ElkBros 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 39 seasons. So come on into camp and set a spell. Welcome to Elk Bros Blue Collar Elk Hunting!

EP 68: Finding & Locating Elk with Paul Medel, ...
Paul Medel, the ElkNut, talks about his process to first determine where to hunt and how he goes about finding, locating and of course calling elk in places he has never been.
81 min
EP 67: Part 1- Elk Hunter's Best Investments fo...
Your best investment for success on your upcoming elk hunt is to invest in those areas that are going to differentiate you from the pack, and give you the best chance to be that 1 successful hunter out of 10.
88 min
EP 66: Elk Hunting Dream Turned Reality: How he...
Dylan Ferreira, a Rhode Island Game Biologist, shares every logistical aspect of traveling from Massachusetts to New Mexico for a 5 day elk hunting adventure.
65 min
EP 65: No Excuse Elk Hunting
Taking what others see as obstacles and turning them into opportunities.
98 min
EP 64: Part 5B -Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Call...
Over an hour of call techniques that are scenario and mode specific to bulls at different phases of the rut.
66 min
EP 63: Part 5A -Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Call...
Calling is the number one tool in the bag for a solo hunter to create opportunities.
53 min
EP 62: Part 4-Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Hunt S...
Solo Elk hunting strategies that will be the basis for all your future successes no matter if you are all alone or hunting with a partner.
97 min
EP 61: Part 3-Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Plans ...
Aspects of the hunt that a SOLO hunter needs to plan for.
90 min
EP 60: Part 2-Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Diffic...
Part 2 of our Solo Series. We talk about the benefits and difficulties of hunting solo.
78 min
EP 59: Part 1-Solo Archery Elk Hunting...Scenarios
Three types of Solo scenarios and reasons for each and share our experiences and growth using solo techniques.
80 min
EP 58: What would we do, If we were a first tim...
“If you were a first time elk hunter like me, what would you do?”
74 min
EP 57: Elk Hunting with a group - Decisions, Me...
Effective concepts, mindsets, thoughts and decision processes when elk hunting in a group
88 min
EP 56: Hunting Elk in High Pressured Areas
On this show, we are going to talk about hunting high pressured areas and discuss ways for you to adapt your thinking to find the “holes”.
84 min
EP 55: Part 3-The First Time Elk Hunter...Mista...
“The First Time Elk Hunter…Mistakes and Pitfalls, Part 3.
79 min
EP 54: Part 2-The First Time Elk Hunter…Mistake...
Your coaches dive right back into the thick of the most common mistakes or pitfalls made by first time elk hunters with Part 2 of this series.
83 min
EP 53: The First Time Elk Hunter…Mistakes and P...
Some of the most common mistakes or pitfalls made by first time elk hunters.
86 min
EP 52: Elk Hunting Modes - Moving from Rifle to...
Yep, there is NOTHING like chasing Bulls in the Archery Season. But for long time rifle hunters moving to the bow for the first time, ...well...it’s just a little bit different.
78 min
EP 51: Rifle Elk 2020 Planning - Best Days Scen...
This time we cover the early to mid rifleseason and help you out with some possible scenarios.
20 min
EP 50: Hunting Elk with Kids, Mental Fitness & ...
A must listen for parents wanting to share the legacy of elk hunting with their kids, but struggle with being successful during the process.
77 min
EP 49: ElkBros Secrets, Rituals, Beliefs and a ...
On Today’s Show, some surprises, and something special as we share a few of our ElkBros secrets..some of our rituals, beliefs, superstitions and some of the crazy crap we have done.
65 min
EP 48: Archery Elk Hunt Planning - Best Days Sc...
Best hunting days scenarios and considerations while trying to maximize your hunt time and opportunities.
70 min
EP 47: Looking for an Elk Hunt? (Part 2) Matchi...
Matching Your Elk Hunting Profile to the type of hunts available.
74 min
EP 46: Looking for an Elk Hunt? Know your Elk H...
If you are looking for an Elk Hunt, Know Your Elk Hunting Profile.
68 min
EP 45: The Off-Season Elk Hunter. Prepare for 2...
Think about it....one year of elk hunting only means what…. 3,4,5...10 days of experience. To be a successful elk hunter…you have to grow in the Off-season.
67 min
EP 44: Someone is shooting at us!  Horror stori...
Three horror stories from the 2019 elk season and discuss important questions we should all consider. What would you do?? How would you deal with something like that?
77 min
EP 43: Hunting Elk In Snow & Freezing Condition...
