Meet mountain man, Marty Meierotto, from Alaska at NTA Convention
ESCANABA—Marty Meierotto and his family will attend the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show, which is being held on July 26-28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.
“If you are a ‘Marty fan’ this is your chance to meet one of Alaska’s toughest trappers and mountain men, along with his wife and daughter, said Bob Steinmetz, NTA director. “If you are not yet a fan, you probably will be after you learn more about this man who headed to Alaska with his brother in 1985 to live in the woods.
“Not only is Marty a TV star in the History Channel’s ‘Mountain Men,’ and has 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 – if you don’t count his plane and snowmobiles.”
But Meierotto is not the only reason to bring the family to Escanaba for the nation’s largest trapping convention. Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula is a premier tourist destination, so plan on staying a week or more to take in this area’s raw beauty and the welcoming, friendly people who inhabit Escanaba.