Minus 20 won't stop Kristy Titus & Jordan Budd from hunting. Join them in the latest episode of Pursue The Wild for a late season muzzleloader deer hunt in Nebraska.
I want to thank everyone for being here tonight. We are here because we are freedom loving citizens that support our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. For each of us our Second Amendment means something different. What does our second amendment mean to you? Is it enjoying the heritage of hunting? Perhaps you are like me and enjoy competitive shooting, but for most, our second amendment is about protecting themselves and their families.
I don’t know about all of you but I am sure sick of being called a terrorist, being told we love our guns more than the lives of our children. The smears and name calling that is dividing our country. As NRA members, there is no blood on our hands as the media likes to proclaim. We love our children. We love our hunting heritage and we love our freedom. Our freedom to choose how to defend ourselves against the evil in this world that chooses to prey upon the law abiding citizens of this country.
The NRA is the reason that we are all here tonight. The NRA is our collective voice for our second amendment rights and our points of views that reach to the President, members of congress and the media. The NRA is there to stand and fight so that we continue to have a voice.
We have witnessed horrific acts committed by people with mental illness. Murders committed by criminals and thugs. Yet, the law abiding citizen and NRA members are blamed, we bear the consequences on our innocent shoulders. All of us want to live in safe communities and have our children safe from harm's way. Blaming honest, law-abiding people for the acts of murders is not the answer.
There is a huge push for the passage of new gun control laws. Let me tell you right now, if enacted, these laws will fail and tragedy will strike again because criminals don’t obey the laws. They don’t follow the laws that are on the books now and they won’t obey new laws either.
And when new legislation fails, the political elites will grab for more guns, their reach will extend, they will push for more legislation that will penalize you and me, the law abiding citizen even more for crimes that we did not commit.
We are looking at future government list making which is not a road to safety. It is a road to tyranny.
Right now, today, there are more than 10 million young adults age 18-20 that are facing having their rights stripped away as we have just witnessed in Florida. They are being blamed for the failures of local law enforcement, federal law enforcement and the political elites.
How many of you in this room are 18-20 years old? Please stand. It is you that they are talking about. It is your rights they are trying to strip away.
Who in this room, fought for the freedom of our country at 18, 19 or 20 years old? Please stand.
Who in this room, started hunting without a parent at 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 years old? Please stand.
I want you to all look around the room. The future of our country is at risk. The anti’s are going to criminalize 18-20 year olds that want to enjoy the freedoms that we have enjoyed. They want to make us criminals.
The NRA is fighting for the rights of the past freedom that you all have enjoyed for the next generation of 18-20 year olds.
Anti- second amendment advocates say that 18-20 year olds aren’t old enough to purchase a gun or defend others. They say that 18-20 year olds are not mature enough to go into the woods and hunt. But they will send those same 18-20 year olds to war.
The media and the left is pandering to children. They are using them as political pawns. You see it in the media and in our schools. They are pretending that these children are smarter than our countries founders when it comes to making policy. They are using tragedies and indoctrination to push an agenda that will strip away the rights of the law abiding.
They are doing this, while at the same time saying that young adults are too immature to go hunting on their own before the age of 21. To immature purchase a firearm. To immature to protect themselves. These are young adults that vote. They have families of their own. They go to war for us.
Raising the age to purchase a rifle of any kind to 21 is one that we need to voice absolute rejection.
We all want the same thing. We all want to keep our kids safe and to eliminate crime. We cannot afford these tragedies to keep happening in our communities. There crazy people out there that want nothing more than to do harm to the innocent.
But how to we ensure safety? Because a sticker on a window that says “Gun Free Zone” is nothing but an invitation for dangerous predator to prey on our children.
Gun grabbers aren’t putting themselves in the position of teachers or students. These political elites have highly trained armed guards to protect them. Armed security that is proven to work. That’s why they pay for it. But they are so far above us that in their mind they “need” security that we commoners apparently do not.
