With characters out of old books (and comic books) such as Buck and Huck and Wild Bill, who, if you're old enough, will remind you of every mentally-challenged gas station attendant prior to self-serve, this phony "team" of monster hunters have amazingly close brushes with pseudo-monsters, but upon achieving extremely close proximity, walk (or run) away with no discernible scientific evidence. And each "achievement" is punctuated with stereotypical rebel yells, hoops, and hollers.
There is nothing entertaining about the stupid hillbilly stereotype - Bugs Bunny hillbilly hats and all. In fact, it's something that the actual people of Appalachia and their descendants are working diligently to surpass. There is also nothing entertaining about attempting to pass off amazing "evidence" that somehow never makes it into the mainstream press or for review by actual scientists.
By comparison, since 2004, Ghosthunters have amassed a handful of extremely interesting material and a lot of question marks. They are fairly cautious to rate the quality of such finds, and even if you're inclined to dismiss all of their evidence as bunk, you at least get the strong impression they're entirely sincere and following a consistent methodology of investigation.
With a notice conspicuously tagged at the END of the show that no animals were harmed or actually hunted, which should be a huge red flag to anyone paying attention, the Mountain Monsters crew go off firearms in hand as if to kill their prey, the legality of which would be highly questionable, and yet, in spite of countless close calls and what would be mind-blowing audio if not obviously faked, never bring down a thing. You'd think world class hunters and trappers could catch something.
As for the traps, while they would amuse the average ten-year-old, in the real world would never be employed. Try one of the several iterations of Scooby Doo instead.