Kristy Titus Hosts Seminars & Booth Appearances at RMEF Hunter Christmas

Kristy Titus, Co-Host of RMEF’s Team Elk television show, NRA Certified Instructor and Cabela’s Ambassador, is hosting seminars on pre-season scouting success during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Elk Camp national convention December 3-12 at The Mirage and Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Titus’ seminars are December 3 at 2 p.m. and December 6 at 11 a.m.

Her seminar, Pre-season Scouting for Early Season Elk Hunting Success, discusses the pros of pre-season scouting that will help increase early season elk hunting success. “There are many opportunities for success that lie in wait for the early season elk hunter affording the opportunity to harvest a mature bull before he gathers his cows,” said Titus.

 

Titus is also appearing at the Cabela’s booth #1220 at the Hunter Christmas expo on the following dates:

 

December 5 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 6 - 9:00-10:30AM

December 8 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 10 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 12 - 1:00-3:00PM

 

She will be appearing at the Montana Silversmiths’ booth #847 at the Hunter Christmas Expo the following dates and times:

December 8 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

December 12 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Elk Camp coincides with the first four days of the National Finals Rodeo. Sponsors include Browning, Buck Knives, Cabela's, Hunter's Specialties, Leupold, Nationwide, New Holland, Nosler, Peak & BlueDEF, Sitka, Realtree, Remington and U.S. Bank.

 

Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Chuck Wicks and Mark Wills will provide entertainment at Elk Camp evening events at The Mirage. Wicks and Wills will join fellow country music performing artists Chad Bushnell, Lucas Hoge, Erin Michelle, Jay Ketchem and Genevieve Allen on the Cabela's Live Stage (Booth #1220) located on the floor of the newly expanded Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition.

 

The expo will take place in the South Halls of the LVCC in conjunction with the Popular Cowboy Christmas Dec. 3-12. Expo sponsors include Cabela's, Chevrolet, Yamaha, Alps Outdoorz and Peak & BlueDEF.

NRA News- I Am Forever- A Better Life In America

I Am Forever is the story of the American dream, told from three perspectives.

Episode 2, "A Better Life in America," contrasts Nick's bleak existence as a child in Nazi-occupied Greece with the comfortable state of 21st-century American life. Meanwhile, Kristy, Jessi and Faith complete their first day in the wild.

Guests: Cam Edwards, Caylen Wojcik, Seton Motley, Luke Carrick, Cody Carroll, Faith and Jessi. 

Tech Tuesday- Rifle Gear Disaster Prevention

The animal of your dreams is in your crosshairs, one press of the trigger and all of your dreams will come true. That holds true given that all of your equipment is functioning properly together. Before heading out into the field this rifle season, here are a few simple items to double check on your weapon system and to bring afield to ensure downrange accuracy and consistency.

Here are a few items to double check before your next rifle hunt:

Double checking that your rifle does not have any loose fasteners or cracks in the construction of the stock. It is especially important to torque your action screws.

Use a dollar bill to ensure that your barrel is free floated.

Make sure that your rifle sling stud is properly attached to the stock. The last thing you want is to drop your rifle causing damage due to a faulty sling stud.

In the field or on hand nearby be sure to bring along for field expedient repairs:

A supportive gun case is a must for transit of your rifle. This holds especially true when transporting your rifle to and from hunting areas on bumpy roads where your rifle scope zero is easily knocked off. Check out some great options from Cabela's here...

The Borka Tool Expanded Field Kit contains everything you need afield. The torque wrench can be custom calibrated for your action or scope rings/bases.

Wheeler also makes a Torque Fat Wrench to achieve and manintain factory torque settings.

And don’t forget to ring along your manufacture recommendations for torque specs on action screws, scope rings and bases.

Wheeler Pro Reticle Scope Level System- will ensure that if you need to mount an optic afield, it is installed correctly.  

Compact cleaning rod and cotton patches to remove moisture from rifle barrel. Check out the Herter's All-In-One Kit that covers most rifles, pistols and shotguns. 

JB weld is great to bring along in the event that your rifle sling stud comes loose.

 

 

Tech Tuesday- Magpul Hunter 700 Stock

Fit is key to downrange accuracy on all firearms. This past week in the NRA Women’s Network, Tips & Tactics, I discussed some considerations to make when evaluating rifle fit. One of the barreled actions that I used in the tips was set into a Magpul Hunter 700 stock.

I am a big fan of the Hunter 700 stock for many reasons- first, the length of pull (LOP) is easily adjustable from 13.0-15.0” with .5” spacers accommodating nearly any sized shooter. My LOP is actually 12.5” but the 13” adjusted LOP is still short enough to allow me to consistently mount the rifle for increased downrange accuracy.

