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Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting brought to you by ElkBros.com with your host Gilbert Ornelas and elk hunting coaches, Joe Giglia & Leroy Chavez. You want to hunt elk….we live to hunt elk, and like you we work hard for our pay to do the things we love. So our goal is to share with you all of our tips, techniques, as well as tried and true strategies we have learned grinding it out on a budget for over 35 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting brought to you by ElkBros.com with your host Gilbert Ornelas and elk hunting coaches, Joe Giglia & Leroy Chavez. You want to hunt elk….we live to hunt elk, and like you we work hard for our pay to do the things we love. So our goal is to share with you all of our tips, techniques, as well as tried and true strategies we have learned grinding it out on a budget for over 35 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

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Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting brought to you by ElkBros.com with your host Gilbert Ornelas and elk hunting coaches, Joe Giglia & Leroy Chavez. You want to hunt elk….we live to hunt elk, and like you we work hard for our pay to do the things we love. So our goal is to share with you all of our tips, techniques, as well as tried and true strategies we have learned grinding it out on a budget for over 35 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

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English

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Episodes

EP 96: Beating The Post Elk Season Blues

11/24/2020
Have you ever suffered from the Post Elk Season Blues? You know what we mean. All that work. All that time preparing. Three hundred and fifty days of "I can't wait" and the next thing you know, it's over in a blink. The adventure you experienced and lived for getting farther and farther away in your rear view mirror. For a lot of us, it's more than the missing of the daily experience. For many of us, it's just down right depressing! On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, your elk...

Duration:01:39:48

EP 95: The ElkBros Playbook - How We Hunt Elk; Expectations, Beliefs and Truths

11/17/2020
Want to know how the ElkBros Hunt? Then this is the show you don't want to miss! During their 7 day annual public land New Mexico archery elk hunt, the ElkBros crew have filled 12 of 16 tags in the last 3 years for a 75% success rate. ElkBros Coach Joe Giglia has taken 35 public land elk in the last 37 years while Pro Staffer and Blue Collar Elk Hunting Host, Gilbert Ornelas, is on a seven year streak. Consistent success like that does not happen by chance. It is a time proven formula. On...

Duration:01:30:16

EP 94: The ElkBros Playbook - How We Hunt Elk; Expectations, Beliefs and Truths

11/17/2020
Want to know how the ElkBros Hunt? Then this is the show you don't want to miss! During their 7 day annual public land New Mexico archery elk hunt, the ElkBros crew have filled 12 of 16 tags in the last 3 years for a 75% success rate. ElkBros Coach Joe Giglia has taken 35 public land elk in the last 37 years while Pro Staffer and Blue Collar Elk Hunting Host, Gilbert Ornelas, is on a seven year streak. Consistent success like that does not happen by chance. It is a time proven formula. On...

Duration:01:30:49

EP 94: Success Tips for the Late Season Elk Hunter - Listener’s Q&A

11/10/2020
Late Season Elk Hunters... This one's for you! Whether you are hunting for a mature bull, a spike or a cow elk, the late season hunt is one of the best times to get that trophy bull or to put meat in the freezer. And trust us when we say that a cow elk hunt can be just as exciting, as much a trophy and just as rewarding as any mature bull hunt. On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, It’s all about hunting late season elk. Knowing what you're looking for, where to find ‘em and how...

Duration:01:47:20

EP 93: Part 2 - Being an Efficient Elk Hunter - Listener's Q&A

11/3/2020
To be an Efficient Elk Hunter it means you get the job done quick, consistently and with deadly accuracy. But just as there are efficient and inefficient predators, there are also efficient and inefficient elk hunters. The differences coming from having or lacking needed knowledge or skills. Every hole in your game as an elk hunter decreases your ability to create opportunities and can increase the chances of a poor or bad shot when that opportunity does present itself. On Today’s Edition...

