RMEF Team Elk- Hunting Is Healing

Kristy Titus Proves that Hunting is Healing on This Week’s RMEF Team Elk


Titus Helps Two Well-Deserving Women for Their First Elk Hunt

Bend, Oregon (September 18, 2015) – On this week’s RMEF Team Elk, Kristy Titus has the honor of taking two well-deserving women on their first elk hunt. Sgt. USMC (retired) Kirstie Ennis, who was severely wounded in a helicopter crash while serving her country and Charlene Westbrook, who lost her husband Sgt. First Class Kenneth Westbrook in the Afghan war, are both featured in this moving RMEF Team Elk show as Titus learns the ups and downs of their life after the damages of war.

Tune in for this emotional episode of RMEF Team Elk on Outdoor Channel Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET and Sunday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. ET

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without hunting, especially going through what I did,” said Sgt. USMC (retired) Kirstie Ennis in the opening lines of the show. “The outdoors does something to you. Its gets you up and moving.”

Ennis’ hunt is thanks to the work of RMEF and Wounded Warrior Outdoors, who gained special access to private timberland in the Pondosa Tract in California for this hunt. [LB1] “She deserves to have people know that we appreciate the sacrifices she’s made for our freedom,” states Titus. Ennis was an aerial gunner when her copter crashed in June 2012. She suffered severe facial trauma, spinal cord damage, damage to both arms and had a left leg limb salvage.

Charlene Westbrook lost her husband, Sgt. First Class Kenneth Westbrook in 2009 in the Afghan war in one of the deadliest battles – the Ganjgal Ambush. “I made a promise to my husband that I would learn how to hunt and to keep the hunting tradition alive and passed down to our sons,” said Westbrook. “I dedicate this hunt to him.”

Westbrook’s hunt is thanks to RMEF and Adkisson Outdoors, who worked with the Military Warrior Support Foundation[LB2]  to make this special Colorado mountain elk hunt happen. Outfitter Grant Adkisson helps Titus and Westbrook spot and stalk a herd of monster elk on their land in Pagosa Springs.

“I knew what I was getting into when I married my husband,” Westbrook told Titus. “If had to do it all over again, with the ending I have, I’d do it again.”

Learn more about Wounded Warrior Outdoors at http://www.woundedwarrioroutdoors.com; the Military Warrior Support Foundation at http://militarywarriors.org and Adkisson Outfiiters at http://www.adkissonoutdoors.com

Learn more about Kristy Titus at http://kristytitus.com, https://www.facebook.com/KristyTitus and https://instagram.com/kristytitus/

About Kristy Titus: With a shared passion and love of the outdoors, Titus is honored to serve as an ambassador for Cabela's, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, RMEF's Team Elk television Show, Swarovski Optik, Buck Knives, Montana Silversmiths, and Wilderness Athlete. Titus was raised leading a pack string of mules into the backcountry of Oregon, experiencing the thrill of public land, do-it-yourself hunting. She believes that life's lessons are best learned in the field with family and friends by your side, helping to develop sound personal character and values. Titus is passionate in the support of wildlife and habitat conservation and outdoor education. She is a featured member of RMEF's Team Elk television show airing on the Outdoor Channel and actively volunteers supporting local RMEF chapter events and youth hunts around the country. Titus is an NRA Basic Pistol and Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor and part of the Wilderness Athlete Pro Staff. She shares her passion for fitness and nutrition as editor for Western Hunter, Elk Hunter and North American Hunter magazines. Learn more at http://kristytitus.com, https://www.facebook.com/KristyTitus and https://instagram.com/kristytitus/




Michelle Scheuermann, BulletProof Communications LLC, 651.964.0264;   michelle@bulletproofcomm.com

 [LB1]Not sure how this should be worded.  It’s my understanding the Roseburg Resources Company approached RMEF with the special tag, wanting to give it to a military veteran.  I believe the local RMEF chapter reached out to WWO for assistance???

 [LB2]In both hunts, local RMEF volunteers were involved in making it happen.

RMEF Team Elk- Rutting Bulls In Montana

"If you get one to come in close, it's a pretty dramatic moment. It's really something to see a big elk at close quarters." That's what Glen Eberle of Eberlestock backpacks is looking for on his elk hunt with Team Elk in Montana. 

Tune into RMEF's Team Elk airing on the Outdoor Channel, Monday at 9:30am, Saturday at 6:30pm and Sunday at 5:30pm EST. 

RMEF Team Elk- New Mexico Black Powder Hunt

"There is just something different about hunting, it's an art, it's a learned skill and you get to have that passed down to you by people you really admire" said teen hunter Jessica Nielson as she goes on her first elk hunt with RMEF President and CEO David Allen in New Mexico. 

Tune into RMEF's Team Elk airing on the Outdoor Channel, Monday at 9:30am, Saturday at 6:30pm, and Sunday at 5:30pm EST.


