Women in the Woods Features Mia Anstine

“They hunt and they don’t do it by sitting in shooting houses or ground blinds in front feeders.” Florella Crouch of Georgia and Mia Anstine of Colorado are featured in the Wilson Post’s ‘OUTDOORS– Women in the woods’. Author, John Sloan, brought these two ladies from different walks of hunting life together on the one topic of how they pursue game. Read it here —

I’m proud to be featured alongside another amazing lady who hunts. It’s a joy to see others who embrace the hunt, put their feet on the ground to do the work and connect with animals. Even better is that we share it in a positive way. Many thanks to John Sloan for including me in the write up.

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Elk Hunting Adventures, Tips and Tactics |050 MAC Outdoors Podcast

Elk-Hunting-Adventures-Tips-Tactics-MAC-Outdoors-PodcastJoin Mia and Lea as they bring you the much-anticipated story of an elk hunting adventure of a lifetime. In a series of episodes, the two will share the stories of the elk, the terrain, the emotion, and the gear that helped Mia to successfully harvest a beautiful DIY public land, wilderness bull-elk during Colorado’s archery season.

In this first episode, Mia tells us about the elk she encountered and some of the challenges she faced before tagging her bull. Listen up because she’s also sharing some crazy stories that lead up to the big day.

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The dynamic mother/daughter duo share their hunting, shooting, and outdoor adventures. You’ll find tips, tricks, lessons, and tales from the trail. Mia is a mom, hunting guide, writer, and vlogger who lives on a ranch in Colorado. Her daughter, Lea, also a guide, is a passionate young hunter who’s in the first year of her college journey. TUNE IN because you never know what obstacles and inspiration they’ll encounter as they head outside for new adventures.

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Outdoor Icon Kristy Titus Becomes Nightforce Optics Brand Ambassador

Kristy Titus is an icon in the outdoor, gun, and hunting industry so it’s no surprise that an outstanding company such as Nightforce Optics would embrace her as an ambassador. This week we also need to congratulate her on being elected to the NRA Board of Directors. What accomplishments!

Nightforce Optics Welcomes Kristy Titus as Brand Ambassador

Lavonia, GA, U.S. – Nightforce® Optics proudly announces an exclusive partnership with professional hunter and precision rifle shooter Kristy Titus as a brand ambassador and pro staffer for their premium sport optics including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories.

“Regarded as a leader in shooting sports education, Kristy Titus is outspoken in her stewardship of wildlife and habitat conservation,” said Nightforce Optics Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers. “Combine that inner drive of hers with her rising status as a competitive shooter, her vigorous support of the Second Amendment, including her notable election to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors, and she’s the perfect choice to represent Nightforce to our diverse audience of shooting enthusiasts. It’s not every day the chance to partner with someone of Kristy’s talent comes along,” he said, “so when it does, you jump. We’re extremely proud to welcome her to the Nightforce family and are excited to support Kristy in her efforts to educate people, affirm her passion for big-game fair chase hunting, and compete in precision rifle matches with our brand.”
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Titus brings skills and product insight to Nightforce through her unique upbringing. Raised leading a pack of string mules into the backcountry of Oregon, she experienced the thrill of public land, do-it-yourself western big game hunting, and began her career of volunteerism with The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. As a life member, Titus serves as a featured member of RMEF’s “Team Elk” television show airing on the Outdoor Channel and supports local RMEF chapter events and youth hunts across the U.S.

“Few people run gear as hard as competitive shooters and backcountry hunters, and finding someone who works as hard as Kristy is a tall order,” said Myers. “We’re outfitting her with the Nightforce ATACR™ series of riflescopes and look forward to seeing her put them to the test in the field. Her commitment to elevating her standings in precision rifle shooting is particularly exciting, so keep an eye on her ranking,” he said.

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Nightforce recognizes that since women represent the largest growth segment in our industry, Titus’ influence is important. “Because of her approachable style and expert instruction, she easily relates to both men and women,” Myers said. Many people in the shooting sports community already know her through partnerships with Shoot Like a Girl, “NRA’s Women Tips & Tactics” on NRA TV, and even as the long-range precision marksmanship instructor at the Well-Armed Woman National Leadership Conference.

Other conservation organizations that enjoy Titus’ dedication include the Safari Club International (SCI), where she served as a President of the High Desert Chapter and went on to lobby members of Congress for legislation and policies to improve hunting and conservation efforts. Titus is also an ambassador for the National Wild Turkey Federation, a life member of the Wild Sheep Foundation, and member of the Mule Deer Foundation.

