By: Ted Nugent
Well Happy Happy Springtime across America and beyond to all my deeranddeerhunting.com backstrap BloodBrothers! I know it is not quite that November opening day hair-raising thriller, but you must admit that thisfirst season of the year is pretty doggone special unto itself.
As powerful as the fall/winter season of harvest is to all of us, this natural, nature as healer kickoff to another very much appreciated new yearof renewal is even more important. For as we begin again our annual season of renewal, the entire rest of the year will be determined by what we do now.
I also know that I am not alone as I perform the universal springtime celebration rituals of shed hunting, morel mushroom hunts, the gathering of leeks, wild scallions and wild asparagus, chowing down on those luscious bluegill filets, the constant and always challenging pursuit of elusive wild hogs and varmints and chasing those exciting spring longbeards.
Of course there's also the early spring foodplot preparations and plantings, 3D shoots here and there and the constant review of our hunt gear as we peek ahead through our calendars to our beloved September, October, November and December insanity.
If ever there was an end of a monumental era in the history of mankind it happened today with the death of Chuck Berry. No one deserves the title of creator, founding father, Godfather, genius and wizard of rock 'n' roll more than his Majesty Chuck Berry. Being so fortunate to be born in 1948 soon after Les Paul electrified the guitar, it was Chuck Berry that showed us the ultimate application to a musical energy and uppity spirit like never before. Thank God I was bodyslammed by this new music and heard my calling loud and clear. There is not a guitar player in the history of the instrument that doesn't owe Chuck everything for guiding us into that lyrical, grinding cadence of his honky-tonk gone wild and the unprecedented rhythm of his lyrics and singing style. I ascended the mountaintop of rock 'n' roll when I was privileged to play bass guitar for Chuck in 1969. His spirit will be with me every time every day when I play my guitar. Godspeed rock 'n' roll BloodBrother. RockIn!
— Ted Nugent
By: Ted Nugent
Six year old Makon Lynn struggled to walk to the archery range. After a year of chemo therapy and tortuous radiation to treat his agonizing cancer, the courageous little guy had to give all his fragile body could give just to get around.
But the closer to the range he got, his energy and bounce picked up to where once he faced the 3D targets and gripped his Genesis bow, a light came on in his eyes and he actually smiled.
We shot lots of arrows and .22 rounds that day. Makon’s mom and dad said it was the first time he laughed out loud in ages when he snuggled and bounced around in the backseat of our Polaris with the dogs.
We spent the entire day in the great outdoors. We skipped stones across the river and ponds, found some shed antlers and a few bones and small critter skulls in the woods and searched for Indian artifacts as we strolled along the banks of the North Bosque River on our sacred SpiritWild Ranch homegrounds.
If you looked closely, you could actually see Makon’s pain and suffering lift and float away into the heavens. We wrapped up a very special day with backstraps over a special fire and I played an inspired and soulful version of my magical Fred Bear song as if touched by the hands of God.
By: Ted Nugent
FINALLY! After all that practice and dedication, 100s tortuous pre-dawn arousals and late nights getting home, after all those nerve wracking, patience testing hours, days and weeks in the treestand, FINALLY, a shooter deer is in range, broadside and looking the other way!
Nerve endings a-twitter, neck-hairs quivering at attention, muscles tense and pulsating, breath gasping in spurts, eyes watering, all of a sudden we kick into reasoning predator muscle/spirit memory overdrive, settle down, breathe smooth, relax, aim small miss small, draw like a bowhunting ballerina and let ‘er rip!
Dear God in Heaven above, our mystical flight of the arrow is indeed the path of our soul and the beast takes it in the pumpstation and scrambles off helter-skelter in a surefire deathrun.
We slump back against the tree, air whooshes from our overtaxed lungs, eyes roll back into our skulls and a super bad nationwide grin stretches across our face with a fistpumping hallelujah like no other fistpumping HALLELUJAH ever to be had!
It feels so wonderful that sometimes we are at a loss as to just what to do or say.
Even after 1000s and 1000s of arrows and 1000s and 1000s of hunts and 1000s and 1000s of kills, all the above takes place each and every time for me.
With all the hunting TV shows out there these days we all get to witness an unending variety of reactions and emotions from an unlimited assortment of diverse and individual hunters as they live out the hunt for all the world to see.
Real honest to God, all American rock-n-roll soulmusic is alive and well across the hinterland!
Every Nuge rockout is proof positive that real music-lovers crave and celebrate high energy, firebreathing Motorcity KrankRock—now more than ever.
It is my moral, physical, patriotic and spiritual obligation to take the best rock-n-roll to the masses every summer, so here we go again. 50+ years and running, ROCKIN AMERICA AGAIN, like I do every year!
— Ted Nugent
With Greg Smith on bass and Jason Hartless on drums, Ted Nugent is coming soon to a venue near you. Check back often for new dates & locations!
Book this Hunt Contact Paul at 800-343-HUNT x16 or [email protected] for specials, to book your dream hunt or to join the NRA! Gift Certificates Available! *Toll-free number valid in USA only Reserve your spot now for the Spring Michigan Turkey...
The Colorado Session of Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids will take place Friday, July 14 at the Quail Mountain Recreation Area. There’s a 150 kid limit for our Colorado Kamp! Call 720-231-5826 to pre-register now.
"Ted Nugent is not just a celebrity...he understands in depth policy issues at a level most elected officials, or even so-called experts, do not," stated Randy Wood, Michigan Political Director, Donald J. Trump for President. "Having Uncle Ted campaign for Mr. Trump was HUGE for the campaign. I don't think Mr. Nugent's contribution could be overstated!"
And others agree. Here’s what folks are saying about Nugent’s pivotal role in shaping the outcome...
Springfield, MO – Ted Nugent rocked Springfield, Missouri on September 3. But it wasn’t at an arena on his acclaimed 2016 Sonic Baptizm concert tour. This special stop was at the Archery Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Nugent was honored with the Dave Staples Golden Award of Merit.
Named for archery veteran Dave Staples, who himself was lauded for more than 50 years of involvement in archery and bowhunting, Nugent is the first to receive the award and it is close to the outdoorsman’s heart.
The Motor City Madman returns to Michigan this week!
Ted Nugent & Frank Beckmann discuss Ted’s upcoming gigs at Freedom Hill and Kalamazoo on WJR, 760am Detroit. Tune in at 11:35am Eastern for the full Sonic Baptizm Update!
Listen live here
By: Steve Wildsmith
The only madman in attendance on Thursday night at The Shed was the one on stage.
Ted Nugent, the “Motor City Madman,” gave the crowd exactly what they came to see — patriotism, politics and a whole lot of rock ’n’ roll, but despite allegiance to the first and agreement with the second, it was the third part of that equation that brought the sold-out crowd to its feet when Nugent took the stage shortly after 8 p.m.
By: Chad Hobbs
As has been a virtually annual gathering for over fifty years, Ted Nugent and his brand of classic rock made its way to Columbus, OH for a stop on the Sonic Baptizm tour. Hosting the event was the PromoWest venue; Express Live! While the Nuge has his detractors, his fans once again packed the indoor show to dance with Uncle Ted.