Ted Nugent: I Killed 455 Hogs For Bill Maher

Posted on March 10th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Rocker Ted Nugent is bragging that he killed more than 400 wild pigs in a Texas field last weekend and RumorFix has the details.

Nugent, who has been touring for over 50 years, tells Brett Winterble on XM 166, “I took my machine gun in the helicopter — in the Texas hill country –  me and my buddy ‘Pigman’ … his name is ‘Pigman’ –  I’m the swine czar. I killed 455 hogs with my machine gun. i did it for Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there.”

The radical right wing musician has done this before. In fact, his exploits were documented last September on the Sportsman Channel.

Nugent says he fired off 750 rounds a minute. He knows this so-called sport isn’t making him popular with a segment of the population. “My haters will hate me more for that,” he proudly states.

But he claims, “We saved the environment from the destruction of these out-of-control pigs and I’m not talking about Washington D.C. or San Francisco … I’m actually talking about actual pigs.”

His says his actions help save farms and taxes and wildlife, “because the hogs destroy all the ground nesting birds, they destroy all the turkey eggs and all the quail eggs — they eat and kill fawns  — they erode the land and destroy habitat”

And he says “we distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state. Everything we did was perfect –  win win win.”

The 64-year-0ld concluded, “I had to adjust my halo as I was machine gunning hogs.”

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    • alaskan1st

      Big brave Ted. Couldn’t go to Vietnam because those targets were shooting back. Friggin coward. Most people doing good for their country don’t have to brag about it.

      • wganz

        I would love to see you relocate this.

        • alaskan1st

          I relocate a moose every year. Simple when you have a chainsaw winch.

      • C-had

        student deferment. That article was in ‘High Times’ that you are referencing. Pull your head out.

        • alaskan1st

          He was the one that told that story to high times interviewer. They just repeated his words. He also convinced the family of a minor girl to let him adopt her. Use your own imagination on that one. I wonder how much that piece of minor tail cost him. I’m at a loss how conservatives could have him as a spokesman.

          • C-had

            I’m at a loss at how you obviously read ‘High Times”, know so much about underage relationships, and feel that throwing stones at issues that having nothing to do with the story will help your case. I am not even sure that you have a case that you are presenting. You are just here to stereotype and slander, so I say go ahead and enjoy. Yours truly, The Conservative (with an imagination)

    • BIG MAN!!

      Um….. You’re proud to slaughter more than 400 wild pigs inhumanely !??!

      Sounds like you enjoyed it! :-(

      Surely there was a better way it could have been done if it was THAT dire! Why not relocate them?

      Very sad, very demented.

      • Hink

        I find your comment arousing, like when a stripper is crying while she gives me a lap dance.

        More. Harder.

        • SD

          Oh, what a MAN you are. Disgusting piece of filth. Your Mama and Daddy must be so proud.

        • Omg!


          There’s something very wrong with you! Do you know what empathy is?

      • Johnny

        Haha, your ignorance is humorous. Here’s another one for you since I’m sure you have no idea on how the vegetables make it to your plate. My father shot over 200 deer for crop damage this past year protecting your veggies while trying to make a living. After filling the two freezers, the rest are shot in the guts so they dont die in the field and ruin more crops. They run off and die of septic 8-12 hours later in the woods. I cant begin to imagine the number of deer the bigger farms out in the midwest shoot.

      • SpankD

        Are you seriously that stupid?

      • gatorbait51

        Ok, Big”man”, how about in your neighborhood? Pigs are vicious, intelligent and cannibalistic. Enjoy, oaf.



        • Mexican

          Sick of stupid people? Well you don’t seem to be sick of racist comments! It was just an opinion that someone wrote.

      • wganz

        Relocating feral pigs is the same stupidity as transplanting cancer. DUMB!

        That is one of the stupidest things I’ve seen on the internet in the 15 years I’ve been on the web. FULL RETARD. Yeah, you went there.

        • PUC

          “Full retard” – that’s really pathetic! Can’t you find a more insulting word from your uneducated vocabulary?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000392028229 Chris Johnson

        You’re dumb. End of story.