Look for Titus and Nightforce optics in her digital video series “Pursue The Wild” airing on RMEF’s ElkNetwork.com, YouTube, and Amazon TV. The reality show follows Titus on her journey as a backcountry big game hunter, competitive shooter, shooting instructor, and mentor to fellow hunters. It features her “Tips from the Wild” and “The Wild Kitchen” segments while promoting her beliefs in public lands stewardship and conservation.

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About Kristy Titus
Kristy’s greatest hope is to inspire others, giving them the confidence to tackle the most demanding outdoor activities and shooting sports. She conveys her relentless passion for the outdoors through her hunting and shooting adventures, sharing expert tips on topics that range from calling in bull elk to marksmanship tactics, healthy game recipes, and fitness. Kristy is an outspoken Second Amendment advocate that has dedicated her life to teaching and promoting firearms, conservation, and hunting. Recently elected to the National Rifle Association Board of Directors she is an NRA Life Member. She currently serves on the NRA Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee and is aBasic Pistol Instructor, Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Learn more at www.youtube.com/user/PursuetheWild, http://kristytitus.com/, www.facebook.com/KristyTitus, and www.instagram.com/kristytitus/.

About Nightforce
As a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products
including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories, Nightforce builds the most rugged,
reliable, and repeatable optics available. We are known for exceptional products, each built
with painstaking craftsmanship. Every riflescope is crafted with such fanatical attention to detail, it is expected to hold up to the most punishing conditions, and last for generations. The legendary Nightforce quality testing involves impact tests and follow up inspections that ensure the riflescope is ready to perform to customer expectations and more.

Based in Orofino, Idaho, Nightforce has established an industry benchmark for the highest performing products. Nightforce optics have accompanied elite soldiers into battle, world champion shooters to the winner’s podium, and helped hunters take the trophy of a lifetime.

Outdoors and Hunting – Sportswomen You Ought to Know Series

In a recent interview with Gabriella Hoffman, for her ‘Sportswomen You Ought to Know Series’, she asks about my road to the outdoors and hunting, my favorite hunting trip to date, the Field & Stream cover, and more.

I pass on the hunting tradition, locavore idea, and outdoor experience for a variety of reasons. One big reason is to share a connection with nature. Additionally, there is a lot of public land out there, which is incredible if you take the time to explore. Many of us take the areas and the pursuits for granted. Did you know that public lands are being sold off? have you been out there to explore? Where do you think the future of hunting is headed? Will you, or do you speak up? Let me know in the comments then read below to learn how you can get involved.

Here is information about our local Colorado Parks and Wildlife public meeting. I hope to see you there.

Meeting scheduled for southwest communities to discuss future of hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation in Colorado 

DURANGO, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is facing long-term budget issues that will affect how the state’s parks and wildlife are managed in the future. To present the issues, CPW will hold a public meeting to discuss the “Future of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Recreation in Colorado” for Southwest Region residents, 6 p.m., Sept. 25.

The meeting will be held by teleconference to allow residents of the far-flung Southwest Region to participate. At the meeting, CPW officials will explain the agency’s current challenges, present some ideas for fixing the budget problems, and provide an opportunity for the public to participate in developing solutions.

Residents can attend the meeting at any of the Southwest Region’s four wildlife service centers:

  • Durango, region headquarters, 415 Turner Drive in the Bodo Park
  • Gunnison, wildlife office, 300 W. New York Ave.
  • San Luis Valley, Monte Vista wildlife office, 0722 Road 1 East
  • Montrose, wildlife office, 2300 S. Townsend Ave. (U.S. Highway 550)

Besides discussing budget issues, CPW staff will give an update on regional hunting, fishing and parks activities in a roundtable format.CPW is managed as an “enterprise agency”, which means it does not receive any general sales tax dollars from Colorado taxpayers. The majority of the agency’s revenue comes from parks users and from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. The agency also receives grants from Great Outdoors Colorado, and federal excise taxes levied on the sale of hunting and fishing equipment.

CPW has not raised resident hunting and fishing licenses since 2005.

A bill to address the budget issues was submitted to the 2017 Colorado General Assembly. The bill passed with bi-partisan support in the House of Representatives. However, the bill did not reach the Senate floor when it failed to pass out of committee by a vote of 3-2.

The agency will be looking at funding ideas in 2018, as well as ways that it can continue to provide sustainable wildlife populations, world-class outdoor recreation and stewardship programs. Those details will be explained at the Sept. 25 meeting.