Duration:01:42:10

EP 92: Part 1 - Being an Efficient Elk Hunter/Coach’s Gut Check - Listener’s Q&A

10/27/2020
Did you struggle during your hunt this year?… Are you struggling now? Whether you were successful or not, there are ALWAYS struggles of some kind during an elk hunt. Some in our control and some not. For those in our control we have to take an honest look in the mirror… and not make excuses. That's way to easy… and sets you up for continuing struggles and future disappointments. It's time to revaluate and empower yourself instead! On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, it's GUT...

Duration:01:35:12

EP 91: When the blood trail ends. Causes, strategies & dealing - Listeners Q&A

10/20/2020
No one wants to be in this situation and it can be a hard subject… When the blood trail ends. Hunting such a strong and powerful animal as an elk, we not only need to talk about it, we need to prepare for it. If you do, it just might mean the difference between an incredible recovery or some tough days of doubt, head shaking, second guessing or hard regret. On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, when the blood trail ends.....Causes, strategies and dealing. Your coaches cover the...

Duration:01:49:16

EP 90: Finding, Calling & Hunting Elk In October - Listener’s Q&A

10/13/2020
It's October y'all and the firearm hunters are up! What an incredible time to be in the mountains! Leaves have turned or even falling. You can go from warm days to cold to snow in the blink of an eye! Not only can the weather change in an instant, but so can the elk. You can find the elk in one or a combination of three behavior phases in October; Rutting, Recovery or Winter Prep. Each bringing their own pluses or minuses. On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, your Coaches cover a...

Duration:01:32:47

EP 89: Elk Stories, Scenarios and Discussions - Joe Giglia & The Back Country Rookies - InSights Edition.

10/6/2020
This is a special InSights Edition Collaboration Podcast with Coach Joe Giglia and Chad Ryker from The Backcountry Rookies Podcast. They bring up scenarios, mistakes, possible solutions and share some incredible stories. Chad is doing a series called "Stories From the Hunt", where he interviews his guests about the ins and outs of their hunts this season. Chad thinks he is going to hear about Joe's elk hunt, which he eventually does, but not before the tables get turned and Joe has Chad...

Duration:02:04:54

EP 88: Archery Elk - Frustrations, Heroes and Soul Searching - Listener’s Q&A

9/28/2020
Real people, real situations, all with either a lesson, perspective or inspiration. Each with a message meant to help us all with our journey as elk hunters. This our friends, are things for us all to think about. Today’s show is straight from you, our Grinders. There are so many stories and letters that we have received from the 2020 archery elk season. Plenty of success stories filled with excitement, gratitude and celebration. We are incredibly proud of our Grinder’s accomplishments, but...

Duration:01:37:14

EP 87: Part 2 - ElkBros Elk Camp 2020! - Two More Bulls Down!

9/21/2020
FOUR BULLS IN FIVE DAYS ON NEW MEXICO PUBLIC LAND! Part 2 - Live from the ElkBros Elk Camp: The weather went from 90 degrees overnight to 23 degrees with snow on the ground and the bulls bugling! The Venezuelan Mafia have already tagged out and this time it's Joe and Gilbert getting it done. But this show is way more than just story time. Your coaches talk about some important aspects for us all to think about and give you personal perspectives and thoughts to help you take that next step to...

Duration:01:32:26

EP 86: ElkBros Elk Camp 2020! - The Mafia Tags Out! Lessons learned & Techniques used!

9/14/2020
TWO TAGS FILLED! Part 1 live from the ElkBros Elk Camp: It's winter in September for the ElkBros! Snow, sleet, collapsing tents and temperatures in the twenties, but the boys keep on GRINDING! Silent bulls that are bachelored up and the effects on the rut from an eminent storm both before and after. You will hear real life scenarios and some of the lessons learned. How do you feel about cell phones when it comes to elk hunting? Great tool or distraction? Have you ever had a buddy talking to...