The cheek comb height is adjustable as well allowing the shooters eye to be properly aligned with the mounted optic. The stock comes pre-fitted with a .25” riser and includes the option of a .50” and .75” to adjust weld locations for a multitude of shooters.

The stock is a true drop in fit for standard Remington 700 short actions with stock Remington hinged floor plates. It is light weight at 2.9 pounds making it a great fit for your mountain rifle.

And last, the price is what sets the Hunter 700 stock apart from the rest with a retail price of $259.99 available at Cabela’s in black and flat dark earth colors. 

Kristy Titus Extends Partnership with Montana Silversmiths

Bend, Oregon (September 28, 2015) Kristy Titus, avid outdoorswoman, NRA Certified Instructor and Cabela’s Ambassador, is extending her partnership – and jewelry collection – with Montana Silversmiths. The Kristy Titus Collection is exclusively available at Cabela’s stores and online.

“Since our launch this summer, the Kristy Titus Collection has done well. I love hearing comments from ladies on how they finally found a jewelry line that speaks to their passions in the outdoors and is elegant,” states Kristy Titus. “I’m proud to continue working with Montana Silversmiths in extending our partnership. We continue to cultivate and curate the highest quality jewelry for women hunters.”

 

All of the designs are crafted of solid sterling silver and genuine turquoise and black onyx. The highest quality crystals available provide the brilliant shine to pieces.

Choosing Montana Silversmiths as Titus’s partner in creating this collection was easy for Kristy as Montana Silversmiths has long been part of her family. Kristy’s intention for the Kristy Titus Collection is for the pieces to be quality timeless creations that are passed down. Inspired by wild places the sterling silver and natural stones found throughout the collection hope to create a true family keepsake.

The Kristy Titus Collection by Montana Silversmiths is available exclusively through Cabela's stores and Cabela's online.

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/ 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:  

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

NRA Women Tips & Tactics- Bolt Action Rifle Fit

Tips & Tactics Sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund

No matter the type of firearm you're handling, fit is key. There is no "one size" fits all gun, and for that reason it may be necessary to make some adjustments to your gun to make it the best fit for you. In this episode of Tips & Tactics, sponsored by Cabela's Outdoor Fund, Kristy Titus hones in on important aspects to look for when choosing a bolt-action rifle and a few add-ons you might consider to improve its fit for you.

Tech Tuesday- Cabela's XPG Outkross Hybrid Jacket

Light-weight performance clothing is on every backcountry hunters wish list and Cabela’s is working hard to bring consumers the best in light weight, performance apparel. Switching gears from hiking to glassing can bring a quick chill to the bone. To offset that chill, many hunters have invested in the “poofy coat” for light weight, warm outerwear.

The Cabela’s XPG Outkross Hybrid Jacket is not from the OutfitHer line, however, I believe that it is a worthwhile addition to your hunting wardrobe. First and foremost, the jacket is extremely light weight and warm with 60 grams of PrimaLoft insulation. PrimaLoft is a favorite of mine as it is warm, even if it gets damp. There are built in hand warmer pockets so you can add chemical heat packs that will keep you even warmer without additional bulk.

The outer shell kept me dry in light rain this archery season with the jacket having a durable water repellant finish (DWR).

And finally, the reason I really like this jacket is because it is super light-weight and it compresses down taking up very little space in your backpack when you are trekking.

Because this jacket is from the XPG line, you will not find it in camo, however, I purchased the jacket in gargoyle gray and found it to be plenty neutral for hunting applications, even during close encounters with archery elk. Having my backpack on added extra camo and if you feel like you need more camo or you want to add a warming layer, simply add the OutfitHer PrimaLoft vest.

Check out the Cabela’s XPG Outkross Hybrid jacket on cabelas.com item IK-974368. Right now, it’s on sale for $119.99 with free shipping.

Outdoor Hub- Kristy Titus Collection NEW to Cabela's

September 3, 2015- Columbus, MT- The Kristy Titus Collection by Montana Silversmiths is available exclusively through Cabela’s.  An avid outdoor and hunting enthusiast Kristy has taken her love of all things outdoors and translated that into these high quality jewelry designs.

 

“All women love to feel beautiful.  I wanted to create a collection of jewelry that not only made women feel beautiful but also reminded them of their time spent outdoors with family and friends” states Kristy Titus.

 

A well-known face for Cabela’s Kristy Titus is a force for hunting, conservation and firearms.  These tenets have guided her designs for the Kristy Titus Collection. All of the designs are crafted of solid sterling silver and genuine turquoise and black onyx. The highest quality crystals available provide the brilliant shine to pieces.

