The Emmy Award winning show produced through the generosity of the Jackson
Foundation, Tennessee State Parks, and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Outdoor Adventure

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Cumberland River Paddlefest
This annual paddling event makes it easy for anyone to experience the fun of a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard...especially when it's for the first time.

Kids & Family

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Reelfoot Deep Swamp Paddle
Take a canoe trip deep into a swampy forest at Reelfoot Lake filled with beautiful cypress, including some that are hundreds of years old.

Fishing & Hunting

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Trout in Trouble?
Trout stocking in Tennessee, started to replace native fish displaced by dams, is now in jeopardy, putting the state's trout populations in danger.


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Neotropical Migratory Songbirds
There are nearly 400 different species of neotropical migratory songbirds...but many, like the cerulean warbler, are disappearing at an alarming rate.

More of our latest episodes

Thanks for visiting the Wild Side! Our Emmy award-winning outdoors show is produced through the support of the Jackson Foundation. Wild Side is a vibrant voice for the environment, helping you experience and explore outdoor adventures just outside your door. Recognized as the “Best Outdoor Show in North America,” Wild Side is hosted by Bill Cody and Janet Ivey and airs on PBS stations across Tennessee and Kentucky. Check the schedule below for more.

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Reel Tips-Crankbaits
From floater-diver and lipless crankbaits to jerk baits and square billed "wake" crankbaits, our resident professor of fishology Joey Monteleone covers the basics of cranking.

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Fish Tournament Preps
Veteran bass tournament angler David Gnewikow shares some tips on how to get ready to fish your next tournament.

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A Shelter for the Soul
See how a once a barren wasteland...unwanted and seemingly useless...was transformed by some visionary people into a beautiful State Park.

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Noel Natural Area
Tucked away near the Tennessee town of Bon Aqua are 35 acres filled with some amazing old trees, preserved for all to enjoy thanks to a man who is serious about conservation.

TV Schedule