      • Terry Walker

        There are no good ways to kill these animals they are a menace and will explode exponentially and become a disease factor too citizens and drinking water with the Diseases carried by them and dropped in the streams and rivers.. controlling these animal is important. There are game ranch that have introduced the pigs and other non native species animals for the Canned Hunt. they are Big money.they should charge people to kill the animals they introduced. Ted Nugent has the right Idea wrong way to educate the american people they dont know where the food they eat comes from.

      • BM

        Bigman, was a joke….as in Ted thinks of himself as a big man! I said, if you can’t find somewhere to place the pigs ( idk where ) then at least kill then humanely ! There’s no justifiable reason why someone needs to use a weapon and seem to have fun while slaughtering animals. And remember this, just who do you blame for causing the root of these problems ? The pigs? Oh, yeah, must have been in their master plan!

      • Azazel

        You can’t relocate pests.

    • Imahunter

      Both of you need to research wild/feral pigs before you say anything. They have no natural predators and breed like rabbits. They destroy everything they come into contact with. Killing 455 pigs is a good thing for the environment and a drop in the bucket compared to the population. Neither one of you mention the probably close to 1000 pounds of meat being distributed to the hungry and homeless. I guess, Bigman, in a sense the were relocated!!!! A lady in Florida was chased around her yard and slashed by a wild pig.

      • Always_RIGHT2

        I was scrolling through the comments looking for an intelligent one… found it. Yours.

      • Non meat eater

        Okay, so they have to be killed, but I agree with big man. They should have done it more humanely!

        • Imahunter

          How? Shoot them one at a time? I don’t have a machine gun so I can only shoot 2 or 3 at a time. What’s the difference? The bottom line is they must be controlled. They are able to begin breeding at about 9 months old, can breed 3 to 4 times a year and will have 9 to 12 piglets at a time. You do the math. As for the humans are the problem for bringing them here, they were brought here by the Spanish for food hundreds of years ago. In the next few years they will be in every state of the union, yep Hawaii is loaded with em.

          • alaskan1st

            Probably not in Alaska but I get your drift. Brown bears would take care of the problem here.

        • Imahunter

          And I say again, How? I guess we need some giant federal grant to figure that out. No we don’t, Ted’s helicopter and his machine gun. A lot less money

      • sam bunting

        Doing a hunt with advanced planning, as a harvest of food and not a wasteful slaughter to assuage an idiots’s feelings of inadequacy would be one thing. Leaving the meat to rot in the field is quite another

        • Thankin_Hank

          There’s a lot of critters in Texas that wouldn’t let that meat go to waste. But seriously folks, the helicopter is not likely to land and recover 455 hogs for a butcher to clean. I hope Ted is having fun. He’s helping landowners. I’m not sure Bill Maher eats pork? I do.

          • Dolphieness

            ——->And he says “we distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state. Everything we did was perfect – win win win.”

            It helps to read the full article.

        • C-had

          Advanced planning = Machine gun and Helicopter. It could be considered fertilizer. Or better yet, you could prove that he left the animals there.

        • Dolphieness

          And he says “we distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state. Everything we did was perfect – win win win.”
          It helps to read the full article.

      • belaglik

        I agree. Good for him! Wild hogs are an invasive species and are a threat to the environment. If they can find a better way to deal with the problem, good! If not, this will have to do for now.

    • C-had

      Relocate, inhumane? He is proving a point that all of these PC hypocrites don’t understand how things work. I feel bad every time I hook a fish in the mouth. I feel horrible every time I eat a hamburger, or have Jello. Uncle Ted is doing you all a favor so that you don’t have pay to kill those feral pigs. He is feeding the homeless. He is standing up for your god given rights. And instead of trying to understand it, you condemn it because you have lived without having to lose your livelihoods due to elk herds breaking down all of your grazing pastures, or coyotes eating your calves, or gophers creating holes that break horses legs.

      • whenpiggsfly

        Feeding the homeless?

