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'Modern Day Mountain Man' creator to share his adventures Oct. 22

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

Photo caption: Alaska hunting guide Billy Molls, who will discuss his adventures during the Oct. 22 “Thursdays from the U” livestream, mimics the sounds of a cow moose in hopes of luring a mature bull.

Have you experienced the beauty of Alaska? Do you love the outdoors or do you prefer to travel via armchair? Regardless of your preference, you’ll be sure to enjoy the master storytelling of Billy Molls, whose passion for nature and adventure led him to the “last frontier.”

Molls, the creator of the “Modern Day Mountain Man” documentary series and an expert guide on anything and everything about the wilds of Alaska, will present “Alaska hunting adventures” Oct. 22 for the “Thursdays from the U” online series. The event, hosted by UW-Eau Claire – Barron County, will be livestreamed from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Born and raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Molls was inspired by his grandfather, a professional trapper. For the past 22 years, he has lived as many as 160 days of the year in the remote bush of Alaska while guiding big-game hunters for brown bear, grizzly bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and wolf. With his camera in hand, Molls has filmed and photographed every one of his Alaskan hunting adventures. Having lived more than eight years of his life out of a tent in the wilderness, he has many tales to tell.

Due to COVID-19, the fall 2020 series will be held entirely online. To access the livestreamed presentations, visit the “Thursdays from the U” webpage at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event. There you will find instructions for joining the live session, as well as the complete fall schedule and archived recordings.

The series, which is free and open to all, is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation.

For more information about the weekly series, contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-788-6216.

For more information about Billy Molls, visit