Great American Outdoor Show Seminar "Making The Shot Of A Lifetime"

Kristy Titus, NRA Certified Instructor, hosted a positional shooting seminar at the The Great American Outdoor Show, Making the Shot of a Lifetime in Harrisburg PA. 

Titus's seminar, Making the Shot of a Lifetime, discussed positional shots in hunting scenarios. “Positional shooting is a skill that is often overlooked by most hunters, and has surely contributed to many passed shots on trophies that otherwise could have been easily made with a little bit of training,” said Titus.  “I took attendees through the basics of how to gain stability from almost any position you could come across while afield.” 

Discussing how to build a solid shooting position from the ground up, fundamentals of marksmanship to include natural point of aim. Other topics covered, selecting a natural object for a support, how to properly use shooting sticks and tripods and more.

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Wild Sheep Foundation Convention Seminar "Making The Shot Of A Lifetime”

Kristy Titus, NRA Certified Instructor, hosted a positional shooting seminar at the The Wild Sheep Foundation National Convention Making the Shot of a Lifetime along with Sean Murphy, Director of Commercial Training at Nightforce Optics. 

Titus and Murphy's seminar, Making the Shot of a Lifetime, discussed positional shots in hunting scenarios. “Positional shooting is a skill that is often overlooked by most hunters, and has surely contributed to many passed shots on trophies that otherwise could have been easily made with a little bit of training,” said Titus.  “Sean and I took attendees through the basics of how to gain stability from almost any position you could come across while afield.” 

We discussed how to build a solid shooting position from the ground up, fundamentals of marksmanship to include natural point of aim. Other topics covered, selecting a natural object for a support, how to properly use shooting sticks and tripods and more.

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Kristy Titus Hosts Seminars & Booth Appearances at RMEF Hunter Christmas

Kristy Titus, Co-Host of RMEF’s Team Elk television show, NRA Certified Instructor and Cabela’s Ambassador, is hosting seminars on pre-season scouting success during the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Elk Camp national convention December 3-12 at The Mirage and Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Titus’ seminars are December 3 at 2 p.m. and December 6 at 11 a.m.

Her seminar, Pre-season Scouting for Early Season Elk Hunting Success, discusses the pros of pre-season scouting that will help increase early season elk hunting success. “There are many opportunities for success that lie in wait for the early season elk hunter affording the opportunity to harvest a mature bull before he gathers his cows,” said Titus.

 

Titus is also appearing at the Cabela’s booth #1220 at the Hunter Christmas expo on the following dates:

 

December 5 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 6 - 9:00-10:30AM

December 8 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 10 - 1:00-3:00PM

December 12 - 1:00-3:00PM

 

She will be appearing at the Montana Silversmiths’ booth #847 at the Hunter Christmas Expo the following dates and times:

December 8 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

December 12 – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Elk Camp coincides with the first four days of the National Finals Rodeo. Sponsors include Browning, Buck Knives, Cabela's, Hunter's Specialties, Leupold, Nationwide, New Holland, Nosler, Peak & BlueDEF, Sitka, Realtree, Remington and U.S. Bank.

 

Terri Clark, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Chuck Wicks and Mark Wills will provide entertainment at Elk Camp evening events at The Mirage. Wicks and Wills will join fellow country music performing artists Chad Bushnell, Lucas Hoge, Erin Michelle, Jay Ketchem and Genevieve Allen on the Cabela's Live Stage (Booth #1220) located on the floor of the newly expanded Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Exposition.

 

The expo will take place in the South Halls of the LVCC in conjunction with the Popular Cowboy Christmas Dec. 3-12. Expo sponsors include Cabela's, Chevrolet, Yamaha, Alps Outdoorz and Peak & BlueDEF.

Cabela's Ambassadors Bring "Mountain Hunting" To The Midwest

Hoffman Estates, IL (April 25, 2015) – Cabela’s is hosting a special evening event with Ambassadors Kristy Titus and Rick Carone on Tuesday, May 19th.  The event will kick off with a meet and great opportunity, followed by a special seminar, “Mountain Hunting” to inspire your own dream hunt!  The evening will concluded with autograph and photo opportunities.  Cabela’s goodie bags will be given to the first 150 in attendance along with many more giveaways and prizes!

