Friday, April 13, 2018

PRO STAFF/INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT: Learn more about SLG Firearms Instructor Kristy Titus

Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight:  We asked Kristy Titus a few fun questions. Pro Staff / Instructor Spotlight is designed to help you get to know our awesome team of Pro Staff / Instructors a little better. Kristy lives in Oregon and is an avid hunter, competitive long range shooter and firearms instructor with SLG.

If you could only hunt in one season which one would it be?
That would be archery elk. It’s a tradition for my dad and I. We both look forward to our time on the mountain all year long.

What’s your favorite location to hunt?
Location for hunting to me isn’t as important as the people that you are hunting with. Memories are what matter to me and there is no greater gift that you can give someone than your time.

Who introduced you to hunting?
My dad introduced me to hunting at a very young age. He never let being small or a girl keep me from joining him on hunts.

What do you hunt for?
My passion for hunting is the pursuit of big game. Primarily, I hunt out west but whitetail deer has my attention right now. Those rutting bucks are sure fun to watch.

What hunting skill would you like to master?
I never stop learning and I am always trying to be a better sportsman. That has led me to competing in the PRS series. I am completely addicted to the rush of competition and the skills directly translate into being a more ethical and proficient rifle hunter.

What’s your biggest hunting challenge?
Wing shooting has been my nemesis. I am cross-dominat so I don’t bird hunt because I will pretty much miss everything. I haven’t taken the time to invest in bettering myself as a marksman with a shotgun. Perhaps someday.

What would be the most amazing hunting adventure that is still on your bucket list? –
Sheep hunting is my number one. The physical challenge and sheer remoteness of the hunt is so alluring to me.

What hunting skill do you wish you knew more about?
I would love to spend some time on the mountain with South Cox. He has mastered spot and stalk mule deer hunting with a recurve and is successful every year. That is no easy feat- learning the technique behind that success is certainly on my list. Now, I just have to talk South into taking me hunting. LOL.

What’s the hardest hunting lesson you’ve learned?
Losing an animal is the hardest lesson that every hunter eventually faces. I train extensively with my firearm and my bow so that if it happens, I know that I have done everything within my power to make ethical, terminal shots. The heart-ache never goes away but it makes it easier to sleep at night afterwards.

If hunting was no longer an option for you what would you do with your time?
If I am not hunting, you could find me shooting guns. I love to shoot. But most importantly, I love being in the country so regardless of my ability, I cant imagine not being somewhere wild.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Lots of things, elk hunting, elk calling, backpack hunting, positional shooting, packing with horses and mules, scouting, nutrition, fitness. That’s a good start I guess. The question is, who would want to listen? LOL.

How many pairs of hunting boots do you own?
Ha!! A lot!!!

What style of hunting are you most passionate about?
Spot and stalk

NON – HUNTING RELATED

What do you like most about Shoot Like A Girl’s Mission
In order for our hunting and shooting sports traditions to survive the changes that our culture is facing, we need the participation of women. SLG is spearheading the empowerment of women to participate.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I would clean off my office desk. I seem to never have enough time to get that done.

What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?
I’m not sure I pretty much do everything that I want to do.

What non hunting related skill would you like to master?
Right now, I am working on my pistol shooting skills.

What non hunting related do you wish you knew more about?
Gardening. I love my garden.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Africa

Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?
I spend time with my parents.

Who inspires you to be better?
Everyone. With social media, there are so many incredible people to look up to!

What are three interesting facts about you?
I owned a catering company in High School. Needless to say, I like to both cook and eat.

I am a dog mom to a tiny white maltese named Zoie and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kruger.

Although I am very outgoing, large crowds of people make me uncomfortable.

What is your biggest fear?
Losing our Second Amendment.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tacos

List two pet peeves
A dirty house. I cant stand it.
People that drive too slow.

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest.
I would say taste just because I enjoy eating food.

One thing that not a lot of people know you love to do?
I am addicted to cardio. I do it everyday. Sometimes for hours. Yet, it doesent really show. LOL.

Mountains or Beach?
Mountains