Hunter Nation Ambassador of the Month: Ted Nugent
I was born in a hunting family in 1948, where everybody in Michigan was a hunter and many were discovering the great Fred Bear. So, the mystical flight of the arrow and fascination with wildlife was in my genes from day one. I was in a deer hunting camp at the age of 10 months in December of 1949.
I've never missed a season since. So, the spirit of the wild is part of my DNA.
You know, that's like trying to choose my favorite guitar, my favorite gun, or my favorite dog or my favorite kid. They're all emblazoned on my memory bank, and I cherish them all.
But I think most importantly, those families that have reached out to the Nugent family when their loved ones are facing imminent death from a terminal disease. And we're able to share a campfire together, whether we killed anything or not, or we catch a fish or not, there is an uninhibited honesty and a spiritual invigoration that takes place around a campfire.
When a person knows it might be their last hunt, we're honored and humbled beyond measure to share those emotional times with those families, and what a connection that is to peek into the spiritual nature? of a young person about to leave this physical life.
My favorite place to hunt. I'm looking at it right now, right across the field in that tree. My favorite place to hunt is at home because I like to sleep with Shemane and hug my dogs.
Well, the American dream is pivotal on We The People guiding, directing and demanding accountable policy from accountable policymakers.
And when I discovered the embarrassing percentage of American hunting families, that don't vote, that are not registered to vote, I realized that their squawking and complaining about overregulation and the infringement on our Second Amendment was worse than those infringing on it, because we can fight back by waking up and doing a modicum of research on a candidate and making sure we vote God, family, country, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Ten Commandments, golden rule. Hunternation.org has turned into the clearing house for getting America back on that true north compass setting that is unique in the history of mankind.
So, anybody out there that is not registered to vote, the enemies of America would like to thank you. Please join us at hunternation.org and be a "We The People” force to be reckoned with.
Well, you know, I celebrate that these are the good old days of hunting, fishing and trapping because the fishing poles and the lures and the lines have never been better. The bows and the arrows and the sights and the guns and the ammo and the boots and the camo and the optics – everything is spectacular.
I’ve always surrounded myself with the best of the best for ultimate life liberty and pursuit of happiness in my great outdoors lifestyle. My Mathews bow is the best bow I've ever shot. The Gold Tip Arrows that I use are the best arrows I've ever shot. And I use the best binoculars, trailcams and laser rangefinders—all from Bushnell. My Remington Ammo has been part of my arsenal for more than 60 years. The Tank Blinds built right here in Texas are the best of the best.
Big Tine supplemental feed has proven to be the best and our Boss Buck Feeders keep the critters beefed up and happy. I've believed in Mossy Oak forever. There are so many great, great products out there. I train on a regular basis with my handguns, rifles and shotguns–always with my Walker’s Game Ears on, and I love my NW Retention holsters. I position my Muddy Tree Stands for advantageous ambushing. We butcher our game with Cold Steel knives. And at day’s end, Happy, Sadie and Coco head for their My Pillow dog beds. Everyone needs to find those products that fit them and perform best for their individual needs, and the Nugent family certainly has.
But if you look at the Ted Nugent, Spirit of the Wild Gonzo Gear Bag every week, you'll see that I'm surrounded with the best of the best. And I salute and thank all those sponsors because I'm able to celebrate and promote conservation because of my sponsors’ support.