Iola, Wis. - Growing up outside of Macon, Ga., Jason Aldean honed his hunting chops through a familial experience with his father and grandfather. After a hiatus from the sport, Aldean rekindled his passion for hunting and hasn't looked back ever since.
The multi-platinum and CMA Entertainer of the Year finalist is the feature subject of the "I'm a Deer Hunter" segment in the December issue of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, available on newsstands November 6. Given that Aldean recently purchased 1,300 acres in Nashville - primarily as hunting ground - and is a co-owner of Buck Commander, he certainly fits the bill.
"I bought a big farm right outside of Nashville and have my own place," said Aldean to Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine. "I can go there when I have a couple of days off, film hunts or just get away. When we're scheduling my tour, I'm calling to get our group hunt days, scheduling off weeks, and then let them book around that. It gets crazy sometimes, but it works out."
Aldean still has a hectic tour schedule - he plays 75 to 80 shows a year - but that is a dramatic decrease from his travel commitments when he first exploded on the country scene. Regardless of his schedule, the avid bowhunter finds a way to hunt on the road or at home.
"Every year, I've shot a different bow because with Buck Commander we get different sponsors and things to try out," said Aldean. "I have a Matthews, a Hoyt, and was with a company called Athens Archery who made a bow for us. This year we're trying a Bowtech."
Looking forward, Aldean is planning group hunts in November and December on land bordering Missouri and the prospects of hunting land on multiple states excites him. Aldean will begin touring this month on the strength of his new album, Night Train, and it's a good bet that the 35 year old will carve out some time for hunting on the road.
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. Past "I'm a Deer Hunter" segments featured Paul Ryan and Donald Trump Jr., who like Aldean, discussed their family-centric view of hunting.
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