Adventurous epicures like myself have an insatiable appetite to learn more about where food comes from, and that curiosity stretches way beyond farm visits and market tours. The Simmons family — including my uncle, an expert hunter — has historically been drawn to the sport of hunting, and one of my goals this year is to learn more about it. That’s what sparked this round-up that I did for Departures on some of the coolest hunting and fishing experiences around the globe. From fishing the same river from A River Runs Through It in stunning Big Sky Country to hunting wild boar in Tuscany, it’s all here, and I hope that I can do even more it this coming year.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering what is that I caught while fly fishing in Montana, it’s a super rare bull trout, which apparently some fly fisherman search their whole lives for. Like I said, I guess it’s in my genes! My guide was completely shocked I caught one on my first time fly fishing, and so was his pooch. (You can tell he approves by the smooches.)
You can read my full story for Departures here.