 Hunting the mountains and rough terrain that is encountered opens a whole new experience for hunters who live here in the Midwest. Please make plans to attend an inspirational and informative evening with Team Elk personality Kristy Titus, as well as Sheep Shape TV personality Rick Carone who recently scored a Muzzleloader World Record. 

Event Details

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • ·       6:30pm; Kristy Titus and Rick Carone Meet & Great
  • ·       7:00pm; “Mountain Hunting” Seminar
  • ·       8:00pm; Autograph & Photo Opportunity

Kristy and Rick are both passionate in the support of wildlife, habitat conservation and outdoor education. By sharing their adventures and love of the great outdoors, they hope to inspire others and give them the confidence to tackle the most demanding outdoor activities.

Visit www.cabelas.com/hoffmanestates or call 847-645-0400 for more information. Cabela’s Hoffman Estates, IL is located at 5225 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, IL  60192 

Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, offers thousands of products, including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and wildlife-watching gear, as well as clothing and outdoor-themed gifts and furnishings. The company is famous for its strong brand and world-renowned reputation for delivering quality merchandise, value and legendary customer service.

 


2014 Elk Camp Seminars

The halls of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Camp are filled with God loving, gun toting, elk hunting, proud Americans and there is no better place to give a seminar about elk hunting than here, the heart of elk country. 

My seminar was an opportunity for me to share some of the amazing experiences that I have personally filmed while hunting elk on public land and the lessons learned while on the mountain. As a relatively young elk hunter, I have been blessed to share the mountain with some of the most experienced hunters in the world from the original inventor of the palate plate diaphragm elk call, Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and four time world champion elk caller, Rockie Jacobsen, wildlife biologist John Caid, Red Creek Outfitters Steve Woolstenhulme and of course, my father Lewis Titus. All to which have helped and mentored me along the way to success in elk camp, all which in their own right have contributed to the format of my seminars through time together in the field doing what we love, hunting elk.

It is an honor to share what knowledge that I have of the elk language both bull and cow sounds and some basic hunting strategies based on what the elk are telling us with that language. My hope is that everyone who attended learned something new and had a renewed vigor to climb the mountains in pursuit of elk. 

Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show

The first ever Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen show was full of buzz and energy from everyone in the community of Wenatchee WA. The show boasted a prime opportunity for everyone to see first-hand the latest in outdoor gear, the newest in fishing boats, motors and accessories, the hottest guides and lodges from all over the Northwest, and even pick up some discount coupons from Cabela’s! There were many special attractions and opportunities for attendees learn from the informative seminars presented by outdoor professionals to which I was thrilled to be a part of.

There is nothing that I love more than elk hunting and having an opportunity to share my love of all things elk hunting is such an honor. On Saturday and Sunday, I discussed elk hunting strategies from scouting to in the field pre-rut, peak rut and post rut hunting gleaming on experiences that I have had in the field.

Saturday afternoon I held a second seminar that was all about elk and the language they speak. Many in the crowd were experienced elk hunters and callers, others were new to elk hunting and calling. Demonstrating cow elk sounds, mews, chirps, estrous cow calls, barks, cow bugles and bull elk sounds, one, two and three note location calls, display calls and challenge calls followed by a discussion in inflection and how elk use that inflection to relay emotion and tell a story.

After this weekend, I am even more pumped up for elk season to open to share the woods with the most majestic animal in the world.

Kruger was even able to make the trip and many children stopped by the Cabela’s booth to pat him on the head and get a puppy kiss. Many kids were proudly showing off their fish that they had caught at the show excited to get home and cook them up for dinner.

I am already looking forward to the second annual Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show.

Elk Calling/Hunting Seminar Archery Unlimited

Nothing get’s elk hunters more excited for hunting season than practicing our elk calling. On July 17th, I teamed up with Rockie Jacobsen, Michael Batease and Kent Anderson of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls at Archery Unlimited in Etna WY to talk all things about elk hunting gear, calling and strategy.

Attendees were able to listen world champion Rockie Jacobsen demonstrate cow and bull sounds and even receive some hands on instruction after the seminar to help sharpen their current calling skills. Michael and I even chimed in on a few sounds. ;-)

We all shared hunting videos and talked strategy. I know I sure left the seminar pumped up for archery elk season.

