Ted Nugent has a new hunting reality show – with humans for prey

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Ted Nugent has quite the internet following. He’s no Chuck Norris, but he’s close. He sorta faux-ran for president, mostly to get attention for his over-the-top ultra-conserviative views (sample quote: [I’d] refuse to pay one red cent more to the UN until other nations pony up their fair share — but maintain membership just to keep our eyes on the bastards”).

Now he’s got a new reality show, in which he’ll be hunting. The Nuge is a big fan of hunting. What’s this show’s unique spin? Well, he’ll be hunting humans. How very “Most Dangerous Game” of The Nuge.

Rocker-turned-outdoorsman Ted Nugent has landed a new reality TV contest, where he’ll hunt down three wannabe survivalists.

Runnin’ Wild… From Ted Nugent will debut on cable network CMT in August. Each week, Nugent, a leading hunter and conservationist, and his 18-year-old son, Rocco, will teach three competitors survival rules.

The competitors then try to survive on their own while Nugent and Rocco attempt to hunt them down.

[From Starpulse]

Though the article doesn’t do us the favor of clarifying how this hunting is going to go down (that would have been sorta nice to know), I’m going to assume/hope it’s something other than the traditional definition of hunting. You know, where you stalk, shoot, kill, skin, and eat the prey.

Not that I’d totally put it past The Nuge – the guy’s got some crazy, hardcore ideas (another sample quote, this time on peace: “Each morning I bow down on bended knee in reverence to the Almighty and pray for good bombing weather. The history of mankind is one of war, not peace…’Give peace a chance’ will get you killed. John Lennon was wrong. Imagine that”).

So… I’m not 100% ruling out death here. Maybe 99%, and that’s only for legal reasons. I have the feeling that, given the chance, The Nuge would go all-out.

In case you think I’m joking, a little refresher course on Ted’s last reality show, “Surviving Nugent.”

  • See Ted hunt contestants from a helicopter with a big-game-net-gun.
  • Watch contestants play a game of IPECAC ROULETTE. You spew, you go home.
  • Feel the intensity as contestants play chicken with a speeding pick-up truck. Get too greedy, get dead.
  • Live the crunch as contestants take their aggression out in a Texas-style demolition derby.
  • Watch as contestants become versed in the fine art of taxidermy. There is an art to removing eyeballs from a deer in the appropriate fashion.
  • Feel the sting of the scorpions as our contestants are buried alive in the Nugent Swamp.
  • Experience the rush as the last two contestants ESCAPE FROM NUGENT in a ranch-wide obstacle course that requires a final arrow be fired into the heart of Ted Nugent.

[From Vh1.com]

Not surprisingly, “Surviving Nugent” was only on the air for one season. It might have been due to ratings, but it’s just as likely that VH1 flat-out couldn’t get anyone willing to compete on the show. And that’s saying something – there’s always a bunch of losers lining up for any reality television series. The Nuge’s new show sounds similar enough. And there’s always that little voice in your brain that says, “This guy really is psychotic; he absolutely could shoot that other guy in the heart.” That’ll keep you tuned in.

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  1. GuyIncognito says:

    Man… the most dangerous game. Though I’m gonna wait till someone turns ‘Deliverance’ into a theme park!

  2. Blah blah blah says:

    Ipecac roulette? I think I’ll pass.

  3. Kim says:

    Is it really considered “ultra-conservative” to want to quit paying the UN? I personally would love it if we booted their butts right out of this country!! What is one of the most serious problems with UN soldiers? Child sexual abuse in refugee zones!! And it has been that way for years and years. I remember reading an article in Glamour of Cosmo or a similar magazine written by a female soldier who worked with UN soldiers, and often heard the male UN soldiers discussing which brothel had the best 13 year olds. It had to be over 10 years ago that I read that. Then in 2008, a study/report discussed how sexual abuse of children by UN peacekeeping forces was “rampant” in Haiti, Liberia, and Kosovo.

    I know this is a small, small, really rather insignificant part of this article, but I am really surprised that only conservatives dislike the UN. Suddenly, I feel even better about being a conservative.

    As for the rest, I really do enjoy Nugent’s hunting show, and from watching it, I think Ted wouldn’t consider it sporting enough to actually shoot any of his contestants. Sounds more like he is planning on having some fun sneaking around in camo scaring the living crap out of whatever poor idiots come on his show.

  4. Trillion says:

    Kim, that’s some depressing information. Human beings, especially men, really treat people awful and it’s sickening when it’s children. However, somehow I doubt that’s the reason why the Nuge doesn’t like the U.N….
    I hope, for consistency’s sake, he’s a also a Satanist. Then I’d at least give him some respect for following his own logic with those violent and harsh beliefs.

  5. Kim says:


    Okay, I’m confused about the satanist thing. Is Jonny Knocksville a satanist or something? Cause most of that stuff kind of sounds like a “Jackass” knockoff, but with less emphasis on hitting themselves in the you-know-whats.

    It is very depressing information to hear about the UN troops, but in reality, what good does the UN do? Between the oil-for-food scandal and putting China on the human rights council, I’d say they are pretty much a write off at this point.

  6. the original kate says:

    i’d watch this show if he hunted sarah palin from a helipcopter.

  7. Trillion says:

    China???? Oh yeah, that makes perfect sense. WTF? I meant Satanist in the Anton Lavey kind of way. If The Nuge claims to be a follower of Christ, the most liberal of liberals who detested wealth building, materialism, exploitation and violence, he’s even lamer than I already think he is. I don’t think the Nuge would approve of anything Christ said, especially the “Blessed are the meek” and “Turn the other cheek” stuff. That’s even too peacenik for me, personally.

