Did I say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 loud enough for ya all!!! Well Happy Happy New Year 2017 again to you all!
Hunting all the time is about as cool as it gets. I certainly know what a very lucky man I am and I thank God and Mrs. Nugent daily. This American Dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of backstrap happiness sure is the ultimate gift from God, wouldn’t you say?
All the vital hunting chores that go along with the hunting lifestyle can keep a guy pretty busy.
Getting up well before dawn every day is a chore unto itself, and I actually look forward to those occasional nasty rainy mornings as a real legitimate excuse to crawl back under the covers for a rare sleeping in.
Normally I slither out of bed about an hour before sunrise and do the bathroom rituals as the coffee is percolating and I let the dogs out to pee.
Since I have always lived on phenomenal sacred hunting grounds, I awake in deercamp every morning.
I always fill my thermos with hot Jo, either kennel up Happy and Sadie or prep them for some duck hunting.
I hunt about three hours each morning, but longer during the pre-rut and rut, then head back to the house for some backstrap and eggs, good juice and fresh Nuge Java.
Some might say the hunt per se is over when I climb out of my deerstand or leave the duckblind, but we hunters all know that is in fact not the case.
The hunt never really ends even after the killing, tracking, dragging, photographing, loading, gutting, skinning, hanging and butchering duties are fulfilled.
There is always constant gear tinkering, eternal scouting, foodplotting, feeder filling and repairs, trailcam checking, gun and bow cleaning and practicing, ATV maintenance, deerstand adjustments and so much more.
With the eruption of the computer age we wonder how in the heck did we ever get along without the internet, websites and social media insanity.
For all the joys and intrigue that all this hunting provides me, I must admit that the exploding communication opportunities that have come about from the social media phenomenon have increased the positives exponentially.
As I slam out this deeranddeerhunting.com NugeBlog #173 on my little battered and abused laptop after all these years, one of my most appreciated daily hunting chores was again just completed as I shared kill photos from many hunters across America on my facebook page.
With more than 17 Million current Ted Nugent official facebookers, the celebration of this perfect tooth, fang and claw hunting lifestyle with so many people around the world is without question the most effective tool to promote conservation and hunting rights the world has ever known.
Sure, there is always going to be soulless, strange lunatic fringe haters amongst our species, but we are running somewhere near 99% support on my facebook for the killin’ and grillin’ and whackin’ and stackin’ FUN SPORT MEAT TROPHY reality.
Even after many days in a row getting skunked with no kills to show for hundreds and hundreds of dedicated hours hunting, millions of us get to share the excitement and deep sense of accomplishment vicariously through the photos and stories from other hunters on my facebook page.
And remember, a huge portion of my facebookers are fellow hardcore rock-n-roll enthusiasts not necessarily from the hunting culture, yet the vast majority respond in a very excitable and positive way to the photos and stories of successful hunts.
So as we charge forth into 2017, let us take advantage of every technology available to us to share, celebrate and promote this essential hunting lifestyle with more vigor and energy than ever.
You must admit, the smiles on the faces of other successful hunters are actually our smiles too. If the season is over where you live, join millions of us at facebook.com/tednugentofficial for the never ending joys of this incredible lifestyle. Our campfire is your campfire. Our dead deer is your dead deer. If you look closely and pay extra attention to the photos, I bet you can actually taste the backstraps sizzling over an open fire surrounded by families, friends and SpiritWild BloodBrothers nationwide.
Do the backstrap boogie 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.
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