The Outdoor Report


On November 30th, I did an interview with Jack Borcherding of the Oudoor Report Radio show, seving Oskaloosa Iowa and surrounding area. During the interview we discussed how I got involved in the outdoors, the companies that I serve such as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Team Elk, Cabela's, Swarovski Optik, Under Armour, Realtree and the publications that I write for Elk Hunter Magazine and Western Hunter Magazine and what it means to me personally to be to be able to serve as a female ambassador for those companies all while  helping to ensure the continuation of our hunitng heritage, conservation of wildlife and habitat.   

 

 

 

   

 

Out West with Kristy Titus Exended Stay Backpacks

 

The latest video blog from Out West with Kristy Titus on the Realtree.com website, features me on an extended stay Mountain Goat hunt in Northern British Columbia where I share some tips that I learned from Bryan Martin about the best options and features to look for in a hunting pack for extended stays. Check out the blog with the link here:
http://www.realtree.com/hunting/articles-and-how-to/out-west-with-kristy-titus-extended-stay-packs

 

 

 

 

 

Out West with Kristy Titus with MagPul Dynamics

 

 

 

My latest Realtree.com Out West with Kristy Titus vlog is about understanding the limitations of your shooting skills and your rifle, as well as the ballistics of the cartridge you are shooting is critical to becoming a better long range marksman or markswoman. I am joined by precision rifle experts Caylen Wojcik and Duane Liptak of Magpul Dynamics.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Realtree.com “Out West with Kristy Titus" Trail Cams for Elk


August 22nd the latest installment of my Realtree.com blog series “Out West with Kristy Titus” is now available to watch on the realtree.com website. In this video blog I will share some tips on using minerals and bait stations along with trail cameras to scout and hunt elk early season.
I will be heading back to the woods later this week in pursuit of bull elk. Good luck to all of you out there in the woods!

 

Out West with Kristy Titus- Bullet Selection for Western Big Game

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to share with all of you the latest "Out West with Kristy Titus" Realtree.com video blog. Choosing the right bullet for your Western Big Game hunt can be a daunting task. In this blog titled "Bullet Selection for Western Big Game" I will share with you some basic information that you will need to make the task easier.

Bullet selection requires that you consider the type of game you are hunting, the caliber of your rifle and the expected distances that you will be shooting. Bullet weight, ballistic coefficient, sectional density and barrel twist rate all come into play when choosing a bullet.

 


I hope that the tips provided in this video blog will help you select the correct bullet for your next Western Big Game hunt.

 

Happy Hunting,

Kristy

 

 

 

Out West with Kristy Titus- Team Titus Coyote Hunt & Tips

 

 

 

 

Hi Everyone,
I am excited to announce that the latest Out West with Kristy Titus, Realtree.com video blog is live. This blog features some coyote hunting tips with my fellow Titus family members, Tim and Ben who run predator and varmint  hunts as well as a predator focused website No-Off-Season Website . They are excellent sources of information for coyote and bobcat hunting.
In the video, Tim and his son Ben, who is only 16 years old, share their basic coyote hunting tactics from start to finish. Everything from your approach to the stand, wind direction, calling tips, the tutorial will get anyone started hunting coyotes successfully. To finish it off, I drop the hammer on a coyote, putting all these great tips to work.
I hope that the tips in this video help increase your success during your next Coyote hunt.

Happy Hunting,
Kristy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out West With Kristy Titus-Realtree.com Blog Series Introduction

 

Hi Everyone,
 
My new video blog series on Realtree.com “Out West with Kristy Titus” recently launched. This the first video blog in a series of 15 tips and serves as a basic introduction to who I am and how I grew up and what you all can look forward to from the blog.
 
Upcoming topics include:
 
Predator Hunting
Gear for Backcountry Trips
Knowing/Researching New Public Land Areas
Mental & Physical Fitness
Bullet Selection for Western Big Game
Equipment & Clothing for Women
Basics in Elk Calling
Backpack Essentials
Glassing Techniques
Shot Limitations
De-boning Game in the Field
GPS Basics
Packing with Horses and Mules
 
I appreciate the continued support and am looking forward to an exciting 2012!!!
 
Kristy

 

 

Backcountry Hunting Gear List

 


Big game.big prep.always prepared. Always lethal
 
Under armour clothing
All items must be washed in unscented detergents prior to entering the field
· Ridge Reaper Crew Socks (1 pair for every 2-3 days) 
· Base Layer Top and Bottom1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0 (1 for every 2-3 days) 
· Ridge Reaper Pant (Men’s & Women’s Lightweight Performance) Evo Camo Pant (Women’s light weight) Quest Pant (Women’s ArmourStorm Insulated) 
· Ridge Reaper Jacket (Men’s & Women’s Lightweight Performance) Quest Jacket ( Women’s Armour Storm Insulated) 
· Ridge Reaper ES Hoody (Men’s) Evo Camo Hoody (Women’s) or Camo FZ Hoody (Women’s) 
· Ridge Reaper Shell Jacket & Bib Pant (Scent Capture Technology, 100% Waterproof & Windproof) 
· Gaiters 
· Hurlock Glove (Coldgear), Ridger Reaper Glove or Women’s Camo Glove 
· Cap, Beanie, Neck Gaiter 
· Facemask 

Under armour Footwear
· UA Speed Freek (Early Season, 100% Waterproof Goretex) 
· UA Siberia (Cold Weather 800g. Primaloft Insulation, 100% Waterproof Goretex) 
· UA Strut- Camp Shoes 
· Blister kit (Moleskin, Blister Band-Aids) 

Sleeping
· Backpack Tent or Bivy Sack 
· Sleeping bag  
· Thermarest or similar product

Equipment
· Eberlestock JP9 Blue Widow
· Eberlestock Mini Me Daypack
· Hunting knife, Leatherman tool, Compact Limb Saw, Havalon Knife/scalpel
· Rifle– Sling & Scope Cover, Nosler Ammunition
· Bow– Sling on backpack, Arrows, Broadheads, Allen wrenches, String wax
· Flashlight/Headlamp (extra batteries)
· Water Filter & Tablets
· GPS, Map, Compass
· Mini fuel stove & fuel bottles (2, 22oz bottles)
· Compact Cook wear, Utensils, Cup
· Wilderness Athlete Performance Products, Dehydrated Food, Jerky, Granola, Trail mix, Instant Oats, Dried fruit, Packaged Tuna . Plan 2,000-3,500 calories of food per day, roughly consisting of 40% Protein, 40% Carbs, 20% Fat.

Swarovski Optik & Accessories
· EL 42 Swarovision Binoculars, Harness & Soft Cover
· 65mm HD Spotting Scope w/ 20-60x Eyepiece
· 8x30 Laser Range Finder
· Tripod
· Lens cleaner/cloth/lens pen

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
· Camera (extra memory card)
· Small Videocamera
· Sunglasses
· Satellite Phone, SPOT
· 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

Conditioning
· 40-90 Pound Pack
· Comfortably and safely transport yourself into remote country. Have mind & body preparedness.
· Crossfit or Weight Training
· Cardiovascular–
      Train realistically such as hiking with weighted pack
      Wear the same footwear that you will be wearing in the field
· Be comfortable and proficient with your bow/rifle. Practice in multiple shooting angles and conditions. Know your shooting limitations.
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