167 episodes

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 Elk Bros Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

ElkBros Blue Collar Elk Hunting Gilbert Ornelas, Joe Giglia, Leroy 'Chav" Chavez, Luis Gonzalez, Manuel 'Manano' Grateron

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    • 5.0 • 368 Ratings

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 Elk Bros Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

    EP 167: Elk Calls & Calling with Marc Carlton - Native By Carlton

    EP 167: Elk Calls & Calling with Marc Carlton - Native By Carlton

    INCREDIBLE 40% DISCOUNT CODE ON ALL NATIVE BY CARLTON CALLS TO BE GIVEN DURING THE SHOW! DISCOUNT GOOD FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!  Marc Carlton grew up with and around the most incredible elk callers of their time and competed in his first elk calling competition at the age of 8 years old! His father, Wayne Carlton, is legendary in the elk hunting world and one of the most incredible people you will ever meet. Wayne continues the legacy with a passion and artistic expertise that makes Native by Carlton one of the best call manufacturers in the world
    On today's show, the crew welcomes Marc Carlton to elk camp as we talk about the "ins" and "outs" of elk diaphragms as well as tap Marc's 40 years of elk hunting knowledge when it comes to calls and calling elk. Marc has probably forgotten more about elk hunting than most will learn in 3 lifetimes. This is a great discussion y'all with info, facts and as always, a few laughs. Hope you enjoy the episode!

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    MUSIC by Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

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    • 1 hr 54 min
    EP 166: Cast Calling for Elk - Know your Bait

    EP 166: Cast Calling for Elk - Know your Bait

    What elk sounds or calls should a person use and how do they know when to use them? In order to know what kind of calls to use, you need to know what sounds will motivate an elk to act in a certain way. Basically, understand the elk sounds or BAIT to use and why you're using that bait in relation to the type of bull's behavior, time of year and time of day and motivation.
    On today's Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast, it's part 2 of our Cast Calling Series and we cover the different sounds used in our bait tackle box to get the reaction we want from a bull. We match the "bait" or elk sounds with the type of bulls and what motivates them to come in. Enjoy the show!

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    MUSIC by Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

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    • 2 hr 15 min
    EP 165: Improved Elk Hunting Performance & Injury Prevention - Dr. Preston Ward

    EP 165: Improved Elk Hunting Performance & Injury Prevention - Dr. Preston Ward

    There is a direct correlation between hunting success and how we feel physically. For many, the number one failure point prior to hitting the mountains this season will be their bodies. Pre-hunt injuries or problems with a shoulder, knee, back or elbow can absolutely limit your effectiveness in the elk woods this fall. And limited effectiveness will mean limited success.
    On today's InSight's Edition of the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast, the crew is joined by Dr. Preston Ward to discuss how to reduce pain as well as prevent some of the most common injuries from training or hunting. Dr. Ward has combined his two passions of bowhunting and physical therapy to be able to specialize in helping hunting archers stay in the game. A successful bowhunter himself, Preston has taken a 350 class bull elk and as a physical therapist he works with collegiate, professional, olympic as well as mobility impaired athletes. Enjoy the show!
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    MUSIC by Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    EP 164: HOWL for Wildlife's Conservation Corner - June 22

    EP 164: HOWL for Wildlife's Conservation Corner - June 22

    What you are about to hear is the monthly edition of The Howl for Wildlife’s Conservation Corner with John Stallone, as he and his guests discuss current issues, bills and initiatives that directly impact scientific wildlife management, conservation and our hunting and fishing outdoor lifestyle.
    We here at ElkBros applaud and support HOWL'S goal of helping all of us to be informed and aware of the issues while providing the education, resources, and tools for all of us to make up our own mind and have a voice and direct impact on the decisions being made across the United States. We have the power to make a difference y'all. Be informed!

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    • 46 min
    EP 163: What Makes a Great Elk Hunting Partner - Corey Jacobson & Donnie Drake

    EP 163: What Makes a Great Elk Hunting Partner - Corey Jacobson & Donnie Drake

    Just how important is a good hunting partner to your overall success? To the hunt enjoyment? What does it take to be a great hunting partner? How important are roles? What are some of the things that could make or break a hunting partner relationship? What if your current hunting partnership isn't working out? What should you do?
    On today's InSight's Edition of the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast, Joe is joined by the dynamic duo themselves, Corey Jacobsen and Donnie Drake of Elk 101. Joe, Donnie and Corey give us an up close and personal view of their relationships as hunting partners. This is a very candid look at understanding what goes into a solid partnership that echos well beyond the elk woods and into other facets of life. Hope you enjoy the episode.
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    MUSIC by Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

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    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
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    • 59 min
    EP 162: Elk Hunt of a Lifetime with Hunt Warz's Team Idaho

    EP 162: Elk Hunt of a Lifetime with Hunt Warz's Team Idaho

    What if you won an archery elk hunt on a hunting competition TV show and you basically had no archery elk hunting experience or any elk calling experience? How do you think that would turn out? Additionally, you would be hunting public land in a state you've never been before? What would be your odds of punching a tag? Well y'all, it's time for you to meet TEAM IDAHO and HUNT WARZ!
    On today's InSight's Edition of the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast, we have Troy Goekeritz, one of the creators of Hunt Warz, along with Jonathan Scott and Brent Howey of Team Idaho, the first team to punch their tag on Season Two of Hunt Warz! Hear how it all went down. Their underdog status coming into camp. How they prepared and what it took to be the first team to harvest a bull hunting New Mexico public land. It doesn't matter if you are a veteran or a first time elk hunter, this is a great story and what elk hunting is all about! Hope you enjoy the show.
    WANT TO BE ON HUNT WARZ? You can apply by going to https://huntwarz.com . JUNE 10th is the DEADLINE!

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    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

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368 Ratings

1 Sharp Stick ,

Three Thumbs Up

I have been hunting OTC archery elk in Colorado for over 25 years, averaging about every other year. I have learned a lot over the years but after listening to Elk Bros podcast , ( many episodes over and over), I feel I have gained a whole new level of understanding what those elk are saying when I hear their calls. Kudos to these guys for giving out all of this information and delivering it in a manner that every level of hunter down to the newest hunters can use to really shorten their learning curve. I can truly relate to everything you talk about having experienced many of the same scenarios you speak of. Now I can look back and understand what was happening and why and when I succeeded and why, also when I failed, why I failed. Hopes are high for this years hunt, I feel much better armed to succeed. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks. Jeff Sweeney, Homer, Iowa. Keep up the good work fellas!

Cody-TX ,

Very relatable

Ever feel like the “experts” you’re getting your hunting advice from are just a bunch of shills for certain gear? Do you hate it when their content is more about THEIR hunt than advice for YOURS? This is 100% your show. Elk Bros do a fantastic job of passing along a wealth of knowledge, and in a way that can be utilized by the Average Joe. Fun and informative, all about the hunt and hardly a mention of this brand or that. These guys are A++!!!

ZombieWagon ,

Finally in an elk state

I’ve been listening since not long after the podcast started and I haven’t missed an episode yet. I’m grateful for the information you guys are putting out and the platform you’ve created. Looking forward to testing all this theoretical knowledge I’ve gained )assuming I can pick up a leftover Idaho tag 🤞🏼)
Chris Mckelvy Meridian Idaho

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