LITTLE ROCK – You can go on an outdoor adventure in The Natural State without leaving home when the new season of “Arkansas Wildlife” debuts this weekend.
The fifth season of the popular Arkansas Game and Fish Commission television show kicks off Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 on stations in central and northwestern Arkansas television markets. “Arkansas Wildlife” airs at 7:30 a.m. Saturday on KFTA Channel 24 in northwestern Arkansas, 9 a.m. Sunday on KARZ Channel 42 in central Arkansas and 11 p.m. Sunday on KARK Channel 4 in central Arkansas. Each episode also will be posted to the show’s YouTube channel the Monday after it airs on television.
“The show will continue to offer viewers insights about our state’s abundant outdoor opportunities, as well as the important conservation work being done by the Game and Fish Commission,” said Trey Reid, the show’s host and producer. “Because fall means hunting seasons in Arkansas, you’ll see a little more hunting this season than you do in the spring, but we’ll still hit some good fishing holes, too. And of course, we’ll keep you informed about the Game and Fish Commission’s work to conserve healthy fish and wildlife habitats for our native species to use and for the public to enjoy.”
The Fall 2018 schedule includes segments on deer, elk, squirrel, rabbit and waterfowl hunting, as well as fishing segments about crappie, bass and trout. Viewers can also go behind the scenes with AGFC wildlife officers and biologists and learn about their work to pass along Arkansas’s legacy of conservation to future generations.
“No matter the subject matter, it all boils down to telling stories,” Reid said, “and we strive to tell compelling stories about our state’s fish and wildlife, the people at Game and Fish who work tirelessly to protect these resources, and the citizens who enjoy them.
“We’ll also take some wild game into the kitchen and share some of our favorite recipes with viewers,” Reid said.
The fall season features 13 unique episodes that will air through the end of 2018 before re-airing during the first three months of 2019.