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Rick Perry and His Hunting Buddies

Is this our kind of leader?


Gov. Perry on a hunting expedition

Exactly when Texas Gov. Rick Perry painted over the rock at the entrance to his Ni**erhead Ranch is something we may never know or care to know. But the recent news, along with the continuing cover-up of who did what and when, has also led journalists to uncover quite a lot about the Governor’s hunting habits and buddies.

The Daily Beast has a detailed story by Wayne Barrett about a three-day hunting expedition celebrating Perry’s father Ray’s 81st birthday in 2006. Invited guests included Michael Waddell, who has his own TV hunting show on The Outdoor Channel, and the rather sordid “musician” Ted Nugent.

According to Waddellon his personal blog:

“Gov. Perry took a turkey with his bow. I must say, Gov. Perry was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He’s an excellent sportsman and hunter, and he doesn’t have a problem with letting people know how passionate he is about the outdoor sports. He’s just a down-to-earth good ol’ country boy.”

Here’s what he says about Perry’s buddy Ted Nugent:

“I had always wanted the chance to hunt with Ted Nugent. He didn’t care about hunting ‘thunder chickens’ as he called them. He was much more excited about spotting and stalking hogs with his 8mm pistol in the river bottoms.

“.... He’s hilarious and fun to listen to, not to mention he has a very strong passion for fighting gun laws and confronting anti-gun and anti-hunting people.”

Less “hilarious” is the fact that Nugent has been convicted of hunting deer illegally in California. After he was shown on TV using bait on a hunt for black-tail deer, he was banned from hunting in the state until June 2012. He’s also been banned in Kansas and is being investigated in South Dakota.

In the Daily Beast, Barrett notes that one of Nugent’s concerts was canceled because he used the n-word on a radio show promoting it, and that the singer-hunter had earlier explained that his frequent use of the word came from his “hanging out with a lot of ni****s.” He’s also used obscene language when talking about President Obama and sexually obscene language when talking about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And he describes Gov. Perry as “a dear friend.” (He was a star performer at Perry’s black-tie inaugural banquet.)

But back to the turkey hunt. Here’s more from Waddell’s blog:

“A few minutes after daybreak, a gobbler came in with several hens. When the gobbler was only a few yards away, Chuck smoked him. It was about as cut and dry as is gets.

“We heard a tom gobble, but we could also hear the hens with him and knew that he wouldn’t come to us, so we ... crawled through the grass on our bellies until we were approximately 30 yards from the birds. Then ... Chuck put the gobbler in his sights and made another good shot.

“He really strutted and showed off for the camera. I shot him at 10 yards.

“Within a few minutes, one longbeard broke off from the 15 hens he was with and ran up to our decoy. I shot and killed him.”

Turkeys live in close families, usually with one male guarding and protecting a group of females and their chicks.

More than just the fact of luring these males away from their families to kill them, there’s something grotesque and chilling about the descriptions of Gov. Perry’s hunting expedition: “Chuck smoked him” and “He really strutted and showed off for the camera.”

Yes, tom turkeys are handsome birds who do indeed show off, hoping to be chosen by the females they woo. And this particular turkey doubtless came up to the men to make a display of his feathers and let them know he was the protector of his family. So they laughed and shot him.

It’s one thing to kill and eat other animals when you need the food. But there’s nothing attractive about debased men showing off to each other about how they can “smoke” a bird who’s living his life and caring for his family. It just demonstrates a fundamental disrespect for life.

Put it all together – the name of the ranch, the kind of people the Governor associates with, and his idea of an enjoyable day out with his friends – and you have a clear picture of a man who would be our next president.

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24 comments
LukeThomas
LukeThomas

AMERICA IS CURSED!! NOT BLESSED!! For all of America's proud sinning killing animals for greed and entertainment, also for America screwing animals the Feds allowing perverted bestiality-GOD HAS CURSED AMERICA AND THE WORLD!! Hunters are going STRAIGHT TO HELL!! Satan is waiting for you! Amen

LukeThomas
LukeThomas

AMERICA IS CURSED!! NOT BLESSED!! For all of America's proud sinning killing animals for greed and entertainment, also for America screwing animals the Feds allowing perverted bestiality-GOD HAS CURSED AMERICA AND THE WORLD!! Hunters are going STRAIGHT TO HELL!! Satan is waiting for you! Amen

AnnParkes
AnnParkes

Jesus would probably approve of these demons from Hades being hunted! Hunting animals for fun, killing people for fun - it's all the same. We are all animals. Total disrespect for life - because they have no real respect for themselves. Smite them down!!! All of them!

AnnParkes
AnnParkes

Jesus would probably approve of these demons from Hades being hunted! Hunting animals for fun, killing people for fun - it's all the same. We are all animals. Total disrespect for life - because they have no real respect for themselves. Smite them down!!! All of them!

