Turkey Hunting: What’s In Your Pack?

Turkey season has arrived which means we are packing up our gear in preparation to hit the field. In addition to our tried and true turkey essentials, it’s not too late to make a few additions of some great new products, just in time for turkey season. Click HERE to read my latest article for GunsAmerica #Hunt365.

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Great American Outdoor Show SeminarEarly Season Elk Tactics – Create the Frenzy

Titus’s seminar, “Early Season Elk Tactics – Create the Frenzy” discussed pre-rut and peak-rut archery elk hunting strategies along with both cow and bull sounds featuring her Pursue The Wild series of elk calls the Wild Frenzy bugle tube, Wild Fury diaphragm and Wild Thang external reed cow call. 

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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

Pursue The Wild Elk Call Series

The Pursue The Wild elk call series by Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls features Kristy Titus's signature series of elk calls. Proven performance afield.

The Wild Frenzy Bugle Tube featuring Volume Enhanced Tone Technology (V.E.T.T.) as well as our tried and true Tone Selector. With the V.E.T.T. system the bugle tube creates true, easy to obtain bull elk sounds. The Tone Selector on the end of the bugle tube allows you to change the amount of volume projected and control the back pressure on your diaphragm. These two specialized features help you obtain the most realistic bugles possible.

The Wild Fury Diaphragm features the new plastic palate plate top that is designed with a slightly narrower frame for youth, women and men with a narrow palate area. This call is very responsive for nasal soft mews and chirps of cows and calves. Also, a great call for a full range of bull elk bugling sounds.

The Ignite-Her-Wild Cow call an open reed call for cow/calf call for making mews, chirps and estrous tones. The series of calls provide hunters the opportunity to create realistic bull and cow sounds.

Shop the series at www.kristytitus.com under the Shop tab.

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.

How To Make Cow Elk Sounds with Kristy Titus- Elk Call Tips

As an elk hunter, cow sounds are one of the most important sounds that you can make when trying to call in a rutting bull elk.

Join Kristy Titus and Rockie Jacobsen of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls as they demonstrate a variety of cow mews, chirps, estrous mews, calf mews, and calf chirps. Plus, a few other great elk calling tips behind making your elk sounds extremely realistic.

Ignite-Her-Wild Cow Call

This Open Reed Elk Call is Designed by Rockie Jacobsen of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and Kristy Titus. This newly designed mylar reed and wood barrel produces the nasally, three dimensional sounds the bulls respond to during the rut. Ignite-Her-Wild has the exact “sweet” sexy tonal quality the bulls want to hear during the rut!

Easy to blow and sensitive. Simply use your top lip on the reed and blow air across the reed. Firmer lip pressure creates higher pitches, while less lip pressure results in deeper pitches. Cow mews start with a high pitch and taper smoothly to a lower pitch. Mews should be about 1 second in length. Chirps are shorter and higher pitched, lasting less than a second. Estrus mews are pleading and drawn out 1½ seconds or longer.

Practice on the call and listen to real elk sounds online since they are the best teachers of all!

Archery Elk Season- The Heartbeat of the Titus Family

Join Kristy Titus and her father Lewis on their annual Oregon, public land, DIY archery elk hunt. This one week in this special place is the heartbeat of her family. Watch and find out why.

Intro To Making Elk Sounds

In the latest PTW Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus and Rockie Jacobsen of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls walk you through making your first sounds with a diaphragm elk call. These elk calling tips will help you to create realistic sounding elk calls in no time.

Wild Frenzy Bugle Tube

The WILD FRENZY was designed by Rockie Jacobsen and Kristy Titus featuring Volume Enhanced Tone Technology (V.E.T.T.) as well as our tried and true Tone Selector. With the V.E.T.T. system the bugle tube creates true, easy to obtain bull elk sounds. The Tone Selector on the end of the bugle tube allows you to change the amount of volume projected and control the back pressure on your diaphragm. These two specialized features help you obtain the most realistic bugles possible.

The V.E.T.T. system contains a spring, tuned to the right dimensions, inside the specially made adapter. The spring creates more volume, stabilizes higher notes, has raspier low growls, easier octave changes and takes less air to operate. The spring allows for the right amount of vibration to enhance the tone quality and volume that is achieved when bugling into it.

The tube comes completely assembled with the spring and adapter inserted into the tube and is ready to use with your favorite mouth call diaphragm. The vibration dampener (Tube Tamer) is on the inside of the tube on the large end. This helps enrich the deep sounds for chucking and eliminates any plastic vibration. No more ‘tuby’ sounds.

The tube is less than 18” in overall length making it easier for packing, while still providing the volume and realistic quality sounds of a larger tube. With its 1” mouth opening and tapered lip adapter there is more comfort and control of all your bull elk sounds.

How To Select An Elk Bugle Tube

There are a lot of elk bugle tubes on the market to choose from and they are all different. Join Kristy Titus and Rockie Jacobsen, founder of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls as they discuss things to consider before you buy a bugle tube that will get you calling elk in no time. 

Wild Fury Elk Call

The Wild Fury Elk Call was designed by Rockie Jacobsen and Kristy Titus with the new “PPP” series top that is designed with a slightly narrower frame for youth, women and men with a narrow palate plate area.

This call is very responsive for nasal soft mews and chirps of cows and calves. Also, a great call for a full range of bull elk bugling sounds.

This call is designed to be placed further forward in your mouth, behind your upper front teeth; this helps to prevent gagging and gives your easier control of the latex.

To operate the call, place the Plastic Palate Plate “PPP” upwards to the roof of your mouth, latex down and open end of the diaphragm towards the front of your mouth.

How To Select An Elk Diaphragm

There is a lot that goes into calling elk and being effective at calling in elk. Join Kristy Titus and Rockie Jacobsen, founder of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and the inventor of the palate plate diaphragm call as they discuss tips on how to select the right diaphragm elk call for you.

Full Draw Film Tour- Moments

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.