May 29, 2014
A land of 3 million lakes and the largest land mass of any state in the country, Alaska is a sportsman's paradise. The rich heritage of hunting, shooting and fishing invites some of the best sporting opportunities in the world.
With harsh winters on one side of the calendar and endless summer days on the other, Alaskan conditions vary greatly from one extreme to another. It's important for residents to stay prepared for anything mother nature can throw their way, both for survival and to have some fun along the way.
Game & Fish recently had an unbelievable chance to visit the home of former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. She and her husband Todd reside in a modern cabin-style lakehouse that pulls out all the stops. It's truly a sportsman's paradise, thanks to Todd Palin's extraordinary aircraft hangar turned extreme man cave.
Take an exclusive look inside Todd Palin's ultimate Alaskan man cave, and then go for a video tour of his abode in the season finale of Amazing America with Sarah Palin, airing May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the Sportsman Channel.
The sunrise view of Lake Lucille from the Palin's backyard is definitely worth waking up early to experience.
Other than a mode of transportation, these snowmobiles are equipped for the world's toughest snowmobile race — the Iron Dog, which covers 2,031 miles of Alaskan wilderness in the dead of winter.
A collection of Iron Dog trophies are displayed all around the garage from several years of snowmobile racing.
Amongst the trophies are a custom-stitched basketball from Sarah Palin's 2008 Vice Presidential campaign.
Take one peek inside this man cave and you will be ready for a high-flying Alaskan adventure.
This is one of Todd Palin's favorite racing snowmobiles, capable of running 100+ miles per hour for extended periods of time.
A collection of ATVs provide for a day of fun or a primary mode of transportation when conditions hit the extremes.
A closer look at the speedometer on the snowmobile reveals the kind of speed this thing was built for.
Wild Alaskan game trophies compliment the man cave toys.
Sarah & Todd Palin's son, Trig Palin, shares a common hobby with his father.
What better way to cook up delicious Alaskan game than with a massive 'Meat Monster ' grill.
A pair of snow shoes for Todd Palin's aircraft are easily switched out when snow replaces pavement or water.