139 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 38 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Blue Collar Elk Hunters!

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

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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!

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

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

    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 is as real as it gets!  Recorded live from the ElkBros, Colorado, 2021 Elk Camp. The crew tell the stories, share the trials and tribulations and talk about important lessons learned. They also share the techniques and strategies they used for the various stages and conditions of the hunt. Y'all, this is exactly what we all go through and how to come out winning!
    So pull up a chair and welcome to our Elk Camp! We hope you enjoy these episodes! 
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    Watch the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast: https://youtube.com/c/elkbros
    Listen to their Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast: http://podcast.elkbros.com/
    MUSIC by  Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Cole Wilks - @flatlanderonyt
    Contact Us:
    info@elkbros.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP 138: ElkBros Elk Camp 2021! - Colorado OTC Road Trip

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

    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 OTC hunt, then you don't want to miss this series.

    This is as real as it gets!  Recorded live from the ElkBros, Colorado, 2021 Elk Camp. The crew tell the stories, share the trials and tribulations and talk about important lessons learned. They also share the techniques and strategies they used for the various stages and conditions of the hunt. Y'all, this is exactly what we all go through and how to come out winning!
    So pull up a chair and welcome to our Elk Camp! We hope you enjoy these episodes! 
    SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEW
    Looking for an Elk Hunting Partner? Check out our free Elk HuntingBUDDY site. Click here!

    ELKBROS  "Grinder Certified" PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS:
    30% off Outdoor Edge Knives Online Store: ELKBROS30
    20% off BaseMap Pro Subscription: ELKBROS20
    5% off MSRP of Blackhound Optics: ELKBROS

    EVERYTHING ElkBros – https://www.elkbros.com
    PURCHASE ElkBros Merch - https://gear.elkbros.com

    BLUE COLLAR ELK HUNTING ACADEMY  - https://elkbros.com/shop

    Watch the Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast: https://youtube.com/c/elkbros
    Listen to their Blue Collar Elk Hunting Podcast: http://podcast.elkbros.com/
    MUSIC by  Tony Wintrip
    ALBUM: Northwest Wild
    ℗ 2019 Tony Wintrip
    BullDown Productions.com

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Cole Wilks - @flatlanderonyt
    Contact Us:
    info@elkbros.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP 137: Elk Hunting, Conservation and Protecting a Heritage with Chris Dorsey - InSights Edition

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

    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 that Chris brings to the show is a must listen. If you truly care about protecting and preserving our outdoor way of life, DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE!

    If you have watched any outdoor TV show, you can most likely thank Chris for having those shows to watch. His production company produced more than 2000 episodes across 55 different shows.  And, he just doesn’t create shows. The outdoors and hunting are his passion. A passion he is now passing on to his own sons as well as the importance of conservation and educating others on the need and virtues of hunting and fishing.
    We hope you enjoy the episode.

    Looking for an Elk Hunting Partner? Check out our free Elk HuntingBUDDY site. Click here!

    ELKBROS  "Grinder Certified" PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS:
    30% off Outdoor Edge Knives Online Store: ELKBROS30
    20% off BaseMap Pro Subscription: ELKBROS20
    5% off MSRP of Blackhound Optics: ELKBROS

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Cole Wilks - @flatlanderonyt
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

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

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

    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... let's see if we can help with that!

    It's Part 3 of our next series: Archery Elk Hunting From Response to Release... Connecting the dots! The goal of this episode is to help you fill in some of those gaps and we begin by talking about things that happen from before you see the elk, to “there he is”.

    Just a few of the topics:
    How do I know if he is still coming? If I’m not sure what to do?Should I call to verify his location or stay silent? If I do call, what calls should I use? What if he doesn’t answer, should I move and go look for him?I still don’t see him but he sounds like he is moving to my downwind side… what do I do?He just busted out a bugle closing in, I haven’t seen him yet, but he’s way closer. Do I respond?I didn’t respond when he sounded closer, and he is still bugling but from the same location. Do I go after him?Do I call now? If so, what call?I hear another hunter off to my right, calling into the situation. What should I do?Another hunter walked into my set-up… what do I do?We hope you enjoy the episode.

    Looking for an Elk Hunting Partner? Check out our free Elk HuntingBUDDY site. Click here!