They want to strip away our right to protect ourselves and gift us with the magical protection of safety from law enforcement. Now, this is good enough for us, but not them no, they need their own private, trained security detail. They deserve an immediate responder. Think about that. Right now, should we choose, we are our own first responders. And they want to take that from us. They want to take that from 10 million 18-20 year old young adults.
These elites and the media’s lame argument that armed security was the Parkland school and it didn’t help stop violence. Which in order to serve as first responder, the sheriff’s department officers actually have to respond. Instead they were ordered to stand down, to not go inside and sit back and let innocent children die.
There was magical protection of safety from law enforcement for those kids. We are our own first responder.
If the media and leftists were as quick to punish failed authority as they are law abiding young adults we would make real progress towards a safer country. If these same individuals pressed for the enforcement of gun legislation that is on the books and locked up every thug, gang banger and drug dealer that is breaking the law, we would make real progress towards a safer country.
The anti-gunners think that we aren’t smart enough to decide what type of firearm works for ourselves for personal protection. But, the NRA believes that we are enough. That we have the right to be our own first responder with the firearm of our choice.
As NRA members need to do a better job in our own communities. We need to take responsibility to be the face and voice for our children. Speak out to our school boards, to our teachers and to fellow parents as the face of a responsibly armed American.
I get emailed and messages daily asking me, what can I do? How can I help? I don’t want to lose my rights. I have done nothing wrong.
There is no easy answer. There is no easy solution. Our voice has to be stronger than opposition. Our solutions are real and they are effective. And they need to be heard. They need to be enacted.
What are the solutions?
Let’s start with prevention.
Did you know that is not federally mandated for states to report criminal convictions or the mentally unfit to the NICS system? If these people are known threats and they are not being reported, the background check system is going to continue to fail. Wayne LaPierre has been demanding that our broken background check system be fixed for years. Those with mental health issues not only need treatment but they need put into the background check system. ALL the records of violent criminals and those found by a court to have a dangerous mental illness need to be entered into the background check system. This needs to be a federal mandate.
We need to secure our schools and help to prevent violence before it happens.
Start making phone calls and sending emails for the congressional support of legislation like the Stop School Violence Act. This needs to happen immediately. It would provide the funding for student and teacher and law enforcement training to better identify early warning signs that a person is a threat. It would fund programs to implement threat assessment procedures and create a coordinated violence prevention system.
We need trained armed security in every school. We need to empower law abiding citizens the freedom to make decisions about their own safety and security. That includes arming teachers that choose to be their own first responder.
We need to stand up and demand 50 state reciprocity.
We need to demand the strictest enforcement of gun legislation that is on the books. We need to lock up every thug, gang banger and drug dealer that is breaking the law.
We can prevent violence and protect the second amendment- all at the same time. The NRA is our voice to stand and fight. When it comes to defending our constitutional freedoms the NRA will never ever waiver.
We are the common people. We are moms, dads, law enforcement officers, military personnel, we are hunters, we are everyday America bound together by the desire to protect our freedoms. I ask you, freedom loving patriots to stand up, support our great association to strengthen our voice at this time of great need. Now is the time for all of us to join together in defense of the principals that make this nation so great. Join us, be a voice for freedom. Together, the NRA you and I, we are freedom’s safest place.
When it comes to western big game hunting, transitioning between active hiking to setting up and glassing means that we need to be prepared with clothing layering systems in mind. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus heads to the Kifaru International Factory to meet with Frank Peralta to discuss key design features that go into the Lost Park Parka and of course why it has become Kristy's go to jacket.
Durable, water-repellent and warm, yet extremely light weight make this jacket perfect for extreme conditions. Climashield APEX insulation which is treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish keeps it from absorbing water. The insulation is sewn into a tough inner lining to create one consistent layer of warmth with no cold spots. Reinforced Cordura protects your forearms and elbows from additional wear.
The Lost Park Parka is also available now in a full-zip version.
