Blue Collar Elk Hunting

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

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May 10, 2021 125 min

You want to know how the ElkBros find elk? Well here you go! This is straight out of the ElkBros Playbook on exactly what we do. When, where and how we do it. These are our keys to the game! For those that don't want to call, you still have great options to find elk and fill your tag. We talk about those options and then we go into our favorite techniques to turn the tables. To have the elk FIND US! We cover our system and our ...

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Before you can find elk, you have to put boots on the ground and locate where the elk are. This is where the "Hunt" part of "Hunting" happens! We talk about where and how to locate elk with boots on the ground. What to look for. Where to look for it. And how to see, hear, smell and use the clues that elk leave behind to put yourself in a position for an encounter. Y'all, this is the skill set that separates the ...

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You're on a public land elk hunt and you pull up and already there are a couple of other hunters at the trail head. Each of you excited for the hunt. Heading out to hunt somewhere along the next whatever miles of forest in front of you. Inside, you smile at the challenge of filling that tag, at being the better hunter.

Have you ever asked yourself or wondered where your hunting skill set would measure up compared to other hunte...

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Where do I start? How do I start? What's your plan for finding elk once that first day of the hunt rolls around? Shoot, we hear ya; "Hunt the Bugles and you find the Bulls!" Yeaaahhhhh BUDDY!  WE ALL LOVE when the bulls are cranking and telling us right where they are! But what if you're not hearing bugles? What if they have shut up? What if you aren't hunting the rut? What do you do then?

On today's episode,...

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A great elk hunting partner. Just what does that mean?
What makes it work? Is it personality types? Is it thought processing? Roles? Respect? If so, just what earns that respect? Is it about passions? Mentality? Values? Beliefs? Habits? Goal structure or certain innate qualities?

On today's episode, the coaches take an in-depth look at elk hunting partnerships along with the variables that each of us has to consider when it comes...

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Rosies vs Rockies. Stories, Experiences, Differences and Similarities of hunting the two subspecies. What is it that the Die-Hard Rosie hunters know that gives them an advantage in their elk woods? Do those techniques hurt them in the Rocky Elk Woods?

Special Guest, the ElkSinger himself, Tony Wintrip joins the ElkBros Coaching Staff to add his Pacific NorthWest elk hunting expertise to tonight's topic. Tony has taken over 23 el...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 . ...

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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 epi...

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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 be...

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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 yo...

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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 situati...

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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. 

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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 successfu...

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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, S...

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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 ElkB...

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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 perspe...

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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 endu...

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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! 

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