 

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Cabela's Noblesville IN Grand Opening

The destination for all things outdoors and hunting, Cabela’s was welcomed with open arms to the Noblesville IN community. The week long Grand Opening Celebration was highlighted with booths from organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Friends Of The NRA, The Well Armed Woman, and SCI.

Shoot Like A Girl brought along their state of the art 50 foot trailer welcoming attendees inside to shoot rifle and pistol with the military grade simulation system that replicates 80% of true recoil, giving women a real life experience at shooting without firing a projectile. Women were also welcomed to try their prowess at archery shooting a variety of compound bows.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation set up air rifles welcoming kids of all ages to take aim and practice some SAFE shooting (Shooting Access For Everyone). Hundreds of children took delight in testing out their marksmanship skills while learning about wildlife and habitat conservation.

The Safari Club International set up a 3D archery shoot for kids to enjoy in the delights of everything hunting from giant bull elk to dinosaurs.

The weekend was really fun for the entire family with door prizes for the first to enter the store and appearances from myself, Dan & Don Pickell, Olympic Gold Metalist Cory Cogdell and Cabela’s American Archer, Tom Nelson.

It was a dream come true for myself seeing the Kristy Titus Collection of fine jewelry, #InspiredByWildPlaces by Montana Silversmiths on display at the gift counter.

The 82,000sq.ft. Noblesville store featuring the mountain of big game and 6,000 gallon fish tank plus greatest outdoor shopping in the world, is going to be a big draw for the community and surrounding area.  

Cabela's Colorado Elk Calling & Hunting Seminars

 

 

The sound of a bull elk bugle resonates through the heart and soul of the hunter that pursue him. It is a sound that once heard, can never be forgotten. A sound that compels the hunter to return to the woods in pursuit of the most majestic animal on the planet, year after year without abandon.

The elk speak to the hunter, telling a tale of what they are thinking, feeling and doing; the hunter but only has to listen and interpret the beautiful tale of the elk. The learning curve never ends, the elk are always teaching the hunter, sometimes the hunter gets the best of him and fills his or her tag, sometimes we walk away, lesson learned, memory made, cherishing the time pursuing him.

Lessons learned from elk are hard earned. The price is worn boot leather, sweat, blood and sometimes tears sacrificed from the efforts of the compelled in this blessed dance between man and beast. Sharing my experiences with the royal giants of the forest is an honor. Getting out into wild country in pursuit of elk is something that some folks have only dreamed about, sharing with them, lighting the fire within their heart, and blazing the torch of those who’s fire for elk already burn.

Cabela’s in Thornton and Lone Tree Colorado welcomed me, my stories and experiences on the mountain in pursuit of the bugling bulls into their stores for attendees to experience, listen and learn from my time spent afield. The language spoke, cow mews, chirps, estrous mews and cow bugles to the triumphant sound of the bull elk, location calls, display and challenge calls were all talked about and demonstrated with the use of my favorite Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls.

My hope was to help inform attendees with how those sounds made are all about the emotion of the elk and how to better interpret that emotion based on HOW those sounds are articulated.

The stalk and set up is what often brings a filled tag, so beyond the language of elk, I discussed common behaviors, traits and characteristics often experienced while afield from elk. The desire the elk have to lead with their nose, circling the hunter to the down-wind side and using that tendency to our advantage. The hang up or distance that they often feel safe in approaching, tactics on hunting elk solo and more.

Talking about elk hunting wouldn’t be complete without discussing the great gear that Cabela’s has to offer, so I did a little shopping, showcasing some of my new Kristy Titus Collection of solid sterling silver jewelry by Montana Silversmiths and some of my favorite gear from Swarovski Optik, Wilderness Athlete and Buck Knives along with handing out a complete gear list with item numbers for shopping Cabela’s online. My gear list may be found by clicking HERE.

Opening week of archery elk season is fast approaching and I wish all of the elk hunters out there the best of luck and memories made.

 

Kristy Titus Collection by Montana Silversmiths

August 20, 2015- Columbus, MT- As of today the Kristy Titus Collection by Montana Silversmiths is available exclusively through Cabela’s.  An avid outdoor and hunting enthusiast Kristy has taken her love of all things outdoors and translated that into these high quality jewelry designs.

“All women love to feel beautiful.  I wanted to create a collection of jewelry that not only made women feel beautiful but also reminded them of their time spent outdoors with family and friends” states Kristy Titus.

