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Marty Meierotto Reveals He's Leaving 'Mountain Men' After 8 Years

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On the latest episode of History Channel’s Mountain Men, fans were surprised to hear that Marty Meierotto is quitting the show. 

For the past eight seasons, viewers have watched the skilled survivalist venture out into the Alaskan wilderness, where he spends the sub-zero winters living in a one-room cabin. During the fleeting daylight hours, he sets up his trapline, which catches everything from lynx to mink to marten.

"This is my church," Marty shared in an earlier season of Mountain Men. "This is where I feel most like me."

So, why is the married father of one leaving reality TV behind? Here’s what he had to say about closing this chapter.