It is the eve of Nebraska’s 2012 rifle deer season. In spite of some unknowns due to this year’s drought and severe EHD outbreak, http://www.outdoornebraska.ne.gov/hunting/EHD.asp , I know that there are a lot of men and women who are excited and anticipating their annual deer hunt. Thinking of that, I remembered a video clip I wanted to share:
I do not know how far off snowfall like that will be in Nebraska, could be any day now, maybe even some this weekend in some parts of the state.
I suppose some of you are going to look at that clip and immediately be “turned-off” by the fact that it is Ted Nugent. I am fully aware of Ted’s history, reputation, troubles, and controversy. I will tell you that I do not agree with everything he says or does, might not even agree completely with everything he says in that video. But, I do appreciate his passion and that it is proudly on display in that video. That is the same passion that many of us have, the same passion that will fuel deer-hunting traditions around our great state again this weekend! Passion for what you believe in, and passion for what you do, counts a lot in my book. In spite of the controversial and crazy character that Ted Nugent can be, I am thankful for someone who is passionate about our hunting, fishing, and trapping traditions and heritage and is willing to share that, and stand up for it, unashamedly. Rock on, Uncle Ted!
Never apologize for recognizing and exercising your place in nature, your part in the natural cycle, your role as a predator. Relish your participation, be passionate and respectful about it, share it with others. I hope you can do that in your “deer camp” this weekend, and I hope that you kill the buck of your dreams!