2018-01-11 / Outdoors

Trappers convention welcomes ‘Mountain’ man


Marty and his family pose in front of one of his only modes of transportation. 
Courtesy photo Marty and his family pose in front of one of his only modes of transportation. Courtesy photo ESCANABA – Marty Meierotto and his family will be attending the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show July 26-28. The event will take place at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.

Learn more about this man who headed to Alaska with his brother in 1985 to “live in the woods.” Not only is Meierotto a TV star on the History Channel’s “Mountain Men”, he also appeared on the cover of “Field and Stream” magazine and is one of Alaska’s better trappers. Meierotto owns and pilots his own plane, works as an Alaskan smoke jumper, and spends most of his time 200 miles from civilization – without electricity and few modern conveniences.

The event will also feature plenty for children, including free fishing, archery, pellet guns, and building traps. Demonstrations will be held on the hour, every hour, for three days by some of the best hunters and trappers in the country.

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