Matt and Albert are playing a game of billiards here at the Dyer BearCamp wilderness lodge in New Brunswick, Canada. Matt from Pennsylvania is 17 and Albert from New Jersey is 13.
They are good boys and here hunting bear with us along with a camp full of wonderful families.
As I have always experienced in my long, hard hunting 67 year lifetime, I am reminded time and time again that the hunting families of our species are the best human beings in the world.
Everybody at every hunting camp I have ever met are salt of the earth, caring, conscientious, ultra-hard working, trustworthy people dedicated to being assets to their families, neighbors, fellow humans and the good mother earth.
Every hunter that I know earns their own way, and would have it no other way.
I would remind all my fellow hunters here at deeranddeerhunting.com and everywhere to never take for granted how wonderful the people in our hunting world are.
My son Toby, his wife Erin, grandson Jack and dog Oscar are here bear hunting with the old man, and with all the cheer and friendliness all around you would think the 18 hunters here were all part of one big happy family.
Because they are.
The Dyers have operated this hunting camp for 54 years. Danny, his wife Kim, son Chris, daughter Sarah, his brother Dave and wife Cindy, daughter Chelsea, Tara, Todd, Bob, Lloyd, Jake and a whole army of hard-working guides, wranglers, mechanics, skinners, trackers and an assortment of talented gungho helpers represents the best of humankind to be found in every way.
Our Sunrize Safaris clients are the kind of people you could rely on for anything, anywhere, anytime. All successful American Dreamers from every imaginable walk of life, I am confident when I refer to them all as BloodBrothers; good people that would be there for you under any condition or need.
In this sad, crazy world of political correctness where good is so often condemned and the bad and ugly is actually applauded and rewarded, it is more important now than ever to never lose track of all the good that is around us. In order to keep fighting the nasty bad and ugly that life always throws our way, it is this powerful good that we must always rely on to counter the often otherwise inescapable bad and ugly.
Sure, there will always be that bad apple in the bunch, and the hunting world is not immune to this ugly side of human nature, but unlimited good is always there if you look for it, and in the hunting world, it is ubiquitous, thank God!
So here is a huge Nuge thank you and salute to all my fellow hunters who proudly reside in the asset column of life. I know it takes massive effort and constant sacrifice to plow through life making all the right choices. Life is afterall, nothing more than a nonstop series of individual choices. The unforgiving lessons of God’s tooth, fang and claw nature leave no wiggle-room and represent the ultimate lessons in pragmatism and accountability.
There are no backstraps for bad decisions in nature, and we as hunters are dedicated to learn our lessons well.
Toast the good hunting families in your life. Never forget to say thank you and congratulations for being Spirit BloodBrothers in a crazy, mixed-up world.
Goodwill, decency, generosity and positive, loving appreciation for life and God’s creation is what we are and what we do.
Onward Spirit BloodBrothers!
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.
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