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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 39 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

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 39 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

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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 39 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

Language:

English

Contact:

5756435458


Episodes

EP 153: Finding Elk Through E-Scouting with Mark Livesay

2/8/2022
DISCOUNTS IN SHOW NOTES! E-Scouting is an invaluable tool if you want to be an efficient and effective elk hunter. But what good is a tool if you don't know how to use it or know what in the heck you're looking for? Where do you even begin? Well y'all, today's show is SO FULL of elk e-scouting information, expert nuggets, techniques, tools and How-To's, that you absolutely need to listen! On today's show, the crew welcomes special guest Mark Livesay, the "Topo Map Terror" himself!. Mark is...

Duration:02:35:42

EP 152: Elk Hunting Gear - All About Heavy Arrows with the Ranch Fairy

1/25/2022
WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEW One of the most important discussions when it comes to archery gear and elk hunting is concerning your hunting setup, arrow speed, energy, shot location and penetration. And for those listening, it has led you to the topic of 'Heavy Arrows". But just what is a Heavy Arrow? On today's show, the crew welcomes special guest Troy Fowler, otherwise known as the Ranch Fairy. Through his association with the Ashby Foundation and years...

Duration:02:26:23

Mountain Lion, Bobcat Hunting In Arizona Being Threatened.

1/12/2022
NOTE: Our Apologies. The commercial overlay has been fixed and taken out. You may want to re-download. Thanks! Science based wildlife management is under attack in Arizona. Comments opposing the legal management of Mt. Lion, Bear and Bobcat have been submitted to the Arizona Game & Fish Dept, effectively laying the foundation during the open comment period for AZGFD rule making to get these hunts banned. If left unchecked they will succeed in not only getting these hunts removed...

Duration:01:01:31

EP 151: Mountain Lion, Bobcat Hunting In Arizona Being Threatened.

1/12/2022
Science based wildlife management is under attack in Arizona. Comments opposing the legal management of Mt. Lion, Bear and Bobcat have been submitted to the Arizona Game & Fish Dept, effectively laying the foundation during the open comment period for AZGFD rule making to get these hunts banned. If left unchecked they will succeed in not only getting these hunts removed but: Destroying the ungulate population in AZ. Setting precedence to have it banned in other states. Removing an important...

Duration:01:01:31

EP 150: Deciding Where to Hunt Elk.

1/11/2022
WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEW How in the heck do I begin to decide where to hunt elk? How do I even pick a State? What factors do you look at when deciding where to hunt elk? What are ways to break down a hunt unit to locate elk? When looking at a mountain, what do you see that others don’t? On today's show, our special guest Garrett Weaver, of the OnPoint with Garrett Weaver Podcast, joins the ElkBros crew to help our listeners with the decision dilemma that...

Duration:02:00:59

EP 150: Deciding Where to Hunt Elk.

1/10/2022
WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEW How in the heck do I begin to decide where to hunt elk? How do I even pick a State? What factors do you look at when deciding where to hunt elk? What are ways to break down a hunt unit to locate elk? When looking at a mountain, what do you see that others don’t? On today's show, our special guest Garrett Weaver, of the OnPoint with Garrett Weaver Podcast, joins the ElkBros crew to help our listeners with the decision...

Duration:02:00:59

EP 149: Hunting Stories From 2021 Elk Camps - "For Billy"

12/27/2021
It'a real easy to get caught up in all the complications and technical advances when hunting elk.... Our gear can be as advanced or as basic as you want. The technical level of the gear often becoming a personal choice based on a hunters spiritual, competitive or outcome based needs and wants. But at the end of the day, it's still just elk hunting. A dance of survival between hunter and prey that has taken place for a thousand years. And for many, no matter the gear, the hunt is about way...

Duration:02:06:22

EP 148: Hunting Stories From 2021 Elk Camps - "Minnesota Rodeo"

12/13/2021
There is one absolute certainty about hunting elk.... No matter who you are or how long you have been hunting these critters, you are always going to learn a lesson or two. And most lessons are going to end up in a blow up or a lost opportunity. It's all part of the journey. But that's what makes elk hunting such an adventure. You can be on the highest of highs or the lowest of lows. But when, or if it does come together, it can be beyond special! On today's 3rd Edition of this Series, the...

Duration:02:28:32

EP 147: Hunting Stories From 2021 Elk Camps - "Choices"

11/30/2021
Elk hunting, as in life, is all about choices. The choices we make in preparation prior to a hunt, on where we hunt and all decisions and choices made during the hunt. Each of those choices, a culmination of events that influence, alter or set us on a path that will result in a punched tag, or another year of scratching our head. Those choices can also directly influence the difficulty, danger, enjoyment or life opportunities that come our way. On today's show, the crew welcomes Grinder...

Duration:02:12:21

EP 146: Hunting Stories From 2021 Elk Camps - "Zero Experience"

11/16/2021
Imagine hunting elk, an animal you have never seen or heard before, in a part of the country you have never been! We are talking ZERO experience! What are your chances of punching an over the counter tag in one of the highest pressured elk hunting states? Shoot, would you even see one? Where would you hunt? How would you find elk? Where would you even begin on such a journey? On today's show, the crew welcomes Grinder John Lane from Florida (via Virginia) for an incredible story about going...