        So far there’s no proof those hogs are doing anything but rotting where they died. As beloved by Texans as Nugent claims to be, one would think soup kitchens/homeless shelters would be bragging that they were serving food provided by such a “hero”. Crickets.

        • alaskan1st

          I searched and could not find anything to prove his claims. That doesn’t mean he lied but I’d think someone would have acknowledged such a thing.

          • C-had

            He has had wounded warriors on his show and fed them in front of a camera. Whether those pigs were really donated is a good question. But he does have a track record of doing these donations. I personally have donated to the homeless and have no proof of it. Typically the butcher takes the animals and gives them to the kitchen after boning them out. You wouldn’t take a carcass directly to a soup kitchen. If he didn’t do it he shouldn’t lie, and I can agree with that. But the fact still remains that he has done a service to the people of Texas.

        • Henry Baker

          MEMO TO whenpiggsfly: There’s also NO PROOF that the pigs ARE “rotting where they died,” scum-suck. You’re an idiot.

      • Guy

        Just who caused the problem in the first place? The pigs!? So humans create the problem, then the animals take the blame? If the problem needs to be fixed it could have been done differently. And it’s really screwed up that he took pleasure in slaughtering those animals in that way!!

        • C-had

          Christopher Columbus And Hernando De Soto. But if we are talking like pigs have the same nature as humans, the pigs need to form some laws that allow abortion and programs that promote birth control. Obviously the pigs need to petition for federal grants that would allow them a residence and food that will keep them away from farm grounds. And it’s really screwed up that we give drug dealers welfare debit cards and allow them to take advantage of hard working Americans. What way would you suggest he slaughter the animals so that it isn’t screwed up?

        • jim

          Guy, what is “your” proposal for solving the feral pig problem? As a believer in a human harvesting of game animals, There are very few options for reducing the numbers of these wild animals. And now, with the shortage of ammo for us, the citizens, what now? Unfortunately, you may get what you want but the problem will only get worse.

    • pigshooter

      There are something like 10 + million non native feral hogs in Texas and they are moving north in to Oklahoma and other states. They are 4 legged rototillers, mammalian Komodo dragons and will eat everything including your kids. Every last one of those squealers should be shot.

    • ztug

      even with hunting feral pigs are doubling in population every 6 years in this country. They are a non native invasive species.some previous comment ur suggested that they be relocated okay you volunteering your place, nobody wants them they are bad for the environment.

    • D@rth T@ter

      I don’t hate him more, he’s the same moronic paranoid hillbilly douchebag he was before…whether or not it was a necessary culling is beside the point..the fact he uses it to score a political point is typical of the kind of idiot scum he represents. If you’re a farmer, then FARM, otherwise shut your enormous stupid cake hole and get a sense of humor. Maher will only roast him even more.

    • Travis Bickle

      God bless Uncle Ted!!

    • Dan

      For those that dont know and have starting dragging the liberal towline. Wild hogs have been a plague on this country for years. The are a non native species that destroy native plant life and animals [yes pigs eat other native animals, they are not vegans but actual fairly capable killers] Hunters have always been the biggest supporters of conservation of wildlife, hunters have protected more land and animals from destruction than any other group of Peta hippies, in this country. nearly EVERY wildlife reserve and national park in this nation was set up by hunters. So when a invasive species starts destroying our beautiful native wildlife, its the hunters job to protect it and I cant think of a more humane way of putting down a animal than to shoot it. A well placed shot will kill an animal faster then its nerve signals can send the pain messages to its brain. Those of you supporting the Hogs are actually supporting the destruction of thousands of other native plants and animals. Think before you jump on a bandwagon driven by others that have failed to think. Yes hes making a political statement but his actions are not evil. he saved more native species then he killed.

      • Babe

        That’s fine. But who’s fault is it that the pigs are a non native species?! Ours! They are animals with the ability to feel pain. The method used was sadistic! And Ted seemed to have enjoyed it a little to much. Killing animals on this earth should not be fun!!!

