March 8, 2014 at Marcell Family Center
The Marcell Family Center will be hosting its Annual Cabin Fever Reliever Fundraiser on March 8, 2014 from 5:30pm to 10pm. The theme of the event will be the “Great Outdoors”. This would be a great family getaway this winter.
Billy Molls, Modern Day Mountain Man
The event will feature Billy Molls, star of the popular hunting show the “Modern Day Mountain Man”! After an overwhelmingly positive response to Billy’s “Alaskan Adventures” exhibition at last year’s Cabin Fever Reliever, the Marcell Family Center is once again pleased to invite the surrounding community to enjoy an all-new presentation titled, “Humble Hunter”, in which Molls will share some of his most interesting, educational, entertaining, and inspiring experiences in the wilds of Alaska. Men, women, and children of all ages are sure to enjoy this unique performance.
Billy Molls, a farm boy from Northwest Wisconsin, now a 16-year veteran Alaska big game hunting guide distinctly remembers the moment that he realized he would live his life as an outdoorsman. “I was eight years old. It was a sunny October Saturday morning. My dad and I loaded an old row bow in the back of our farm truck. In it was a rusty, tangled mound of no. 1 ½ Victor single-long spring traps and a giant bundle of eight-foot long alder poles to use for trap stakes,” recalls Molls, now 36. “After milking the cows, we drove two miles to Lightening Creek. The oars squeaked as my father rowed against the sluggish current. As soon as we lost sight of the road my life changed. My life of outdoor adventure began.”
One of the most recognized hunting guides in The Last Frontier, Billy is also an author, freelance outdoor writer, public speaker, and outdoor video producer.”
This Modern Day Mountain Man presently spends at least 100 days of each year living out of a tent in various regions of Alaska guiding hunters from all corners of the globe in pursuit of brown bear, grizzly bear, Dall sheep, moose, caribou, and wolf. The husband and father of three daughters, credits the six years of his life that he has lived in the wilderness for his personal success and also notes that his experiences have made him a better husband, father, and person. “Before I was married, I lived as many as 240 days of the year in tent. Solitude, sacrifice, success, and failure in wild places that are untouched by man have taught me what is most important to me in life. When you spend so much time with just the bare essentials of life, you tend to better understand and appreciate all the blessings you are given. My wife and girls have never been to Alaska. I am away from them for as many as 85 days at a time, sometimes calling them only once a week by satellite phone. It is very hard to be away from them, but absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder.”
The opening speaker will be professional fishing guide Brian ‘BRO’ Brosdahl (Bro’s Guide Service). He will share some great fishing tips and tactics with the audience. Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, of Max, MN, is one of the most recognized and respected anglers in North America. “Bro”, as he’s known, is a multispecies angler best known for his influence on the sport of ice fishing. Several popular ice fishing products are based on his ideas. His media highlights include being featured as a guest or guest host on: “Midwest Outdoors” TV show, “Lindner’s Angling Edge” TV show, “In-Fisherman Television”, “North American Fisherman Television”, “Minnesota Bound” TV show, and “Due North” TV show. He has also been a contributor to F + W Ice Fishing Annual, Field & Stream, FLW Outdoors, Game & Fish Publications, In-Fisherman Magazine, In-Fisherman’s Ice Guide, Midwest Outdoors Magazine, North American Fisherman Magazine, Outdoor News, Walleye Insider, and many other publications and websites. “Bro” helped co-design Frabill’s “Bro Series Ice Fishing Combos”, co-developed Northland Fishing Tackle’s “Bro’s Bug Collection”, pioneered the “Bro Dropper,” a modified ice fishing dropper rig, and pioneered “Slip Dragging,” which is an open water walleye presentation.
Official Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young Scorer Ken Schaar will be available to score people’s trophies throughout the evening.
The family getaway event will also include dinner, raffles, silent auction, outdoor information & vendor booths plus FREE giveaways for kids 16 and under who attend. The cost of the ticket is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
Tickets for the family getaway event are available at: Marcell Family Center – Marcell, Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center – Marcell, Clafton Skate and Sport – Grand Rapids, the First State Bank of Bigfork or by calling
Proceeds will be used to benefit Marcell Family Center programs. The Mission of the Marcell Family Center is to make a positive impact on individuals in the surrounding rural area by providing an environment for wholesome educational, cultural, fine arts and recreational activities. The Marcell Family Center is a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit.