Monday, September 24, 2018By: 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.
Thursday, September 13, 2018By: 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.
Thursday, September 6, 2018By: 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!
Thursday, August 30, 2018By: 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!
Thursday, August 23, 2018By: 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.
Thursday, August 16, 2018By: 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!
Thursday, August 9, 2018By: 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.
Thursday, August 2, 2018By: Ted Nugent Ethics is as personal a thing as anything in life. We all have a conscience and we all know what is right and what is wrong. Everybody is different and we are all capable of varying judgement calls, decisions and choices. We can all agree that the 10 Commandments and the Golden Rule are good basic guidelines for righteous, ethical conduct and behavior in a free society. When it comes to laws and regulations, especially in the hunting world, things start to get rather murky.
Thursday, July 26, 2018By: Ted Nugent I shoot arrows. I shoot a lot of arrows. I shoot a lot of arrows all the time. I love shooting arrows. I’ve been shooting arrows for more than 67 years! The mystical flight of the arrow turns me on and is good for you. I think I may very well have a chronic arrow addiction and I like it! Full-on concentration archery immersion takes us far, far away to a much better place and is good for the mind, heart, body, spirit, soul and psyche. When done properly with genuine Zen, Samurai dedication, life is better lived and fulfilled. Gungho archery epitomizes the physics of spirituality. Being that as it may, for this old arrow flinging bulls-eye addicted backstrapper, the archery and life battlecry of upgrade never ends. Excelsior!
Thursday, July 12, 2018By: Ted Nugent The air was wet, dank, dark and intoxicatingly delicious and wondrous. To nonhunters it would have just been another boring, uninspiring, dull October day, but for us deerhunters, the most important day of our lives. I’m crazy lucky, or as some would say, crazy goofy, because every day of my life is the most important day ever, and when it happens to be in October in the sacred swamps of my Michigan family bowhunting heritage, it is off the charts thrilling, titillating and invigorating beyond words. My buckpole was already sagging in protein overdose hangage, but with a pocketful of much appreciated she-deer tags, my work was cut out for me. Killer SpiritWild VidCamDude Ethan Whisker and I were perched in a towering, ancient white oak tree overlooking a vast marsh, eternal swamp and muck-heaven deer paradise, and duty called to reduce the agriculture devastating and highway bloodying cervid infestation. And I had the arrows!