Join Kristy Titus in the latest episode of Pursue The Wild where she returns to Colorado, to one of her favorite late season elk hunting spots on the Rocky Mountain Front.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus explains why she loves 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!
In December, I got on the phone with Dustin Wittwer from Finding Backcounty podcast. This was a super fun podcast that you want to check out! And, they are doing a give-away so you might even get a bonus for enduring listening to me! Whatever it takes. Lol.
But seriously, check them out on iTunes. Dustin's podcast features lessons, discussions and hunts about the journey of Finding The Backcountry and is a great listen!
Kristy Titus, the host of Pursue the Wild, is an avid backcountry hunter. She just returned from a British Columbia mountain goat hunt. We talk elk hunting, shooting long distance, being a female hunter, and her recent nomination to the 2018 NRA Board of Directors! (She needs your vote!) Kristy is a great example of an accomplished hunter. She has a never-quit attitude and loves the challenge of a backcountry hunt. Enjoy!
The Jan/Feb issue of Western Hunter Magazine is at newsstands and in mailboxes everywhere. If the vintage cover doesn’t peak your curiosity there is plenty more inside that will. Stories about legendary deer, passing the torch onto the next generation, pushing the limits a story about a solo hunt for the 6th largest mountain goat in history, a bow review for the newest for 2018 and more. My contribution includes “When It Freezes Over” - Combating dehydration in cold weather for you and your dog. Be sure to give it a read. Pick up Wilderness Athlete Hydrate & Recover on my website store and if you go to the Wilderness Athlete store, use code WESTERNK9 at checkout you save 15% off K9 Athlete products. Expires 3-31-2018.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus and Jason Matzinger of Into High Country double up on a hunt in Montana for mule deer during in the peak of the rut.
This episode was originally filmed for RMEF's Team Elk Television Show.
After setting your hook into the largest of steelhead, there can be a tremendous bounty for the angler to harvest. B-run steelhead from the Clearwater River in Idaho are not typically known to be the best BBQ fare as the fish is typically on its way to spawn or have already spawned by the time anglers set hooks into them. Anglers can easily note the quality of the fish meat by the color and overall health of the fish. Beautiful chrome hatchery hens and bucks will make great BBQ fare, however if the fish is dark red in color or is showing signs of decay, simply release the fish to the water. If the steelhead is still of silver color and not too red, the meat quality may have declined but is still outstanding smoked and is great in pastas and dips.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, The Wild Kitchen, Kristy Titus demonstrates smoking B-Run steelhead with an award winning recipe by Sean Literal who is a local Lewiston Idaho resident.
3 cups H20
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup salt plain
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp garlic
1 cap liquid smoke (optional)
¼ tsp thyme
1 lemon squeezed
1 tbs tabassco
1 tbs soy
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp maple extract
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp red food color (optional it is for looks only)
Heat and stir but don’t boil, soak skinless fish fillets for 2 days then smoke to desired firmness the best smoked fish is usually very moist.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, join Kristy Titus and her cousin Brice Vineyard as they set their hooks into some of the largest steelhead in the world on the Clearwater River in Idaho.
In this latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus heads to the Kifaru International factory in Colorado to explore the Fulcrum extended mission pack. Functional, versatile and durable are just a few words that describe the Fulcrum. The base design for the Fulcrum is very simple; deliver a pack with the ability to expand to 7,800+ ci, but also transform into a sleek and functional 1800 ci daypack when needed. The options of the Fulcrum allow for quick access, mass expansion and/or compression and the versatility that is rivaled by no other large pack on the market today. This episode compares the discontinued EMR II to it's replacement, the Fulcrum. Click here to learn more about Kifaru.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus embarks upon a journey into some of the most remote territory in the world in Northern British Columbia Canada. Flying over 100 air miles from the nearest road or civilization, in pursuit of mountain caribou with North River Outfitting. Click below to learn more about North River Outfitting.
The aroma and flavors of red wine with overtones of fresh herbs, spices and cooking wild game meat makes this recipe from the Wild Kitchen Cookbook delicious and part of a healthy paleo-ish lifestyle.