Swarovski Optik Quests- Texas Aoudad

It has been made official... I am out of the <1 Club thanks to an extraordinary Aoudad hunt with Dean Capuano for Swarovski Optik Hunting Quests and Offgrid Outdoors airing on the Outdoor Channel. For me, the hunt was filled with highs and lows, ones that we all can relate to as hunters but perseverance paid off and I was able to take this big old ram. 

RMEF Team Elk- The Iron Gate

RMEF Team Elk Host Brandon Bates and country music artist Josh Thompson hunt Colorado and find a bull with a very distinct sound in this weeks episode. Don't miss it, Saturday at 6:30PM and Sunday at 5:30PM EST on the Outdoor Channel. 

RMEF Team Elk- Like The Old Days

A brand new episode of Team Elk airs this week on the Outdoor Channel. Don't miss "Just Like the Old Days". Lifelong friends Bill McBeath and George Berry hunt public land in Nevada, just like they did growing up together. Check out the preview...

RMEF Team Elk- Wolf Impact & Chuck Wicks

Wolf Management & Chuck Wicks- What does the hottest topic in conservation and one of the hottest country music stars have in common? They are both on RMEF Team Elk this week. Tune in and learn about the legal issues surrounding wolves and the impact they've had on elk from an attorney who has helped the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation PLUS country music artist Chuck Wicks hunts elk in New Mexico.

RMEF Team Elk- Big Horn Public Land

RMEF Team Elk Member Randy Newberg hunts public land in Wyoming with RMEF life member Mark Hirvonen, who’s dealing with health issues and wants to get just one bull in his lifetime.

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday 4:30pm, Wednesday 1:00am, Thursday 10:30pm and Saturday 11:00pm EST. 

RMEF Team Elk- Eli's Story

RMEF Team Elk member Kristy Titus helps 14-year-old Eli James on his first bull elk hunt. The James family from Indiana is a testament to what’s right with today’s families and youth. Eli and I had a great hunt and a ton of fun. Check it out....Airing on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday, Feb 10, 4:30 PM,Wednesday, Feb 11, 1:00 AM, Thursday, Feb 12, 10:30 PM, Saturday, Feb 14, 11:00 PM EST.

RMEF Team Elk- The Golden Age of Elk Hunting

The love of wild places and desire to not only protect those wild places but make them better than ever, stirred something in the heart of John Caid some 37 years ago. John is arguably the most experienced elk and wildlife biologist in the world having spent 35 years managing the White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish Department and now for the past two years the Express UU Bar Ranches in New Mexico.

Tune in this week and join me and John Caid in New Mexico at the Express UU Bar Ranch for a management bull hunt and see for yourself why we are now in the Golden Age of Elk Hunting. 

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday 4:30pm, Wednesday 1:00am, Thursday 10:30pm, and Saturday 11:00pm EST.

RMEF Team Elk Named Golden Moose Award Finalist 2015

Story Courtesy of RMEF Blogspot:

RMEF Team Elk, theRocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s TV show, is a finalist for the upcoming 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards (GMA). The program is one of 12 finalists in the running for “Best Conservation, Education & Instruction.”

“We are not in the conservation business to win awards, but at the same time it’s nice when peers recognize the hard work our folks dedicate to this production,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “Winning or losing on awards night won’t change the fact that we have a very dedicated and talented marketing and production team that excels in what they do. It’s great that others have taken some notice of those efforts.”

The GMAs are the country’s premiere outdoor entertainment awards featuring programs that air on the Outdoor Channel. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 22, at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas during the annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference.


Among the GMA presenters are Sarah Palin, Joe Mantegna, Craig Morgan and Eva Shockey. The event will include musical performances by Ted Nugent, Nate Hosie and Kari & Billy.
For the first time ever, Outdoor Channel will be streaming the GMA live athttp://outdoorchannel.com/goldenmooseawards. And, fans can get real-time Golden Moose Awards updates and images from Outdoor Channel talent by following the #GoldenMoose hashtag on social media.
RMEF Team Elk, presented by Cabela’s and hosted by Brandon Bates, focuses on elk, elk habitat and elk hunting. Season five features great storylines and adrenaline-filled hunts that spotlight the beauty of the backcountry and the importance of conservation and our hunting heritage. Featured hunts include a Fort Hood shooting victim who finally realizes his dream of hunting elk after almost losing his life in the 2009 attack, a wounded warrior seeking to punch her elk tag in California and many more adventures. 
RMEF Team Elk was also nominated for and eventually won a Golden Moose Award in 2011 for “Fan Favorite New Series.”

RMEF Team Elk- A Way To Say Thank You Part 2

Continuing our hunt with Country Music Artist Easton Corbin at the Express UU Bar Ranch. RMEF’s Steve Decker also hunts for a management bull.

Team Elk airs on the Outdoor Channel Tuesday at 4:30PM, Wednesday at 1:00AM, Thursday at 10:30PM and Saturday at 11:00PM EST.