A big thanks goes out to Neil and Mare of Archery Unlimited for bringing us all to Etna.

Cabela's Hamond IN- Backpacking Remote Locations

“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.” Albert Einstein

Traveling to the Hammond Indiana Cabela’s to share my experiences backpack hunting with people who either dream about going to such remote locations or are planning on going to these remote locations was a real thrill for me.  

The first hour of my seminar was an outline of the benefits for first time backpack hunters in using an outfitter to learn some of the ins and outs of this style hunting and how to do it as safely as possible, to having guaranteed tags and a pre-determined place to hunt, to the semi-guided hunt where it is up to the individual hunter to take an active role with the outfitter or guides assistance in the success of the hunt to complete do it yourself backpack hunt where you have no help or aid from an outfitter or guide.

The second hour of my seminar was a basically backpacking 101, a complete gear shake down. What to wear, necessary items to bring, how to pack your gear, food preparation and the basics of backpacking.

During this portion of the seminar, I was able to share my own personal mountain hunting experiences and photos as well as some of the experiences of Bryan Martin from Canadian and Asian Mountain Outfitters. Bryan has personally completed well over 80 backpack style hunts, is my good friend and my own personal backpack style hunting mentor.

Much of my knowledge shared in my seminars is tried and true tips that have been passed down to me from Bryan and his years of mountain hunting. I am blessed to not have to make all of the mistakes that he has made on the mountain.

My third and final seminar was for the ladies in an introduction to archery shooting and hunting. This was fun as women of all ages filled the seats as eager new archers looking for some tips from another lady in the industry. These are my favorite types of seminars as I feel they make a true lasting impression and help to inspire to turn their archery dreams into a reality. Ladies like these are the ladies that are going to help to ensure the continuation of hunting and shooting sports.

All in all the weekend was a blast, meeting other hunters, shooters and outdoor lovers. I must admit, I was glad to leave the big city of Chicago behind and all the traffic jams and congestion that come with the big city life. I am content living in the mountains, emerging only to share my story with others with the hopes of inspiring someone to fall in love with the mountains, hunting and shooting, that way that I have.

 

 

Oregon Hunters Association Elk Calling/Hunting Seminar

On Thursday June 20th, the Mid Columbia Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association hosted the community in a free Elk Scouting/Hunting/Calling seminar presented by me. The two hour seminar was held at Sorosis Park in the Pavillion in The Dalles Oregon.

Admission was free and attendees dined on hotdogs. The seminar was a great time and everyone left pumped up to get scouting/hunting for elk season.

2013 NRA Convention

The 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits was the largest ever, boasting 86,228 attendees, myself included, making this the longest running shooting and hunting show in the world. This year’s convention featured 620 exhibitors with halls lined with loyal NRA members. At the Cabela's booth with NRA President David Keene

 

The exhibit halls were filled with firearms and accessory manufacturers from around the globe. I proudly attended this year’s convention with Cabela’s as an ambassador for hunting and shooting sports.

Friday was my first day at the convention and it was hopping with excitement. My first stop was the 7th Annual NRA Women’s Leadership Luncheon which featured 500 proud NRA members.

This year’s luncheon was hosted by Luncheon Co-Chairs Gaye Kelsey and Melanie Pepper and the keynote speaker was conservative leader Sean Hannity. Forum Co-Chairs Susan LaPierre and Suzie Brewster presented the luncheon program. The ladies luncheon raised over 1.2 million for the NRA.

The ladies in leadership at Cabela's at the NRA Ladies Luncheon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My good friend and hunting partner and fellow Cabela’s Ambassador Jim Brennan joined me in Houston to conduct daily seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday about “Planning Ahead: Building Points Now for Dream Hunts Later.” Cabela's Ambassadors me and Jim Brennan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s NRA Country Jam III with country artists Kevin Fowler and Eli Young band playing. The Folds of Honor Foundation opened up the show with a speech from Maj. Dan Rooney. The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, we give back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. We provide healing, hope and an opportunity for dreams to be realized...with the support of people like you. We feel this is our duty as citizens of the greatest country in the world. To learn more about the foundation go to www.foldsofhonor.org

There was so much to do and see at this year’s convention from Leadership Forums, Banquets, Stand and Fight Rally and much more with influential conservative political figures all gathered to discuss our freedoms and the right to bear arms. I am looking forward to the 2014 convention.

