Check out Ty Englands "livin the dream" notjust bowhunting but also hunting in general. He has several songs that are greats sportsmans songs. I was at a concert in Colorado last year and it was pretty neat. The album is called Alive and Well.
He has a song about Colorado in there as well that is cool. It is called " It must be Colorado"
(1) "Hit me with your best shot" by that eighties-singer-chick with the hair.
(2) "Happy trails to you," by that dude that owned the Anaheim Angels. It is about blood trailing dogs and the ethical issues surrounding same.
(3) "Eat it," by Wierd Al Yankovich. A nice retrospective on baiting for bear.
(5) "Like a virgin," by Madonna. An elk hunter's first venture into the high timber in search of a rutting bull.
(6)"Turn out the lights, the party's over," by Willie Nelson. The song that plays in my head when I realize it is yet another perfect chest cavity shot (no applause necessary, thank you).
(7)"Come monday," by Jimmy Buffet. The gut-wrenching siren song of the hunter who knows he must yet again make the long drive home from hunting camp to begin another work week during the fall and winter months.
(7)"The girls all get prettier at closing time," by Mickey Gilley. The song playing in my head on the last day of season when there is yet another doe tag to fill and a group of pretty brown ladies approaching from across the woodlot.
I just finished reading "I Remember Papa Bear". It was an interesting book and had a lot of references to Ted Nugent and Fred Bear. There was a cool pic of Ted and Fred together in the 70's. After reading the book I had a lot more respect for Ted and the things he's done that most people don't know about. I also like the song "Fred Bear" more now than ever.
Does anybody remember Jimmy Driftwood? He had one entiltled "Bows and Arrows, Arrows and Bows". The chorus went "bows and arrorsm, arrows and bopws. Oh how I loved her the Lord only knows. I courted her fast and I courted her slow,. And I won my fair lady while shooting a bow." The gist of it was he taught his gal to bow hunt and she saved him from a mountain lion. Aw, just the thought of it brings a tear to my eye...
I was at one of his concerts when he started talking about Fred Bear. The crowd went nuts, and took a while to quiet down enough to hear. Then he started again, and told the crowd what Freb Bear did, and what a gentleman woodsman he was. Then he told the crowd that Fred was his hero, and that in fact, Fred was an AMERICAN hero. It took twenty minutes to quiet down enough to continue. Then they played "Fred Bear". There were THOUSANDS of non-hunters in the audience that night, and it made at least SOME of them think!
I absolutly refuse to listen to Fred Bear by the Nuge. That song is plain bad luck for me. One time, on an Elk hunt to colorado we had just gotten gas and snacks from the Burger King right on the MN/IA border.
Get back in the truck and hit the freeway and decide to pop in my homemade roadtrip cd. Fred Bear comes on adn next thing you know I have a flat trailer tire!
By the time we got to CO a wheel bearing also went out on the trailer~!
On the way home we decided to pop the cd in once more to test the theory.
Right before the song ends I get pulled over and get a speeding ticket~!
Bad juju and I am as superstitious as they come. I still have the cd in my case in the truck, but it doesn't come out- EVER!
I'll say that Dave Watson's "Last Stand in the Rockies" is right at the top~!
I'm trying to find Mossy Oak (Pass it on) and Last Stand in the Rockies and have looked all over the web without success. Any ideas if these songs are available for download somewhere? The Dave Watson link doesn't seem to work for me.
I usually like to listen to Freebird on the way to a nice autumn crisp hunt.
If I leave here tomorrow, / would you still remember me? / For I must be travelling on, now. / 'Cause there's too many places I've gotta see. ... But if i stayed here with you girl/Things just couldn't be the same/cause Im free as a bird now/and this bird you can not change/Lord know, I can't change..
"Snowfall" - Reckless Kelly. Not really a bowhunting song, I think it's really about skiing, but the lyrics could just as easily be about that late summer/early fall feeling we all get when we want to be "on my way to a western town".
Here's a short clip of a song I wrote around 15 years ago about a bowhunt, I have re-recorded it several times over the years, and I used it for this 30 second Commercial Spot that is running on Pursuit Channel.
Actually, I get sick of my own crap, I'd rather listen to "Rocky Mountain High" before an elk hunt
Sunrize (narrated version)Ted Nugent I say how can it be that man owns the land, can we possess the sky, the wind, the call of the seasons ? Man does not own the earth, but rather the earth owns man, we’re merely caretakers of the wild for our children. We must show reverence for nature, the ground we share, and the spirit of the wild. We must respect each new sunrize.
Take a deep breath, feel the spirit of the wild.
Feel our instincts, feel the heart of the hunter. Each new day, each new sunrize can bring the renewal of life, the renewal of the spirit. Keep your senses alert, learn to appreciate the value of that sign. The excitement of that smell, that sight…the aroma of the woods.
Cherish the beauty of our brother the eagle, the deer, our blood brother the bear. As the new sun warms our new day, thrill at the adventure of being one with nature. As the majestic buck melts out of the swamp, feel the spirit come alive. Hold tight to your bow and arrow, grab the spirit, Feel it's presence, feel the spirit of the wild. Hey, there he is, in the wind…. The sensual stimuli, the thrill that will cleanse the soul, Go ahead, feel alive. The sunrize is on fire, as our senses, our very lifeblood is on fire. Share these sensations with your friends, Share ‘em with the children, For life is a series of sunrizes The spirit of the wild.
Let it inspire your heart and soul, Challenge the good, natural hunter within you, Challenge yourself….to connect. Be an asset to nature. Take each day, take each sunrize step by step. Sunrize by sunrize. Take it to heart. Embrace the spirit of the wild. Embrace each and every sunrize Rise into the sun. Seize it. In the wind, he’s still alive….
I Like to listen to Nugent's Fred Bear when I am getting my stuff ready before I hit the woods. Metalicas Of Wolf and Man is right up there. One other great song, and the video is the best, it Aaron Lewis's song, Country Boy. He is a pretty good bowhunter, at least from what I see on the videos.