By: Ted Nugent
I’m sure it was as early as the summer of 1950 when I 1st experienced and discovered the life changing stimuli of outdoor family time. Mom always raved how I was not only walking on my own before my 2nd birthday but running helter-skelter nonstop every day. I remember hearing the word incorrigible often accompanied by the rolling of eyes and much sighing.
But how could I help it? Afterall, my dad, Warren Henry Nugent was already a serious follower of our Michigan legend Fred Bear, and I am certain I had a little bow and arrow in my hands within the 1st years of my life.
Not only was I blessed beyond measure to be born in America, but I was born in the wonderful city of Detroit when neighborliness, goodwill, decency and hardcore patriotism and the outdoor lifestyle were alive and well and flourishing. Add to that the wildlife paradise of the winding Rouge River jungles right across the street from our home, and I am here to tell you that the mighty Spirit of the Wild grabbed me by the soul and hooked me gungho!
Some of my fondest memories are those casual strolls through forest and field with my trusty longbow and a few Port Orford cedar arrows in my backquiver. Tipped with blunts and eventually the amazing Judo heads by Jack Zwickey, it was the ultimate hand-eye coordination lessons of random stump and clump shooting that created the best archers and bowhunters of yore.
Fred Bear believed in it and wrote extensively about it. So did Howard Hill, Ben Pearson, Gail Martin, Saxton Pope, Art Young, Roy Case, Doug Walker, Jim Doughtery and pretty much every archery and bowhunting writer of the era.
The creation of the National Field Archery Association came about due to the sheer enjoyment of this style of archery and its pragmatic application could not be beat for real world bowhunting training and practice.
By: Ted Nugent
by Ted Nugent
Millions and millions of American families are celebrating the amazing springtime spirit of renewal like they mean it! Fresh fish filets and wild turkey breasts are cooking all across the land, along with those incredibly scrumptious morel mushrooms, wild scallions, leeks, fiddle-head ferns and some early wild berries. Wild asparagus will sprout soon and dandelion salads are just around the corner.
With more bears in North America than ever in recorded history, (despite what the goofballs in Florida and Colorado and California won’t admit to) the always thrilling spring bear hunting seasons are kicking off already, and there are few experiences in the wild as exciting as hunting black bears, grizzly bears and polar bears. The perfect tooth, fang and claw RugSteak boogie throttles on and I’m all in!
Everybody I know is getting down and dirty with the effervescent nostril flaring aroma of freshly turned earth as millions of farmers, ranchers and sporting landowners are plowing, discing, planting and fertilizing our crops and foodplots here, there and everywhere.
Like the Nugent family has done every year since around 1969, more and more landowners are discovering the joys and benefits of planting various species of coniferous, deciduous and all sorts of fruit trees to benefit the environment and wildlife habitat that is so pivotal to our quality of life.
Planted properly, protected and cultivated effectively, many new hybrid fruit trees will produce delicious pears, apples, cherries and other fruits within a few short years.
All this extremely fun springtime activity can keep us rather busy, but there is one springtime ritual that is more important than all of these combined.
For 150 years, the most important and powerful American family grassroots organization of all has its annual members meeting at this time of year, and right now in Atlanta Georgia, tens of thousands of freedom loving we the people experimenters in self-government are celebrating the pivotal life and death quality of life right to keep and bear arms at the National Rifle Association event.
First off as a proud NRA Board of Director, I wish to thank all those wonderful families who vote for me all these 24 plus years. I know that I get record votes simply because I am a fulltime 2nd Amendment hell raiser in a world gone politically correct and you all know I have always been and will always be an absolutist.
The Nuge has announced three more dates of all-American, rock-n-roll soulmusic for his ROCKIN AMERICA AGAIN! summer tour. He'll be adding stops in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania so be sure to visit the Tour Page for dates, tickets and exclusive TedNugent.com Dangerzone VIP Packages.
Along with a ticket to the show, the Dangerzone VIP Packages include a pre-show meet and greet with Ted, a photo of the Nuge for autographing, a VIP laminate and more! For those who have purchased their tickets already, a Dangerzone VIP Package Upgrade option is also available.
By: Ted Nugent
I rant and rave all the time here there and everywhere about how critical it is in this crazed culture war that we do all we can every day to maximize the good while we hammer away at the bad and the ugly.
I author numerous pieces for various sporting publications around the country and conduct media interviews pretty much every day throughout the year.
I consider such action and participation in this sacred experiment in self-government to be my clear and present we the people responsibility.
As we prepare for our 27th annual Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids charity events in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and South Dakota this summer, there is nothing in this world more exciting than watching young kids across America take their first shot with a rifle, fling their first arrow and learn the real world nature lessons of tooth, fang and claw, sustain yield, habitat carrying capacity, honest to God conservation.
In my never ending crusade to bring this conservation reality to the youth of America, I have always reached out to youth with a full on unapologetic, dare I say, Gonzo Rock-N-Roll energy and believability that resonates with them.
Check out the rockin new photos recently added to the Photo Gallery! New photos have been added to the 2016 Tour, as well as from tour rehearsal and more! With the ROCKIN AMERICA AGAIN tour just around the corner, stay tuned for more photos as they come!
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
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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.
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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!
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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.