Today we have the final part of the 3 part Don Higgins Interview. Known around North America as a sterling voice on deer hunting, and wildlife management, Mr. Higgins talks about his career as a deer hunting writer, author, and what he thinks the future of deer hunting has in store for us all!
OF - Who do you credit for helping you get started in the deer hunting writers fraternity?
Don Higgins – I always had a desire to be an outdoor writer. I remember as a freshman in high school writing to the editors of several hunting magazines to get a copy of their “writers guidelines”. I spent a lot of years as a young adult still having that dream but not yet feeling qualified to share my knowledge or experiences in such a professional venue. Eventually I started noticing that what I was reading in a lot of magazine articles was simply not what I was experiencing as a hunter in the real world. I realized that I knew at least as much as some of the writers who were appearing in the magazines. With that I started “knocking on doors”. Eventually Gordon Whittington of North American Whitetail gave me my first writing assignment and it just sorta grew from there.