Date(s) - 08/03/2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rice Lake Public Library
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Billy Molls, The Modern Day Mountain Man, will be giving a family-friendly presentation for the surrounding community. “Hunt For The Headwaters: Life, Love, and Grizzly Bears” is the title of the event, and also the title of Molls’ next book. Billy’s Alaska videos, photos, and stories will entertain and educate all who attend.
Molls spends 100 days living out of a tent in the bush of Alaska each year. Most hunts last one to two weeks, with most hunters flying out of the field as soon as they harvest the animal(s) they are hunting. “I kind of pity my clients when they rush into the bush, get the hunt over with, only to turn around and rush back out. For me, it takes about a week to get acclimated to the wilderness, forget about the rest of the world, and just enjoy being in a natural environment that is completely untouched by man. There are few things in this world that are better than enjoying your morning coffee as you watch a grizzly bear, Dall sheep, or caribou right from your camp.”
Molls will spend 20-25 days in the spring hunting for brown bear on Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula and 80-90 days in the fall hunting Dall sheep, grizzly bear, caribou and wolf north of the Arctic Circle in The Brooks Range, Moose and grizzly bear in Western Alaska, and again for brown bear on “The Peninsula” and Kodiak. “By early November, after three months of guiding, I’m tired, skinny as a coyote, and ready to come home,” says Billy. “It’s hard being away from my family, but the time away is a great reminder of all the blessings I have in my life. When I get home all I want is to read my girls a book, eat some fresh vegetables and a couple homemade apple pies, share a bottle of wine with my wife, and sleep on a bed for about 12 hours straight.”