Texas Fish & Game magazine recently announced that it has signed rocker Ted Nugent as bowhunting editor effective with its January 2004 issue.
Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated media programs such as "Larry King Live", "Howard Stern", "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity & Colmes", "Rush Limbaugh", and many others. He has received numerous commendations from state police and county sheriff's departments, the FBI, and other police agencies nationwide for his work against illegal drugs through Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids and as a national spokesman for D.A.R.E. He is also an award-winning writer with his byline in more than 40 publications nationwide, and recently authored the New York Times bestseller, "God, Guns and Rock 'n' Roll".
Nugent signed with the magazine after entering into negotiations in October with Texas Fish & Game Managing Editor, Don Zaidle.
"We consider adding Ted to our masthead a real coup," Zaidle said. "There is no stronger voice for hunting, kids, and family that I can think of, and those are things we believe in and champion."
Long heralded as the "Motor City Madman" for his Michigan roots, Nugent recently bought a ranch and moved to Texas, which Zaidle points out to those who he said declare, "Ted ain't Texas."
"Ted has hunted more days in Texas than many lifetime residents," Zaidle said. "And residency status aside, Ted's ideals and values make him more of a true Texan than nattering nabobs like [syndicated columnist] Molly Ivins or the 'Chicken Eleven' state legislators than ran off to New Mexico rather than face a fight," the outspoken Zaidle added. "Personally, I hope he runs for governor."
Nugent's addition is part of an overall revamp of the magazine for 2004, which includes dozens of new columns, departments, and feature sections.
2004 marks the 20th anniversary of Texas Fish & Game magazine, the largest regional publication of its type and a leader in its market.