A well-known face for Cabela’s Kristy Titus is a force for hunting, conservation and firearms.  These tenets have guided her designs for the Kristy Titus Collection. All of the designs are crafted of solid sterling silver and genuine turquoise and black onyx. The highest quality crystals available provide the brilliant shine to pieces.

The elegant lines of the designs reflect the true lines found in nature, while the turquoise, black onyx and clear crystals highlight the brilliance and vastness of the Earth’s resources.  Crafted to be worn in a variety of settings, some pieces are diminutive enough to be put on and forgotten until someone pays a compliment to the subtle beauty of the design.

These designs were crafted to be worn by women who have a love of the outdoors and fashion.  Each piece captures a sentiment that Kristy Titus holds dear.  From an elegantly arched antler, that reminds one of a triumphant hunt, to a winking crystal, like dew catching the morning light in a forest these pieces will bring memories of the wilderness, even when surrounded by civilization.

Choosing Montana Silversmiths as Titus’s partner in creating this collection was easy for Kristy as Montana Silversmiths has long been part of her family. Kristy’s intention for the Kristy Titus Collection is for the pieces to be quality timeless creations that are passed down.  That each piece will speak to the memories and feelings associated with the great outdoors and family adventures. Inspired by wild places the sterling silver and natural stones found throughout the collection hope to create a true family keepsake.

The Kristy Titus Collection by Montana Silversmiths is available exclusively through Cabela's stores and Cabela's online.

 

Cabela’s is the world’s largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Founded in 1961, the company has become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands, with more than 70 stores throughout North America.

About Cabela’s:

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since its founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through its established direct business and its growing number of destination retail stores, Cabela’s® offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program.


About Montana Silversmiths
Montana Silversmiths of Columbus, MT has been a pioneer in the development of Western fashion in both buckles and jewelry since 1973. The company is known for its skilled craftsmen, who are the finest in the Western industry, perfecting a combination of traditional designs and crisply executed engraving styles for Western and Outdoor enthusiasts. The company is the Official Silversmith of the American Quarter Horse Association, PRCA, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, PBR, Miss Rodeo America, Appaloosa Horse Club, National Little Britches Rodeo Association, National Reining Horse Association, Women’s Pro Rodeo Association, Arabian Horse Association, American Ranch Horse Association, FFA, and International Professional Rodeo Association among other Western and outdoor organizations.  

 

For more information, visit www.montanasilversmiths.com.

 

Media Contact:

Brittney Blaylock, Marketing Coordinator

Montana Silversmiths

406-322-6085

bblaylock@montanasilversmiths.com

 

Kristy's 2015 Gear List

 

 

Clothing 

All items must be washed in unscented detergents prior to entering the field

Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack—Compression  Bags– IK-517339 Standard Bags– IK-590795

 

Cabela’s Women’s Clothing

OutfitHer Mock Tshirt Bug Skinz– IK-944629

OutfitHer Long Sleeve V Neck T Shirt– IK-944852

OutfitHer SUPERTEC Lightweight Pants– IK-944878

OutfitHer Made In The Shade UPF 40 Lightweight Pants– IK-944639

OutfitHer Made In The Shade UPF 40 Lightweight Top- (Order One Size Larger) IK-944638

OutfitHer Fleece 1/4 Zip Pull Over– IK-944626

OutfitHer Lifestyle Jacket– IK– 944876

OutfitHer PrimaLoft Vest– IK-944695

OutfitHer PrimaLoft Jacket– IK-944694

OutfitHer WindShear Hooded Jacket– IK-944448

OutfitHer WindShear Pants– IK-944451

OutfitHer 1/4 Zip Lifestyle Long Sleeve Shirt– IK-944537

OutfitHer Dry Plus Insulated Pants with Suspenders– IK-944949

OutfitHer Rainwear Jacket– IK-944114

OutfitHer Rainwear Pants– IK-944115

Cabela’s+Icebreaker Women’s Merino Wool Long Sleeve Crew Base Layer– IK-974127

Cabela’s+Icebreaker Women’s Merino Wool Tights Base Layer– IK-973982

 

Accessories

OutfitHer X6 Shooter Gloves– IK-944514

OutfitHer PolarTec Power Stretch Liner Gloves– IK-944570

Outfitter Series Midweight Socks– IK-831944

OutfitHer Dry Plus Silent Suede Gloves– IK-944571

OutfitHer Beanie– IK-944574

Instinct Back Country Gator– IK-944843

Cabela’s Women’s Fleece Neck Gator– IK-944837

 

 

