LITTLE ROCK – Central Arkansas Ducks Unlimited Sponsors honored Steve "Wild Man" Wilson, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Public Affairs Coordinator and host of "Talkin' Outdoors at the Corner Café," a weekly television program, with the Jerry Jones Sportsman's Award on Nov. 1. The award is given annually to outstanding individuals that have significantly contributed to the sport of duck hunting in the state.
Wilson has long been considered a good friend of, and major supporter to, Ducks Unlimited and duck hunting in The Natural State. One of his most recognizable contributions is when in 1984 he became the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's coordinator of Project WILD, a conservation education program. Where he earned his nickname and became better known to Arkansans as the "Wild Man."
He has been the Arkansas Game and Fish Employee of the Year Award on two occasions, and was the Arkansas Wildlife Federation's Conservation Communicator of the Year in 1998 and 2009. Steve is the host and co-producer of "Talkin' Outdoors at the Corner Café," a 30-minute, weekly television program. He's also the host and producer of "Outdoor Report," a weekly, statewide radio broadcast.
Wilson is a hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, and has dedicated the majority of his life to enhancing the 'outdoors experience' for hunters and fishermen in Arkansas. He has been recognized by Ducks Unlimited for his ongoing contributions in the past and will be the 7th recipient of the Jerry Jones Sportsman's Award, established in 2005.
The banquet was held at the Chenal Country Club starting at 6 pm to honor Wildman. Current AGFC Commission Chairman George Dunklin, the fifth recipient of the award, was also on hand for the banquet.