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.
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
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.
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.
In this Episode (52) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy discuss elk hunting in Idaho and a summary of the tag application season. Topics covered include Idaho drawing systems, using ID as a safety net, deadlines, strategy to get the most value, long-term trends from preference point systems, point creep, reasonable expectations, new RMEF membership, and other topics that will make sure you go elk hunting in 2020.
In this Episode (51) of the Elk Talk Podcast Randy and Corey talk about ticks, disease, social distancing, new RMEF Sportsman Membership, Oregon elk applications and elk hunting, point systems a benefit or detriment, hunting multiple states, changing apps based on current info, predictive or historical strategies, over the counter ideas, point creep is expected, point buyers, getting your money's worth, a resident hunting perspective, and man other tangents having little to do with elk hunting.
In this Episode (50) of the Elk Talk Podcast Corey and Randy address questions from listeners. Topics covered include rare limited-entry v. OTC every year, time in the woods, weekend warriors, consistent success, know your landscape to know your elk, factors when choosing OTC units, what information matters, choose what fits your style, move or stay, practice v. training, intuitive or purposeful, mental focus, thick brush, open country calling, let the elk determine the setup, and other listener questions
In this Episode (49) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey start talking about maps and other tools and end up covering more topics than imagined; what drives elk locations, topography, terrain, needs, time of year, investing in your knowledge, gear purchasing is a crutch, nothing beats experience, to kill and elk you have to find an elk, 90% of the elk are n 10% of the terrain, using maps to eliminate where elk aren't, and many other topics that will help you find elk at all times of the season.
In this episode (48) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy talk about elk hunting in Colorado. Topics covered include how to get a limited entry tag, deadlines, how the draw works, preference points, over the counter options, building points, point creep, season types and dates, long and short-term plans, costs, elk hunting access, and changes to the Colorado elk hunting regulations for 2020.
In this Episode (47) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey solve their technology struggles to record a discussion about Montana elk hunting. Topics include, deadlines, how to get a tag, how the draw works, season lengths, general v. limited entry tags, areas to consider, grizzly bears, prices, why so complicated, why you should apply in MT, and lots of other ideas to consider before the April 1, 2020 deadline.
In this Episode (46) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy give an overview of drawing your elk tag in New Mexico. New Mexico a great elk state, made better by not having a point system for non-resident applicants. Topics discussed are non-resident quotas, how the draw works, using all three choices, season dates, deadlines, strategies to improve your chances, and the quick overview that gets you started if New Mexico is on your list of elk states to hunt.
In Episode 45 of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy cover all the details of applying for elk tags in Utah and Nevada. Topics covered include long-term strategies, realistic expectations, difficult draw odds, how the draw systems work, how the point systems work, general overview of season dates, budget allocations and priority, and other ideas new applicants should consider when adding Utah and Nevada to their application states.
In this Episode (44) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy pick listener questions. Topics covered include wind, thermals, scent management, difference between wind and thermals, fooling an elk's nose, reading thermals, why the winds change, investment in your knowledge, no short cuts, gadgets as a substitute for experience, spend money on hunts first and gear later, and other topics from listeners who have sent comments.
In this Episode (43) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy cover all aspects of getting an Arizona elk tag this year and future years. Topics covered include how the draw works, short-term and long-term ideas, units that avoid the 10% non-resident cap, big tag reductions for 2020, build points for youth inexpensively, what season type gives you the best odds, why waiting may cost you, use both of your choices, how to get permanent bonus points, and a pile of other topics to help you hunt elk in Arizona
In this Episode (42) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey give an overview the Wyoming non-resident elk drawing for 2020. Big changes in draw dates, when refunds will be issued, all of which force hunters to make adjustments to how they apply in Wyoming for 2020. Also discussed are other Wyoming-centric topics such as grizzly bears, wilderness areas, archery seasons, General tags, archery seasons, and all things related to elk hunting in Wyoming.