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Catch and keep season is here on the Clearwater River in Idaho for hatchery raised and released Steelhead. Anglers drift these world famous waters with the hopes of setting hook into some of the largest B-run steelhead to be found. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus and her cousin Brice Vineyard and family experience the thrill of catching these beautiful fish that tell that tale of conservation at work.
The latest issue of Western Hunter Magazine is in mailboxes and newsstands everywhere. In my article “Today’s Actions Are Tomorrow’s Results” I get quite personal talking about my own struggle with getting back into shape following my knee reconstruction. Perhaps you are like me, overcoming an injury, or you just simply overindulged during the holidays; or maybe you just gave up on yourself for awhile. If you find yourself being so far from where you want to be physically that your goal seems insurmountable- you are not alone. Stop looking back and start looking forward. Check out this 4 page article for help in the right direction. Today’s actions are tomorrow’s results.
COVINGTON, Georgia (March 1, 2018) Obsession Bows is excited to announce a multi-year exclusive agreement with professional hunter Kristy Titus and her digital video series, “Pursue The Wild”. The series, viewable on YouTube and Amazon TV, follows Titus on hunting adventures in the backcountry of the West, whitetail pursuits and includes insights on becoming a more efficient hunter, all while promoting the ideals of conservation and public lands stewardship.
Obsession Bows joins the Arcus Hunting brands of Ramcat Broadheads, Trophy Taker and Dead Down Wind as sponsors of Pursue The Wild. “Kristy is a remarkable storyteller and presents our lineup of scent control and archery products in a way that complements the adventure while showcasing how they contribute to her success,” says Chip Hunnicutt, Director of Marketing for Arcus Hunting.
"Arcus Hunting represents iconic, industry leading brands that truly make hunters more successful afield,” said Titus. “Dead Down Wind, Ramcat Broadheads and Trophy Taker Rests are all proven to perform accurately and reliably in their respective categories and have proven success behind them. Adding Obsession Bows to our partnership was a natural fit, but for me it goes beyond that; I am getting better performance and increased speed from my Obsession Fixation than any other bow I have ever shot. Archery season can't come soon enough!”
Pursue The Wild recently had the film “Moments” selected for the prestigious 2018 Full Draw Film Tour. The feature follows Titus to Missouri for a dramatic whitetail deer hunt, expertly capturing the anxieties and joys of bowhunting. “Kristy’s digital series is a great vehicle for our brands and we are excited about the exposure they’ll get through her selection for the Full Draw Film Tour,” added Hunnicutt.
The 2018 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo and Mule Deer Foundation Convention was better than ever! So many hunters coming together in one place to help fund our vital conservation efforts. We are a special community that demonstrates true activism for the next generation of wildlife and of course up and coming hunters. We are legacy in action.
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In the Mid-West as the bucks begin scouring the woods with their noses low searching for ready does as hunters hit the stand anticipating their chance at a rutting buck. No two sits are the same, and most will wait a lifetime for the incredible events that unfold on this Missouri archery hunt. These are the moments that hunters live for. As a filmmaker, I am beyond excited to be presenting at this year's Full Draw Film Tour.
Day 1 of The Precision Rifle Series Carolina Winter Shootout is in the books. I impacted 47% of the targets. My goal was 50%. So there is room to come up in the average for day two. I made a few mistakes that cost me points and a few stages that I simply lacked experience engaging. Super fun day!!!
Finished out the Precision Rifle Series Carolina Winter Shootout just missing my goal of 50% hits with 48% hit. I came up a percent on impacts for day 2 with 15 seconds less per stage. So that’s a vast improvement. I finished out 77th out of 110 shooters. I’m going home to do some training and get ready for next months match.
We got poured on at the JC Steel Tillamook Precision Rifle Match but everyone was smiling because we were burning down the range. This was my second match of the year and I’m fairly pleased with my shooting. 47 hits out of 86 targets. No one cleaned the course. I was roughly 20 points off from the top score and finished out in 16th place. I’ll gladly take that. Thank you Jake Vibbert for putting on a great match with a great team of people.
