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INTERVIEW: Trapper opens up about hunting monsters, making memorable TV

The cast of Mountain Monsters on Destination America includes John "Trapper" Tice, center. Photo courtesy of Jason Elias / Destination America.

The cast of Mountain Monsters on Destination America includes John “Trapper” Tice, center. Photo courtesy of Jason Elias / Destination America.

His name is John Tice, otherwise known as “Trapper,” the star of Destination America’s successful series Mountain Monsters. For several years, Tice and company have been traveling throughout Appalachia looking for all things mystical and marvelous. From a giant fire dragon to Bigfoot, the suspected creatures are numerous and steeped in legends that run deep among the community of believers.

INTERVIEW: Searching for Mothman, Grassman, Devil Dog on ‘Mountain Monsters’

John 'Trapper' Tice of 'Mountain Monsters' on Destination America — Photo courtesy of Destination America

John ‘Trapper’ Tice stars in Mountain Monsters on Destination America. Photo courtesy of Destination America.

His name is John Tice, but people call him Trapper. He’s a backwoods West Virginian who prefers hill people or mountain people over that other term people sometimes use. With his closest friends, Tice travels around the Appalachian region looking for evidence of mysterious, mythical creatures that have lived in the public’s consciousness for generations. His group, called the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), is the subject of Mountain Monsters, the new reality series on Destination America.

“I think the show was very exciting,” Tice said recently during a phone interview. “You know, some family and friends were over, and we all really, really enjoyed it.”