Thursday, June 7, 2012

History Channel's "Mountain Men" features Montanans

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:01 AM

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Reality TV just can't get enough of Montana. After last week's debut of NatGeo's "Meet the Hutterites" and the relatively new Bravo series featuring former Griz Kroy Biermann, and a few others, there's now "Mountain Men" on History Channel.

"Mountain Men" is produced by Missoula-based Warm Springs Productions and features Tom Oar and his wife, Nancy, who live in the wilds of Northwest Montana. Tom's one of three Mountain Men covered on the show — the others are in North Carolina and Alaska — and he's described this way by History Channel:

Tom was a bronco rider on the rodeo circuit for 28 years. When the work started to take a toll on his body, the long-time trapper taught himself tanning to support himself and the love of his life, Nancy. They’ve been a team for more than 40 years. Nancy worries about Tom working the trap lines every day: wolves are becoming a big problem, and he’s not a young man anymore. She’s concerned that if his health or hers should fail, they’ll be forced to give up the life they love and move to Florida with his kids.

The premiere episode is available to watch in its entirety on the History Channel site, and you get to meet Tom and Nancy at about the 7:30 mark.

The next episode airs tonight at 8.

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