Meierotto to appear at trappers event

Courtesy photo Marty Meierotto and his family pose in front of his only way of getting to his trapline.

ESCANABA — Marty Meierotto, of the HIstory Channel’s “Mountain Men” and his family will be attending the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show July 26 – 28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.

Not only is he a TV star in the History Channel’s “Mountain Men,” and also appeared on the cover of “Field and Stream” magazine; he is also one of Alaska’s better trappers, 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.

Local convention coordinator Roy Dahlgren is teaming up with the NTA convention coordinator, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce, and local merchants to make this the biggest and best National Trappers convention ever, organizers said. The convention includes demos on the hour, every hour, for three days by some of the best hunters and trappers in the country and a chance to meet famous trappers from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.

For further information contact national convention coordinator Vickie Wright (231) 907-0977, potterylab2@gmail.com; local coordinator Roy Dahlgren (906) 399-1960; or visit www.uptrappers.com