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Backstrap Fever!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

By: Ted Nugent I think we can all agree that the early bowhunting season isn’t exactly the ultimate time of year weather-wise to get all fired-up to get out into the deerwoods. Pretty much everywhere across the hinterland the temperatures and conditions have remained steadily more summer-like than fall-like. All together now…. Ugh! But hark my fellow Natty Bumpo backstrappers, no hot, muggy, mosquito-buzzing sunny days will keep us out of our favorite deer-haunts, now will it!

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October Like You Mean It!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

By: Ted Nugent Well get on bended knee and thank the Good Lord Almighty like you mean it! We are here but by the love and grace of God to celebrate yet another glorious, wonderful October! Say glory, glory hallelujah and give me a minute to catch my predator breath! Anytime we can make it to another October we should look to the heavens and say a prayer of ultra-thanks for the blessed gift of another hunting season! I know many sporters have been at it hard for over a month in numerous states and provinces, but nothing says huntseason like the magical, mystical month of October! When the sumac starting turning red and orange and yellow and the geese began increased movement and visibility, you knew darn well that a very special time of year was upon us.

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A Primal Dance Down Memory Lane

Thursday, September 27, 2018

By: Ted Nugent The here and now is always of critical importance. Lessons learned and accumulated experiences in life are what fortify us to be capable of making better choices and judgment calls each and every day. As a 70 year-old husband, father, grandfather and brother, my goal has always been to push my sensual radar to the maximum level of awareness so as to upgrade my quality of life constantly. Such dedicated attentiveness to primary priorities is the exact same system of considerations that benefit every endeavor we pursue, and that includes our deerhunting decisions. Walking on the wildside behind my dad, bow and arrow in hand in the big Michigan deerwoods as a little tyke taught me much, slowly but surely, about stealth and situational awareness. I bet if some sort of research could be determined, we would find that the most successful deerhunters are probably the most organized individuals in the world, and probably more often than not, the most successful overall in life.

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My Dream Gear

Monday, September 24, 2018

By: Ted Nugent Oh, how things have changed! Well some things at least. The overall spirit of my hunting life, and life in general hasn’t really changed one whit, but Lord have mercy when it comes to gear and technology, especially archery gear, it is a whole brave wild new world out here. When my dad and I would hit the north Michigan deerwoods in the 1950s and 60s we just had our old yew and Osage longbows and cedar arrows in a backquiver. There were no camo hunting clothes to be found back then and nobody I knew had ever heard of a treestand or commercial groundblind. We wore standard plaid wool shirts and jackets and earthtone corduroy pants with lace up leather boots.

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The Future of Hunting Is in Our Hands

Thursday, September 13, 2018

By: Ted Nugent The air sure feels special right now as September throttles forward into huntseason 2018! Good Lord am I ever ready to ROCK the best season of my life! Ever the eternal optimist, I feel nothing but positive energy and excitement from all my hunting buddies who feel the same as I do. The spirit is beautifully wild and we just know in our predator hearts that the sacred backstraps will indeed flow like God meant them to! I have read and heard way too many reports and horror stories that stink of a bleak doomsday prognosis for our beloved outdoor sports and hunting heritage, and I don’t like it. There are many negative and destructive dynamics at play here but I am absolutely convinced they are all reversable and fixable if more of us who truly love this lifestyle will turn up the heat and fight against this nasty culture war more intensely focused and more aggressively.

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More Archery Fine Tuning

Thursday, September 6, 2018

By: Ted Nugent Some things in life are worth repeating. I tell Mrs. Nugent I love her every few hours. I bring her flowers often. I never pass her in a room without a quick hug and a smooch. I try to call my kids, grandkids, siblings and extended family as often as possible always repeating how much I miss them and love them. I snuggle and pet my beloved dogs Happy and Sadie and Coco most every hour throughout the day!

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SmallGame Season WarmUp

Thursday, August 30, 2018

By: Ted Nugent A huge Nuge goodluck huntseason 2018 to all my American hunting BloodBrothers across the hinterland! I know many of you are already kicking off the earliest seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, caribou, sheep, goats, bear, bison, muskox and even some of that exotic, always thrilling big game excitement in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Texas and beyond. Heck, the earliest seasons for deer opened up in California and Florida back in July, and hunters have been chasing bear and pronghorn for a good month already. And of course, the glorious unlimited Texas exotic, hog, varmint and lion seasons run all year long! Ain’t it grand!

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I Have Met the Enemy And It Is Us

Thursday, August 23, 2018

By: Ted Nugent I truly love the American Dream! Especially my American Dream. You know, that wild and crazy, radical and controversial individual right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness American Dream! With our much-anticipated glorious annual hunting season upon us, there is nothing ambiguous or confusing about life, liberty and our individual pursuit of Spirit of the Wild backstrap happiness, that’s for sure! Unfortunately, in these strange times of political correctness, government abuse of power and corruption and runaway fakenews everywhere, what is clearly truth, logic and commonsense to so many of us seems to confuse the living hell out of many of our fellow Americans.

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Archery/Bowhunting Basics Reminder

Thursday, August 16, 2018

By: Ted Nugent Nothing worthwhile comes easy. This is one of life’s many truisms that continually serves us well for time immemorial. My dear old dad relentlessly pounded many such quality of life colloquial ditties into my thick, mushy, youthful skull pretty much every day of my life! Lord have mercy do I ever look to the heavens and thank him and God daily! Be the best that you can be. Do a job right the first time so you don’t have to do it again. Keep your nose to the grindstone. Never give up. Aim small miss small! Anything worth doing is worth doing to the best of your ability. Tell me who you go with and I will tell you what you are. Never take the easy way out. Put your heart and soul into everything you do. When in life you come to a fork in the road, take it!

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Home Is Where My Hunting Heart Is

Thursday, August 9, 2018

By: Ted Nugent Ahhhhh…… Home sweet home! There are no words to adequately describe my love of being home. As I plunge joyfully into the 70th glorious fall hunting season of my life, I rejoice the soul cleansing dynamo of being home with my amazing Queen of the Forest soulmate wife Shemane, family and dogs on my sacred wildlife home turf more than you can possibly imagine. My phenomenal The Music Made Me Do It 2018 summer tour was the most fun, exhilarating, intense, musically outrageous and thoroughly gratifying tour of my life and I wouldn’t have traded all that running around, rocking, travel, flying, driving, hotel after hotel gig after gig for anything in the world.

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