Each year WCSX radio in Detroit. Mich., conducts a wonderful charity Radiothon
fundraiser for the Children's Leukemia Foundation. Many years ago I began
donating a hunting trip with Ol' Uncle Ted and every
year extremely generous Americans pay the top fundraising dollar for this great
cause just to share a backstrap campfire with the
goofy yet fun WhackMaster.
Each year for many years, the great Pete Odland
family in Grand Rapids, Mich., conducts a wonderful charity fundraiser to find
a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and the Nugent family donates another hunting trip
with us at our sacred hunting grounds and every year this super fun hunt is the
top money maker.
KSHE radio in St. Louis, Mo.,
put on a fundraising Radiothon to raise money for the
region's "Hunters for the Hungry" charity to offset the costs of processing,
butchering and delivering some of the nation's annual 250,000,000 meals of
pure, hot, delicious, ultimate nutrition of venison as donated by hunting
families across America.
I donated a bloody Ted Nugent arrow to be auctioned off, which not only turned
out to be the No. 1 money maker for the event, but the very generous purchaser
not only gave top dollar, but he donated the arrow back to double the money
And I could go on and on and on about the hundreds and hundreds of such phenomenal
charity fundraisers we have been a part of for the last 45-plus years, but
suffice it to say, that in nearly every case, when we donated hunting trips or
hunting- related gear, the money poured in for these very worthy causes because
it was hunters who dug the deepest and gave the most.
Hunters Are Very Generous
I take no credit whatsoever for this outpouring of love and money, but rather
acknowledge that in every case, the money came from hunters. I am merely the
rather loud sounding board to make sure in every instance that hunters got
their just due. Hell, the stuff I donated was really nothing. It was the
indefatigable spirit of giving that shows what America's
hunters are made of that is the whole point.
Flood victims, hurricanes, tornadoes, train wrecks, sinkholes, victims of
crime, forest fires, and every imaginable charity for kids and U.S. Military
heroes and their families -- in our experience it is always the hunters who
show the most love and generosity.
And to drive the point home to an irrefutable uncontestable conclusion, I
always make it a point to not only raise maximum dollars for these worthy
causes, but I also raise maximum hell by challenging the anti-hunters out there
to outbid the hunters. And, of course, every time the same predictable thing
happens and we hear not a peep from these soulless scammers, because
ultimately, one can only deduce that they simply don't give a flying damn.
After all, "a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy" according to the devilwoman Heidi Prescott and subhuman Wayne Pacelle of the animal right's scam gangs.
So what else is new?
In fact, I offer to the millions and millions of listeners out there in
these mega metropolitan areas where certainly the non-hunters far outnumber the
hunters, that if an anti-hunter will outbid us, I will actually cancel the hunt
and the anti's could win the day, if they outbid us.
And they never do because they have no soul and just don't care.
Nuge Helps Ill Children
When the families of little boys and little girls are
facing the incomprehensible heartbreak and trauma of saying good-bye to their
terminally ill children, they have called the Nugent family to take their kids
on their last wish in life. And we do.
But examine what goes into such a decision. Not only am I a lifelong hunter,
but without question I am the most visible, radical, uncompromising outspoken
hunter that ever lived, dedicating my life to celebrating and promoting the
perfection of hunting, and more importantly, crushing all takers who dare to
argue otherwise in the most public of forums.
So not only do these kids and their families reject all the hate leveled at
me in the major media forever for daring to "murder Bambi" as they so
ignorantly squawk, but they choose to spend their last days in life with me
because I refuse to back down or apologize or candy coat ("harvest") anything.
And yes, there are some hunters out there so brain-dead as to join the
hunter-hater squawkers because I dare to stand loud and proud without a hint of
compromise. Thankfully, those unsophisticated fools are also falling by the
wayside as the hunting industry is waking up to the embarrassment of
appeasement and spinelessness that infested our hunting community for so long.
Good riddance crybabies. Get a spine. I'm compensating for your lack of
We lost 19 of the bravest humans that ever lived when they charged into that
inferno in late June. And, as usual, many of these courageous young men were
hunters, NRA members and fellow outdoorsmen.
One of them was 29-year-old Andrew Ashcraft. With the investigation still
underway as to what led to the tragic death of these heroes, Andrew's mother
let it be known that her son was a Ted Nugent BloodBrother,
dedicated to standing up against the scourge of political correctness,
celebrating his hunting and 2nd Amendment lifestyle, and requested that I speak
at the memorial in Prescott, Ariz., for their final farewell.
I humbly responded and made it happen as I celebrated these lost young lives
that ultimately represented the best of humankind, and allthings
The American Way. When you examine the bravest, kindest, best humans anywhere,
you will always find a hunter, because the spiritual connection to God's sacred
creation is personified by the hunting, fishing, trapping, and self-defense
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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 more than 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.