Duration:02:14:22

EP 145: Elk Hunting & Aggressiveness - Levels & Progression

11/2/2021
Everyone has heard us say it... WE HUNT AGGRESSIVELY! But what in the heck does that mean? Are we calling angrily? Are we challenging every response? Do we run into a situation like a bull in a china closet? The problem with the word "aggressive" is that it has different meanings for different folks and most people misinterpret our tactics because of it. So it's time to fix that! On today's show, we cover the ElkBros levels and progression of aggressive elk hunting. What it is and what it...

Duration:01:47:34

EP 144: Rifle Elk Hunting in Late October & November

10/26/2021
ARE YOU READY FOR RIFLE ELK SEASON! Look, if you have been hunting the first part of October, then you have had some incredible day’s for sure! Bulls were still screaming, the incredible fall colors…. and the return of crisp cold mornings ! What a great time to hunt elk for sure. But for those late October and November firearms hunters, things are changing just a bit. Still absolutely exciting, especially those that go armed with knowledge. So on today’s show, it's all about knowing,...

Duration:01:59:56

EP 143: Archery Elk Hunting Game Changers & Realizations with Guy Duplantier

10/19/2021
A GAME CHANGER... That's the one thing that changes your elk hunting life forever! It's not always a skill, technique or strategy. But more of a realization or an "Ah-Ha" moment. Something happens... OR someone finally put it to you in a way that the light bulb comes on and things are never the same from that moment on! Today we share some of those "Ah-Ha" moments. With us today is special guest, Guy Duplantier, of the Western Contours Podcast. Guy returns after a 24 day elk hunt in which he...

Duration:02:26:36

EP 142: Elk Hunting Calls, Guides, Hunt Units, Rifle & Archery Strategies & More! - Listener's Q&A

10/12/2021
You have heard from us. Now it's time for your questions! The questions have been rolling into the ElkBros Mailbox from our listeners and viewers. So we have dedicated this entire episode to answer a whole bunch of topics from our listeners! How we select a hunt unit Calling during the rifle season The use of game cameras Can you call too much, too hard, too intense? A game plan for flat country Changing your call to sound different Clothing to wear on an October rifle hunt Selecting and...

Duration:01:57:07

EP 141: Archery Elk Hunting Colorado OTC - What worked, What didn’t, Insights & Thoughts

10/5/2021
For the first time ever, the ElkBros headed to Colorado to hunt archery Elk OTC. Want to know what they learned? Well then, here you go! The crew spends over an hour talking about the things that worked for them and even those things that didn't. What did they do to overcome quiet elk? Did their strategies change? What techniques led to their successes? How did they deal with the different terrain? How well did their e-scouting serve them? What went wrong vs what went right? It's the ElkBros...

Duration:02:12:42

EP 140: Elk Hunt Scouting, Scenarios & Strategies with the Don't Be Mediocre Podcast

9/28/2021
On today’s episode of Blue Collar Elk Hunting, we are still out in the mountains chasing elk and getting some great content to share, but since we aren’t back, we going to share a collaborative show I prerecorded with David Brooks of the Don’t Be Mediocre Podcast. David and I talk elk and elk hunting: Scouting for elk, comparing e-scouting vs boots on the ground. I also talk about what I look for when scouting and finding my focus areas and how I’m not focused on finding bulls while...

Duration:01:16:06

EP 139: ElkBros Elk Camp 2021! - Part 2, Two Bulls Down!

9/21/2021
Two bulls go down and one heartbreaker! Part 2 live from the ElkBros Elk Camp. It’s the final part of our “live from the ElkBros 2021 ElkCamp!” Find out for yourselves all the adventures, the laughs and the low points that we dealt with. There are a ton of learning moments along the way and in true ElkBros fashion, We share, teach and hopefully help you learn from both out failures and our triumphs. If you are planning an out of state OTC hunt, then you don't want to miss this series. This...

Duration:01:10:49

EP 138: ElkBros Elk Camp 2021! - Colorado OTC Road Trip

9/14/2021
Blood has been drawn! Part 1 live from the ElkBros Elk Camp. For the first time ever, the ElkBros take the show on the road to take on the challenge of hunting OTC in Colorado. Will it be a bust or will their New Mexico tactics and strategies serve them in Colorado? Y'all, the Bros share all parts of their Colorado adventure. The ups, downs, goals, expectations and the thought processes they used for going into a new environment away from their home state. If you are planning an out of state...

Duration:01:19:55

EP 137: Elk Hunting, Conservation and Protecting a Heritage with Chris Dorsey - InSights Edition

9/7/2021
An incredible conversation that every hunter should hear! Chris Dorsey has spent his life experiencing everything outdoors on 5 different continents . He has harvested all 29 North American Big Game species. And as the Host of Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey, he shares and brings those stories right to your living room. But even more important is his dedication and leadership in the preservation of our outdoor heritage and the importance of conservation. The information and intelligence...

Duration:01:00:03

EP 136: Archery Elk Hunting after the SetUp to Release - Connecting the Dots(Part 3)

8/31/2021
You hear over and over again about the major events or actions needed to successfully harvest an elk with archery equipment; how to get a response,... what a setup is,... knowing your effective range,... and then make a killing shot. Step 1, then 2, then 3 and finally four and BULL DOWN! If ONLY it happened that way! But what about all the variables leading to, or in between those steps? It's those "unknowns" not talked about from one step to the other that we are missing. Well, y'all......

Duration:02:04:08