    ELKBROS  "Grinder Certified" PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS:
    30% off Outdoor Edge Knives Online Store: ELKBROS30
    20% off BaseMap Pro Subscription: ELKBROS20
    5% off MSRP of Blackhound Optics: ELKBROS

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

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Cole Wilks - @flatlanderonyt
    Contact Us:
    info@elkbros.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

    • 2 hr 4 min
    EP 135: Archery Elk Hunting from SetUp to Release - Connecting the Dots(Part 2)

    EP 135: Archery Elk Hunting from SetUp to Release - Connecting the Dots(Part 2)

    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... let's see if we can help with that!

    It's Part 2 of our next series: Archery Elk Hunting From Response to Release... Connecting the dots! The goal of this episode is to help you fill in some of those gaps and we begin by talking about things that happen between creating a set-up and an elk coming into range.
    Just a few of the topics:
    What is the difference between a good and a bad set-up? What am I looking for?Does it change with a two person team?What exactly is a “Stop & Scan” spot?How should I position myself according to the wind?Can I make noise when setting up?Should I take my pack off where I set up?Can I move my feet or body with an elk within sight? How do I keep from making noise if I move?Should I hide behind a tree?How far should I be from my backdrop?What if cover is really limited?How should my bow be positioned?We hope you enjoy the episode.

    Looking for an Elk Hunting Partner? Check out our free Elk HuntingBUDDY site. Click here!

    ELKBROS  "Grinder Certified" PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS:
    30% off Outdoor Edge Knives Online Store: ELKBROS30
    20% off BaseMap Pro Subscription: ELKBROS20
    5% off MSRP of Blackhound Optics: ELKBROS

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

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Cole Wilks - @flatlanderonyt
    Contact Us:
    info@elkbros.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

    • 2 hr 12 min
    EP 134: Archery Elk Hunting from Response to Release - Connecting the Dots(Part 1)

    EP 134: Archery Elk Hunting from Response to Release - Connecting the Dots(Part 1)

    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... let's see if we can help with that!

    It's Part 1 of our next series: Archery Elk Hunting From Response to Release... Connecting the dots! The goal of this episode is to help you fill in some of those gaps and we begin by talking about things that happen between getting a response and creating a set-up. 
    Just a few of the topics:
    Do I set up or do I close the distance? What if the wind is wrong?How far do I go before I set-up?How close is it to be in a bull’s bubble?What is considered to be the “Red Zone”?How do I know how far I’ve gone?Do I call as I’m closing?What calls do I use?We hope you enjoy the episode.

    Looking for an Elk Hunting Partner? Check out our free Elk HuntingBUDDY site. Click here!

    ELKBROS  "Grinder Certified" PROMO CODE DISCOUNTS:
    30% off Outdoor Edge Knives Online Store: ELKBROS30
    20% off BaseMap Pro Subscription: ELKBROS20
    5% off MSRP of Blackhound Optics: ELKBROS

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

    FOLLOW THE ElkBros…
    Joe Giglia - @elkbros
    Leroy ‘Chav’ Chavez - @elkbroschav
    Gilbert Ornelas (Big O) - @go_outdoors_txnm 
    The Venezuelan Mafia:
    Luis Gonzalez - @vmhunters 
    Manano Grateron - @manuelgrateron
    Contact Us:
    info@elkbros.com
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/elkbros)

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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322 Ratings

322 Ratings

Randy SF ,

Best Season Ever

Thank you for sharing your elk hunting knowledge. I’ve been hunting elk for 30+ years. Took your info to the field with me, along with a new elk hunter. Called in 3 bulls. 2 came in silent and the 3rd screaming. The 3rd one went home with us. Please remind everyone that patience pays off. Purchased your course this morning in preparation for next year. RandyN

Jpmorgan1083 ,

Great info

Thanks guys for such an informative podcast for the everyday guy who primarily whitetail hunts in the east. After 3 years of hunting hard I was recently fortunate enough to harvest my first elk, a gorgeous 6x6, in an otc unit in southern colorado. The tips and tactics learned from your podcast and basecamp were instrumental in the successful harvest of such a magnificent animal. Keep up the strong work!
Thanks!
Jonathan Morgan
Tennessee

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Justin from Oregon

Hey Joe Louis thanks for reaching out after I sent you my successful hunt for the year. Just want to write a little review saying you guys are awesome and as real as it gets thanks for the call I’ll keep listening for your great content.
Justin Gotham
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