“Colorado hunters, anglers, state parks users and recreation users care deeply about outdoor resources in the state, and CPW works to maintain and improve those resources from our prairies to our peaks,” said Patt Dorsey, manager for CPW’s Southwest Region. “We want to continue to provide customer service and recreational opportunities, and we need to think seriously about how we do that with an increasing population and a shrinking budget.”

Funds for the wildlife section of the agency and the park section of the agency are, by law, kept completely separate. There is no comingling of revenues or expenditures.

“Coloradans are lucky to live in a state with a diversity of recreation opportunities and wildlife resources and they’ve always been willing to pay for those privileges,” Dorsey said. “CPW is reaching out to Colorado residents to bridge the gap between the present and the future.”

Those unable to attend the meeting can view an on-line presentation which details CPW’s financial challenges and a preliminary proposal for increasing hunting and fishing licenses at:

After watching the presentation, the public is urged to provide comments in an on-line survey at: https://www.research.net/r/CPW-Future.

For more information about the meeting, contact Joe Lewandowski, Southwest Region public information officer at joe.lewandowski@state.co.us.

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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Babes, Bullets and Broadheads now The Sisterhood of The Outdoors

“Babes, Bullets and Broadheads is our heritage, and The Sisterhood of the Outdoors is our future. As we continue the tradition of hosting field staff-guided hunting and fishing trips,” she said, “we want our name to reflect our mission of empowering the next generation lady hunter.”

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Women, Hunting, Shooting and the Outdoors on the Red Hill View Podcast

Not long ago I took a horseback ride, found a couple shed antlers, spent quality time with my daughter and participated in an interview.We chatted about the outdoors, hunting, shooting and more. See below for more information about my interview with Tom on the Red Hill Sportsman podcast.


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Recap of our chat:
(Originally posted on the Red Hill Sportsman)

Our interview started with Mia’s background in the outdoors. You will hear how the outdoors were a big part of her childhood. We also learned about how she became a hunting guide and firearm instructor. We touch base on how women can get involved in the outdoors. Mia Tells us how she introduced the outdoors to her daughter Lea. On this episode, you will hear us talk about how you can find Mia on the web, along with a number of other places you can find info on the outdoors.




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Announcing Girls with Guns TV – GwG

Universal Huntress to Become Girls with Guns® TV

girls-with-guns-tvAs they begin filming Season 5 of Universal Huntress, co-hosts Jen O’Hara and Norissa Harman have a big surprise for fans of the TV show – starting in Season 4, which premieres June 27, 2017 on Pursuit Channel, Universal Huntress will become Girls with Guns® TV. “We’re so excited to finally announce the show’s name change. It’s been in the works for awhile but we had to keep it quiet until we were able to tell all of our sponsors and the network,” said Jen.

“In business, they always tell you, ‘If it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ but sometimes you have to switch it up – keep it fresh,” said Norissa. And she should know. As the creative director for the iconic outdoor fashion line Girls with Guns® Clothing, Norissa is constantly reworking her designs to keep up with trends and the demands of their diverse fan base of outdoorswomen. “When we started GWG® 8 years ago, we wanted to make sure that we had something for every gun girl – pistol, rifle, and shotgun. We want the same thing for our show.”


Jen explains, “All of the inspiration for GWG® and now the TV show has come from our passions – hunting, shooting and personal protection. Sometimes we get so excited about one part of the industry that it tends to overshadow the others. It can be a good thing – it led to the development of our line of technical hunting gear for women – but sometimes it can make our fans and customers feel left out, like we don’t care about their passions, so we’re always keeping an eye on what’s new and trending so we can go after that market to take care of all of our customers!”.

Jen and Norissa hope that by changing the name of the show to Girls with Guns® TV, they’ll be able to show viewers what it really means to live the #GWGLife – from personal protection training with NRA® and The Well Armed Woman™ to North American hunts with the TeamGWG girls and everything in between! They’re also excited to give fans a first hand look into life at Girls with Guns® headquarters – from the design and development of new products to juggling real life at their family-owned company. Laughing, Norissa said, “I definitely think they’ll [viewers] be surprised when they see what goes on behind the scenes at GWG®! We’re normal, down-to-earth, God-fearing boss chicks on a mission to design quality outdoor apparel and love every badass minute of it!”

Even producer Emaneul Kapp agrees. “Changing the name from Universal Huntress to GWGTV will allow for diversity in the show. Women across the gun and outdoor industries will be able to relate, regardless if they are hunters or not. Being able to broaden the scope of the show with the name change will help us bring in new and exciting entertainment for our viewers.”

