'OkieWild' debuts Saturday on KSBI-TV

Show will be hosted by Bo Newsom, son of the late outdoorsman and TV pitchman Paul Newsom.
BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer email@opubco.com Modified: July 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm •  Published: July 30, 2011
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Another new outdoors show set in Oklahoma debuts Saturday on KSBI-TV in Oklahoma City.

OkieWild will air at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday and feature hunting and fishing adventures in Oklahoma.

“Every now and then we will have a dream trip to other places, but 80 percent of the hunting and fishing is in Oklahoma,” said Bo Newsom, host and co-producer of OkieWild with his wife, Twolla.

Newsom's father, Paul Newsom, was a longtime outdoors host and television pitchman who died of cancer in 2009.

At one time, Paul Newsom's Great Outdoors was the longest running outdoors television show on the Outdoor Channel.

Bo Newsom spent four years producing outdoors programming for Cabela's from 2004-08 before moving back to Oklahoma. He has been filming adventures for OkieWild the past three years.

OkieWild will be more of a “family oriented” outdoors show than the typical outdoor programming which features quests for trophy fish and game, he said.

“A large part of what we show are kids and their first-time experience in the outdoors,” he said.

One episode will be the fishing trip on Lake Texoma with the children at Camp Cavett, a camp for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

Another will feature former Lt. Gov. Jari Askins on the lieutenant governor's annual turkey hunt.

Former Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree also will appear on a future episode of OkieWild on his first turkey hunt.

Another episode will feature Paul Newsom on his last whitetail deer hunt in Oklahoma. Newsom was ill at the time.

“It was the last hunt he ever took,” Bo Newsom said. “I had to carry him to the stand and help him get up in there. He died six months later.”



'OkieWild'

What: Outdoors television show featuring hunting and fishing adventures in Oklahoma

When: Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on KSBI-TV

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