Ted wrote this on his acoustic guitar at a camp fire in Michigan (it was deer season) after learning of his hunting friend and mentor Fred Bear’s death. Fred was the guy who created Bear Archery Bows. Ted has said that he called Fred’s wife and played her the tune immediately at the camp fire after hearing the news of Fred’s death.
It is both a celebration and a tear-jerker. Here is
which is one of my favorite Nugent tunes, I hope it becomes one of yours too!