All elk, all the time, and only elk. Hunting elk is the aspirational pinnacle for most American hunters. Corey Jacobsen, 10-time World Elk Calling Champion, and Randy Newberg, long-time public land hunting advocate, have combined to lower the hurdles for aspiring elk hunters and provide insight from their combined decades of elk hunting mistakes that will give useful information to elk hunters of all experience levels. Brought to you by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and partners Sitka Gear, onX, goHUNT.com, Gerber Gear, and Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls.
Stories from a Smokey Idaho Elk Hunt
In this Episode (58) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy is in the Idaho backcountry with Kurt Howard, GM of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls, while Corey is in Oregon. Topics covered include an autopsy of what can go wrong and what must go right on a high pressure public land archery elk hunt, moon phases, weather impacts, what causes peaks in bugling activity, risky plans can go south, weather extremes, pardoning grouse, building animals calls, and a lot of other topics that recap a difficult archery elk hunt.
Hunting Elk in the Pre-rut Period
In this Episode (57) of Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey take listener questions focused on elk in the pre-rut period; early September. Topics include calling techniques, solo set up, dispersal after velvet, drought impacts, when the rut gets rolling, when to cow call, water attracts, variable moisture patterns, dry year post-rut patterns, know your plants, elk are picky eaters, where to find elk feed preferences, and a host of other topics that will help you find elk in a drought year across all seasons.
In Episode 56 of Elk Talk, Corey and Randy talk about some equipment specialized for elk hunting. Corey talks about his history designing elk calls, and Randy talks about his recent collaboration with Gerber. Corey goes into tactics of calling elk and setups in archery elk of late August and early September. Finally, they discuss using 3D maps for E-scouting elk.
Hunting Elk in Grizzly Country
In this Episode (55) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy take on the many questions listeners have about hunting elk in grizzly bear country. Some of the best elk hunting in the west is occupied by grizzlies, yet many avoid these areas. Topics covered include avoidance, clean camps, field dressing among bears, hanging quarters in camp, bear spray or sidearm, risky behaviors, bear densities, bear distribution, defense if attacked, and other topics to get you more comfortable hunting in grizzly country
Beau Baty - Llama Man and Elk Hunter
In this Episode (54) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy talk llamas and elk hunting with Beau Baty of Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas. Topics covered include the history of llamas, maintenance in the backcountry, max loads, what they eat, how to rent them, conflicts with bears and wolves, where they can go, temperament, comparison to horses and goats, durability, longevity, trailering and transporting, and a ton of other questions that relate to renting high quality pack llamas for your elk hunting.
Elk Talk Questions, Answers, and Tangents
In this episode (53) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are again taking listener questions. Topics covered include which season dates to hunt, OTC every year or glory tags every ten years, llamas are your friend, learning your area, too much pressure in Wilderness, low-point tags, using OTC as your fall back, how to get multiple tags each year, 350# of meat from a spike bull, heaviest loads, archers and muzzleloaders at the same time, glory tags, and many other questions listeners have submitted.