FORT WORTH

Youngsters can get eye-to-eye with a red-tail hawk or experience the thrill of catching a live fish at the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s “Kids Gone Wild,” January 21. A unique event that appeals to kids of all ages, participants have an opportunity to experience birds, reptiles and mammals and their role in nature. Coordinated with the Texas Wildlife Association, “Kids Gone Wild” gives youth the chance to try their hand at archery, fishing, air guns and other hands-on sportsmanship lessons, all in a safe and highly supervised environment.

“Giving our youngsters a chance to get away from the digital world and see the natural world is a key component to the Stock Show,” said Stock Show President and General Manager Brad Barnes. “ ‘Kids Gone Wild’ is our most unique event geared toward kids, and is one among many opportunities for parents to expose their children to animals during the show.”

With all the fun to be had, Stock Show patrons will likely forget that “Kids Gone Wild” is a true learning experience, helping children learn more about ecosystems along with the important relationship between livestock production and wildlife habitats. This is a chance to go beyond the classroom and into a wild world of fun and excitement. For more information, visit the Stock Show website at www.fwssr.com or the Texas Wildlife Association at www.texas-wildlife.org.

Stock Show general admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-16 and free for children 5 and under. The Show’s souvenir pins that provide general grounds access throughout the 23-day run of the Show are $40.

Elite rodeo action, top livestock and equestrian competition, and outstanding entertainment during 23 fun-filled days, January 12 through February 3, is what makes the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo the place to be. Get your tickets today and enjoy a lively western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.fwssr.com.