Born: May 28, 1930
Hometown: Big Falls, MN
George Fortier was born in 1930 in the central Indiana town of Elkhart. He currently resides in the town of Big Falls, MN. He started trapping at the age of 12 and has been trapping in some form ever since.
The early influence that got him started was an uncle who took young George under his wing and showed him the basics. George enjoyed his time spent afield and still does.
George’s favorite animals to trap are the muskrat and mink. Even though he does have his favorite, to George it really isn’t about a favorite animal, rather, just getting a chance to get in the swamps and woods in the fall is what he enjoys most.
Over the years of trapping, he has many great memories of the trap line. However, if he had to pick one as a standout it would have to be the time he trapped a black timber wolf.
When he isn’t busy trapping and working, George has found time to help and support trapping. He served several terms as Vice President of the MTA as well as spent countless hours behind MTA booths at fairs, education days, and conventions. It is his way of giving back to something that has given him so much over the years.