Bear with me my backstrap BloodBrothers, won’t you, for as I type this deeranddeerhunting.com NugeBlog #130 on this otherwise fine spring March day in Texas, I am a bit tattered, emotional and somewhat downtrodden, for it is, alas, the end of yet another phenomenally joyous season of deerhunting for the old WhackMaster StrapAssasin1 Backstrap Boogie Doctor Nuge.
By Ted Nugent
Of course I dare not complain nor denote any sense of negativity, for as I awoke on March 1st, 2016, I must admit that to have been able to hunt more than 180 days for whitetail deer again this past season, truly makes me the luckiest backstrapper that maybe ever lived.
My good fortune came in spurts this past fall and winter, as it does for all deerhunters, but I was able to wrap it up with a final, spine-tingling mystical flight of another arrow on what I believe to be the ultimate deer to kill- a doe fawn of the year, surely the most succulent, BBQlicious, most tender, yummy venison of all. And of course as an un-bred eight month yearling female, the ideal specimen to harvest in order to make room for the upcoming annual production of new fawns.
I had logged more than 100 hours since the last shot at a deer on various Texas hunting grounds, all of which can be best described as target-rich hallowed hunting grounds. But as is par for the bowhunting course, I had been Backstrapless for a rather elongated, grueling extended period of time.
You know, those mystical fish in a barrel, no fair chase, cornered, no challenge, sure thing, unsporting, unethical, guaranteed high fence gimme deer. Or at least to the know nothing, presumptuous dimwits that have no idea what they’re talking about, even though confirmed records prove that my shot opportunities on high fence hunting operations are only 10% of those shot opportunities on open ground hunting lands.
But I digress from the positive task at hand in my gesture to the lunatic fringe amongst us that just like to hear themselves squawk incoherently.
But what a wonderful season it was! My Michigan and Texas freezers bulge with the ultimate prize and trophy of the hunting lifestyle with pure, sacred, hard earned venison galore. And of course each meal that Tribe Nuge celebrates tastes even better everytime knowing how we donated so many haunches, shanks, straps and slabs to friends, neighbors, fellow workers, needy families, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and various charities across the land.
As we do each year, we teamed up with some great butchers and fellow hunters to create a few tons of venison jerky which we shipped over to the US Military hero warriors over there in the sands of hell. Good friends and fellow deerhunters Kid Rock and sandwich czar Jimmy Johns helped out with myriad of goodies for the troops too.
All in all, nothing says American Patriotism like a shipment of venison and rock-n-roll from their old Uncle Ted!
If conservation is indeed the wise use, can you imagine a wiser use of God’s gift of venison than fortifying US Military warriors as they fight for freedom around the world? No you can’t.
So now we get after the endless array of exotic big game in Texas, varmints, hogs, spring fishing fun, turkey and bear season right around the corner, and of course the biggest, most dangerous game of all- another Ted Nugent North American rockout with our Sonic Baptizm 2016 tour all summer long.
The deerseason isn’t really over, it is just shifting gears as we prepare for another year of the deerhunting American Dream. Live it like you mean it.
Ted Nugent is an award-winning musician and writer, with numerous best-seller books including “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto,” “God, Guns and Rock ‘n Roll,” and “Kill It and Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish” with his wife, Shemane, among other books. Be sure to check out his website for more news on his latest music, thoughts and upcoming shows, and also at World News Daily, Newsmax and Daily Caller for more insights.
From Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the 2016 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2016 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing so you can time the rut for the best time to hunt.