February 3rd was my first NWPRL Points Match. It was a great match with awesome people! Everyone was super welcoming to the series. I stepped up to the match not having trained since my last match in July of 2017 so this one was great to get back behind the gun and have some fun. I shot my Ruger Precision Rifle chambered in 6mm Creedmoor topped with a Swarovski Optik Hunting X5 burning Hornady 108 grain ELD match ammo. The series of stages took us from 250-600 yard shots. I finished 36th out of 68 total shooters. It was a great day! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again soon at the next match.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Wild Kitchen, Kristy Titus shares her favorite recipe for smoked steelhead. This dip is the perfect way to serve up your fresh caught smoked fish. Bold flavors and a little spice make this dip a favorite for any occasion.
6 Ounces Cream Cheese- Softened
½ Cup Sour Cream
4 Tsp. Tabasco
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Tsp. Pepper
1 Tsp. Johnnys Seasoning Salt
½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ Cup Chopped Dill
1 Smoked Steelhead Filet
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus hits the gym to train with her friend, professional fighter, MMA coach and host of Gladiators Unleashed, Luke Caudillo. The connection between fitness, being a competitive athlete and hunter are one in the same. The level of physical fitness required to hit the backcountry day after day under heavy load, the mental fatigue, and level of determination that it takes to be successful on the mountain.
Hunters are the original athletes. But not everyone was raised being in the outdoors. Often, it takes someone like a coach or mentor to introduce them and show them our incredible outdoor lifestyle. Luke is taking professional MMA fighters out of the cage and introducing them to hunting and shooting sports.
Be sure to subscribe to Luke's digital series, Gladiators Unleashed and follow along on the journey of MMA fighter to hunter.
We have another stacked show for you with an amazing guest who has been nominated & is now running for 2018 NRA Board of Directors. Kristy Titus grew up with a conservational mindset and a strong belief that with dedication, integrity, and the backbone of friends, family and faith, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. She truly believes this has shaped her into who she is today. Kristy talks about her life-long commitment to conversation, being a positive role model in an ever changing industry, and how we take a small step each day towards our goals. We talk about entitlement and the difference between a hand out & a hand up in today's society, and how to empower yourself and others through the choices that you make everyday. Kristy also talks about her new digital series, Pursue The Wild that took her a decade to create, overcoming knee reconstruction after wrecking her snowmobile, and the launch of her new line of elk calls. FOR SHOW NOTES VISIT: https://wildernessattitude.com/wa-pod...
Wilderness Athlete Brute Force pre-workout is going to super charge your workouts better than ever. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares how consuming Brute Force 30 minutes prior to your training session will give you increased energy and give you a better pump. Plus you will actualize more results because you will WANT to train harder in the gym. After all the goal is to run a little farther, lift a little more and try something different.
To be the best we can be as precision shooters, we have to train for the unknown. Training at varying distances with time constraints, round counts, wind and even a little friendly competition helps us to maximize our potential. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus heads to Texas Hill Country to train at the FTW Ranch SAAM Precision Training Course (Sportsman's All Weather, All Terrain Marksmanship) with instructor, USMC, Walt Hasser and part of the Ruger Engineering Team.
Shots afield are rarely taken from the prone and a bipod will help to stabilize hasty resting positions. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares with you why she always has a bipod on the forend of her rifle while at the range and afield.
"Everything is in your head. And if you don't prove yourself wrong, if you don't work hard for something, then you'll never be able to do it" Follow along with Jennifer, an inspirational young hunter with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system, who refuses to let her condition define who she is or slow her down.
Join in the ultimate of adventures in the latest episode of Pursue The Wild where Kristy Titus heads to Northern British Columbia Canada with North River Outfitting. The all-girl crew fly into the backcountry over 100 air miles to backpack hunt in a valley that has never been hunted in pursuit of bull moose.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, I explain why I love Wilderness Athlete Energy & Focus- from the simplest reason that in the back country we often don't have the time to boil water for coffee to the adaptogenic herbs that help your body combat stress and neuroactive compounds that are going to help your entire body feel and perform optimally. Check it out!