In this episode of Pursue The Wild, The Wild Kitchen, Kristy Titus shares with you this delightful recipe found in the Wilderness Athlete, Wild Kitchen cookbook.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4-8 Hours
2 LBS Boneless Wild Game Meat
1 Cup beef broth
3 TBSP tomato paste
1/2 Cup red wine
3 Carrots, chopped
2 Cups mushrooms, sliced
1 Onion, diced
4 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Whole bay leaves
2 TBSP parsley
1 TSP thyme
1 TSP rosemary
1 TSP black pepper
1/4 TSP salt Cut the wild game meat into 1 inch cubes.
Whisk together the tomato paste, broth and wine. Add the roast to a slow cooker and pour the liquid over. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Let it cook on low for 4-8 hours.
Over 100 years of cherished hunting stories and memories that have literally been the bonds of the Ellis family all took place on this awe inspiring ground in Eastern Oregon. In the late 1800’s Sam and Ida Walker settled this land to begin their family, never knowing the legacy that they would be leaving behind. This has been the ground that many hunters trekked across for their first and some for their last hunt. Those that have passed are still fondly remembered today. A monster bull elk is proudly on display in the old farmhouse, taken by avid huntress, and daughter of the Walkers, Verna Gilliland. Her husband Paul’s old hunting license from 1911 can be found on the office wall today. At the time, Paul was a mere 21 years old.
“Experience what we have known for three generations…over 33,000 acres of diverse and challenging hunting terrain, picturesquely framed by the foothills of the Blue Mountains.” Ellis Family Hunting Ranches Website
The love of the outdoors and continuation of the time honored hunting tradition is being shared by the Ellis family as it has been so for over three generations, this time with Jacob, his best friend Chase and Jacob’s father Keith. Both Jacob and Chase are exceptional 12 year old young men, both have a love of the outdoors and spirit of the hunt within each of them. This was the perfect place for them to share together in the experience of Jacob’s very first elk hunt. This hunt was a special first for another reason as well, not only was this Jacob’s first elk hunt, but he would be the first in his household to hunt elk, ever. Stay tuned to watch the time honored tradition of elk hunting be passed down from the Ellis family to the Taylor family, extending the legacy of the land and her grace for us all to enjoy. This hunt originally aired on RMEF's Team Elk Television Show.
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Having an an appreciation and connection with nature is the soul of the hunter and a lifestyle that I have been preaching for over 7 years to Western Hunter Magazine subscribers. In the latest Nov/Dec issue I write about a Paleo-ish lifestyle. The Do’s and Don’ts along with the details of the NEW Wilderness Athlete Paleo-ish Supplements. Check it out and if you’d like to try the new WA Paleo-ish Beef Protein Powders and Hydrate & Recover head over to my website at www.kristytitus.com and click the Shop tab.
Success in the elk woods is the culmination of many aspects that all fell into place, perfectly. Ask any seasoned elk hunter to pinpoint just one facet of their hunting prowess that led to their triumphs, and they'll tell you that it is their balanced approach, not a singular aspect, just as a well-oiled machine is more efficient. So, this week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav, our panel of elk kingpins, will detail a strategic plan of attack that'll ultimately fill your freezer. Phoning in for a special two-part interview will be Gregg Ritz, host of Hunt Masters. Gregg will recount his recent Utah elk hunt where he previewed an all-new load from Hornady and climatically tagged a behemoth 6x6 bull on the final day, in last shooting light. Additionally, Gregg will tackle scouting for and locating bulls in the post-rut, their preferred food sources, capable calibers for taking them and much more. Then, elk calling expert and featured member of RMEF Team Elk, Kristy Titus, will breakdown the science of elk calling. Kristy explains that calling is psychological, and you're playing to their emotions. Sometimes it's a simple social cow call or it's an interrupting bugle that's intended to upset. Either way, knowing what call to use and when to use it is imperative and Kristy is here to walk us through multiple scenarios. Finally, Jill Gechter with CINCH will wrap things up with proper layering for spot and stalk style hunts in brutal conditions. CINCH has all-new boxer briefs that'll keep things in place, all the while keeping you dry and ready to conquer the terrain ahead. Jill will also debut some of CINCH's hoodies for this fall and explain how they'll aid you during the most challenging, and demanding, hunts. The Revolution and our discussion of Expedition Elk, is presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network and MyOutdoorTV.