        • bizza

          maybe you guys should head out and strap a few hogs to a guerney and see if lethal injection would be a more human way of contolling their numbers….let us know how that works out…

      • bobbobitybob

        How many well-placed shots do you figure you get from a machine gun in a helicopter? Just statistically, I guess, “some” would have to be right. Or “a few” perhaps. How many animals just lay there bleeding out internally for a few hours, or were shot in the spine. Same answer, I guess – “some”. Your admirable thoughts about protecting our beautiful wildlife may be accurate, but you might want to try some of that “thinking” you recommend, before getting all rah-rah on machine gunning from helicopters as a platform for accurate shooting.

        Also, toeing the line has nothing to do with dragging a towline.

    • dikfor

      any hog that runs is a VC, any hog that stands still is a well disciplined VC.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1197443220 Douglas W. Cooper

        How can you shoot innocent hogs?
        Easy…..just don’t lead them as much!

        • trackhead19k

          I done got me 455 hogs, and 8 water buffalo-they’s all confirmed.

    • 711oscar

      Draft dodger can kill hogs from high above (he can’t put himself in any danger you know ’cause he’s such a b-ass) but can’t serve his country in Vietnam.

      • C-had

        1Y student deferment. That article was in ‘High Times’ that you are referencing. Pull your head out.

    • http://twitter.com/HAWAIIFIVO Barry McCaukener

      Nugent is a moron suggesting that Libs give a F..K about him machine gunning pigs. The fact is modern Wildlife management in the US is a Liberal cause started by a staunch environmentalist named Aldo Leopold. Nugent, pick up a book… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Leopold

    • Imbroglio

      Liberalism is a mental disorder

      • SD

        What a witty, wildly intelligent comment. Thank you so much for your contribution to the intelligent dialog going on here about that impressive example of humanity: Ted Nugent. Really, Imbroglio. You are amazing. Thank you for your wisdom.

      • dadavis65

        U can’t fix stupid. Those wild pigs are dangerous.They will kill cats, dogs whatever they can catch & hold down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000392028229 Chris Johnson

      Ted just keeps getting COOLER as he gets older. Not many people do that!

    • mgp

      WHAT AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Job

      Biggest asshole in the Rock World

    • Job

      To The man who shoots elephants and kills anything and every thing…Hows that elephant taste BIG Man

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    • Centrist

      I don’t see why we can’t all agree that his actions were beneficial AND he’s a right wing nut job. The two are not (always) mutually exclusive

    • i hate nugent

      This man is so out of control. he makes me sick to my stomach. i understand that there is a big issue with this but it was all done wrong..someone needs to stop this jack***. i was always fan of his when i was teen and now i think he is a wasted peace of crap. there is others ways to go about this. maybe do it humanley instead of acting like a out of control animal. he shots from a helicopter…wow thats really nice. what a coward and low life peace of scum.
      so whats next ted?? drive by killings??

    • http://www.facebook.com/arpad.banki Árpád Bánki

      I wish he would get a burning rocket in his ass for a 2 weeks… I hate these kind f….monsters all around

    • KL

      What a horrible person.

    • Azazel

      Thank you, Ted Nugent. Now come to Oklahoma next. We have a pig problem too.

    • Guest

      There’s no video of him doing any of this. Probably completely made up story, bragging lunacy.

    • N.M

      Ted Nugent is a fucking sadist. If he were machine gunning dogs we’d be outraged.

    • John Grey

      You people worry about killing a bunch of pigs while you are going around this country killing fellow human beings daily.

    • Molesworth

      You realize that hunters are responsible not just for the introduction of feral hogs, but also for their perpetuation. Take a look at the “menu” at any one of these hunting ranches and sooner or later you’ll see they order and breed non-native species like hogs for their pay-to-play clients who are guaranteed a kill for thousands of dollars. Hunting ranches like this are all over the U.S. How convenient for hunting PR groups to create ecological imbalance through a twisted ethic of trophy hunting to begin with, then claim to be the heroes solving the problem through lethal means. Hunters are enjoying bloodsport under the guise of being conservationists when, in fact, the issues were created by them to begin with.