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Ted Nugent - Biography

With over 40 million albums sold and more media face-time than most active politicians, Ted Nugent has earned his status as an American icon.
Acclaimed for his bold, insightful commentary on issues ranging from the American Dream to bio-diversity, Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated radio and television programs nationwide. Nugent’s own Spirit of the Wild television show is a six time — and counting! — winner of the Golden Moose Award for programming excellence on the Outdoor Channel, where he serves as ambassador for the network. Ted has been inducted into the National Bowhunters Hall of Fame, marking the pinnacle of recognition for Nugent as a bona fide Bowhunting Legend of the 21st Century. And Nugent has recently been named “Favorite Hunting Personality” by the readers of Outdoors Magazine.

A recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBI and police agencies nationwide, Nugent has been lauded for his Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids and Freedom’s Angels, along with work as a national spokesman for D.A.R.E and as Ambassador for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Pass It On Outdoor Mentors Program.

He continues to fight for personal freedoms on the lecture circuit, and as an author.

Ted is an award-winning writer for over 40 publications, and author of The New York Times best-selling “Ted White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll,” along with “Kill It and Grill It,” “BloodTrails,” and “BloodTrails II.”

Ted Nugent has been re-elected for his sixth term on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association. Recognized as America's number one proponent of the Second Amendment, Ted has served continuously since his initial election to the board in 1995.

Key facts:

• Born: December 13, 1948
• Stats: 6'3", 180 pounds., hazel eyes, lots of hair, surplus attitude and energy
• Began bowhunting in 1953, playing guitar in 1956
• Rock-n-rolls approximately six months per year, hunts six months per year
TV and Radio Accomplishments: 
• Creator and producer of “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild,” seen exclusively on Outdoor Channel
• Named “Favorite Show Host” on Outdoor Channel in 2008 and 2011
• Proudly serving as Network Ambassador for Outdoor Channel
• Creator and producer of award-winning “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild” PBS video series, raising in excess of $3 million for PBS affiliates nationwide
• Reality show, “Wanted: Ted or Alive,” highest-rated original series on OLN
• Ted voiced his own character for individual episodes of “The Simpsons” in 2007 and 2012

Writing accomplishments:
Attained number eight slot on The New York Times Best-Seller list with “Ted White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto,” Regnery Publishing, 2008. He wrote “Kill It and Grill It,” Regnery Publishing, 2002; (LA Times Cookbook Hotlist), “God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll,” Regnery Publishing, 2000 (New York Times Best-seller); “BloodTrails: The Truth About Bowhunting” and “BloodTrails II: The Truth About Bowhunting” Woods N; Water, Inc. 2004
Regular columnist and contributor to more than 40 publications, including: American Hunter, Boar Hunter,, Buckmasters,; Hunting Illustrated, Journal of Texas Trophy Hunters, Mossy Oak Hunting the Country, Oregon Bowhunter, Safari Magazine, Sportsman's Guide, Texas Fish Game,; Waco Tribune and Woods & Water News
Charitable work
• Made an Honorary Member of the C. Company Texas Army National Guard for his service, dedication and support of the American solider, 2010
• Founder of the non-profit Freedoms Angels, benefiting our troops
• Donated in excess of 3,500 tickets and passes to the military, 2005-2011

Gun and outdoors:

Outspoken pro-hunting media crusade, conducting five-10 prime media interviews every week, impacting millions every day
Aggressive campaign on lecture circuit promoting individualism through outdoor sports and conservation to the youth of America
Appointed to board of directors of the National Rifle Association, 1995-present
Released “I am The NRA,” at the 2008 NRA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky
Featured in the 2008 “I Am The NRA” campaign
Founder of the non-profit Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids, getting youngsters off the streets, out of the malls and into the great outdoors
Appointed Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters And Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors Program
Named “Top 25 Most Influential” by Outdoor Life magazine as one of the leaders having the greatest positive impact on hunting and fishing
Rated #1 Hunt Partner by North American Hunting Club
Editor/publisher of Ted Nugent Adventure Outdoors Magazine
President: Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America
Founder: Ted Nugent Bowhunting School and SUNRIZE SAFARIS, booking, guiding and outfitting adventures worldwide
Active on National Steering Committee for Bush, and Sportsmen for Bush, 2004
Winner of the first-ever ATV Image Award, presented by ATV Industry Magazine for commitment to outdoor life, hunting and recreation, 2004
Named Michigan Conservationist of the Year, 1999
Certified Hunter Safety Instructor and International Bowhunter Education Foundation Instructor
Official rock-n-roll, hunting, conservation representative of the Rush Limbaugh EIB Radio and Television Network
Keynote Speaker for Native American Fish & Wildlife Society National Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 1995
Keynote Speaker for 1995 Governor's Symposium on North American Hunting Heritage, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Named Archery Commissioner by Governor John Engler for the Great Lakes State Games
Recipient of 1999 National Arbor Day Conservation Award
Spokesman for National Field Archers Association
Appointee to Michigan's Hunting and Fishing Heritage Task Force
Appointee, Michigan State Parks Foundation
Director, Quality Deer Management Association of Michigan, Three Rivers Chapter
Nominee, Handgun Hunters Hall of Fame
Nominee, Outstanding American Handgunner Award
Designer of Nugent Blade Broadhead, Ted Nugent BloodBrother Bow and signature line of hunting gear
Professional staff advisor for Sims Vibration Labs, Scent-Lok, Martin Archery, Renegade Archery, Magnus, Medalist, Browning, GameTracker, Mossy Oak, LaCrosse.

Other accomplishments:

• Spokesman for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) law enforcement program
• Honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate, 1994
• Recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBI, DEA, U.S. Army and police agencies nationwide
• Created highly successful teleconferencing program to school systems nationwide
• Michigan County Sheriff Deputy, 1978-present
• Guest speaker at International Law Enforcement Convention by invitation from Director of FBI William Webster, Edwin Meese and President Ronald Reagan
• Named Man of the Year by Michigan Recreation and Parks Association
• Named Father of the Year at children's school
• Appointee to Michigan Year of the Family Council by Governor John Engler
• Board of Directors, Lyme Alliance
• Inducted into the Native American Strongheart Society by the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes
• Honored in the Congressional Record by Congressman Jim Barcia, 1993
• Huron School District Student Youth Counselor
• Two-time recipient of the Kentucky Colonel Award, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Lifetime memberships:

The National Rifle Association (NRA), Michigan Bow Hunters, Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of California, Director Law Enforcement Alliance of America, New York City Benevolent Policeman's Association, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Michigan Big Game Hunters Association, Handgun Hunters International, Michigan Sheriff's Association, National Trappers Association, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, Mississippi Bowhunters, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Spokesman, Outdoor Writers Association of America, Coalition of Michigan Hunters, National Field Archers Association (NFAA), Director Canadian Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA), Putting People First, South Dakota Archery Association, Maryland Bowhunters Society, Arizona Bowhunter Society, United Bowhunters of Connecticut, Massachusetts Bowhunting Association, United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania, Ohio Society of Traditional Archers (OSTA), South Carolina Bowhunters, Director: Michigan Bowhunting Conference and Vice President: American Shooting Sports Council


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