Increase Downrange Accuracy with NPA

As marksmen and hunters, we want our bullet or arrow to impact downrange with precision on our intended target. Employing natural point of aim (NPA) will help increase downrange accuracy and eliminate muscular tension and fatigue.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus explains how to test if your sight picture has NPA on the intended target. Combined with the fundamentals of marksmanship; sight alignment, sight picture, breath control, trigger control & follow through form the foundation of precision marksmanship. With a little practice at the range, employing NPA will become second nature and create more successful first round downrange impacts.

Where Traditions Begin- Through The Eyes Of A Child

Where Traditions Begin-Through The Eyes Of A Child

Presented By The National Wild Turkey Federation

There is an inborn wonder seeing the world through the eyes of a child. It takes us to a place where the extraordinary is found and we see the magic of wild places. Join Kristy Titus in her latest episode of Pursue The Wild where she teams up with The National Wild Turkey Federation and Huntin' Wives to bring 12 year old Gold Star Kid, Joee to Oregon for her first turkey hunt.

This is where traditions begin. Conserve. Hunt. Provide. Together, we will save the habitat and save the hunt.

Ruger Stands Up For Law-Abiding Firearms Owners

I am a proud Ruger American. I am honored to serve as a brand ambassador for an American made product with a corporate structure that stands up unflinchingly for the rights of the law abiding citizen and our second amendment.

No Changes to What Ruger Makes and Sells to Law Abiding Citizens, Despite Shareholder Proposal

Please understand that Ruger was obligated by applicable law to include a shareholder’s activist resolution with its proxy materials for a shareholder vote. With its passage, the proposal requires Ruger to prepare a report. That’s it. A report. What the proposal does not do . . . and cannot do . . . is force us to change our business, which is lawful and constitutionally protected. What it does not do . . . and cannot do . . . is force us to adopt misguided principles created by groups who do not own guns, know nothing about our business, and frankly would rather see us out of business.

As Ruger CEO explained, “we are Americans who work together to produce rugged, reliable, innovative and affordable firearms for responsible citizens. We are staunch supporters of the Second Amendment not because we make firearms, but because we cherish the rights conferred by it. We understand the importance of those rights and, as importantly, recognize that allowing our constitutionally protected freedoms to be eroded for the sake of political expediency is the wrong approach for our Company, for our industry, for our customers, and for our country. We are arms makers for responsible citizens and I want to assure our long-term shareholders and loyal customers that we have no intention of changing that.”

Please watch the brand video below that shows who Ruger is and who we will continue to be.

NWTF Crooked River National Grasslands Habitat Restoration

Thanks to conservation work, spearheaded by hunters, the western states host abundant populations of wild turkeys. We all know that growing wildlife populations require quality habitat to sustain populations. The National Wild Turkey Federation and it's members are dedicated to ensuring that all wildlife have the necessary habitat to flourish on or public lands.

Join Kristy Titus in her latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild where she showcases how NWTF and it's members are working hard to restore the Crooked River National Grasslands Habitat in Oregon. To learn more about the National Wild Turkey Federation go to www.nwtf.org.

The Journey To The Precision Rifle Series

When it comes to competitive shooting sports, those that are on top of the game have spent years training, dry firing and sending countless rounds down range. In the Precision Rifle Series, the rifle and system become an extension of the shooter. The bullet will go exactly where the shooter puts it- that is when they take into account the wind and less than ideal shooting positions. Being able to make impacts downrange at any distance, in any wind or weather condition and in any shooting position is what separates the good marksmen from great marksmen.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, join Kristy in her journey into the world of Precision Rifle Series competition and meet two of the instructors that have helped her along the way, Jake Vibbert of JC Steel Targets and Tyler Hughes of Max Ordinate Training Academy. She is joined by her long time friends, Melinda Sonju and Rei Hoang at the range for some training.

Be sure to check out Jake's instructional videos online and/or purchase high quality steel. http://www.jcsteeltargets.com/

Honoring The Hunted

Why doesn't society recognize the good we do?

Non-hunters find it difficult to believe that we care about wildlife in any emotional sense.

If we wish to convince the general public that we care for something more and pursue something greater than the animals death, we must emphasize the experience and the living animal most.

We care for animals in a fundamental way.

Yes we may take the life. And thereby take possession of one wild creature during our hunt. But that does not mean that we do not admire them in life, and wish to see their future secured. Even if that future does not include hunting. Let's diminish the focus on our achievements and on us. Let's start honoring what truly matters.

The following is an Elk Network Original by The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Development of Unconscious Competence with Kristy Titus

"Under pressure, you don't rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That's why we train so hard." - From a Navy Seal

The development of unconscious competence, or the ability to apply the fundamentals of marksmanship in any situation and any shooting position takes time and training. Training for less than ideal conditions at home in a controlled environment will directly translate into increased downrange accuracy- especially under pressure.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares some general tips that will help you become a more proficient marksman and hunter.

Coconut Crusted Wild Turkey

The National Wild Turkey Federation is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and our hunting heritage. This recipe will have your entire family strutting to the dinner table to enjoy the wild harvest. A hint of sweetness and bold flavors from parmesan cheese makes this recipe for baked coconut wild turkey a healthy yet delicious recipe that everyone will rave about.

The recipe can be found in the Wilderness Athlete Wild Kitchen Cookbook Volume 1.

Prep Time: 5

Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 LB Wild Turkey Breast

1/4 Cup Coconut Flour

2 TBSP Parmesan Cheese

1/4 TSP Salt

1/2 TSP Black Pepper

1/2 TSP Cumin

1/2 TSP Garlic Powder

1/4 Cup Coconut Oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a shallow bowl, mix together everything except for the turkey and the oil. Dip the turkey into the oil, and then into the dry mixture, coating evenly. Place a baking rack into a shallow pan so the turkey can cook on both sides better. Set the turkey on the rack and bake for 11 minutes. Flip the turkey over and bake an additional 11 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Trophy Taker Shrink Fletch with Kristy Titus

When in the backcountry hunters need to be prepared for the unexpected. Arrow vanes commonly get damaged during travel or cut during practice. In this episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The WIld, Kristy Titus shares how to use Trophy Taker Shrink Fletch to professionally crest and fletch arrows quickly while afield with no special tools.

The Trifecta of Montana

Join Kristy Titus in her latest episode of Pursue The Wild where she hunts Montana looking to fill her general season elk and deer tag. Montana is one of the few states that provide hunters the opportunity to pursue elk and provide a deer tag that is good for either species of deer, mule deer or whitetail. All three species having very different hunt strategies making this the trifecta hunt that is action packed and tons of fun.

Hornady Match Ammunition with Kristy Titus

As precision shooters, we are looking to achieve the highest levels of downrange accuracy at any distance from both our firearm and projectile. But, the most important aspect of downrange performance goes beyond just the caliber of our rifle and lies on selecting the proper bullet. Bullets make the ammo and they are THE crucial component.

There are dozens of bullets on the market that claim to deliver the upmost in performance. Match grade performance. But what does that really mean and how do we quantify bullet performance?

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus explains why she chooses Hornady Ammunition and important considerations when selecting a bullet- ballistic coefficient (BC), bullet weight, barrel twist rate, velocity and more. Let selecting a bullet be the easiest thing you do to extract the maximum amount of repeatable accuracy from your precision rifle.

Discover the Kifaru Lost Park Parka with Kristy Titus

 

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.

$245.00

The Lost Park Parka is also available now in a full-zip version.

Click here to shop: https://store.kifaru.net/lost-park-pa...

The Journey on the Clearwater River with Kristy Titus

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.