At the Swarovski Optik booth.At the MagPul booth with Drake Clark.

 I dream of guns...It was an honor to meet conservative talk radio host and leader Sean Hannity.

 

 

Cabela's Ladies Day Out

Cabela's Ladies Day Out

Every year, Cabela's organizes a Ladies Day Out  in the store that encourages women of all ages to try out the latest outdoor apparel, gear, firearms and have all their questions answered by the experts.

Attendees learned how to shoot a bow, how to gear up for the hunt, fly cast, and all about cedar plank cooking.

The day was action packed and I had a great time greeting everyone at the door, making sure that they were ready for all the fun!!!

This year, my seminar was about "How to Prepare for the Hunt" where I discussed the basics of gear and how to put it all together, paying special attention to questions from the audience. I love helping women gain more knowledge which helps to empower them to get out and try something new or take their hunting skills to another level.

The seminars also give me the opportunity to showcase all of the "latest and greatest" from the best manufactures of hunting and outdoor gear in the world.

A fun time was had by all and I am already looking forward to next years Ladies Day Out.

 

2013 World Elk Calling Championships

2013 World Elk Calling Championships

The Jacobsen “First Family of Elk Calling” dominated with seven top finishes

The world elk calling championships are always thrilling as the scream of the bull elk bounces off the convention center walls delivering chills up everyone’s spine. All of the participants are friends and we cheer each other on as they step on stage for the “blind” sound off.

It is such an honor for me to share the stage with the best lady elk callers in the world and this year, the ladies division was extremely competitive with Misty Jacobsen taking the well deserved 1st place as a 10 time Women’s division World champion elk caller with 158 points, the 2012 world champion, Jessi Diesing took a close 2nd place with 155 points and I rounded out in 3rd place with 154 points.  On stage Misy and I both were proudly using Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls elk calls as her father and my good friend, 4 time World Champion elk caller Rockie Jacobsen is the manufacture of those calls.

Here is how the entire contest turned out…

2013 World Elk Calling Championships Winners:

Professional Division
1. Bryan Langley, McMinnville, Ore.
2. Corey Jacobsen, Boise, Ida.
3. Rockie Jacobsen, Kamiah, Ida.

 

 

 

 


Women’s Division
1. Misty Jacobsen, Marina, Calif.
2. Jessi Diesing, Loveland, Colo.
3. Kristy Titus, Bend, Ore.

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Division
1. Dirk Durham, Moscow, Ida.
2. Chris Griffiths, Kila, Mont.
3. Brad Cain, Mesa, Ariz.

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Division
1. William Card, Fallon, Nev.
2. Russell Nemetchek, Saskatoon, Sask.
3. Paul Griffiths, Kila, Mont.

Youth Division
1. Greg Hubbell, Jr., Belmont, Calif.
2. Brayden Langley, McMinnville, Ore.
3. Elias McMillan, Grand Junction, Colo.

Peewee Division
1. Isaac Jacobsen, Boise, Ida.
2. Sutton Callaway, Maricopa, Calif.
3. Kason Hulsey, Eagar, Ariz.

 

 

 

 


Champion of Champions
1. Corey Jacobsen, Boise, Ida.
2. Rockie Jacobsen, Kamiah, Ida.

This year was the first ever “Champion of Champions,” an invitational elk calling contest featuring previous winners from the professional division from the fist 25 World Elk Calling Championships. The champion winner was crowned with an elk hunt from Opal Butte Outfitters in Oregon to be filmed for Outdoor Channel’s television show Team Elk.

The first ever Champion was Corey Jacobsen, a close second was his father Rockie Jacobsen. On stage is what elk hunting and elk country is all about; a father who has mentored and taught his son, continuing the legacy that we all love, on stage side by side. The best gift for Corey was watching his own sons on stage calling and his son Isaac was even crowned champion of the Peewee division. I am sure that Rockie felt the same sense of pride when Corey was donned champion of champions.

