Alaskan wilderness, frequented by deadly predators and erratic weather. For a group of guides leading hunters and anglers to the wild edge, every day is a roll of the dice. Life here is tough. In Discovery Channel's new four-part series KODIAK, premiering Wednesday May 14th at 10pm ET/PT, viewers will experience the struggles of three multi-generational families risking it all to make a living in this in this dangerous environment. KODIAK chronicles the lives of the Mays, the Hollands, and the Cusacks, who converge together each fall to run Bob May's remote hunting and fishing lodge in one of the most dangerous archipelagos in the world. Even for the most experienced outdoorsmen, survival on Kodiak Island is a daily struggle. The three families subsist on what the islands and surrounding seas provide, while they guide hunters into the deep, dark rainforest, teeming with the largest land carnivore on earth: The Kodiak Brown Bear. The island, referred to by the locals as 'The Rock', is populated by as many as 3,500 Kodiak bears - one for every square mile of land - each weighing in at over 1,500 pounds. Too many bears ultimately means starvation for the species, so carefully regulated hunting is the only solution. For those who struggle who call Kodiak Island home, each and every day brings new challenges.