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By TED NUGENT
I think everybody hanging around the Nuge Spirit campfire can agree on another hunting lifestyle truism; deer hunters do not live by deer hunting alone!
Every deer hunter I know lives this wonderful hunting lifestyle in every way we can possibly manipulate our schedules and responsibilities and lives 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.
Not skipping a beat since the wrap-up of what can only be described as the best deer hunting season of my life in 2014-15, I charged full speed ahead into hog whacking, varmint slamming and exotic backstrap ambushing heaven full time.
My hogwhacking 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 hundreds and hundreds of wild hogs from choppers with my M4 machine gun is so much fun, there simply aren’t any words available to adequately describe it.
Smart people with a proper sense of decency and good will 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 bizarro 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.
2. We save family farms and ranches from widespread hog destruction and crop damage.
3. We save the environment from widespread erosion.
4. We save untold wildlife from hog predation.
5. We halt the spread of disease.
6. We save tax dollars by halting government shooting campaigns.
7. We created a huge new industry, bringing in huge revenues to new family businesses.
8. We feed thousands of needy Americans the ultimate pure, organic, free-range, delicious wild pork
Excuse me whilst I cool off my machine gun barrel and adjust my reasoning predator halo to take aim at tax-wasting bureaucrats and the goofballs who 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 nor his soulless henchmen, thank you.
Combined with the daily excitement of my year-round trap line on our Spirit Wild Ranch home grounds in Texas, tree stand tweaking, food plot preparation and shed hunting, I am lucky enough 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, LA, with a few thousand Spirit of the Wild Blood Brother families and hero warriors of the U.S. 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 it was down to Florida, where we hooked up with the hardcore husband-wife hunting maniacs Paul and Sara Byrd and their world class SouthernOutdoorOutfitters.com 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 ‘til 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 thunderchicken.
With a two-bird limit and unlimited hogs, deer galore, world class waterfowl hunting and big, toothy, prehistoric alligators to get after, I expect to spend more time in Florida with Paul and then have some more fun hunting stories to share with you.
“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 deer hunting alone, but everything we do in the hunting world will help us be better deer hunters, and I wish you all maximum joyous time in the great outdoors, no matter the activity, and good luck in all your pursuits.