Cole Wilks (Naked and Afraid) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Wife, Job, Net worth

Cole Wilks Biography

Cole Wilks, also known as Flatlander is a hunter, survivalist, and reality TV star from Bertram, TX. He is widely recognized for appearing on Discovery Channel’s reality series “Naked and Afraid” season 17. Wilks is an elk hunter, experienced elk caller, and an Elk hunting coach for Blue-collar Elk hunting. Additionally, he is the founder of Learn, Hunt, Harvest. Wilks currently resides in Burnet, TX.

Cole Wilks Age | Birthday

Born in March 1984, Wilks is 39 years old as of February 2024. Information regarding his exact date of birth and when he celebrates his birthday is currently under review.

Cole Wilks Parents

Wilks was born in Bertram, TX to his parents; Pammy Wilks (mother) and Randal Wilks (father). His journey has been shaped by hunting, fishing, and foraging for wild foods, inspired by his father’s teachings about native peoples.

Cole Wilks
Cole Wilks (courtesy: Discovery Channel/Naked and Afraid)

Cole Wilks Height

Wilks stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).

Cole Wilks Wife

Wilks is married to his wife Kaycee Wilks. The duo have been together for 18 years as of February 2024. Wilks and Kaycee tied the knot in June 2014. The couple started dating in 2006. Wilks and his wife have two children; a daughter named Madison who is in junior high and a son named Kaleb.


Cole Wilks is a hunter from Burnet, Texas. He boasts of decades of bow hunting experience. He is also an Elk caller expert. Wilks is an Elk hunting coach for Blue-collar Elk hunting.  He competed in the Elk calling championships presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation. Beyond hunting, he is a survivalist and reality TV star. He has a YouTube Channel called FlatLander and he appears on “Naked and Afraid” season 17. You can catch more of his adventures on his YouTube channel, named FlatLander.

Cole Wilks Naked and Afraid

Wilks is a cast member in Discovery Channel’s reality series “Naked and Afraid” season 17. He is a hunter from Bertram Texas.

“Naked and Afraid” season 17 premieres on February 18, 2024, at 8 pm on Discovery Channel. Wilks and Michelle Armogida, a farmer from Mims, Fla., are fighting to survive 21 days in South Africa in the “Naked and Afraid” season premiere. In a sneak peek of the upcoming episode, Wilks tries to capture a crocodile  that’s lurking in a river.

Naked and Afraid Season 17 Cast

The other cast members of Naked and Afraid season 17 on Discovery Channel are:

Cole Wilks Net worth

Wilks has an estimated net worth that ranges between $300K and $1 million. He is an experienced bow hunter and elk caller. Has has decades of experience in bow hunter. Wilks is an Elk hunting coach for Blue-collar Elk hunting. Moreover, he is a survivalist and reality TV star. Wilks stars in “Naked and Afraid” on Discovery Channel and Max.


Cole Wilks has an Instagram account. His Instagram handle is @colewilkshunter, with over 700 followers as of February 2024. Wilks also has a YouTube Channel called Flatlander.