In this Episode (41) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy take questions that have been submitted by listeners. Topics covered include elk hunting budgets, how to apply in multiple states with a $1,000 budget, money-saving tips, prioritizing, analyzing ROI for each state applied for, top priority to find elk in each of the seasons of elk, how late do elk bugle, calling in October and November, and other tangents to topics submitted by listeners.
In this Episode (40) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy talk about wolves, wolf hunting, wolf management, wolf politics, some recent wolf hunts they have been on, wolf reintroduction, Colorado wolf issues, and more stuff about wolves. Yeah, a bit of elk hunting makes it into the conversation also.
In this Episode (39) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey give an elk season update of where they have been and what has transpired. Topics covered include reports from public land elk hunts in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, New Mexico, both archery and rifle, ranging from early season hunts in late August to late season hunts in November.
In this episode (38) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy discuss non-resident hunters/hunting and how non-residents are often consider the problem of all things hunting related. Topics covered include, what NR hunters contribute, hunting as a non-resident, pricing disparity, allocation of opportunity, do we need someone to blame, vocal minority, want to pay more, and other topics that arise when talk trends toward sharing the hills with non-residents.
In this Episode (36) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey talk about the important issues of meat care in hot temps. Many people are rightfully concerned about caring for an elk during hot spells. Topics covered include having a plan, getting it cooled down, heat ruins meat, mass and heat transfer, wind and shade, teamwork, once it is cooled, hanging meat in warm temps, bone on or bone off, transporting it home, and other topics that help get your meat from the field to your freezer in fine conditio
In this episode (35) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are doing another live audience Q&A session from the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky, MT. Topics covered include lots of elk calling questions, archery elk set up ideas and mistakes, transition ranges, cow elk hunting, importance of water compared to food, what makes a sanctuary, late season tactics, glassing when and where, RMEF public access initiatives, and many other audience questions related to elk and elk hunting.
In this Episode of the Elk Talk Podcast (Episode 34), Corey and Randy have the incredible honor of sitting down with Elk Calling pioneer, Larry D. Jones. Joining Larry, Corey, and Randy is legendary film-maker, Ben Potter, of Cana Outdoors, who had the vision to bring one last installment of the Elk Fever video series to life.
In this episode (33) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are with Kurt Howard, co-owner of Rocky Mountain Hunting calls. Topics covered include elk calling, making elk calls, R&D on hunting calls, owning a hunting-based business, supporting conservation, calling contests, expanding to other hunting calls, knowing what works and when to use it, helping make better elk callers, practice when you can, the language of elk, and many topics related to owning a premium elk and hunting call business.
In this Episode (31) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy finally get to this long-promised episode about hunting cow elk. Ideas covered include hunting for meat, any elk is a trophy, raghorn or cow, lead cows are smart, hunting over water, archery season cow elk, late season cows, food is cow's year-round need, find the food, transition range, weather-related movements, all food is not created equal, use water when it's scarce, and a long list of questions from listeners about cow elk hunting.
In this episode (30) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are attending the RMEF Elk Camp in Park City, Utah where they are hosting their second live Q&A session. In this last of two live Q&A sessions, topics covered include aggressive calling, calling in open terrain, spot & stalk, sitting water, dark timber elk densities, post-rut rifle tactics, sanctuary characteristics, cows lead you to the bulls, scouting for rut areas, pack contents, patience or aggression, and many other audience questions.
In this episode (29) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are attending the RMEF Elk Camp in Park City, UT. In this first of two live Q&A sessions, topics covered include calling strategies, set-up, disturbed elk, high pressured over-the-counter units, ideas for new elk hunters, resources for elk behavior, elk needs, advocating for elk, filming your hunts for memories, elk dispersal in wet years, early season elk tactics, cow elk ideas, and many more elk questions from the audience.