Cabela’s Ladies Footwear

Meindl Women’s Denali– IK-818480

Cabela’s Women’s Instinct Backcountry 400gram– IK-818633

OutfitHer Speed Hunter BOA Light Hunter– IK-814177

Pinnacle Zipper Snake Boots– IK-813868

Pinnacle BOA Extreme 600 gram Boots– IK-818412

 

 

Sleeping

Cabela’s XPG Expedition 2 Person 4 Season Tent– IK-581416

Hilleberg Tents-

Kelty Ignite DriDown 0 Degree Sleeping Bag– IK-580821

Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack (Waterproof Sleeping Bag/Clothing Stuffer)

Thermarest Neo Air– IK-581151

 

Backpacks

Cabela’s Willow Hunting Pack– IK-461921

Eberlestock X2– IK-460094

Eberlestock Team Elk– IK-461275

Stone Glacier Backpacks

Kifaru Backpacks

 

Equipment

Buck Knives– Alaskan Guide Crosslock– IK-531923

Buck Knives– Omni Hunter Folding Knife– IK-531998

Buck Knives– Bantam– Cabela’s Zonz Pink– IK-532577

Buck Knives– Paklite Field Master Kit– IK-531327

Rifle

Swarovksi Z3, Z5, Z6 or X5 Rifle Scope– www.cabelas.com for full listing

Magpul MS1 Padded Rifle Sling– IK-232529

Ammunition

Cabela’s Instinct Xcite Bow IK-462330

Cabela’s Creedence Bow– IK-462979

Arrows

Broadheads

Buck Knives Bow Tool

Coast Flashlights- Inspection Beam Penlight & Pure Beam Focus Light

Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp + (extra batteries) IK-531169

GPS

OnXmaps– IK-270124

Map & Compass

 

Food & Hydration

Wilderness Athlete Performance Products– cabelas.com for complete listing

Dehydrated Food, Jerky, Granola, Trail mix, Dry Oats, Dried fruit, Packaged Tuna . Plan 2,000-3,500 calories of food per day, roughly consisting of 40% Protein, 40% Carbs, 20% Fat.

1 Liter hard water bottle (Nalgene Lexan) IK-518783

2 Liter sized Platypus or 3 liter Nalgene wide mouth collapsible water bladders– IK-532090

Katadyn Vario Water Filter– IK-517647 Upgrade Kit– IK-532094

MSR Reactor Stove (water boiling only) & fuel bottles (2, 22oz bottles)- IK-530809

Utensils & Plastic Cup

 

 

Swarovski Optik & Accessories

Swarovski Optik EL Range Binoculars– IK-714396

Swarovski Optik STR Spotting Scope with Illuminated MIL or MOA Reticle– IK-714395

Swarovski Spotting Scope iPhone 5 Adapter– IK-714264

Swarovski Universal Tripod Adapter Binocular Rest– IK-714025

Swarovski CT Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod w DH 101 Tripod Head– IK-713534

 

Personal Hygiene

Toothbrush & Paste

Small liquid soap

Unscented Deodorant

Toilet Paper (Stored in Zip lock Bag)

Lip balm w/SPF

Unscented baby wipes

Basic Medicine (Advil or Aleve, Neosporin, Immodium, Throat Lozenges)

Small first aid kit

Sun block

Insect repellant

 

 

Miscellaneous

Liquid Smoke

Bugling Bull Game Calls– www.cabelas.com for complete listing

Camera (extra memory card)

Small Videocamera

Sunglasses

SPOT Global Satellite Phone-IK-270152

Zip lock Bags (a few quart sized & gallon sized)

Garbage Bags (a few leaf bags are best)

Game Bags (2-3)

Small notepad and pencil

Hot Hands

Cloth tape measure

Flagging tape

Nylon cord

Repair Kit (needle, thread, duct tape) minimal qty.

Outdoor Safe Survival Kit & Metal Match

 

 

 

Buck Knives Factory Tour

“If this is your first Buck knife, “welcome aboard.” You are now part of a very large family. We think of each one of our users as a member of the Buck Knives family.

Now that you are family, you might want to know a little more about us. The fantastic growth of Buck Knives, Inc. was no accident. From the beginning, we determined to make God the Senior Partner. In a crisis, the problem was turned over to Him, and He hasn’t failed to help us with the answer. Each knife must reflect the integrity of management. If sometimes we fail on our end, because we are human, we find it imperative to do our utmost to make it right. If any of you are troubled or perplexed and looking for answers, may we invite you to look to Him, for God loves you.

                           -Originally Authored by Al Buck, added to by Chuck Buck, and now upheld by CJ Buck

Buck Knives, founded in 1902 by Hoyt Buck using wore out file blades as raw material to hand craft knives that would hold and edge longer. That ongoing commitment to the creation and development of new products has put Buck on the map as the leader in knife manufacturing heading into the fourth generation of successful knife making.