  8. the original kate says:

    oooops! that should be helicopter.
    i’ve never heard of a helipcopter!

  9. Codzilla says:

    Trillion: I wasn’t sure where you were heading with that, but now that I’ve read your whole post, it makes a lot of sense. I totally agree.

  10. JaundiceMachine says:

    You know, I posted this before, but I feel it bears repeating. The guy has no class.

    “Ted Nugent touts himself as an avid outdoorsman . . . but it’s well known amongst hunters that he’s pampered and incredibly unsportsmenlike.

    In South-Central Colorado he paid ludicrous amounts of money to hunt on private land heavily populated with elk. He refused to pay extra for the ATV he insisted on having. He then proceeded to shoot an elk in the gut (a stupid shot), but refused to track it and give fair chase, thereby sentencing the creature to a long and painful death – all because tracking it would entail too much effort on his part. On an ATV.

    Instead, the “adamant hunter” wanted to take aim at another elk nearby. He threw a hissy fit when the guide wouldn’t let him and insisted they should track the first elk. Nuge bitched about it until they all agreed to head back to base. On ATVs. He tried to hunt the same land next year, but they refused to take his money.”

    Kim – that’s horrible news. I’m a huge hippy and I believe its mission statement, but I do wonder at times whether the UN is doing more harm than good.

  11. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Ted Nugent, the same guy who once famously sung, “I can make a pussy purr with the stroke of my hand” one day woke up with gray hair and suddenly he goes from Whiskey, Coke, Skanks and Weed to God, Guns, Flag and Country. And I’m supposed to take him seriously?

  12. Dude Manbro says:

    Nugent is an asshole, always was, still is, always will be. He penned a few catchy hard rock tunes way back in the 1970′s & since then he’s been a loud, irritating and obnoxious nuisance to anyone unfortunate enough to cross paths with him. He’s an obscure, one-note pony who’s bitter & angry because he knows he isn’t very talented & has watched his better contemporaries achieve more than he ever dreamed. Ted is a pathetic old bully, spouting insults & trying to get attention by being “outrageous”. He’s had to adopt this retarded “patriot” act because everyone got tired of hearing him play the same old tired licks many, many years ago. Fuck Ted Nugent.

  13. yae says:

    Wonderful….a show to spawn more serial killers. Does anyone even THINK about what this trash does to the human mind?

  14. anon says:

    child sexual slavery is practiced by good old boys waving the red white and blue working for those war-profiteering pigs extraordinaire, dyncorp/kbr/halliburton. it’s by no means limited to u.n. pigs.

  15. Nightbird says:

    Find a retired Army Ranger or Navy Seal, and don’t tell Ted, and watch the fun as he “hunts” them.

  16. Charley Kane says:

    I cant wait till this fool gets eaten by a bear.

  17. Ann says:

    Hunting humans was once and acceptable sport by rednecks: the prey was African American males.

  18. Joolzz says:

    I only like playing his song on guitar hero world tour….lol. What if we let him hunt child sexual offenders on his show? a hunt to the death perhaps?

  19. PoopFace says:

    I think Ted smells like a bag of old farts.

  20. supersonic says:

    I doubt this show will see more than a few episodes. Ted is a very strong personality and he’s fine in small doses.

  21. GimmeABreak says:

    @THE ORIGINAL KATE: What’s with the nasty Sarah Palin comment? All she ever did was run for office. Let go of some of the hate, would ya?

  22. sam says:

    Isn’t it funny how stories and sci-fi can capture the minds of people – who then make it a reality?

    I seem to recall that in the end of most of these stories things (or society)ends up going horribly wrong….

  23. Mr. D says:

    I’m tired of seeing the Nuge take no-nothing “Novices”. I want to see him make accept a real challenge. How about going up against people that have real training.

    I doubt I would ever get on one of his shows.

    Interviewer: What relevant training or experience do you have?

    Me: U.S. Army Infantry(11b) , U.S. Army Airborne, U.S. Army Air assault, U.S. Army Ranger, US Army sniper, Oh ya I got past SERE school, and 2 Military conflicts. I’m also into competitive shooting and I am an avid hunter.

    Interviewer: Thats OK sir your over qualified.

    Me: Oh come on I’m an Old Fat bodie now I’ve gone from Airborne Ranger to Chairborne Ranger.

    Interviewer: Have a nice day sir.

    Instead all he ever does is take some Know nothing city dweller that can’t survive without Startbucks and a McDonalds.

  24. jim says:

    I distinctly remember one occasion in the mid 1970′s when Nugent played the old London Arena, in downtown London, Ontario Canada. As was his habit at the time, after the show he and his crew recruited a fairly substantial number of seriously under-aged girls to accompany them for "entertainment purposes" back to their motel on the strip on Wellington Road South. We’re not talking 15 years old and up here folks; we’re talking 15 years old and younger. When some of the parents of these girls got wind of what was going on, they called the police, who raided the rooms the band had rented. In the wee hours of the morning, after the discovery of several of the minors in various states of undress and intoxication on the premises, Mr. Nugent was given two choices; stay in town and face criminal charges for his "activities", or hit the road immediately. Needless to say, Nugent regained a little sanity and shortly thereafter his tour buses were making their way out of town on Highway 401, without female juvenile accompaniment. Keep this all in mind the next time you hear "Uncle Ted" launch one of his "shoot the pedophiles" speeches. How do I know these things? I was one of the police officers on duty that night. Any one willing to do a little digging through old newspaper files can confirm the details, the local paper "The London Free Press" covered the story at the time.
    - Jimmy, London, ON