Interview for Kankakee Herald Newspaper
TOMANO Interview for Kankakee Herald Newspaper
Question: What's the biggest weakness of outdoors television programming?
Answer: The brutal honesty that is pure tooth, fang and claw reality of which hunters, fishers and trappers, genuine hands-on conservationists, celebrate and partake in. The Nugent family have put our heart and soul into representing our time honored hunting lifestyle in a pure, honest, refusing to apologize sincerity. Certainly the reason our show has always had the most and most passionate viewers.
Question: Give advice on getting kid's started hunting, fishing & shooting.
Answer: Slow, easy does it and with genuine enthusiasm for the challenging discipline that truly is the shooting sports experience. In my book, "GOD, GUNS and ROCK-N-ROLL", I expound on the critical importance of lightweight bows and simple, bolt action single shot .22 rifles with proper ear and eye protection at reactive, close range easy to hit targets. No pressure, just family fun.
Question: Animal rights activists are buying legislation nationwide, becoming shareholders in fast food companies and enlisting celebrities to further the cause. How come Ted Nugent is the only high profile celebrity speaking out for the good guys?
Answer: There is a jihad in the entertainment industry that no one is willing to admit to where management and artists themselves are scared to death to speak out about these culture war issues. Surely the tip of the culture war spear is gun rights and hunting rights. I simply refuse to be silenced.
Question: Your books, Bloodtrails; God, Guns & Rock and Roll, and Kill It & Grill It, are all classics. Is there another book planned soon?
Answer: I expect to write a new book, basically a "Ted Manifesto" in the next year or so. The war rages on.
Question: You've hunted all over the world and spent many cherished campfires with family and friends through the years. Is there any place or animal that you still long to hunt?
Answer: There is no question that the ultimate campfire is with family and friends. Location has very little to do with it. With a lifetime of gungho rock-n-roll touring, I am managing to maximize these quality family campfires more and more each year.