While the name change will take affect when Season 4 premieres on June 27, 2017 on Pursuit Channel, the girls have another surprise in store for Season 5. “As women, we want to be able to do it all, but sometimes we just can’t. There have been so many amazing opportunities that we’ve been offered but had to turn down because there are only 2 of us and only so many days in hunting season,” said Jen. “In Season 5, you’re going to see 3 new huntresses join GWGTV as guest hosts – each bringing something new and exciting to the table.” Norissa added, “They won’t just be traveling with us; they’ll be experiencing their own adventures and letting viewers into their lives, sharing what being a Girl with Guns means to them.” Season 5 guest hosts will be Kasi Geraci, a contestant on the 2015 season of Extreme Huntress, Heather Glenny, a hunting guide at Quest Haven Outfitters, and Callie Wolverton, the public relations manager at Girls with Guns® Clothing.

Be sure to catch the premiere of Girls with Guns® TV on Pursuit Channel Tuesday, June 27th at 11PM EST. You can also catch up on GWGTV on Wednesdays at 3:30PM EST and Thursdays at 4PM EST. Pursuit Channel is available from most cable and satellite providers as well as online and on Roku devices for free. If you prefer to binge watch online, CarbonTV is streaming all episodes from Seasons 1-3 and will be adding new episodes from Season 4 weekly.Girls-with-guns-tv-hostesses



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Donna Boddington Special Guest Hunter at 2016 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

It’s still a few months away, but the excitement for the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is building. With this announcement, I can’t wait for the event and to bring you more women, who love to get outside. Donna Boddington will be at this year’s event! ~Mia

Warren Ranch signs on as a platinum sponsor and hosts Special Guest Hunter Donna Boddington at 2016 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt

Wyoming-Womens-Antelope-HuntLARAMIE, WY – The Warren Ranch, near Cheyenne, Wyo., has again signed up to be a platinum-level sponsor for the 2016 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. The ranch is sponsoring Donna Boddington from the television show “The Boddington Experience” as a special guest hunter at the 2016 hunt.




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Donna Boddington

The hunt, to be held Oct. 6-9, 2016, will bring together 40 female hunters from across the nation at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie, as well as raising funds and awareness for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation. Each pair of hunters is assigned to one licensed guide and is provided access to scenic, private and public lands surrounding Ucross. To secure one of the limited hunting spots or learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 hunt, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org. Hunter scholarships are available.

Boddington appears on “The Boddington Experience” on the Sportsman Channel with her husband Craig Boddington, host of the show, and their two daughters Caroline and Brittany. The show features their hunting adventures around the world. She has years of hunting experience from hunting whitetail on her farm in Kansas to big game in South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. She is also a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel’s pro-staff. She is a life member of Safari Club International, life member of the National Rifle Association, sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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Susan and Doug Samuelson, owners of the Warren Ranch, continue to recognize the opportunity the hunt provides to impact the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and its ability to create change across Wyoming for women and girls. The ranch has been a platinum-level sponsor since the creation of the hunt in 2013.

“I’m thrilled that Doug Samuelson invited me to be involved in the Wyoming Woman’s Antelope Hunt,” Boddington said. “This hunt supports and encourages women to explore and participate in hunting, conservation and I embrace the opportunity to share what I’ve learned and invite women to get involved in the hunting and shooting sports if they aren’t already. I know hunting and shooting has expanded my world, mind and heart more than I ever could have imagined. I just want to pass it on.”

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Donna Boddington appears on “The Boddington Experience” on the Sportsman Channel with her husband Craig Boddington.

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation created the event – the first of its kind in the nation – in 2013. So far the annual event has raised more than $200,000 for grants and special projects to help women and girls across Wyoming. Special guest hunters have included retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite, Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow, Jana Waller from “Skull Bound TV” on the Sportsman Channel, Women’s Outdoor News (WON) Editor Barbara Baird, 2013 Ms. Wheelchair USA Ashlee Lundvall, and Julie Golob, captain of Smith & Wesson’s highly successful shooting team. Of the 40 total hunters in 2015, 36 harvested antelope, 11 for the first time.

About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6.1 million to nonprofits across the state in 2015. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to organizations that help Wyoming women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested $775,000 into almost 100 organizations.

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Good Stuff – Brought to you by Remington Outdoors Company & Outdoor Channel TV at the WON

The following is episode #2 of the Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose awards, backstage with “Beyond the Hunt” TV’s Julie Kreuter, Presented by Remington Outdoors. Have a look. Like, subscribe and share with your friends!

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