Today, not much has changed within the Buck Family; publicly proclaiming faith in our Creator, giving Him the glory of life and that the company is concerned with spiritual profits in addition to making the best knives in the world.

Buck is a company with a faith as hard as the steel that the knives are forged from and it is an honor to be a customer of Buck as well as an ambassador for such a profoundly inspirational company. Being a part of that family made stopping by the factory for a behind the scenes tour of what goes into making such fine knives with the famous, “Forever Warranty” on the top of my list.

Meeting with the Buck Team, CJ Buck, Joe Piedmont, Rachel Rogers, Jennifer, Stephanie Young, and Jacob Siembida, discussing ideas for new knives, how I use knives afield, and more. Product innovation from a grass roots level, this is what Buck is all about.

After the meeting was over, Billy Bates, who has personally manned nearly every phase of knife production took me on a tour of the plant. It was truly impressive the amount of knives that the employees produce daily and how much care and hands on craftsmanship goes into each and every knife.

The wide assortment of knives from fixed blades, folding to custom creations, Buck even makes beautiful knives that feature gorgeous handles made out of elk antler. No detail is over looked. The knives are hand sharpened and tested with each one literally cutting through paper before being boxed up and shipping out.

It is an honor to work with a company that since 1902 has literally put their faith and family, and the love of our creator into each and every knife. The quote at the beginning of this story is a small proclamation that is placed within each completed knife, this BIG message has reached nearly millions of people every year. If you are not already part of the Buck family of knives, get online today at Cabela's and join our family by carrying the #EdgeOfALegend

 

2ND Annual NW Ladies Hunting Camp

The 2nd Annual NW Ladies Hunting Camp at Luckiamute Valley Pheasants ranch located just outside of Salem OR was an a huge hit for the ladies in attendance. The NW Ladies Hunting Camp is presented in part by the National Rifle Association's Women on Target Program, Cabela's, and others. 

Fun for the entire family, even the four legged family members, attendees camped with other familes for wonderful weekend of outdoor centered fellowship.

Registration included all meals and a very special fashion showcase of the latest trends in women's hunting apparel  from some of the top clothing lines in the outdoor industry. 

Featuring some of the nations top outdoor instructors including Jennifer Holbroke, April Mack, Heather Aldrich, Rihana Carey, Candy Yow, Tad Mecham, Robin Rick, and Michelle Whitney Bodenheimer along with myself for two full days of training including firearms training, archery, fire starting, field dressing, map & compass, tag application, tracking, elk calling, stalking, backcountry hunting, dutch oven cooking, wildlife photography and upland bird hunting. 

My seminar(s) were on backcountry hunting and elk hunting and calling strategies. Ladies were invited to peruze my personal gear, from Swarovski Optik, Buck Knives, Wilderness Athlete, Cabela's OutfitHer Clothing, Cabela's Creedence Bow, Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and more all while asking questions in an interactive powerpoint presentation with video of public land elk hunts that I self filmed. 

Everyone from all skill levels learned new outdoor and firearms tools over the weekend making them more confident outdoor women. 

It was an honor to introduce new outdoor women to backcountry hunting and elk hunting strategies and gear and talk with and learn from other experienced outdoor women. I am already looking forward to the 2016 NW Ladies Hunting Camp. 

For additional information visit www.ladieshunting.com. 

A HUGE thank you goes out to Luckiamute Valley Pheasants and Candy Yow from Exteme Desire TV for organizing such a wonderful event. And to  Crossroads with Ryan Hoeft for capturing the weekend.

 

 

Kristy Join's the NRA Women's Channel

NRA Women’s Channel is designed for lady gun enthusiasts and is a tremendous resource for women to receive news, education, event information and more. And the NRA is telling stories of empowered women. The NRA invites you to come explore NRA Women’s Channel, to explore, connect and unite with the women of the NRA.

Kristy is honored to join the team of NRA Tips & Tactics instructors. Sponsored by Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, this is an interactive site where you can view training videos, anywhere, from professionals on marksmanship, hunting, self-defense and competition.

Coming soon, Kristy’s eight part series of tips and tactics that ladies can look forward to are listed below-

  Bipod in the Field

  Rifle Fit

  Natural Point of Aim

  Sight Picture

  Positional Shooting

  Optic Magnification

  Reticle Movement

  Mindset Afield

In addition to NRA Tips and Tactics, the NRA Women’s Channel features Armed & Fabulous, detailing the stories of women that have dedicated their lives to protecting our second amendment and they are the definition of armed and fabulous.

