Man Does Not Live by Deer Hunting Alone

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I think everybody hanging around the Nuge Spirit campfire can agree on another hunting lifestyle truism; deerhunters do not live by deerhunting alone! Every deerhunter I know lives this wonderful hunting lifestyle in every way we can possibly manipulate our schedules and responsibilities and lives overall to get out there as much as humanly possible to hunt, fish and trap every species we possibly can as often as we possibly can.

Ya think!

Not skipping a beat since the wrap-up deerhunting season, I charged full speed ahead into hog whacking, varmint slamming and exotic backstrap ambushing heaven fulltime.

My hog whacking Blood Brother Pigman Brian Quaca once again joined up with the masters of “Death from above”, Johnny, Terrell and Craig at Heli-Hunters LLC and hit the helicopter airways to lead-hose down some earth destroying wild swine in Texas.

Killing literally 100s and 100s of wild hogs from choppers with my M4 machinegun is so much fun there simply aren’t any words available to adequately describe it.

Smart people with a proper sense of decency and goodwill know that this essential widespread slaughter of feral swine from choppers is the definitive win-win-win-win-win on all fronts. While information and truth challenged whiners will always make up bizzarro complaints, we carry on with what can only be described as environmental God’s work.

  1. We halted the tax wasting indiscriminate poisoning campaign that was planned.
  1. We save family farms and ranches from widespread hog destruction and crop damage.
  1. We save the environment from widespread erosion.
  1. We save untold wildlife from hog predation.
  1. We halt the spread of disease.
  1. We save tax dollars by halting government shooting campaigns.
  1. We created a huge new industry bringing in huge revenues to new family businesses.
  1. We feed 1000s of needy Americans the ultimate pure organic free-range delicious wild pork.

Excuse me whilst I cool off my machinegun barrel and adjust my reasoning predator halo.

Only tax wasting bureaucrats and goofballs that allow them blow it by hiring so-called “sharpshooters” to kill our game. Such buffoonery should be outlawed. Those critters belong to “we the people”, not the king or his soulless henchmen, thank you.

Combined with the daily excitement of my year round trap line on our SpiritWild Ranch homegrounds in Texas, treestand tweaking, food plot preparation and shed hunting, I get real lucky to participate in some very special events with some very special people.

Shemane and I were honored to celebrate the grand opening of Joe Palermo’s Action Arms gun store in Sulphur Louisiana with a few thousand Spirit of the Wild Blood Brother families and hero warriors of the US Military and law enforcement.

These fine, generous Americans in the great Sportsman’s Paradise helped raise more than $10,000 for our Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids and Freedom’s Angels charities and a grand time was had by all.

A huge Uncle Ted SALUTE to everyone there who made us feel right at home. It sure was a powerful reminder of exactly how kind, giving, caring, down to earth and friendly real America still is. God bless you all.

Then is was down to Florida where we hooked up with the hardcore husband and wife hunting maniacs Paul and Sara Byrd and their world-class guide service in pursuit of my very first Osceola longbeard.

Striving to fulfill my post deer season husband duties for my Queen of the Forest, I didn’t get out till late in the afternoon, but Paul Byrd knows his hunting grounds, and just three hours later, my mystical flight of the GoldTip Nuge arrow found its mark on a gorgeous Osceola thunder chicken.

With a two bird limit and unlimited hogs, deer galore, world-class waterfowl hunting and big, toothy, prehistoric alligators to get after, I should be spending more time in Florida with Paul and have some more fun hunting stories to share with you real soon.

Never a dull moment pretty much describes my wild life, and I am more than happy and honored to share it with my backstrap BloodBrothers in my various writings. We certainly don’t live by deerhunting alone, but everything we do in the hunting world will help us be better deerhunters, and I wish you all maximum joyous time in the great outdoors no matter the activity and good luck in all your pursuits.

Story by Ted Nugent


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