Trappers add ‘star power’ to summer event in Esky

(History Channel photo) Marty Meierotto

IRON MOUNTAIN — Many of the cast members from “The Last Alaskans” reality television series will attend the National Trappers Association Convention at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba this summer, organizers announced.

Also expected are Marty Meierotto and his family from “Mountain Men,” said Bob Steinmetz of the U.P. Trappers Association.

The convention is slated for July 27-29. Each of the families will have a booth at the event.

“Funding is still needed to get everyone here,” Steinmetz said. For more on contributing, contact Roy Dahlgren at 906-399-1960.

“The Last Alaskans,” which followed several families and trappers living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ran for four seasons. Most recently it’s aired on Discovery Channel.

Meierotto, a trapper in Alaska, starred for eight seasons on History Channel’s “Mountain Men.”

For more on the convention, go to https://www.nationaltrappers.com/convention.html.

After this week’s heavy snow, Tri-County Snowmobile Club hoped to have its entire trail system groomed by today.

Kites Over Awesome Lake Antoine, featuring professional kite fliers from across the Midwest, takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

It’s free, but no motorized vehicles will be allowed on Lake Antoine.

Lake Antoine Park Partners is offering a free shuttle to the lake from Bay College West on North U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. Buses will run every 20 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LAPP is also turning the campground office into a snack shack, selling sandwiches and warm beverages.

Boundary Waters Musky Club is holding its annual Expo from 1 to 5 p.m. today in the Antoine Banquet Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. The public is invited and a cash bar will be open throughout the day.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will soon present information on the proposed 2023-2025 migratory game bird seasons. The proposal will be finalized and available for public review following the Migratory Game Bird Committee meeting Tuesday.

Because migratory bird season dates and structures don’t often change on a year-to-year basis, the DNR is moving to a multi-year season structure to simplify the regulation process, said Taylor Finger, DNR game bird specialist.

More information can be found at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/newsroom/release/67536 and https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/hunt/waterfowl.


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