On a frosty November morning back in 1979 a 9-point whitetail buck walked into Don Higgins life and forever changed it. When he squeezed the trigger on his grandpa’s Remington 12-guage, the slug found it’s mark and at the same time God lit a passionate fire in Don’s heart for whitetails that just burns hotter with each passing season.
In the early 1990s Don and his wife Robin acquired his grandparents small farm and soon began working to turn the property into a whitetail hunters dream. Although there were many mistakes made and lessons learned the hard way in those early years, Don figured things out and today that property stands as the very best whitetail hunting property Don has ever hunted.
These habitat improvement efforts soon led to a new business venture as Don quit his job and started working as a conservation contractor. As such he has planted literally millions of trees and shrubs across the entire Midwest on various projects for both government agencies and private individuals. He has also planted over a thousand acres of warm-season native grasses and completed numerous other habitat improvement projects.
In 1996 Don’s hunting success and whitetail knowledge led to him having his first magazine article published in North American Whitetail. He has remained a regular contributor to that magazine for more than 20 years and has also had articles published in nearly every other major deer hunting publication.
If you ask anyone that knows him, you will find that Don Higgins is not from the same mold as the typical deer hunting celebrity. His genuine love for the whitetail and his whitetail knowledge soon becomes obvious. His quiet country-boy demeanor doesn’t lend itself well to the show-boat, look-at-me stage that the hunting industry has largely become, yet his whitetail hunting success cannot be denied and is rarely matched. Don routinely passes bucks that are bigger and older than many hunting celebrities have ever killed.
Dons integrity is clearly important to him and not for sale. He speaks (and writes) from the heart where brutal honesty pushes aside political correctness. Whether your interest is in a consulting visit to make your property the best it can be, a tree planting project on a CRP tract or you are simply looking for a good whitetail book to read, you will find that Don Higgins approaches them all with a passion and degree of respect that is often lacking in today’s world.
Contact Don – firstname.lastname@example.org