Elk Hunting Coach, Joe Giglia, talks about problems and areas of concern discovered in freezing conditions hunting elk over the years along with some tips to help you overcome them.
71 min
EP 42: Where did all the Elk go? - Post Rut and...
Hunters are struggling in all sorts of ways for all sorts of reasons. One reason being that we as hunters get caught up looking where the elk were…instead of where they are. Among many other reasons as well.
68 min
EP 41: Ornelas Unleashed 3 - " I Ain't Lyin' "
The story telling of Gilbert Ornelas is something to behold! We call it unleashed because it's just that, an unfiltered Ornelas keeping it real. These are not for the kids y'all.
64 min
EP 40: After the Shot - Understanding your hit,...
Joe & Gilbert, give you years of knowledge, experience and expertise intended to help you have a plan and understand all aspects of the process involved from the moment you hit your animal, to what to do when you find it.
66 min
EP 39: Early to Mid-October Rifle Tips and stra...
The ElkBros help out those early to mid-October rifle hunters with all sorts of questions.
66 min
EP 38: "InSights" The Bone Collector Michael Wa...
Michael Waddell shares stories from the hunt, give tips and advice and most certainly, if you already know ‘Waddy’, have a few laughs.
60 min
EP 37: ElkBros Elk Camp Live - Dealing with a B...
The ElkBros share insights from the hunt and discuss the effect, lessons and difficulties of a bad hit and an animal not recovered. This is real life y'all.
83 min
EP 36: ElkBros Elk Camp Live - Three More ElkBr...
With all the frustrations behind them, the ElkBros move forward with the task at hand... hunting elk! And boy did they get after it. They score on an epic three bulls in 24 hours.
56 min
EP 35: ElkBros Elk Camp Live - Good Bad Luck, P...
It doesn't get any more real than this. Straight from Elk Camp, the 2019 ElkBros Crew share all the trials and tribulations, that included a hospital emergency room visit at the beginning of the hunt.
67 min
EP 34: Hunting Peak Rut & After the Kill - plus...
Strategies you can use to help you be successful no matter what size bull you are looking for during the peak rut.
65 min
EP 33: PreGame & Hung Bull Strategies - plus Li...
Joe & Gilbert do what coaches do and talk about mindset, attitude, effort and strategy, some last minute thoughts for you to carry along…Then, for their second topic they cover how to deal with and avoid a bull hanging up.
68 min
EP 32: Ornelas Unleashed 2 - Lessons Learned
Time to let Gilbert tell some of his favorite stories that we hope may pump you up, maybe inspire, hopefully make you laugh a little and still teach a little lesson learned long the way.
53 min
EP 31: Pre-Rut Strategies, Decoys & Listeners Q&A
Demos and help with identifying scenarios and responses to those early season bulls.
66 min
EP 30: The Process after a Bull Responds, Hump ...
What do you do after a bull responds to your calls?
71 min
EP 29: Ornelas Unleashed 1- Plus Listener's Q&A
If you want to experience our Elk Camp, well y'all, then you HAVE to experience the story telling of Gilbert Ornelas!
78 min
EP 28: "InSights" Edition with Trevon Stoltzfus...
A conversation with Trevon Stoltzfus from the OutBack Outdoors Show on the Sportsman's Channel and the Inspired Wild Podcast.
95 min
EP 27: Where & When to Shoot - Plus Listeners Q&A
Friends, if you have ANY doubt about where you need to place a shot on an elk, or when to take that shot, you don't want to miss this show!
74 min
EP 26: Beating Statistics, Crowds and Excuses
In this episode, your elk hunting coaches talk about statistics, crowds as well as how all the negatives, and excuses out there are really just opportunities in disguise for those that want to be successful.
67 min
EP 25: Reading Elk Sign, Closing the Gap & Coun...
For a first time elk hunter, it could take years of learning to decipher everything involved when reading Elk sign. But guys and gals, it’s nothing that a few visits to the ol’ Elk Camp won’t be able to help you with.
69 min
EP 24: The Gateway to Elk Hunting with the "Whe...
Joe from ElkBros joins Eric Clark on his "Where to Hunt" Podcast in talking to whitetail hunters on how to get into elk hunting. Where to start. Similarities and differences between whitetail and elk hunting.
67 min
EP 23: Going From Deer to Hunting Elk...Where d...
Gilbert, Chav & Joe help you to utilize your current skill sets as a deer hunter with those needed as an elk hunter.
68 min
EP 22: I've Drawn My Elk Tag....But...What Now?
