Mike Honeycutt’s Into the Wild
For author Mike Honeycutt, there’s nothing more exciting than a remote trip with great scenery. In Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing, he shares a travelogue that speaks to his passion for traveling the world to exotic locales to hunt and fish for unusual animal species.
Based on his extensive travel experiences, Honeycutt narrates stories from all over the world on all continents. From the savannas of northern Cameroon to the jungles of southern Cameroon, and from the mountains of the Rocky Mountains in the United States, to a Himalayan tahr hunt in the mountains of New Zealand, he describes an array of real-life experiences and excursions. He tells about bird hunting in Argentina, turkey hunting in Old Mexico, and looking for the Gobi Argali Sheep in Mongolia.
From airplanes to snowmobiles, to boats, horses, jeeps, four-wheelers, and pickups, Honeycutt has traversed the world experiencing an array of terrain, cultures, religions, food, and personalities. He offers insights into his travel in Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing.
Here’s an interview with Mike Honeycutt:
What are some misconceptions folks have about hunting and fishing? Would you like to correct those?
I think the biggest misconception is that hunting is a dangerous way to control animal populations when it is actually a more humane way to handle populations of over breeding animals if managed properly.
How did you know when you had enough experiences to put them together into a memoir?
I didn’t know when I had enough material for a book or movie. The opportunity was there to go ahead with a project.
Which of all of your adventures was your favorite, and why?
The first hunt overseas for a Lord Derby was the most exciting. I had never been out in the world before.
What sorts of adventures would you recommend to a city person who’s just starting to explore nature? To a person who wants something unique and different?
It depends on what type of trip you are looking for, if you are sightseeing and in good shape the sky’s the limit, if hunting you will have to go through probably a foreign police and military to hunt and check your weapon in to the country. No big deal if your permits are right.
How is your book different from other outdoor travel memoirs? What makes your story unique?
My book is different only in that I go to remote areas to sightsee and hunt so I kill two birds with one stone as the saying goes. Where photo safaris are usually on a vehicle, a lot of hunting is also on foot.
I would recommend national parks for sightseeing and that leaves everything else for hunting.