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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - You won't catch too many king crabs in Arkansas, but we sure know the celebrity captains when we see them! Fans of the reality show Deadliest Catch lined up at this year's Arkansas Outdoor Expo in Conway.

Captain John Hillstrand of the Discovery Channel series as well as Tom Oar from the History Channel show Mountain Men signed autographs. Co-director of the Outdoor Expo Matt Livingston said the celebrities are helping the expo become what he and partner Kevin Grass envisioned in 2011.

"Kevin and I both have small children and we started this event four years ago to get kids more involved in the outdoors. I think we're doing a pretty good job with it," he reflected.

Attendance has gone up by 50 percent each year. The show runs through Sunday, and Hillstrand will appear again from 11 until 3.

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