ChristianRaymond
ChristianRaymond

Jesus never approved of hunting so all his kind like Ted the "turd" Nugent who defecated on his pants to avoid the war (cowards can only kill those who can't shoot back). He also believe Jesus approved of hunting and so do all their kind such as Sarah and the other old fart McCain who already seems like he is in his mid stage of CWD which mimic early Alzheimer and CJD. These anti-Christ will talk about "pro-life" when all of them are PRO-DEATH. Did Jesus approved of hunting?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBLuQaZ-Uu8&feature=relmfu

ChristianRaymond
ChristianRaymond

Jesus never approved of hunting so all his kind like Ted the "turd" Nugent who defecated on his pants to avoid the war (cowards can only kill those who can't shoot back). He also believe Jesus approved of hunting and so do all their kind such as Sarah and the other old fart McCain who already seems like he is in his mid stage of CWD which mimic early Alzheimer and CJD. These anti-Christ will talk about "pro-life" when all of them are PRO-DEATH. Did Jesus approved of hunting?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBLuQaZ-Uu8&feature=relmfu

ChristianRaymond
ChristianRaymond

*IF" he gets elected we know the anti-christ has arrived (most likely he won't have a chance) but then power and money talks but you wait and see, he gets elected, what will happen to America and in many countries. We are going to be in for a huge war in America alone because if this psychopath bigot gets elected no one will stand for it. What did I always say about recreational hunters mentality. They are no different then serial killers, serial rapist, child abusers, pedophile and all the sick people in the world combined. The Revolution WILL BEGIN!

ChristianRaymond
ChristianRaymond

*IF" he gets elected we know the anti-christ has arrived (most likely he won't have a chance) but then power and money talks but you wait and see, he gets elected, what will happen to America and in many countries. We are going to be in for a huge war in America alone because if this psychopath bigot gets elected no one will stand for it. What did I always say about recreational hunters mentality. They are no different then serial killers, serial rapist, child abusers, pedophile and all the sick people in the world combined. The Revolution WILL BEGIN!

CatJones
CatJones

Whores of the planet, raping and killing, murderous phucktards of the most egregious kind. Get killers out of government. We don't want them anymore.

CatJones
CatJones

Whores of the planet, raping and killing, murderous phucktards of the most egregious kind. Get killers out of government. We don't want them anymore.

Estelle
Estelle

We never thought George Bush could be President and certainly not two elections in a row so watch out for this guy. We can only hope he goes hunting with Cheney a few too many times - reputed to be a little dangerous!

Estelle
Estelle

We never thought George Bush could be President and certainly not two elections in a row so watch out for this guy. We can only hope he goes hunting with Cheney a few too many times - reputed to be a little dangerous!

ConstanceYoung
ConstanceYoung

Disgusting, debased, cruel, sexist, speciesist, unfeeling -- but words fail me.

ConstanceYoung
ConstanceYoung

Disgusting, debased, cruel, sexist, speciesist, unfeeling -- but words fail me.

DeniseLeBeau
DeniseLeBeau

I hate that no talented Ted Nugent (why doesn't a fox shot him?) and I hate Rick Perry and it seems in light of the recent turn of events - hunters are also tried and true racists. And racists really shouldn't be running anything, except maybe from a bear.

DeniseLeBeau
DeniseLeBeau

I hate that no talented Ted Nugent (why doesn't a fox shot him?) and I hate Rick Perry and it seems in light of the recent turn of events - hunters are also tried and true racists. And racists really shouldn't be running anything, except maybe from a bear.

AnnVanderlaan
AnnVanderlaan

"Put it all together – the name of the ranch, the kind of people the Governor associates with, and his idea of an enjoyable day out with his friends – and you have a clear picture of a man who would be our next president."

The only "good" thing should Perry be elected President would be the fact that Texas would be rid of him and his cronies. Of course, his sphere of influence would unfortunately be extended nationwide. And should he select Dick Cheney as his running mate, Presidential hunting trips might ascend to a whole new level of comedy and lethality.

One thing that the media seems to ignore is the shameful double-dipping that occurs as Perry ponces around the country while being paid to govern Texas, and the coyotes he dusts while jogging. Truly a man's man.

AnnVanderlaan
AnnVanderlaan

"Put it all together – the name of the ranch, the kind of people the Governor associates with, and his idea of an enjoyable day out with his friends – and you have a clear picture of a man who would be our next president." The only "good" thing should Perry be elected President would be the fact that Texas would be rid of him and his cronies. Of course, his sphere of influence would unfortunately be extended nationwide. And should he select Dick Cheney as his running mate, Presidential hunting trips might ascend to a whole new level of comedy and lethality. One thing that the media seems to ignore is the shameful double-dipping that occurs as Perry ponces around the country while being paid to govern Texas, and the coyotes he dusts while jogging. Truly a man's man.

sierra
sierra

God help us all if he makes it to president. I do not think he will. Disgusting. Right now they opened up bear hunting in Nevada ( I am in Lake Tahoe , which is part in Nevada). So many people fought it but it is on. I cant stand the idea of it. Bear hunters are just trophy hunters out for a thrill.

sierra
sierra

God help us all if he makes it to president. I do not think he will. Disgusting. Right now they opened up bear hunting in Nevada ( I am in Lake Tahoe , which is part in Nevada). So many people fought it but it is on. I cant stand the idea of it. Bear hunters are just trophy hunters out for a thrill.

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