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ArtsCultureTelevision15TuesdaySeptember32013ByMEAGANWOHLBERGWildTVshermanMaximBloudovishopingtoputallotherhuntingandoutdoorsshowstoshamewithhisnewNorthernrealityTVshowfollowingtheextremelife-styleofasubsistencetrapperfromHayRiver.Theshowtentativelyti-tledTrappedprolesthird-generationtrapperAndrewStanleyofHayRiverasheisfacedwiththehardworkandchallengesofsurvivalduringbittercoldNorthernwintersonaremotetraplinegettingthefurheneedstomakealiving.FilmedincollaborationwiththeArtlessCollectiveandAmosScottdirectorofDeneAJourneythe100percentNWTshowhasaneight-minutemini-pilotoutforviewingandiswaitingforwordonfundingtomoveintoproductiononthe10-episoderstseason.BloudovwhoseshowMaximumLimitFishinghitnumberoneonWildTVthisspringsayshehasfewdoubtsabouttheimpendingsuccessoftheshow.ThemajorappealofthisisyoudontseefootagelikethisonTVhesaid.Thereareabout389huntingshowsinNorthAmericathereareabout80shingshowsinNorthAmericatherearezerorealtrappershows.Thisisgoingbacktotheoriginsofhowpeoplesurvivedandlivedthousandsandthou-sandsofyearsago.Theresnorearmsyoubasicallysurviveonyourownandfendforyourself.Unlikelargegamehunt-ingshowscomingpredom-inantlyfromtheUSwherehuntersgooutforthedayortheweekendtrackingevery-thingfromtrophybuckstoexoticcatcheslikecougarsBloudovsaidthisseriesisuniqueinthatitdoesntpro-leasportbutanextremewayoflife.Thisishisfull-timejobsoheactuallyspendsweeksatatimebyhimselfinthebush80kmistheclosesthospitaloranyemergencyservice.Thisiskindofthelostartofbushmanhesaid.Alotofguysarestilldoingitbuttheyaredinosaurs.Youllrarelyseeayoungguythirdgenerationtrapperinhisfamilyinhisthirtiesactuallydoingitforaliving.BloudovplanstobegintheserieswatchingStanleyashepreparesfortheseasonhunt-ingmooseandnettingshtouseasbaitoilingandsettinguphistrapsandclearingtheThisguythisishislife.Hegoestohiscabinchopswoodcooksallhisownmealsandthengetsupthenextdayanddoesitagain.Hecantpickupacellphoneandcallanambulanceiftheresanaccident.Itstheextremeoftheextremetheoriginalbushman.MaximBloudovNewrealityTVshowprolesHayRivertrappertraplineandthenmoveintoheavydutytrappingforfur-bearingwildlifelikewolver-inesmartensandlynxbeforespringcomesandStanleystartstrappingbeaver.ApartfromtheactionthepilotgivesawayStanleyscolourfulcharacterthekindthatcussesatmostmishapsandsuccesseswhorevealshisdreamgirlwouldwearadressknowhowtomakeapairofmittsandshootalongbowandwhoshowswithquietintensitythetrapperscommitmenttothetraplinedespitethedangersofbeingsofaroutonthelandalone.Idontwanttorelyonanythingthattakesgaso-linebecausegasolinecostsmoneyIdontwanttorelyonanythingthattakesbat-teriesbecausebatteriesrunoutStanleytellsthecam-eraschisellingashingholeinthefrozenlakebyhand.Iwanttobeself-sufcient.Theshowwillalsogiveaninsideviewintothein-dustrysideofthetradefol-lowingStanleyashedealswithwildlifeofcersfurprepandpackagingandend-ingwithanaleattheFurAuctionCollectiveauctionssellinghispeltsforthousandsofdollars.ThethingIrealizedishowmuchactualworkgoesintothistrade.Peopleseethemgettingthousandsofdollarsforfurandthinkohitsjustskinningananimalthatseasy.Butitsbeinginthebushforweeksat-40Citscoldyouretherebyyour-selfBloudovsaid.ThatswhatIwanttoshowinthisthatitsalotofwork...Thisguythisishislife.Hegoestohiscabinchopswoodcooksallhisownmealsandthengetsupthenextdayanddoesitagain.Hecantpickupacellphoneandcallanambulanceiftheresanac-cident.Itstheextremeoftheextremetheoriginalbush-man...Thisisthereasonyoupay6000forapelt.BloudovsaidheexpectsalargeaudiencetocomefromtheUSwherepeopleexhibitastrongfascinationwiththeNorthasprovenbythesuccessofexistingNorthernrealityshowslikeIceRoadTruckersandIcePilotsNWT.Hesaidhehasaguaran-teedspotonWildTVbutisstilllookingatotherbroad-castersbothnationallyandinternationally.Mygoalfortheshowistobasicallytrialitandtogainsomeratings.Ittookmethreeyearstogetmynum-beronespotonWildTVbutImhopingbeingthatthisissuchuniquecontentthatthiswilljusttakeoffrightawayhesaid.Towatchthepilotvisithttpwww.youtube.comwatchvwPVbhgUvOxA.PhotoscourtesyofMaximBloudovHayRivertrapperAndrewStanleyisthefocusofthenewoutdoorsrealityTVshowTrappedshowcasingthelifeofasubsistencetrapperandgivinganinsidelookintothefurindustry.