Duration:01:43:46

EP 85: Finding Elk, Calling and Hunt strategies with Joe Giglia & The Western Huntsman

9/8/2020
The tables get turned as you are about to hear a collaboration podcast recorded by Jim Huntsman on the Western Huntsman Podcast as he interviews Joe Giglia of ElkBros. Today's show is Part 6 of Jim's School of September Series that included some of the top names in the elk hunting industry; Paul Medel, Cory Jacobson, Dirk Durham, Michael Batease, Jason Phelps and Chris Roe. Joe was incredibly honored when Jim asked him to be a part of the School of September and truly enjoyed talking about...

Duration:01:41:56

EP 84: Using Decoys for Archery Elk - Listeners Q&A

9/1/2020
Elk decoys are extremely effective in the right situation. But what is the right situation? You are in a partner setup and there he is! Your partner is about 50 yards in front of you in shooting position. Only 100 yards out from your partner you can see the tips of his horns as he begins to come over the rise. Your heart starts racing! He comes over the rise in clear view, stops and belts an earth shaking bugle! And then...he locks up. He is just standing there looking directly in your...

Duration:01:33:12

EP 83: Elk down! Now What? Meat Care After the Kill - InSights Edition

8/25/2020
If you plan on being successful on your elk hunt, then there is one more thing you had better be planning for... getting your meat off the mountain! It seems that we are getting so many questions these days. Questions about mistakes to avoid when field dressing your elk. Or, whether you even need to even field dress? How long before meat will go bad? When to hang meat or not to hang it? What to do if you get back to your base camp and your ice is gone? Each of us wants to honor both the hunt...

Duration:01:52:51

EP 82: Hunting Cow Elk ? You Should Be!

8/18/2020
It doesn't matter if you have a spike, bull or cow elk tag in your pocket... If you want to be successful at hunting any of those critters, you had better be hunting the cows. When most people listen to our show, they get the idea that we are only talking about hunting bull elk. But if you listen, really listen to what we are saying, it's just the opposite. On Tuesday’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, First up, We talk about the importance of hunting the cows for all around success....

Duration:01:26:50

EP 81: Hunting Elk With Your Senses, Advanced Scenarios & Viewers Q&A

8/11/2020
Using your senses, your eyes, ears and nose to hunt elk. Just what does that mean? Probably the toughest thing for those new to elk hunting is trying to relate their current experiences and backgrounds to the things that they are learning when it comes to hunting elk. The differences for those teaching and those learning can create confusion. That’s why as your coaches, we take a step back to make it more clear. On Tuesday’s Live Viewer Question Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, First up,...

Duration:01:21:34

EP 80: You've Made It To The Elk Woods. Now What? - InSights Edition

8/7/2020
So you have made to the elk woods and you look around and say to yourself, WHAT NOW? You are not alone. If it’s your first time or your 10th time elk hunting, sometimes the toughest part is knowing where in the heck to start. Where to start looking for elk? To start calling? And where do you go from there once you do start? The whole process can become intimidating to the point that a person can feel lost and question everything they are doing. On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting,...

Duration:00:58:14

EP 79: BCEA Launches, Elk Movements & Listener's Q&A

8/4/2020
It's getting close y'all because our listener's questions keep rolling in and the conversations are full of nuggets, revelations and even some controversy. Are elk always moving from bedding down to the bottoms to feed? Can you find elk in the same place from rifle to archery season? Understanding elk call devices. What to do when having to care for meat and a great question concerning the fear of getting lost. Also, a special announcement concerning the release of the ElkBros first...

Duration:01:27:18

EP 78: Hunting Elk Aimlessly - Defeat the Worry!

7/28/2020
How many of you are worried about not being able to scout and then hunting aimlessly for days without seeing hide nor hair of an elk? Or that the search might take you so deep into the wilderness that killing a bull might just become a nightmare? What do you do if you are not able to get boots on the ground to scout? What can you do to keep your elk hunt from becoming a five or seven day hike? All totally legitimate concerns shared by so many elk hunters heading to the Western Mountains for...

Duration:01:35:31