Ted Nugent Sells Game Trophies As He Plans Another Move


June 22, 2008

Ted Nugent is moving, but he doesn’t need to hunt very hard for a new pad. He’s moving back to an old one — and has some stuff to unload first.

The transplanted Detroit rocker held an estate sale in Texas over the weekend, peddling big game trophies to make relocation to a nearby ranch a bit easier.

“Hey, he’s still in Texas. He’s not going anywhere except on tour,” said James “Big Jim” Brown, who ran the sale and described himself as general manager of “all things Nuge.”

The guitarist and singer, an avid hunter and gun enthusiast, moved to central Texas several years ago, first finding a home in China Spring. From there, he moved to nearby Crawford — where President Bush’s ranch is — and then into Waco.

Nugent and his family determined that “the simpler life back on SpiritWild Ranch (in China Spring) is the way to go,” he wrote in his column in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

China Spring is about 12 miles from Waco. The sale was conducted Friday and Saturday at the Heart O’ Texas Fairgrounds.

Items available for purchase included a rhinoceros head, zebra stallion mounts and bleached deer skulls signed by Nugent, the newspaper reported. The bulk of the estate sale involved the trophies and furniture.

It was not immediately clear how much of the merchandise sold.

The Motor City Madman is best known for his 1977 hit Cat Scratch Fever.

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com