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Mountain Monsters Season 7 release date: Is show coming back on and when will it return? (2020 update)

Mountain Monsters cast members Jeff Headlee, Joseph “Huckleberry” Lott, John “Trapper” Tice, Jacob “Buck” Lowe, William “Wild Bill” Neff and Willy McQuillian
Mountain Monsters Season 7 is still a ways off. Pic credit: Travel Channel

Mountain Monsters is a Travel Channel show about a group of six hunters and trackers whose goal is to seek out and find mythical creatures that people have only heard about in legends.

While the sixth season of Mountain Monsters wrapped up in November 2019, there has been no word on when the next season was going to arrive.

Here is what we know about Mountain Monsters Season 7.

Is there going to be a Season 7 of Mountain Monsters?

Travel Channel has not renewed Mountain Monsters for a Season 7 yet. The reason for that is likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the show has a small crew of the hunters and trackers and their camera workers, there is still the fact that they have to take precautions when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is also highly necessary when they are out talking to people in the area they are exploring since there is no telling who does or does not have COVID-19.

Once things start to clear up more in the United States and more safety precautions are widely used, Season 7 is likely to get an announcement.

Release date latest: When is Mountain Monsters Season 7 likely to come out?

Mountain Monsters will return on January 3, 2021, for a special tribute to John “Trapper” Tice, and the new season will premiere one week later on January 10, 2021, at 10/9c on Travel Channel.

The original assumption was that Mountain Monsters Season 7 would arrive in August 2020. That is almost impossible thanks to the shutdown caused by the pandemic.

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If things don’t improve in the next couple of months, it will likely be too late to film anything for 2020 at all due to the seasonal changes.

The best bet is that the seventh season won’t return until 2021 since Travel Channel has not announced the renewal yet.

There is also one important thing to note.

When Travel Channel picked up Mountain Monsters for a sixth season, there was a two-year break between Season 5 and Season 6, so waiting until 2021 is not out of the question.

With that said, the show is one of the most-watched on the network, so expect the seventh season to arrive sometime in the near future.

Mountain Monsters Season 7 cast updates

The Mountain Monsters cast members are part of a team known as Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), and they go deep into the Appalachian Mountains, as their name suggests.

This is a team combining hunters and trappers.

The cast of Mountain Monsters that should return for Season 7 includes Jacob Lowe, Joseph Lott, Jeff Headlee, Willy McQuillian, and William Neff. The team will sadly be missing one famous face, however, after founding member John “Trapper” Tice tragically passed away in December 2019.

Mountain Monsters catch up

Mountain Monsters has aired for six seasons so far and a total of 60 episodes so far.

This is the longest-running reality TV show on Travel Channel, although it got its start on Destination America for the first five seasons. It moved over to Travel Channel for its sixth season and that is where the seventh season will likely air when it is announced.

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The series embraces cryptozoology, which by definition is “the search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated, such as the Loch Ness monster and the yeti.”

Some of the more famous creatures tracked by the AIMS team include the Bigfoot, Lizard Man, Hellhound, Werewolf, and Mothman.

There are some who believe that the entire show is scripted, but the cast has said numerous times that they are not actors, and the rumors they are fake come from a rival show called Finding Bigfoot.

True or not, Mountain Monsters has a large cult following, especially from people interested in cryptozoology. This is because the Appalachian Mountains have more mythical-entity sightings than anywhere else in the United States.

The way the show is set up is that the hunters and trackers set out to find where the entity might be hiding and then discuss the creature with people in the area.

Once they have explored the area and gathered enough evidence, it is time to set the traps. Mountain Monsters then tries to show the proof about the mythical-entities existence through either audio or video images.

Once the entity is proven, it is time for the AIMS team to set out and hunt the creature down.

Season 5 was a tough one as the team left the hunt and returned home when they realized that tracking the Woman of the Woods in the Dark Forest was more dangerous than they expected.

Season 6 then saw the AIMS team tracking down six mythical creatures as their ultimate goal was to find the Spearfinger. The season ended with the team finally gaining more information about the mythical Spearfinger.

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Season 6 ended on November 20, 2019, running 10 episodes.

When Mountain Monsters Season 7 happens, expect the team to find more creatures to hunt as they continue their ultimate goal of tracking down the most dangerous creature of them all.

Mountain Monsters is not likely to return to Travel Channel until 2021.

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, more

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  1. mountain monsters must have a august 2020 season always look forward to the series great show would be dissapointed if there is no return of show and my sympothy goes out to the tice family for the lose of john (trapper) tice please return this show

  2. Hate to hear that we all want it back on I know they will have to we’re masks we do know an we don’t want any body to get sick we love the show even reruns will be great.

  3. I hope you bring the AIMS team back. My grandchildren and I love this program. We watch it for family time. Please continue this program. We’re sorry that Trapper passed on and we pray for his family and friends. We love Mountain Monsters!!!

  4. I hope they do. It said it be coming back on in August of 2020 but now it says it probably won’t be back in 2021. I hope they come back! They are my favorite tv show.

  5. Cant wait for season 7, 8, 9, and 10, for heavens sake, keep this show on, it’s the only show worth watching. Travel Channel should be privileged and honored to have these guys on. They put their life in danger for Travel Channel, once Bigfoot is captured, would Travel Channel not want to be the one to make history? If some one else picks these guys up, no fame for Travel Channel…Keep these guys on !!!

  6. Please bring back the show. Its mystery, creativity, and uniqueness keep you intrigued. Its unlike other shows that just run thru the woods looking for bigfoot. I love the stories and all of the Characters! Jeff and his falling down and disappearing all the time. Buck, the thinker with his logical explainations of what is going on, Huckleberry is like a father figure and has the ability to keep everyone level headed, Willy with his expert trapping designs and how he laughs at wild Bill, and my favorite Wild Bill with his funny “hoorah” sounds he makes and is true to his self, what a character! Trapper we will miss you and will be greatful for the creation of Mountain Monsters. I love watching the show more than any other on tv at all !!!!!

  7. This is my favorite show of all time. Now that I don’t work anymore I have a lot of time on my hands. I still have the last season on my DVR and go back and watch it all the time, I love this show.

  8. Wish I heard about Trapper much sooner. I would have liked to donate a memorial donation to a favorite charity or his church. And to of course to pray for him and his family. Which I still can do.

  9. I really hope when the show returns, they leave the preposterous Rogue Team story line back wherever it came from. It’s NOT believable and weak. Please go back to hunting Big Foot and other crypto creatures.

    • James I posted the same thing, I am a big time fan. I pay over $200.00 on cable now. i really want to see the new season. But I can’t afford to buy a new channel

  10. My husband and i are disabled senior citizens, we are home 90 percent of the time. other then doctor appointments. and groceries. We watch tv a lot my husband has a tv on the deck to watch his shows. inside the doorway is me and my tv. i have seen every episode of Mountain Monsters and waiting patiently for season 7 to start. When it did i saw the first two. now i hear that the rest is going to Discovery +. We pay now for cable $200.00 a month. and that is at the top of our income.and i am sure there are many more people like us. i cannot pay anymore. but PLEASE don’t take the new episodes off the Discovery Channel. i love this show, and want to follow them on adventures. since I no longer go on them. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave the new ones on Discovery Channel

  11. I love Mountain Monsters and sure do hope that they will publish the Book by Trapper. Even If one does not hunt the book would be a great learning tool and also a great legacy of Trapper. Plus the lifetime of outdoor learning would be a great tool in any household, teaching us to be more aware of our surroundings. Sure do hope that Monountain Monsters will continue.


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