RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas- Bigger & Better Than Ever

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, presented by Cinch, a 10-day run in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) December 6-15 in Las Vegas. Took place in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, upstairs from Cowboy Christmas.

“The expo provides us a unique opportunity to reach out to more than 150,000 people from all walks of life and from all across our nation,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO, “where we aim to celebrate our mission and the good work we’re doing to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.”

New this year is the Cowboys for Conservation Calcutta, presented by Reachoutwest. It will took place at the Realtree Live Stage. The Calcutta gave attendees the opportunity to win big money by taking part in an auction for all 120 WNFR contestants while also raising funds for RMEF. There was a daily auction for a team of contestants, one from each event.

Other Realtree Live Stage events included the Cowboys for Conservation Show highlighted by interviews with WNFR contestants, CanCooker cooking demonstrations and country music performances by Easton Corbin, Glen Templeton, Andy Griggs and others.

Additional expo features included the RMEF Great Elk Tour, MTN OPS Archery Range, Junior NFR competition in the Wrangler Rodeo Arena, special booth appearances and autograph sessions, and the RMEF Cowboy Country Raffle that gave away an elk hunt, Polaris Ranger side-by-side, Rambo electric bike and packages from Leupold and YETI as well as other prizes.

The 132,000-square-foot expo floor showcased hunting, outdoor industry leaders and other exhibitors featuring firearms, archery equipment, optics, outfitter and guide services, hunting apparel and western lifestyle gear and clothing.

“We appreciate our conservation partners who bring so much to the table by both supporting and helping us celebrate our conservation mission at the expo,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing.”


Sub-Zero In Nebraska

After days of sub-zero temperatures in Nebraska, listening to my best friend Jordan Budd “guide talk” about why the deer weren’t coming out of the fields, we finally found a good buck that we could put a stalk on. Needless to say, I was thrilled to tag this 11 point whitetail with some of my favorite people on the planet.

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6 Points and a Desert Mulie

There is an extraordinary allure found in hunting desert mule deer bucks. And in this episode of Pursue The Wild, it brings Kristy Titus to the rocky sagebrush landscapes found in Eastern Oregon. Join Kristy for her latest public land, DIY mule deer hunt and see how she cashed in six years worth of preference points to fill her tag.

Buck Knives Alumni- Designed To Go Everywhere

Designed to go everywhere, perfect for backcountry hunts, the Buck Knives Alumni is one of Kristy Titus of Pursue The Wild's favorite everyday carry knives. The Alumni is perfect for jobs around the farm to intricate taxidermy work like fleshing and caping big game animals. Backed by the Buck Knives Forever Warranty and made in the USA.

RMEF Youth Ambassador Creating a Legacy

Winter has set in and Kristy Titus of Pursue The Wild heads afield to hunt elk with 16 year old Kori. This young lady is a tough hunter that is more than glad to brave single digit temperatures in pursuit of her hunting dreams. Kori is also an outstanding young lady that is a true ambassador to youth hunters across the country. This hunt originally aired on RMEF's Team Elk.

RMEF Accomplishments in Big Sky Country

Big Sky Country is home to the second largest elk population of any state in America. And elk country in Montana is a better place as a result of the work of RMEF and its partners. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares some of the accomplishments that have been made in the great state of Montana.

Tips For Correctly Fitting Your Rifle

A properly fitted rifle is sure to make any day at the range or afield more fun and successful by allowing the shooter to deliver well-placed shots. In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, join Kristy Titus as she discusses correctly fitting your personal rifle from length of pull, cheek comb height and optic eye relief. Also, showcasing a few of her favorite Ruger rifle platforms that come out of the box with adjustability.

Kifaru Slick Bag

Warm, roomy, a big foot box, and the ability to pack down to nothing. Less weight and bulk. The industry leading Kifaru Slick Bag has the best warmth to weight ratio on the market, combined with Rhino Skin fabric to produce a bag that is extremely compact when stored, yet lofts up to deliver lifesaving warmth.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, join Kristy Titus and Frank Peralta of Kifaru International to break down how slick the Kifaru Slick Bag really is.

Titus In The Rockies- An RMEF Team Elk Original

Rifle elk hunting in the Colorado Rockies can hold some of the same thrills found in the peak of the rut from screaming bulls to close encounters. Stay tuned for this action packed elk hunt with Kristy Titus and Marty Pachelli. Originally airing on RMEF's Team Elk Television Show.

Frontier Ammo For The Modern Sporting Rifle

The modern sporting rifle is extremely versatile. It has light recoil and superior adjustability making it an ideal choice for anyone that wants to plink, target shoot, hunt, for law enforcement training and self-defense.

In this episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus showcases the American made, Hornady Frontier Cartridge.

Moments- Missouri Whitetail

As the leaves change in the Midwest and bold colors of fall paint the forest, we know it's coming. Anticipation fills our soul. Soon the search will begin. And we will be there as hunters…waiting for moments.

Join Kristy Titus in her latest episode of Pursue The Wild where she hunts the peak of the Whitetail rut in Missouri waiting for that perfect moment on a mature buck.

General Elk Hunting Tips

Calling and being a successful archery elk hunter is simply time on the mountain learning to judge elk behavior, what they are telling you with their vocalizations, and putting all of that information together to create the best strategy that you can with the information that you know at the time.

In the latest episode of Tips from the Wild as part of the Pursue The Wild series, Kristy Titus shares a few general tips that will help increase your success this archery elk season.

- Tell a story with your vocalizations

- When to bugle and when to be quiet

- Dealing with non-shooters

- Calming a barking elk

- Use of scents while on the hunt

- Use of decoys

- Trust your camo

Peak Rut Elk Hunting Strategies

The haunting sound of an aggressive bull bugling echoes across canyons, penetrates into your soul, changing life as you know it; forever. Year after year, answering the call, elk hunters head deep into the mountains in the pursuit of bugling bull elk.

Having hunted elk on public land for most of her life, Kristy Titus has made a lot of mistakes, costing her numerous shot opportunities and she’s had a lot of success as well. Every year, the mountain and the elk teach hunters something new keeping them humble in their pursuit.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares a few hard learned lessons that she has encountered over the years as well as some great tips that will help you become more successful at hunting elk.

 Peak rut hunting strategies

 Learning to slow down

 Partnering up

 The hang up

 When to bugle and when to be quiet

How To Hunt Elk In The Early Season

Many hunters often wait for peak rut to start hunting elk. But there is a tremendous advantage to be had using summer pattern to locate bulls that are in bachelor herds or solo.

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares some of her top tips and strategies that she has learned while afield pursuing elk solo on public land and with family, friends and some of the most accomplished elk hunters in the country.

In the episode, Titus discusses creating the frenzy to call in a pre-rut bull elk, team strategies, solo hunting strategies, and more.

Also, be sure to check out the new Pursue The Wild line of elk calls, The Wild Frenzy bugle tube, The Wild Fury diaphragm and the Ignite-Her-Wild external reed cow call here

How To Master Elk Bugles with Kristy Titus- Elk Call Tips

As elk hunters, we all love the sound of a bull elk bugling. In this episode, Kristy Titus and Rockie Jacobsen of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls give some great tips on mastering your bugles.

These elk calling tips also demonstrate one note, two note, three note, display and challenge bugles.