March 4, 2005 -- Posted at 9:37 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR -- Steve “Wildman”
In those 20 years, the "Wildman's" love for nature and all it has to offer has grown.
“When people think about hunters and fishermen, they always think about killing and catching; but it’s not about that at all,” said Steve Wilson.
"Wildman" Wilson spent Saturday evening with about 300 people gathered at the
He says gatherings like the banquet are really about having fellowship with others.
“It’s really about getting with old friends, talking about going hunting. My favorite part every hunting season is about two months before it starts,” said
The wild game featured at the banquet included deer, duck, fish, antelope, and alligator.
While all the different types of wild game do draw the crowds in, organizers want participants to take something away from the event other than knowledge of the outdoors.
“We know that we’re going to get outdoorsmen here, some of which are Christians, some of which are not. We want them to hear the gospel message,” said Kenny Tidwell, organizer of the event.
“I think one thing we have to guard against, as men especially, is we have to be careful not to worship the creation, but who created it for us,” said Wilson.
We can help accomplish that by teaching our children about nature.