Kansas Elk Numbers Rise

Kansas is well-known as home to a thriving population of whitetail deer but is also home to a small population of free-ranging Rocky Mountain Elk.

In this episode of Tips From The Wild, Kristy Titus shares how elk populations have been restored to the Kansas Flint Hills. And the efforts that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has done in the area to benefit all wildlife, including the growing elk population.

Hunters, Whitetails & Conservation

In the latest episode of Pursue The Wild, Hunters, Whitetails and Conservation, Kristy Titus ventures to Kansas in pursuit of whitetail deer. During the episode, she takes a look back to the early 1900's, where whitetail deer populations were rapidly declining.

Today, thanks to the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation, spearheaded by hunters and the support of organizations like The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, whitetail deer numbers exceed 32 million nationwide. This is a true story of how hunters are the first crusaders in conservation.

2018 Season Sizzle Reel

Season 2 of Pursue The Wild, Presented by Ruger, was nothing short of epic. From hunting in Dall Sheep in the Northwest Territories to Mid-West Whitetail, and everything in-between. In celebration of these incredible memories afield, we are presenting this 2018 season sizzle reel. It is my hope that you all find inspiration in the moments and Pursue The Wild. And as always, thank you for your continued support.

Myers Ranch Public Access Project

Covering more than one million acres, the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota is the largest such grassland in the United States. However, getting to it is a real challenge in places because of surrounding pieces of checkerboard private lands.

Glenn Myers and his family own one of those pieces of private land—a ranch that borders the Little Missouri River. It’s also offers prime habitat for elk, bighorn sheep, whitetail and mule deer, mountain lions and other wildlife. Struggling with ongoing deer raids on his haystacks, Myers reached out to North Dakota Game and Fish for help.

The state suggested he enlist his ranch in the North Dakota’s Private Land Open to Sportsmen programs. RMEF stepped up too, footing the bill for 20 percent of the cost. The result is a 10-year public access agreement so the public can hunt both his 1,700-acre ranch and the thousands of acres of public land beyond. Opening and improving public access is a key facet of RMEF’s conservation mission.

To learn more about the sites and boundaries of RMEF access projects near you or your favorite hunting area, turn on the RMEF layer in the onX Hunt App.

The Selector- Buck Knives Interchangeable Blade Knife

Buck knives is no stranger to manufacturing interchangeable blade knives. The improved Buck Selector 2.0 is redesigned and improved with more replacement blade options than ever before. Featuring three interchangeable blades, drop point, drop point serrated and gut hook, this robust knife makes blade change outs simple and safe. Sold separately are a hoof pick, skinner, clip blade, and small game blade.

Watch the latest Tips From The Wild where Kristy Titus puts the Selector to work afield.

NEW OB Trax Cam by Obsession Bows

Obsession doesn’t just build bows to be different. They build them to be better. Built to take adventure to the next level. Obsession’s new OB Trax cam system carries the same smooth draw characteristics that you love from Obsession bows.

For shooters like me that have a shorter draw length or lighter draw poundage, The OB Trax cam delivers speeds that we have never before reached. The OB Trax cam delivers an industry leading, 90% let off. Allowing archers to wait for that perfect shot opportunity. Longer hold times allow you to intensify your focus for terminal shot placement. Spend more time afield with ability to make minor adjustments without the need of a bow press.

Practice makes perfect. Trusting in equipment makes all the difference. Built for adventure, built to Pursue The Wild.

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.”

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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.