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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!

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English

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Episodes

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: Looking For 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

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