Friends, family and the great outdoors. Now that’s a battlecry I can live with, and I have fulltime for 66 glorious, fascinating Spirit of the Wild years.
Lucky Lucky us huh! Can you imagine a life without deerhunting? A life without backstraps? Without the mystical flight of the Arrow? A life without campfires? Without freedom? Without the purest forms of spine tingling, exciting, ultra-challenging sport, meat, trophy FUN that God’s miraculous creation and The American Dream offers?
By Ted Nugent
I can’t and I won’t, for the pureness of our predator calling has had me in a stranglehold since birth, and I ain’t looking back.
Is it November yet?
Not that I ever need any reminders of how phenomenal this hunting lifestyle is, but having once again spent another spirit moving weekend at the ultimate family and friends gathering at the 144th annual NRA members meeting in Nashville, and my happy cup runneth over!
Words fail me to adequately say thank you to so many wonderful people who are an integral part of the hunting BloodBrotherhood, and I deeply appreciate your never-ending positive spirit, warm friendliness and glowing goodwill everywhere the Nugent family travels.
Your votes for me on the Board of Directors of the NRA for the last 20 years says an awful lot, but it is the personal kindness with which we are treated everywhere we go that really cinches it for us.
From all the little boys and girls to the elderly couples (you know, my age!) who approach us and share their hunting stories, to the wild-eyed younger rock-n-rollers and everybody in between, we sincerely thank you all.
We had a resounding success at the very important Crime Prevention Research Center fund raiser and it was an honor to share the stage with such great patriots as Dana Loesh, Katie Pavlich, author Brad Thor and the master statistician professor John Lott.
An exciting morning of “aim small miss small shooting” at the Nashville Armory gunrange was just what the good ballistic doctor ordered. We learned much valuable tactical education from the hero warriors of every U.S. Military branch in attendance.
We had a record setting crowd at the Outdoor Channel exhibit on Saturday, meeting literally 1,000s of wonderful NRA families and fellow hunters that share the same list of quality of life priorities that most of us do here at deeranddeerhunting.com.
Walking the exhibit floor visiting with longtime friends and Spirit of the Wild supporters is as good as it gets, and keeping track of all the latest developments in the sporting goods/shooting sports industry is truly one of life’s greatest joys.
My annual Sunday afternoon Uncle Ted presentation was off the charts fun and exhilarating. Like I said, I don’t need any reminders that we NRA members are the best of the best, but it sure is insane fun being in the belly of the “we the people” beast with my fellow patriots and freedom junkies.
Check out one of Ted’s favorite songs, a classic!
All in all, as has always been the case, this year’s annual NRA event in Nashville was the greatest, and I again thank all of you with whom I was able to meet and hang with.
If you have never been to this freedom celebrating party, start planning now for the 145th NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Ky., May 20-22, 2016. If you feel a spirited kinship here at Deer & Deer Hunting you sure as hell will have the time of your life at the NRA annual.
IF you’re not a current NRA member, be sure to sign up, and if you know any fellow deerhunters who aren’t members, get them to sign up too. You can bet your life there is nothing more important in this vile culture war than standing together against the anti-gunners and animal rights freaks as a fellow NRA member. Call 877-NRA-2000 now to do your part. Godspeed freedom 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 here for more news on his latest music, thoughts and upcoming shows in 2015, and also at World News Daily, Newsmax and Daily Caller for more insights.
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