Saving Souls with Nature
Six-year-old Macon Lynn smiled as he poked the glowing embers of the campfire. His mom said it was the first time he had smiled in over a year. Fighting like a warrior, the little boy had been ravaged horribly by chemotherapy and all sorts of chemical/pharmaceutical warfare on his deadly cancer.
His last wish in his short, challenging life was to hear Ted Nugent sing the Fred Bear song around a campfire and go hunting with the old WhackMaster.
Words do not exist to adequately identify the emotional and spiritual connection of such a moment.
Numerous times over many years I have been called upon to honor such dying requests by people of varying ages. No matter the timing and circumstance, we drop everything we are doing and open up the Nugent family to these special people in these extremely special and difficult times. It is an honor and blessing beyond measure.
I live and celebrate a fulltime outdoor, ranching, farming, hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting, hands-on wildlife participation conservation lifestyle. Always have and always will. I know beyond any question the unequaled healing powers of God’s miraculous natural forces, and I have dedicated my life to promoting it all.
In every instance, dating back to a young, terminally ill 18-year-old Jason in Michigan in 1970, every one of these people have mentioned why they reached out to the old, uppity, hellraising guitarplayer, and they make it perfectly clear how they were moved hearing me gushing relentlessly about the soul cleansing, exciting great outdoors lifestyle.
So here in the pages of a publication dedicated to promoting and furthering the conservation lifestyle, I wish to emphasize how we must never take our amazing lifestyle for granted, for it is without a doubt the very best quality of life available to mankind.
I am reminded every day how powerful nature is. Just this morning, kind, friendly people approached me at the doctor’s office, the feedmill, the music store, the bank, the post office, the pharmacy, the Mexican restaurant and the gas station how they love our Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild TV show on Pursuit channel and how Shemane and I deliver the truth, logic, conmmonsense and exciting fun of the great outdoors.
Many of the people that bless me with their positive, joyful spirit and attitude often mention how they began bowhunting, fishing and overall spending more time outdoors because of our enthusiasm and enjoyment. They often mention how their life, liberty ad pursuit of happiness increased exponentially the more quality time they dedicated to the outdoors.
Somebody say hallelujah!
So as summer throttles on, the fishing is getting better all the time, bear season is awesome, and everybody is taking sneak-peeks at the October and November pages of the calendar, be sure to rejoice in just how damn lucky we are to have discovered and pursued this greatest of lifestyles. And beyond celebrated amongst ourselves, be sure to spread the good word every day in hopes of turning on more and more people to this gateway to ultimate fun and spiritual fulfillment.
Nature is truly the ultimate healer, and when participating hands-on with all our heart and soul, she can produce the greatest quality of life on all levels and bring about definitive happiness.
Go get em!