In the hunting world, Kristi Titus is a celebrity. With stunning eyes, big smile, and a laugh that is immediately recognizable, Kristi's appeal and down to earth heart is like a breath of fresh air. She loves who she is, what she stands for, and has big goals to share the "culture" of hunting with anyone who will listen.
Ryan and Dave met one year ago at the Nevada Train to Hunt, and since then have forged a great friendship. Dave has been a role model for Ryan in pushing his physical limits, leadership, and creating more optimism in life. If you don't know Dave, you probably know him as one of the face's of Cabela's, and as a lead in the hunting show Outback Outdoor's on the Outdoor Channel. He guides in Wyoming, travels the world hunting and filming, resides over 170 weddings per year, and is a great Dad to his two kids when home! Proud of his hunting history, he also helps to research black bears in the Sierra Nevada's, as well as other conservation and public lands issues. There is so much we could say about Dave, but the best would be from his own words- Lead by Example.
It's rare these days to find someone who has lived the true life of the Western Elk hunter like our friend Ryan Altus. Raised in the woods of Idaho, Ryan discovered a love for elk hunting at the age of 8 when he accompanied his Dad on an archery hunt. Since then, he has achieved great success in harvesting large, mature bulls, each and every year. His stories of solo hunting elk in Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona in the 2016 season are epic, and even more epic is the love and respect he gained for these animals from his father, who passed away from cancer in June of 2016. This is a great conversation with a humble, knowledgeable, and successful bowhunter.
Today's podcast was great fun for us to record. Visiting Jesse and Amanda Wise at their home in Oregon, we got to sit down and talk about hunting, Train to Hunt, family, hunting styles, and faith. Jesse is the 2016 Train to Hunt Director, and both him and Amanda are National TTH champs in the doubles division. These two have their hands full with 5 amazing kids, homeschooling, and a strong faith community. They are two people you just want to be around, there energy and positivity are contagious!