Billy’s experiences fishing, trapping, and hunting with his father and grandfathers in the lakes, ponds, and woods near his Wisconsin home nurtured a passion for outdoor adventure that could only be contented in the wilds of Alaska. At the age of 19 he left the family dairy farm to fulfill his dream. After attending a guide school in Montana and a two-year apprenticeship in the bush of the Last Frontier, Billy became a licensed Alaskan big-game hunting guide. For the past 20 years he has led sportsman from around the globe to some of the most remote regions of the state in pursuit of Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolf, brown bear, and grizzly bear.
Having a deep appreciation for the unspoiled wilderness and its wildlife, and the lifestyle he leads living in a tent for over 100 days a year, Billy passionately portrays his knowledge and experiences with his hunters, and through his writings, videos, and presentations. A registered guide, author, public speaker, and producer of The Modern Day Mountain Man DVD series, Billy is also a columnist for Bear Hunting Magazine, Hunt Alaska, and Hunter’s Path.
As a husband and father of three growing daughters, leaving my family to answer “the call of the wild” is increasingly difficult every year. Yet with the passing of each season, my time spent in the Alaskan bush becomes more fulfilling and rewarding. The natural phenomena one witnesses, the challenges one must overcome, and the perspectives gained while living and hunting in a world that is untouched by man is something I am grateful to be able to share with those closest to me and others around the world who have the spirit of a “mountain man” within them.
- Billy Molls