Love At First Shot, hosted by Natalie Foster, this is the NRA’s newest series providing a first-hand look at the shooting sports for the first timer.

NRA New Energy, where you will meet the faces of the NRA who are making a difference.

Learn how to better protect yourself and your loved ones with these safety strategies. If you’ve been in a situation where you refused to be a victim, let us tell your story on NRA Refuse To Be A Victim.

Be sure to join Kristy and the ladies of the NRA at the annual Women’s Leadership Forum, Uniting Women of Influence, to defend second amendment freedoms and helps secure the future of the NRA through philanthropic leadership. This year’s forum, October 9th-11th at the Broadmoor, in Colorado. Continue to join...

Wilderness Athlete Community


We are excited to introduct the all new- Wilderness Athlete Community

The new Wilderness Athlete Community will be the ideal place for our community to share, ask, questions, solve problems and help each other to experience the most epic of outdoor adventures. 

Whats on the forum?

Nutrition & Fitness-

Home of all things nutrition and fitness for the Wilderness Athlete. Post recipes, share advice for maintaining motivation, and suggestions on how to successfully reach your daily activity level goals. 

Ask Coach Paulsen-

The only stupid question is the one that doesn't get asked. Let's all benefit by picking the brain of Mark Paulsen, a man with unique experience and knowledge of the sports nutrition world. Coach Mark Paulsen has been training collegiate athletes and developing solutions for Outdoor Performance Nutrition for over 20 years. 

Outdoor Performance-

How, why and what we do to optimize our performance in the wilderness. Everything from kettlebells and lunges to gear tips and backcountry food choices that help us succeed. 

28 Day Challenge-

There is strength in numbers. Sharing our secrets for success and struggles along the way will elevate our results on day 28. 

We would like to invite you to join and help us grow our team. 

This week, sign up for an account on the new forum and get access to a special 15% discount code to use on our online store. 

                                                             - The Wilderness Athlete Team


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Cabela's Ambassadors Bring "Mountain Hunting" To The Midwest

Hoffman Estates, IL (April 25, 2015) – Cabela’s is hosting a special evening event with Ambassadors Kristy Titus and Rick Carone on Tuesday, May 19th.  The event will kick off with a meet and great opportunity, followed by a special seminar, “Mountain Hunting” to inspire your own dream hunt!  The evening will concluded with autograph and photo opportunities.  Cabela’s goodie bags will be given to the first 150 in attendance along with many more giveaways and prizes!

 Hunting the mountains and rough terrain that is encountered opens a whole new experience for hunters who live here in the Midwest. Please make plans to attend an inspirational and informative evening with Team Elk personality Kristy Titus, as well as Sheep Shape TV personality Rick Carone who recently scored a Muzzleloader World Record. 

Event Details

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • ·       6:30pm; Kristy Titus and Rick Carone Meet & Great
  • ·       7:00pm; “Mountain Hunting” Seminar
  • ·       8:00pm; Autograph & Photo Opportunity

Kristy and Rick are both passionate in the support of wildlife, habitat conservation and outdoor education. By sharing their adventures and love of the great outdoors, they hope to inspire others and give them the confidence to tackle the most demanding outdoor activities.

Visit www.cabelas.com/hoffmanestates or call 847-645-0400 for more information. Cabela’s Hoffman Estates, IL is located at 5225 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL  60192 

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, offers thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service.

 


Fishing, Chicago White Sox & Friends

As always my good friends Matt Amos and Rick Carone have touched my heart in ways I cannot describe.

They never cease to inspire me with all that they do and all that they are. Matt is proof that disability is as much of a mind-set as it is a physical limitation and I thank him for sharing his can do attitude with the world.

Rick Carone armed with the God given talent of leadership and the ability to inspire the hearts of all who meet him. He lives purposefully, passionately taking advantage of opportunities in life to turn his dreams into reality.

Our servicemen and women, like Matt have sacrificed so much and some, their lives so that we have the opportunity to get out and work towards the American Dream. I hope that together, we can help strengthen America and inspire those that may have lost their path and become complacent in life to get out there, serve others and most importantly live the life in a manner that honors those that have given everything. Matt inspires me want to be a better American and I intend to never let him down in that regard.

In the words of Matt Amos:

I continue to be blessed. For those of you who have seen some of the pictures, I just returned from a trip to Chicago. It has taken me a few days to totally process the amount of awesome that took place, and again I've got another LONG post about my experience.

