Steve Wildman Wilson of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be the guest speaker at this years annual banquet.
Steve Wilson, better known to Arkansans as “Wild Man,” earned his nickname in 1984, when he became the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s coordinator of Project WILD.
He began his career with AGFC as a hunting safety training officer in 1978, and was named chief of the Information and Education Division in 1987. He now serves as AGFC public affairs coordinator.
Along the way, Wild Man has earned the AGFC Employee of the Year Award twice, and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Communicator of the Year Award twice. He also received the Ducks Unlimited Jerry Jones Sportsman of the Year award in 2011.
Steve is the host of “Talkin’ Outdoors,” a 30-minute, weekly television program. He’s also the host and producer of “Call of the Wild,” a weekly, statewide radio broadcast.
Born in 1950, Steve grew up in southwest Little Rock. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, and a master’s of business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Steve enjoys sharing time with his wife, Gail, his daughter, Celeste, her husband, Nathan, and grandson, Luke. He’s an avid deer and turkey hunter, likes competitive sports and collects hats and turkey calls.