Former Norfork resident, Arkansas Game and Fish Director Steve Wilson dies

Photo: Steve N. Wilson

Former Norfork resident and Arkansas Game & Fish Director (AGFC) Steve N. Wilson died Sunday in New Mexico.

A 1967 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Wilson first joined the AGFC in 1968 as a wildlife biologist. Wilson would serve in multiple positions for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (ATHD) from 1972-1979, before becoming director of the AGFC from 1979 to June of 2000.

After retirement, Wilson and his wife, Jo, moved to Norfork, where he was active in many civic organizations, including the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, Donald W. Reynolds Library serving Baxter County, Boy Scouts of America executive board, Arkansas Travel Council state board of directors, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Trout Unlimited.

Wilson discussed his career with AGFC and love of the outdoors with Heather Knight Loftis in an appearance on Local Matters on KTLO FM 97.9.


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Funeral arrangements for Steve N. Wilson are pending.

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