You may not hear much bugling post-rut, however that doesn't mean that calling in general can't be effective. Kristy Titus, co-host of "RMEF Team Elk" on Outdoor Channel, joins The Revolution this week to discuss effective calling strategies. Kristy tells Jim and Trav that success in elk hunting is all about understanding the language you are speaking. Elk have a very broad vocabulary and hunters that master not only their bugle but their diaphragm, as well, have the ability to make a huge variety of sounds, which Kristy says makes a much more convincing argument when you are communicating with elk. At this point in the season, Kristy says she sticks primarily to cow calls with a goal of bringing in an entire herd, instead of just a singular bull. To illustrate this point, she'll tell Jim and Trav about a hunt last season where she called in a herd of 100+ elk to just 20 yards away. Listen in as Kristy discusses her line of Pursue the Wild calls and improving your fluency in elk communication.
Written By: Kristy Titus
There are seemingly endless brands of performance, energy, and meal replacement bars on the market today. Selecting one that tastes good, is healthy, and provides good fuel can be a challenge. The last thing we want to do is select a high-quality bar that tastes like cardboard. If it doesn’t taste good, it remains uneaten and smashed in the bottom of our backpack.
Our culture has become more health-conscious, which has driven the market for even more options than ever before. Rest assured, there are good meal replacement bars out there, but first, let me help you navigate the complicated labels.
Serving Size: Be sure to double check how many servings are in each bar you consume.
Nutrient Ratios: Where are calories coming from? The ratio is all of equal importance. The key components we’re looking at are calories, protein, and fat.
Complete Protein: Check the label. Egg white, grass-fed beef, whey protein, or calcium caseinate should be listed within the first one to three ingredients. If soy or nut protein is present, ideally it shouldn’t be listed in the first five ingredients.
Sugar: The first five ingredients shouldn’t contain sugar. Sugar can be easily hidden, so look for ingredients with an “ose” ending.
Fat: We want food to taste good, so oftentimes if bars are low in sugar, then they are high in fat or vice versa. I will always select a bar with less sugar and more fat. Ideally, look for a bar that contains 6g of fat with 10 being the max.
Also, try to identify where the fat is coming from. Ideally, the fats come from a plant-derived source (sunflower seed oils, olive oils, canola oil, peanut oil, or coconut-based oils or whole nuts and seeds). These types of fat are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, which helps keep blood cholesterol down.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips from the Wild, Kristy Titus meets up with Pat Miewes of Warn Industries to demonstrate the proper technique for the angled pull which will enable the user to get as much cable off the winch as you can to maximize its pulling capacity.
- Anchor point
- Use of tree saver
- Use of equipment
- Use of rope extensions
Warn Winch Accessories:
- Winch Damper
– connection point accessories
- Tree Trunk Protector
- Snatch block
- Rope Extensions
- 30 foot tow strap
Out of the box the Ruger Precision Rifle delivers sub .5 MOA accuracy, but the real beauty in this rifle is in the endless ways in which it can be customized. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Kristy Titus heads to the heart of big sky country, to meet up with her friends over at Sonju Enterprises- the home of Dracos barrels to customize an RPR and get in a little range time with friends.
In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus demonstrates how to properly mount a rifle scope.
- Reticle Leveling System
- Torque Wrench
- Rifle Scope
- Rings & Bases
- Staggered Yoke System or Gun Vise
Hunting is a heritage that is shared with family and friends. A legacy that is passed down from one generation to the next. Some hunts offer special opportunities, perhaps, once in a lifetime to harvest a bull elk that is is fully mature and at their best. On this episode of Pursue The Wild, join Kristy Titus with her father Lewis Titus and her friends at High Top Outfitters on this special hunt in the Mount Dutton unit of Utah where they seek out a once in a lifetime bull elk. Originally filmed for RMEF's Team Elk television show.
We all know that habitat which includes quality food sources, water, cover and ranging space is vital to the production of healthy herds and provide hunters opportunity. But the habitat of Roosevelt elk is a major concern because throughout the lower 48 states they lack quality nutrition in many of our forests. Part of the problem is that the Northwest Forest Plan of 1994 changed the management of public lands to favor old growth timber.
This lack of active management on public lands combined with fire suppression efforts has created a forest environment that has a large over-story canopy closure that limits the amount of sunlight that hits the forest floor. What this means for elk and other wildlife is fewer grasses, forbs and shrubs resulting in a significant reduction in forage quality and quantity in many areas. Join Kristy Titus in her latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild to learn more and find out how the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is helping.
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