It all started at breakfast on Monday morning. I met up with two great people Kristy Titus and Rick Carone. I've known Kristy for a few years now, we met at a charity sporting clays event, where I totally kicked her butt! Since then, we've become very good friends. She is one of the hardest working people I've ever met, yet always has time to help others. She does it all with grace, and a great attitude, unless she gets "Hangry" (the hungry anger). Kristy is one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met. Her knowledge of hunting, fishing, and nutrition is astounding, and one can easily see how she is a pioneer for women in an industry dominated by men. I am constantly learning something new from her, and she is never not full of surprises.

Rick and I met at the Wild Sheep Foundation Wild Sheep Show in Reno earlier this year. Kristy, who knows everybody, made the introduction. Rick is another person I do not believe has a stop button. Rick has a TV show called Sheep Shape, which will air on The Sportsman Channel, where he and others use the outdoors to provide themselves a challenge, and a form of therapy to overcome the various challenges each of them faces. He has such a positive attitude, and I'm still laughing at some of the things he did. He was on the go the entire time I was there, which is absolutely incredible, since just the previous week he had undergone another round of chemo! For those of you who don't know, Rick has stage IV pancreatic cancer, and has been fighting for 2 years and is starting year 3, even though doctors had given him a year. As we all know the Almighty is the ultimate healer, and he continues to use Rick as an example of His power, and Rick continues to fight, never stopping making it look easy, when obviously it's got to be just absolutely draining, and that is a true testament to his character and faith.

Over breakfast Rick came up with the idea to charter a boat the next morning and do some fishing, none of us had any gear, so once we'd finished eating we headed over to Cabela's, where we outfitted ourselves with some awesome rain gear, which will come in handy when I travel to the Yukon later this year!

After our trip to Cabela's, we headed over to watch the Chicago White Sox get in a little batting practice, before their game with the Indians. Rick had set this up as well, since he used to play for the White Sox. We walked down to the field, and as we watched the players bat, up walked fellow Kansan Adam LaRoche! What an awesome guy... and beard! We had a very nice conversation on the field, and when batting practice was over Adam invited me into the clubhouse! Talk about cool! There I am, in the White Sox locker room, hanging with the players before the game! I look around and see all these fresh uniforms hanging on lockers, and wouldn't you know, some of the lockers had hunting bows in them! Totally awesome! From there we went back to the players "kitchen", where we sat and talked about hunting, guns, beards, and beef from E3 Ranch. Definitely one of the coolest experiences I've ever had, and they outfitted me with a players sweatshirt, and fitted hat!

Our seats were behind home plate, and we got to watch a fantastic game, that ended in the White Sox beating the Indians, in extra innings. Great game guys, and thank you for the awesome experience!

After about 3 hours of sleep, we were on our way to Lake Michigan to go do some fishing with Southport Charter Service and because Rick is such a great guy, we got some filming in for CHILI OFF THE GRID! The fishing started slow, but our Captain Arnie Arredondo had us on the fish by mi-morning. I was able to catch my first Coho Salmon and my first Lake Trout! Of course, Kristy had to show me up by catching a 12lb Steelhead. I tried to make a late comeback with a 10lb lake trout, but it was too little too late, and Kristy takes the win.

After cleaning our fish, we head over to a local restaurant right off the dock, where they cooked up the morning's catch. Man, talk about fresh salmon! It was soooo good.

Once, we'd finished eating it was time to hit the road again, and get to an evening dinner with some of Rick's sponsors, and then quickly head over to Cabela's where Rick and Kristy gave an awesome presentation on preparing for your Western hunt. Again, I was able to learn so much from both of them! I even got to meet a fine young man named Kevin Olson, who had driven a few hours to be at the presentation!

Thank you to Kristy, Rick, Adam, Cabela's, the Chicago White Sox, and Capt Arnie! What a fantastic trip!

It has been a crazy busy week, and I am truly blessed to be where I am. It's amazing to me how something as small as 5lbs of homemade explosive, could have such a profoundly positive impact on my life! I am thankful every day, to be exactly where I am, and doing what I'm able to do. God is good!


 

 

North American Hunter- Oregon Mountain Turkey Hunting

My breath hung in the air like slowly drifting smoke. Spring was slowly arriving, but not this morning.

The cold mountain air bit at my face. Peering into the deep, timber-filled draws with box call in hand, my good friend, hunting partner and fellow Cabela’s Pro Staffer, Jim Brennan, let out a series of hen yelps with the hopes of enticing a tom turkey to gobble.

Carl, a fellow Central Oregon local, had been so gracious to share the morning hunt with us. These public land mountains had been hunted by him in pursuit of turkeys for many years and he knew just were to check for birds coming off the roost.

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