The Turkey Fandango
Using a turkey fan to attract birds should NEVER be tried on public land. You don’t want to be mistaken for a turkey by an eager hunter. But if you want to on private land, Wild Side Guide Chris Nischan shows how it's done.
First Youth Elk Hunt
Join us on a very special hunt for a unique animal that at one time disappeared from our state...elk. Wild Side Guide Chris Nischan takes fourteen year-old Jessica Parkins on the first ever Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt.
Latimer High Adventure Reservation
At the Latimer High Adventure Reservation, high-energy, high-risk outdoor activities are the main attraction. It’s where young people develop strength and confidence by doing things some of us might be just a little scared of doing.
Nature at Home: Nature Play for Kids
In this Nature at Home segment, we explore turning your backyard into an outdoor adventure center for the benefit of smarter, stronger and healthier kids.
Montgomery Bell Academy Rifle Classic
As Wildside Guide Annette Nole Hall tells us, there’s more than a championship at stake for these young marksmen at the Montgomery Bell Academy’s Rifle Classic in Tennessee.
P.J.’s First Fish
This is a story about a little boy who got a very special surprise early on a summer morning. And it just may have changed his life.
You don’t need a boat to catch sauger; from the bank at night when currents from a nearby dam move bait fish closer to shore works just as well.
Building the Bat Cave
Wild Side Guide Ken Tucker takes us to Montgomery County, where the Nature Conservancy is taking unusual steps to help save our bats.
More of our latest episodes
Thanks for coming by Tennessee’s Wild Side! Our Emmy award-winning outdoors show is a partnership between the not-for-profit Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Our fast-paced program documents the diversity of outdoor adventures just outside your door. Recognized as the “Best Outdoor Show in North America”, Tennessee’s Wild Side is hosted by Bill Cody and Janet Ivey and airs on PBS stations across the state, and on Kentucky Educational Television. Check the schedule below for more.
The River Inside
One day John Guider put a canoe in the creek on his farm and set out on a life changing journey that took him all the way to New Orleans.
Wild Side Guide Alan Griggs shows us how emotions are high and patience wearing thin over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to restrict public access to tail water fishing.
Plywood Boat Races
At Hidden Harbor Marina on Center Hill Lake, the annual Plywood Boat Race attracts a large and captive audience where Corps of Engineers and the TWRA offer life saving advice.
- NPT - Nashville Public Television
Saturdays, 6:30pm; Sundays, 9:00am.
- WKNO-Channel 10, Memphis, TN
- ETP (Channels 2 and 15), Knoxville, TN
- WCTE-Channel 22, Cookeville, TN
- WTCI-Channel 45, DT29, Chattanooga, TN
Saturdays, 5:00pm; Sundays, 1:00pm
- WLJT-Channel 11, Martin, TN
- Kentucky Educational Television
Tuesdays, 4:00pm ET/3:00pm CT