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ESCANABA – Marty Meierotto and his family will be attending the National Trappers Association Convention and Outdoor Show, which is being held on July 26 – 28 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Michigan.

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. 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 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 Marty is not the only reason to bring your 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 – located on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Bay de Noc.

And the convention itself? 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! Lots for kids including free fishing, archery, pellet guns, and building something that they themselves can use for trapping. Demos on the hour, every hour, for three solid days by some of the best hunters and trappers in the country. A chance to meet famous trappers from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.

If you have never attended a National Trapper’s Convention, prepare to be amazed. If this is one of many for you, plan on attending one of the biggest and best and also taking in an area of pristine beauty, while you are up here enjoying the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Area motels are filling up fast so get your vacation time nailed down and get that motel booked! For further information contact national convention coordinator Vickie Wright (231) 907-0977,; local coordinator Roy Dahlgren (906) 399-1960; or visit