In this episode, our listeners guide the topics through their own questions that cover a wide array of areas and topics for the upcoming hunt.
66 min
EP 21: "InSights" Edition with Elk Calling Acad...
Joe Giglia from ElkBros and Michael Batease from Elk Calling Academy provides elk calling information concerning vocalizations, meanings and situations.
79 min
EP 20: Finding Elk Hunting Partners - Plus List...
Finding someone to "Ride the River With". Finding a solid and reliable elk hunting partner can be crucial to an enjoyable, memorable and successful elk hunt.
64 min
EP 19: "InSights" Edition with Born & Raised Tr...
Joe Giglia from ElkBros and Trent Fisher from Born and Raised Outdoors talk about those gifts..thought processes, traditions, ethics, skill sets that have been handed down from our families that make us the elk hunters that we are today.
49 min
EP 18: Success off the Beaten Path - The Gutsy ...
In this episode the ElkBros talk about how you can eliminate that fear, putting yourself in more and better positions to kill an elk.
49 min
EP 17: Elk Hunting Confidence (Final) The Wrap ...
Today, we wrap up our Confidence Series with final thoughts and answers to our viewers questions and comments.
48 min
EP 16: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 7) The Unwr...
When it comes to elk hunting we all have access to the laws and guidelines that govern each state, but what about the unwritten rules?
67 min
EP 15: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 6) Hunt Str...
Joe, Chav & Gilbert cover the three seasonal phases around the rut available to rifle hunters. The benefits and difficulties of those phases and thoughts and strategies for hunting them.
69 min
EP 14: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 5) Hunt Str...
The ElkBros start with the bowhunters out there and give easy to understand guidelines and strategies to take into the elk woods this fall.
58 min
EP 13: "InSights" episode 1 with Lance Bernal
The "InSights" edition, episode 1 with Lance Bernal, game biologist and guide for the Vermejo Ranch in northern New Mexico.
62 min
EP 12: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 4) Gear/Equ...
Being confident in your hunting gear and equipment is crucial to your overall success as a hunter.
58 min
EP 11: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 3) Calling
Being able to call takes your elk hunting to a whole other level. Having result driven confidence in your calling ability is crucial for you to be consistently successful.
66 min
EP 10: The Reunion. ElkBros, Hog Hunting & Elk ...
t's a true ElkBros reunion on an archery hog hunt in South Texas. For the first time ever, Joe & Chav travel to hunt out of New Mexico and join ElkBros partners Gilbert Ornelas, Manano Grateron & Luis Gonzales
70 min
EP 9: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 2) Shooting ...
In part 2 of this series on building hunting confidence, the ElkBros discuss the importance of our frame of mind while working towards our ability step goals in the quest for overall confidence.
63 min
EP 8: Elk Hunting Confidence (Part 1)
How much does your mindset, your attitude effect your performance as a hunter? Do you TRULY believe each and every time you walk into the woods that you can kill an Elk?
54 min
EP 7: Successful Elk Hunting - All About Scent
The ElkBros explain thermals and the use of wind as well as give you all their thoughts, ideas and tips on dealing with scent control.
55 min
EP 6: Hunt Breakdown Series 2018 - Part 2 - The...
Elk hunting coach Joe Giglia and hunting partner Leroy Chavez, founders of ElkBros, share their 2018 elk hunt with you in a way unique only to the Blue Collar Elk Academy.
41 min
EP 5: The ElkBros Story & Why We Hunt
Get a personal view of the ElkBros and hear all the reasons, the passion, the life lessons and impact hunting has had on their lives.
49 min
EP 4: Hunt Breakdown Series 2018 - Part 1 - The...
Elk hunting coach Joe Giglia and hunting partner Leroy Chavez, founders of ElkBros, share their 2018 elk hunt with you in a way unique only to the Blue Collar Elk Academy.
41 min
EP 3: 2019 New Mexico Draw Time!
Gilbert, Joe & Chav field some questions from viewers and then cover this weeks episode on the 2019 New Mexico Elk Draw.
54 min
EP 2: It's All About Camo
Gilbert and Joe field some questions from Episode 1 and then cover this weeks episode on Camouflage. Their philosophies, what they look for, as well as what they use and why.
59 min
EP 1: Keys to Successful Elk Hunting
Have you ever wondered why it seems like some guys tag out every year. Just what the heck is their secret? Well that’s exactly what we’re going to find out on this week’s show. Your not going to want to miss this one!
59 min