With seven top finishes, the Jacobsen’s are truly the “First Family of Elk Calling”.

2013 RMEF Elk Camp

 

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Elk Camp

Welcome to RMEF’s Elk Camp...The one time of year the call of the bull elk can be heard loud and clear in the streets of Las Vegas Nevada, where folks from across the country gather together to celebrate the majestic elk and the wild places that they call home.

Kicking off elk camp and the International Sports Expos with a mighty bugle, I met up with reporter Scott Daniels, KLAS 8 News Now to invite all of Las Vegas down to the expo for the weekend. Reminiscent of the rut…the frenzy of the weekend was kicked off the largest Elk Camp ever with the exhibit hall featuring more than 350 companies.

The best in country music brought with them the songs that we sing around the fire in elk camp, live to us in Las Vegas; Daryle Singletary, Josh Thompson, Ronnie Dunn and Charlie Daniels.

Girl hunters RoCk Ladies Luncheon….

The SOLD OUT ladies luncheon was the bash of the year!!! This year’s theme of Rodeo Clowns was completed with special guest, the most famous rodeo clown and bull fighter Flint Rasmussen.

This group of cowgirls came here to take off their hats and let their hair down and let me tell you this group of ladies is down for a good time. Laughter, whoops and hollers filled the room along with the ringing of hundreds of cow bells. The energy from the room was felt by all and made for non-stop laugher and good times. The enthusiasm in this room represented how much these ladies love elk country. WHOOP WHOOP

If you missed the ladies luncheon, trust me, you don’t want to miss the next one, so be sure to get your tickets in advance for 2014 for this unbelievably fun event.

Elk Camp Highlights…

  • The announcement of the $30 Million Torstenson Family Endowment which will allow RMEF to vastly accelerate it's mission, attract more partner funds and more quickly head off habitat challenges nationwide, while passing on Bob Torstenson's legacy and his passion for elk, elk hunting, and hunting heritage to the next generation.
  • The presentataion of RMEF's highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservatoin Award, to the Torstenson family.
  • Celebrations of 2012 accomplishments include protecting or enhancing more than 130,000 acres of habitat, restoring a wild elk herd in Virginia, and reaching more than 354,000 children and adults via 322 hunting heritage and conservation outreach projects in 43 states.
  • The unveiling of "America the Beautiful" a video performed exclusively for RMEF by Daryle Singletary.
  • A tribute to wildlife artist and RMEF friend Larry Zabel

ISE Elk Camp Seminars

I was beyond thrilled, when ISE asked to once again present my seminar “Scouting Elk on Public Land” for the Las Vegas show. I could hardly wait to share with other elk hunting lovers, my own public land experiences.

Passing it along…

My dad and my other friends that helped and mentored me in the elk woods changed my life and being able to share my experiences and personal lessons learned in the field is a dream come true.

I am already looking forward to the 2014 RMEF Elk Camp...Be there!

 

 

 

Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

To kick off this year’s Western Hunting & Conservation Expo, I was asked to unceremoniously cut the ribbon. It was fun for me to climb into a tree stand, in front of 400 school children, media and the general public, shooting my Easton Axis arrow into the center of a clay pigeon. The little girls in the crowd went especially crazy with excitement; it was fun to hear them talk about they were going to “shooting their bows”. After the ribbon cutting, the kids all attended the Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience.

 

The WHCE expo features 300 exhibitors from around the globe with hunting and outdoor items available for purchase, outfitters and seminars including mine “Scouting Elk on Public Land”.  There was even live entertainment to be found on in the exhibit hall from rising superstar Chase Black.

 

 

Easton Archery sponsored in part the National Archery Schools Program (NASP) archery tournament. There were 671 youth archers participating in the tournament. Each school program promotes international style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum. Each one of these young boys and girls participating in shooting are helping to ensure the continuation our time honored traditions.  

 

NRA Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre was the keynote speaker of the weekend. 

 

The Mule Deer Foundation is one of the key conservation groups in North America working to restore, improve and protect mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. With a focus on science and program efficiency, MDF has raised millions of dollars and put countless hours on the ground for mission-critical projects. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation.