As the name suggests, Mountain Men documents the story of people who have been living in the mountains. While most people think living in the mountains means living close to it, the term has a slightly different meaning her. In Mountain Men, living in the mountain means to live on the very edge of the mountains. Mike Hortsman is one of those mountain men, who lives in Kodiak and has never known life beyond the mountains. For more than 45 years, Mike has battled with the harsh climates of Kodiak. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Mike Horstman.
Michael Paul Horstman was born on the 19th of December 1954 in Jonesville. Mike graduated from Sendenhowa High School but chose not to go to college. While Mike’s parents don’t have a strong hunting background, one of his uncles William Horstman hunted small game and deer in the Adirondacks. Mike developed an interest in hunting during his adolescent years and often dreamt of going to Alaska for hunting. His interest was further heightened by Outdoor Magazines that documented Alaskan hunting adventures. By the age of 17, Mike had already killed his first bear and was gearing up for an adventure in Alaska.
Moving to Alaska:
In the mid-1970s, Mike’s passion took over and he made the journey to Alaska. He moved to Idaho for a few years and started working as a guide and horse packer for some years. Lured by the hunt, Mike ventured further deep and arrived at Kodiak Alaska. Right on the foot of the mountains, the small village was a perfect place for Mike. Never the one for the suburbs, Mike made the journey to Eagle Ridge Harbor and has been living there ever since. Mike has been living in Kodiak since the winter of 1979 and has never thought of leaving the place. Backed by 40-years of experience in hunting, not only Mike hunts for a living but also guides hunters for a better experience. A master bear guide, Mike also conducts guided brown bear hunts for 11 weeks in a year. He does three or four hunts in spring, and two to three hunts in fall. Mike is accompanied by his dog Adele in all of his hunts. He started leading hunting trips in 1973 and was promoted to the post of registered guide in Alaska in the mid-1980s.
One of the legendary mountain men, Mike has been featured in several reality TV shows. His first appearance came in 2014 when he was featured in the reality TV series, The Hunt. The series lasted for a single season and featured the hunt for the Kodiak Brown Bear on the rugged island of Kodiak, Alaska. The show never took off and lasted for a single season. Mike’s second and most prominent appearance came in Mountain Men. He was cast in the seventh season of the show and has since gone on to become one of the major cast members.
Mike Horstman Wife & Kids:
Mike has no recorded history of dating, marriage, or any relationships. He has no children and lives alone at the Eagle Ridge in Alaska.