George Michaud is one of the cast members of History’s popular reality TV show, Mountain Men, who chooses to live off the grid and in the unspoiled wilderness.
George Michaud Now?
Michaud grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and learned basic survival skills needed to survive in the wild from his mom. During his childhood, he used to go trapping with his uncle and lay traps for beavers. From then, he developed an interest to be a trapper in the mountains. After completing high school, he started trapping in the North Park with his friends and spent most of his time in the wild.
In 1987, while he was on a dog sled tour out of Jackson, Wyoming, Dave Wescott invited him to take some classes at Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS). After a few months, he moved to Idaho to teach classes at BOSS and attend an annual event, Rabbit Stick, which he has never missed. At the event, Michaud often teaches brain-tanning, leather working, winter survival skills and dog sledding. He owned and operated a dog sled touring business, 4 Paw Power, in Driggs, Idaho, from 1989 to 1994.
He appeared in History channel reality show, Mountain Men in the second season. The show following several other trappers and hunters is running in its 7th season. Currently, the fur hunter resides along the banks of Snake River and the Teton Range in Idaho with his incredibly talented pack of sled dogs. He has also discovered a method of trapping, known as the “promontory peg.”