The savage wild boar was grunting, deep, angry belly rumbles, punctuated by
the occasional spontaneous squeal and slobbering snort. His long snout and
razor sharp tusks roto-tilled the hard, dark forest terra firma like an
industrial beast gone mad. The ridge of stiff hairs stood up on his back like
some prehistoric monster from hell. Very handsome, indeed, but a force to
reckon with for sure.
Young, petite 11-year-old Brook clutched her bow tightly and looked at her
uncle with eyes the size of full moons. The increasing heat of late morning was
already beginning to toast the wonderland, but the beads of sweat on the
hunter's brow were not temperature inspired. No, those were bowhunting party
beads, happy beads, beads of desire, beads for the kill. This pretty young lady
knows how to party, and her parties include fresh, organic pork on the grill,
and she ain't going to the grocery store, thank you. Brook is a killer, a
bowhunter, a woman of the wild. SheBeast. Only 11 and more than ready to rock
doc. PigManDo! No problem. Let's git it on McPork!
More Girls Are In The Shooting Sports
An ardent fan of "Spirit of the Wild" TV, Brook and her brother made
it a point to watch every show every week with their family. She sat in
wonderment at the dazzling, svelte blonde babe named Shemane, with her trusty
bow and arrow, walking the wild, always smiling happily with her giddy husband,
killing big game with a lightweight bow and a single, razorsharp arrow.
"I can do that!" Brook would exclaim. "I can be the Queen of
the Forest! Let's go huntin' baby!" You got that right Brook. You go girl!
Taking advantage of the cover and terrain, just like her uncle, grandpa, and
Shemane had taught her, she squiggled and squirmed up the ridgeline, the
towering big timber, birdlife, fresh air, and instinct to kill igniting a
primal fire deep in her young belly.
She earned her kill that day, performing the challenging list of bowhunter
demands to put a razorsharp Magnus Stinger clean through the vitals of the gnarly
beast. She went on to bowkill a handsome wild ram as well, and when my daughter
Sasha and I visited with her and her family, we knew we had us a powerfully
positive young woman before us.
Girls don't bowhunt? Girls don't want to crawl through the forest and kill
wild boars? Girls don't like archery? Bullpork. Girls just wanna have fun, and
more and more of them are coming to the exciting revelation that there is
nothing more fun than hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting. Unleash the
SheBeast -- the Spirit of the Wild is her playground!
Sasha, Shemane Shooting Experts
It was just after our happy encounter with Brook, Sasha and I still smiling and
talking about this wonderful young lady, that we headed to the Nugent gunrange
for a little lead and gunpowder partying of our own.
Sasha killed her first
Texas whitetail with a rifle way back in 1981 when she was just 8 years old.
She has always enjoyed shooting and our precious time together in the great
outdoors. Today she would practice with a Glock 10mm handgun, just to be sure
she knew how to properly operate this particular gun. She is a crackshot with
most firearms and, in fact, quite handy with various full auto machineguns and
sniper rifles. Shooting with both Trijicon open sights and Crimson Trace Laser
sights, she was banging the steel plates like a commando pro in short time. We
filmed her loading magazines, operating the various functions and getting the
hang of the overall feel of this fine Austrian pistol. She was rocking and
having a grand old time with her dad.
Likewise, my Queen of the Forest herself, Shemane, had picked up on the
thrills and joys of the shooting sports in no time. She had never fired a gun
or bow when we first met, but saw the glowing joys that Tribe Nuge got out of
every session, and was quick to discover the disciplined shootist within. She
has gone on to introduce many gals to firearms and archery, and she has
bow-killed many big-game animals in America and Africa. Loving the sport has
driven her to become a leading force in the recruitment of women into the
shooting sports worldwide. That's how ya do that.
Take A Woman Shooting
Never underestimate the fact that, introduced thoughtfully and properly, women
immediately fall in love with guns, hunting, and the outdoor lifestyle. Not
only do they make the greatest hunting and shooting partners in the world, they
demonstrate a powerful believability to everyone how dishonest the media
propaganda machine is in misrepresenting these things we all love so much.
Nothing says pro-gun and pro-hunting like an army of female participants,
voters, and activists. Many are convinced that the positive future of gun
rights and conservation will be determined by how many women we get to see the
importance of these self-evident truths.
Target the women in your life and let's create a team of female commandos to
once and for all crush those who would deny us these wonderful pursuits of
happiness in America. Let the women do the talking and the shooting.
For autographed copies of Ted and Shemane's books, visit tednugent.com or
Ted Nugent is best known for his musical career where the "Motor City Madman" recorded 29 albums between 1967-1997, selling over 30 million copies. Ted has hunted for over 40 years and will share his love of the sport in this column. "The future of the shooting sports in this country is in the hands of tomorrow's outdoorsmen and women," Ted says. "The youth of America must be educated in the wholesome and valued world of hunting and conservation ... because rock 'n roll plays such a pivotal role in a young person's life, I will share my wonderful lifestyle and experience with them." Ted writes two columns a month for sportsmansguide.com.