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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 and the ElkBros Venezuelan Mafia. 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 38 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 and the ElkBros Venezuelan Mafia. 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 38 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

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United States

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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 and the ElkBros Venezuelan Mafia. 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 38 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

Language:

English

Contact:

5756435458


Episodes

EP 114: Avoiding Elk Hunting Hype & Defining Success with Guy Duplantier

4/5/2021
Defining Success. The Experience vs the pursuit? Killing vs Hunting? How those new to elk hunting can avoid getting overwhelmed, falling victim or becoming misinformed by all the social media, industry marketing and propagated hype. Or is it really hype? Special Guest, Guy Duplantier, joins the ElkBros Coaching Staff for some open and honest discussions. First off, they are off to the races with tips for those starting out in order to not get caught up in all the hype. Just who do you...

Duration:01:57:45

EP 113: Calling Elk, Scent Care, Moon Phase...Oh My! - Live YouTube Q & A Session

3/30/2021
It's the 10 Week Conclusion of Our Preseason Elk Hunting Guide! For Ten weeks, we’ve had a blast sharing all the what, when, where, why and how of elk hunting with each and every one of you! But on this episode we are taking it one step further. We are going live to answer questions from our ElkBros Mailbox and on YouTube with our Grinders! What a great atmosphere and a fun time spent. We answer a plethora of questions from all aspects of elk hunting as well as discussing some of the...

Duration:01:47:18

EP 112: Elk Hunting Gear & Setups - How We Roll! - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide

3/23/2021
You may want to watch this episode on YouTube. This is how the ElkBros Roll! For the final part of our Preseason Elk Series we are talking about the gear we have on our person and in our packs. As well as the clothing and our archery set-ups. Joe & Gilbert share a pack dump and talk about what and why they carry the gear that they do. Music: Big Racks & Bloody Backs Tony Wintrip . BullDownProductions.com ℗ 2014 Tony Wintrip . Permission of use granted by Tony Wintrip ELKBROS "Grinder...

Duration:02:07:47

EP 111: Elk Scouting; Goals, Focuses & Realities - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide

3/15/2021
You may want to watch this episode on YouTube. Before you can kill an elk, you have to find one! Simple statement. But for thousands of hunters hitting the elk woods this fall, not always a simple task. It can be hard enough for those living in one of the western elk states. But for those of you putting boots on the ground only days before your actual hunt, it can seem like an overwhelming and daunting task. Our goal with this episode is to help you have a better grasp when it comes to...

Duration:01:52:01

EP 110: Elk Responses, Hunting Partners, Thermals and More - Grinder's Q&A Time!

3/9/2021
Do you have trouble judging the distances of elk responses and making a decision? What about the hard decisions concerning your hunting partner when things just aren't working out? On today's episode of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, our ElkBros Mailbox is overflowing and we all pitch in to answer some of the questions that you, our Grinders, are hoping to get a little help with. So the boys are in the house and giving it our best shot! Today's Topics include: - Night Prospecting for Bugles -...

Duration:01:46:46

EP 109: (Part 2)Learn to Paint With Your Elk Calling - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide

3/2/2021
It's the second half of our "Learn To Paint With Your Elk Calls". The seventh part in our ElkBros PreSeason Elk Hunting Guide Series. In this episode we talk about your Call Palette, Your Set-Up Canvas and Call Scenarios in a way that only the ElkBros do. We hope you enjoy the episode! In this Episode: - Creating an Illusion with your Calls - Engaging vs Non-engaging Scenarios - Situational Sketches as Modules - Knowing your Call "Paint Palette" - Picking your Canvas - The Set-Up -...

Duration:01:51:04

EP 108: Learn to Paint With Your Elk Calling - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide (Part 7a)

2/23/2021
Being able to call elk is an absolute GAME CHANGER! So how is it that almost 100% of elk hunters in September will be carrying an elk call of some kind and yet the success rate will be around 10% across the West nationwide? Is it because of a lack of knowledge or know how? The wrong type of call? Limiting equipment or skill sets? Or is it a lack of practice, the strategy they use or simply not knowing how to make the right situational decision? In our opinion, the simple answer is 'YES' to...

Duration:01:46:27

EP107: New Mexico Elk Tag Strategies, Tips and Breakdown - InSights Edition

2/18/2021
Are you looking for information, tips or strategies to draw your New Mexico Elk Tag? ElkBros Coach Joe Giglia is joined by avid hunter and New Mexico Game & Fish Conservation Officer, Jared Burns to talk elk tags. This is a complete discussion on the New Mexico Draw System from the viewpoints of both residents and non-residents. Not only are there great tips to help your odds, but help with common mistakes to avoid as well. Topics Include: A true lottery, Draw Percentages, How the draw...

Duration:01:13:22

EP106: Key Mindset Components to Elk Hunting - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide (Part 6)

2/16/2021
Having the right mindset on an elk hunt, or in anything in life for that matter, matched with a solid skill set and needed knowledge are the foundations for consistent success. So just what is the right mindset? In this episode the ElkBros share their views from their experiences and what works for them. It's Part 6 of our ElkBros PreSeason Elk Hunting Guide, 8 Key Mindset Components and Expectations for a positive and successful elk hunting mindset We each have our way of refocusing and...

