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Public Faces of Hunting: Georgia Pellegrini vs. Ted Nugent

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June 27, 2012

Public Faces of Hunting: Georgia Pellegrini vs. Ted Nugent

By David Draper

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the smiling face of celebrity chef and hunter Georgia Pelligrini. Since about the first of the year, she’s been popping up all over, promoting the new book Girl Hunter, which recounts her journey from Wall Street into the woods. Pelligrini has shown up on local and national news programs, Iron Chef and even Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she deftly showed the affable host and his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez how to whip up some wild boar meatballs (and, for Rodriguez, how to not contract trichinosis in the process).

In the battle against the anti-hunters, it’s a coup to have someone like Pelligrini squarely in our camp—someone who’s a softer sell than the other national face of hunting…Ted Nugent. Where the Nuge is loud and brash, Pelligrini is polished and, dare I say, pretty. Admittedly, Nuge has the passion and the knowledge, but in some peoples’ eyes, he does more harm than good. It would be hard to say that about the Girl Hunter, whose looks might get her in the door, but once in she follows up with smart stories about why anyone who eats meat should consider hunting.

In truth, hunting and outdoor sports take all kinds, which is why Uncle Ted will always have a place at the table. Though, while Nugent looks to be a heck of a cook in his own right, I say it’s time to make room for another chef in the kitchen.

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from jakenbake wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

It also helps to have someone who isn't, y'know, seemingly always getting busted for violating game laws as the "national face of hunting"...

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from achrisk wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Nugent is the worst representative hunters and gun owners could possibly have. He defines what gun control activists are so paranoid about. He vomits from the mouth like a crazed bum carrying an "The end is near" sign. Speak softly and carry a big stick, not yell rabidly and act like a big ****.

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

achrisk, sometimes fighting fire with fire is necessary. To think one second this beautiful woman could change the minds of anti-hunter/gun people is just plain ignorance. We as hunters need to face the truth and that is there is no middle ground whether for hunting or guns. Ted has made some ignorant game violations but I will back him 100%. Never through a fellow hunter or gunner under the bus because one day you'll need their voice especially one with a soap box and bank account as large as his! Something to think about. She is way hotter than the Nuge by the way!

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from muddymudskippa wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

I would have her babies! Uh...what I meant was...

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from bustedclays wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

People like Georgia are the ones that are going to save hunting. More and more people are moving away from the traditional rural life and into extremely urban lives where they are totally disconnected from the natural world. Someone who is as articulate, well educated, and doesn't dress in camo everywhere is going to draw more new people to the sport than someone like Ted Nugent ever will.

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from wisc14 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

every time i read something the nuge writes it gives me a headache

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

We need more people like her on our side!!

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from Muleynut30.06 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

One thing I do like about the Nudge is his passion he isnt afraid to hold his tounge while it may make him look bad from time to time. He will tell you what he thinks and I would rather have someone like that then someone who beats around the bush

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from msnewc wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Political correctness is going to kill this country. Anybody that doesn't think Ted Nugent is good for this sport, doesn't know what Ted represents. All you're doing is listening to what the liberal media force feeds you. This is not to say Georgia is not good for the sport. I'm just sick of hearing that Ted is bad for it.

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from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

georgia is good for the open minded people in this world... then there are the PETA activists, the funeral protesters, and the all around ignorant to our sport that good ole uncle ted can sit down and put in there place

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from jeffchapman wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

we need both of them on our side! every trapper, fly fisherman and mushroom hunter, we as Americans need to stand up use whatever means possible to save our outdoor traditions, god knows everything else is being stolen from us.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Any hunter is a good hunter and a heck of a lot better than an anti hunter. Put simply I'm glad we have nuge to make sure our voice is heard. And that is exactly what he will do. D cast, I completely agree with your post.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Bustedclays, why should we change ourselves to satisfy others. Wear camo and be proud of it.

Nuge 2012

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from habben97 wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

I have never heard of this georgia pellegrini

HA! I guess I HAVE been living under a rock.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Same here habben97.

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from jakenbake wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

It also helps to have someone who isn't, y'know, seemingly always getting busted for violating game laws as the "national face of hunting"...

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from achrisk wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Nugent is the worst representative hunters and gun owners could possibly have. He defines what gun control activists are so paranoid about. He vomits from the mouth like a crazed bum carrying an "The end is near" sign. Speak softly and carry a big stick, not yell rabidly and act like a big ****.

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from wisc14 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

every time i read something the nuge writes it gives me a headache

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from Dcast wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

achrisk, sometimes fighting fire with fire is necessary. To think one second this beautiful woman could change the minds of anti-hunter/gun people is just plain ignorance. We as hunters need to face the truth and that is there is no middle ground whether for hunting or guns. Ted has made some ignorant game violations but I will back him 100%. Never through a fellow hunter or gunner under the bus because one day you'll need their voice especially one with a soap box and bank account as large as his! Something to think about. She is way hotter than the Nuge by the way!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from bustedclays wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

People like Georgia are the ones that are going to save hunting. More and more people are moving away from the traditional rural life and into extremely urban lives where they are totally disconnected from the natural world. Someone who is as articulate, well educated, and doesn't dress in camo everywhere is going to draw more new people to the sport than someone like Ted Nugent ever will.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Muleynut30.06 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

We need more people like her on our side!!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Muleynut30.06 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

One thing I do like about the Nudge is his passion he isnt afraid to hold his tounge while it may make him look bad from time to time. He will tell you what he thinks and I would rather have someone like that then someone who beats around the bush

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Josh Giannino wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

georgia is good for the open minded people in this world... then there are the PETA activists, the funeral protesters, and the all around ignorant to our sport that good ole uncle ted can sit down and put in there place

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jeffchapman wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

we need both of them on our side! every trapper, fly fisherman and mushroom hunter, we as Americans need to stand up use whatever means possible to save our outdoor traditions, god knows everything else is being stolen from us.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ncarl wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Any hunter is a good hunter and a heck of a lot better than an anti hunter. Put simply I'm glad we have nuge to make sure our voice is heard. And that is exactly what he will do. D cast, I completely agree with your post.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ncarl wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Bustedclays, why should we change ourselves to satisfy others. Wear camo and be proud of it.

Nuge 2012

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from habben97 wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

I have never heard of this georgia pellegrini

HA! I guess I HAVE been living under a rock.

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from Ncarl wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Same here habben97.

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from muddymudskippa wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

I would have her babies! Uh...what I meant was...

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from msnewc wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Political correctness is going to kill this country. Anybody that doesn't think Ted Nugent is good for this sport, doesn't know what Ted represents. All you're doing is listening to what the liberal media force feeds you. This is not to say Georgia is not good for the sport. I'm just sick of hearing that Ted is bad for it.

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