WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Forrest Wood:
“The Natural State has lost one of its biggest champions. While Forrest Wood was widely known as an entrepreneur and pioneer who revolutionized outdoor sports, his contributions go well beyond the fishing world. The respect he earned within the industry, along with his love for Arkansas, made him the ideal advocate for conservation efforts in the Natural State. It was a role he excelled in, and his dedication and hard work helped ensure Arkansas will remain a leading recreation destination for generations to come.
Forrest was a good friend and mentor. He was someone who I, and many others, held in high regard. I will always be grateful for the times we shared, the counsel he provided and opportunities to work with him to make our great state even better.”