Duration:01:45:12

EP105: Situational Prep & Scenario Training - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide (Part 5)

2/9/2021
Current Overall Elk Hunter Success Rates : Archery 10 -12% . Rifle 12-25% depending on the area. But what if we told you that there is a way to beat those percentages! On this episode, the ElkBros coaches talk about the variables encountered that create such low success rates and what you can do to change that number through situational prep and proper scenario training. It's Part 5 of our ElkBros PreSeason Elk Hunting Guide, Situational Prep & Scenario Training. What if you could...

Duration:01:41:58

EP104: Fitness to Increase Opportunities - Preseason Elk Hunting Guide (Part 4)

2/2/2021
Just how important is the relationship of fitness to elk hunting success? Do I have to be in great shape to have success? What does it mean to be in Elk Shape? What are our focus areas of Conditioning and why? Are there any tips for things often missed in the conditioning/preseason prep phase? What about age groups and body sizes? When should I start? How often should I train? Do I need a gym membership? It's Part 4 of our ElkBros PreSeason Elk Hunting Guide, the coaches are in the house...

Duration:01:42:17

EP103: Best Weeks to Hunt Elk? - The ElkBros 2021 Preseason Guide (Part 3)

1/26/2021
When is the Best Time to Hunt Elk This Fall? With application deadlines right around the corner, it's the number one question hitting our mailbox. How to maximize opportunities by being in the elk woods at the right time. But just when is the RIGHT TIME? It's Part 3 of our ElkBros PreSeason Elk Hunting Guide and we recommend watching this one on our ElkBros YouTube Channel! Our multi-part series covers our tips (our perspectives ...how we do it) to get things rolling in the right...

Duration:01:41:36

EP102: (Part 2)ElkBros Preseason Elk Hunting Guide - In it to Win it!

1/19/2021
You want to increase your chances to be successful next fall? Then that journey starts TODAY! Your Coaches continue with preseason tips and areas of focus that they feel would most improve your elk hunting opportunities to be successful. In this episode they discuss the commitment of doing more and the importance of getting out of your comfort zone. From there the session goes to situational prep and strengthening your mental endurance. It's the first series of Season 3 y'all; The ElkBros...

Duration:01:23:52

EP 101: ElkBros Preseason Elk Hunting Guide - In it to Win it! (Part 1)

1/12/2021
You want to increase your chances to be successful next fall? Then that journey starts TODAY! It's what you do BETWEEN now and the fall or winter elk hunts that's going to mean the difference between punching your tag... or not. It doesn't matter whether your hunting season starts in September, October or even December. If you want to increase the odds in your favor, your PRESEASON starts NOW! It's the first episode of Season 3 y'all, and we are going to start off with our first series of...

Duration:01:38:20

EP 100: Elk Hunting Advice? 100th Episode & Season Finale!

12/22/2020
Paul Medel, Michael Waddell, Dirk Durham, Michael Batease, Chris Roe, The Nada Grande Boys, Trevon Stoltzfus, Trent Fisher from Born and Raised Outdoors, Guy Duplantier of Western Contours, Chad Ryker from BackCountry Rookies and Jim Huntsman from the Western Huntsman and EVERY ONE of the ElkBros ARE ALL IN THE HOUSE giving their Advice! Y'all, this is an episode for the books! On Today’s 100th Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, we close out season two with announcements about changes for...

Duration:02:16:45

EP 99: Elk Hunting Moments

12/15/2020
Elk hunting is about moments. Those times that define us as hunters. Possibly teach us lessons, or that give us the opportunity to grow. Over the years, our group has had so many moments. Failures, disappointments, struggles and exhilarations. Each moment teaching us a lesson. Lessons that we get to share with you in hopes of either helping you to flatten that learning curve, give you something to think about or possibly inspire you. On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, your elk...

Duration:01:53:20

EP 98: Want to Fill Your Elk Tag? - Then Refuse to Lose!

12/7/2020
There are hundreds of reasons you should not be successful on your elk hunt. TO HECK WITH THOSE! If there are hundreds of reasons why each of us should not be successful, then why the heck is it that THE SAME guys are getting it done year after year? Is it luck? Absolutely not! Yes, a lot of their success has to do with knowledge and experience. That's an absolute fact. But when things are tough. When the elements or situations are against us all as hunters. Those consistently successful...

Duration:01:32:16

EP 97: Guided Elk Hunt or DIY? Pros & Cons

11/30/2020
Guided or DIY elk hunts? A question we have been getting a lot these days. Many hunters planning their upcoming hunts, especially first timers, are weighing whether they should hunt DIY or consider hiring a guide: "What strengths does a guide bring to a hunt that I couldn't?" "Would I learn more from a guide?" "Will I have more success?" "Can I afford it?" "Can I get a guide on public land?" "What do you recommend?" On Today’s Edition of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, your elk hunting...

Duration:01:36:20

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