CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One of outdoor television's most prominent celebrities is coming to Charleston this weekend to talk with kids.
Michael Waddell, star of the Outdoor Channel's "Bone Collector" hunting show, will conduct a youth-oriented hunting seminar for Charleston's Beyond the Backyard organization Saturday at the Municipal Auditorium.
Waddell said he's looking forward to returning to West Virginia, especially for an event geared toward youngsters.
"I make a lot of appearances, but rarely do I get to participate in an event dedicated solely to kids," said the 35-year-old native of Booger Bottom, Ga. "I think it's great what Beyond the Backyard is doing for young people, and I'm excited to be part of that."
During the event, Waddell will hold forth on the subject he knows best -- hunting.
"I want to talk with the kids and get them fired up about being in the outdoors," he said. "I'll mainly concentrate how much fun it is to spend time in the outdoors. I'll probably bring some kids up on stage, do some different stuff with them, share with them my perspective on why it's so much fun."
Waddell said he plans to bring his 7-year-old son, Meyer, to the seminar.
"It sounded like such a fun event I decided to bring him along," Waddell said.
Waddell wants to bring the same lighthearted approach to the seminar as he and his co-stars bring to their television show.
"We show our mistakes, we laugh at each other and make fun of each other," he said. "Our motto is, 'If you can't have fun, stay at home.'"
After his presentation, Waddell plans to remain onstage to chat with youngsters and to sign autographs.
The seminar will mark Waddell's second West Virginia appearance in the last couple of weeks.