Wild Bill (William Neff) is scheduled to appear at WV’s National Hunting and Fishing Days celebration. He will be available both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., greeting visitors to NHFD and answering questions.
Wild Bill is part of the Hit TV series called Mountain Monsters that aired on Destination America for five seasons with the sixth season on Travel Channel. The latest Season began airing on August 21, 2019. Mountain Monsters is an American cryptozoology-themed reality television series that originally premiered on June 22, 2013. The series follows the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (A.I.M.S.) team, a band of six native West Virginian hunters and trappers, as they research and track unidentified creatures in the Appalachian Mountains. The A.I.M.S. team is a self-styled cryptozoology research team founded by West Virginians John “Trapper” Tice, Jeff Headlee, and Willy McQuillian.
Their goal is to prove the existence of mysterious creatures such as Bigfoot, Werewolf, Hellhound, Lizard Man, and Mothman. Before his career on reality television took off, William “Wild Bill” Neff was in the United States military, serving as a Marine. Fans hold him in high regard because most people believe that there is no greater honor than to serve your country. His military service took him to various countries in Asia, including Thailand, Philippines and Japan. Wild Bill is a down to act character that always stops to greet and take pictures with his fans. He is a hyper individual who brings explosive energy to every task he undertakes.
The episodes normally begin with Trapper, Jeff, Huckleberry, and Buck discussing the specific creature they are hunting on the way to the location where the creature was spotted. They then meet with eyewitnesses who have encountered the creature, giving the team an idea of where to conduct an initial night investigation to find evidence of the creature being in the area.
After concluding their initial night hunt, Willy and Wild Bill begin work on a trap to contain the creature while the rest of the team searches for more evidence, meeting with additional eyewitnesses who normally possess photographic, video or audio evidence of the creature. After testing the completed trap the team begins the final night hunt.
The creatures are, supposedly, occasionally caught on camera, such as the Cave Creature. They are also shown as a digital rendering that appears before and after commercial breaks. The team attempts to capture these creatures (with Hogzilla and three Devil Dogs being their most recent trapped creatures). In some instances the team places trail cameras and/or infrared camcorders near the trap to capture photographic evidence of the creature in question. They have caught fleeting, blurry images of what they claim to be the Grassman, Shadow Creature, Cherokee Death Cat and the Black Wolf on camera, to name but a few. More recently a recurring rogue team has spied on and sabotaged the A.I.M.S. team and their investigations.