The Ozarks Travel Guide

Andrew Zimmern visits the Ozarks where hunting and fishing a way of life.


Activities
Beagling for Rabbits
Andrew Zimmern is invited to go out for an early morning rabbit hunt with a group of hunters and their beagles. After the successful hunt, the rabbit is prepared for fried rabbit kidneys and rabbit legs.
  • Private land along the Trail of Tears in Maysville, AR
  • Maysville, AR 72747 US

Beagling for Rabbits

Andrew Zimmern is invited to go out for an early morning rabbit hunt with a group of hunters and their beagles. After the successful hunt, the rabbit is prepared for fried rabbit kidneys and rabbit legs.
Private land along the Trail of Tears in Maysville, AR Maysville, AR, US
Gigging for Suckers
Andrew Zimmern joins a group of Ozark sucker fishermen as they take part in a gigging tournament and fish fry. After the catch, the sucker filets are coated in cornmeal and fried.
  • On the Elk River near Noel, MO
  • Noel, MO 64854 US

Gigging for Suckers

Andrew Zimmern joins a group of Ozark sucker fishermen as they take part in a gigging tournament and fish fry. After the catch, the sucker filets are coated in cornmeal and fried.
On the Elk River near Noel, MO Noel, MO, US
Fresh Bear
For the first time, Andrew Zimmern samples fresh meat from a black bear. After the kill, the bear is cleaned and prepared for bear crackling (fried bear skin) and grilled bear tenderloin.
  • Private hunting cabin near Professional Kennel Club, AR
  • AR US

Fresh Bear

For the first time, Andrew Zimmern samples fresh meat from a black bear. After the kill, the bear is cleaned and prepared for bear crackling (fried bear skin) and grilled bear tenderloin.
Private hunting cabin near Professional Kennel Club, AR , AR, US
Fishing
Andrew meets Thuan Van Phan, a Vietnamese immigrant who uses a homemade motorized wheelbarrow to catch catfish in the Arkansas River.
  • Arkansas River, Sallisaw, OK
  • Cherry Tree, OK 74960 US

Fishing

Andrew meets Thuan Van Phan, a Vietnamese immigrant who uses a homemade motorized wheelbarrow to catch catfish in the Arkansas River.
Arkansas River, Sallisaw, OK Cherry Tree, OK, US
Squirrel Cook-Off
It’' an Ozarks tradition to cook with squirrel, something Andrew learns all about at the World Champion Squirrel Cook-off. On the menu is country-fried squirrel in mushroom gravy, fried squirrel testicles and so much more!
  • Private Warehouse in Bentonville, AR
  • Bentonville, AR US

Squirrel Cook-Off

It’' an Ozarks tradition to cook with squirrel, something Andrew learns all about at the World Champion Squirrel Cook-off. On the menu is country-fried squirrel in mushroom gravy, fried squirrel testicles and so much more!
Private Warehouse in Bentonville, AR Bentonville, AR, US

Transportation
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
For quick access to the Ozarks area, make your travel arrangements to arrive at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, located about 15 miles from Fayetteville, AR.
  • 1 Airport Boulevard
  • Bentonville, AR 72712 US

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)

For quick access to the Ozarks area, make your travel arrangements to arrive at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, located about 15 miles from Fayetteville, AR.
1 Airport Boulevard Bentonville, AR, US
Aloft Rogers-Bentonville
A "vision of W Hotels," a stay at Aloft hotel is a pleasure, offering a splash outdoor pool, a grab-and-go eatery area and free Wi-Fi.
  • 1103 South 52nd Street
  • Rogers, AR 72758 US

Aloft Rogers-Bentonville

A "vision of W Hotels," a stay at Aloft hotel is a pleasure, offering a splash outdoor pool, a grab-and-go eatery area and free Wi-Fi.
1103 South 52nd Street Rogers, AR, US