“Ted Nugent, a Michigan native, waxed poetic about his first visit to Alaska back in 1977. He called it “a Detroit deer hunter’s dream.” Nugent has been a hunter since he was a boy, and he’s been passionate about the sport since the first time he picked up a gun. Now, he also gives back in very meaningful ways. Nugent shares venison meat with soup kitchens. He blasted regulations and government gun grabbers saying “when you leave it to the people it’s so efficient.”
“His Spirit Wild Ranch is stocked with deer, antelope and even African gemsbok. And, honestly, what else would one expect from a man who learned from the best? Nugent’s dad took young Ted hunting with the legendary Fred Bear. It paid off. “I got to jam with Chuck Berry, ride around the Indy track with Parnelli Jones, bow hunt with Fred Bear, and hangout and BS with Sarah Palin,” said Nugent. “I’ve literally been to the mountain top.”
“However, even though Nugent calls Texas home and feels that Alaska and the Lone Star State are the only two states that still have all the freedoms America is supposed to offer, he credits Detroit for instilling a rugged individualism in him and teaching him that you have to earn your way. He’s earned everything he has. After playing 6,514 concerts, the Motor City Madman is still going strong.
On the other hand, it would seem that Nugent still has some work ahead of him. Speaking exclusively for Newslo, he revealed that he was the “victim” of a somewhat bizarre incident in his hometown recently that prompted him to change his eating habits.
“So, I’m walking down the street with a life-sized Obama blow-up doll, which I intended to use for some target practice. As a precaution, I will not reveal which weapon I was planning on using. Anyway, so I’m walking down the street and all of a sudden, a group of older women starts yelling across the street, and starts running towards me. I’m used to this kind of thing, so I stopped, put on a smile and greeted them politely. But, I wasn’t prepared for what immediately followed,” Nugent stated.
He continued: “They came up to me all excited and smiling their faces off, and normally, I expected them to ask for my autograph or to take a picture with me, which they did. Only, they wanted me to sign with ‘Michael Moore.’ I was like, ‘What the…? Are you serious?’, but they kept insisting I looked like that fat idiot. So I kindly explained the situation to them, said goodbye and went on my way. Wanna know the first thing I did when I got home?” he asked. “Looked up some of Dr. Oz’s diet plans.”
Nugent concluded: “I mean, I’m in a line of work that has a crazy side to it, no question about it. And I’ve had plenty of insults in my day. But being mistaken for an idiot who doesn’t love his country is beyond offensive. It’s just sad. So, healthy eating, here I come.”