In this Episode (28) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy share the mic with Ryan and Hillary Lampers of the Hunt, Harvest, Health podcast. Topics covered include elk ninjas, spot and stalk elk, slow is still too fast, October archery elk, locating bugles, anti-cow calling, Washington elk, mentors, mistakes lead to success, be one, sixth senses, right day right time right bull, you are your competition, fun is success, when you know it's perfect, and other topics about spot and stalk elk hunting.
In this Episode (28) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Randy talks to Jason Loftus, Utah hunter and photographer. Topics covered include Utah elk, photography improving hunting skills, hunting with family, kids are most fun, cow elk hunting, glory tag pressures, photography at close range, learning animal behaviors, better field photos, camera gear, "one size doesn't fit all," getting super close, images respect the hunt/animal, conveying hunting for food, and many other lessons a hunter learns from photography.
In this Episode (27) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey are at the annual Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Rendezvous taking live questions from the audience. Audience questions include boot fit, blisters, socks, first or last week of season, private land refugees, late season cow elk, first elk hunt, hunting with kids, wolf-conditioned elk, equinox dates, bugling too much, stick to your plan, day hunts, solo setups, late cow elk, hunt with slower elderly hunters, and other ideas from the audience.
In this Episode (026) of the Elk Talk Podcast, John Barklow discusses outer layers, including science and how that drives technology. John explains how the proper outer layer is your protection against the elements. Topics covered include membranes, evaporation rates, humidity equilibrium, heat loss from wind and evaporation, DWR surfaces, weight from moisture absorption, seams and leakage, breathable rain gear, and a lot of shop talk about designing and building high performance outer layers.
In this Bonus Episode of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy cover Corey's home state of Idaho. Topics covered include deadlines, how the Idaho draw works, a tangent against point systems, ID OTC Heaven, choose your weapon, hunting among wolves and grizzlies, archery or rifle, license requirements, fees, maximizing your investment, two bull elk tags, youth options, RMEF Idaho projects, Elk Camp, and many other topics that will get you hunting Idaho elk.
In this Episode (24) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Shannon and Cory from Angry Spike Productions talk to Corey and Randy about archery hunting Roosevelt elk. Topics covered are close range redefined, coastal elk terrain, thick is thick, aggressive or passive calling, go to them, limited shot selection, habituated elk, small home ranges, best dates, scouting pays off, persistence, be mobile, stay or move if no reply, and many other tricks from guys who has spent decades tagging Roosevelt elk in the coast ranges
In this Episode (23) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy cover topics related to applying for, and hunting, elk in Oregon. Topics include how the system works, deadlines, over-the-counter, spike only, cow elk, archery and rifle, Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain Elk, early season, late season, non-resident perspectives, license requirements, point system, season dates, and a ton of other Oregon tidbits.
In this episode (22) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are joined by Mark and Jeff Skousen, two of the most fit elk hunters you will meet. Topics covered include elk hunting is supposed to be fun, fitness makes it more fun, how find motivation, calories in-out, hunting with horses, beyond backcountry, when fitness matters, diet versus exercise, general season hunts, OTC options, and a host of other topics that will help you find motivation to make elk hunting fun while improving your fitness.
In this Episode (21) of The Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are joined by Tyler Crockett, fanatic elk hunter, bull rider, and owner of Pure Elevation Productions. Topics covered in this episode are shed antlers & ethics, call-in and set-up scenarios, antlers as money or souvenirs, scouting while hunting for sheds, archery elk tactics, wolf hunting, wolf impacts on elk habits, Hunt Of A Lifetime program, elk in timber, hunting burns, Northwest Archery Challenge, and other elk hunting topics.
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy explore all details of hunting elk in Colorado, with a bit of tangent about wolves and other requests from listeners. Topics covered include Colorado draw system for non-residents, over the counter options, season dates, costs, deadlines, using your points, realistic expectations, elk conservation, state trust land rules, and other topics helpful in hunting elk in Colorado.
In this Episode (19) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy explain how you might draw an elk tag in New Mexico this year. The guys are focused on how you can hunt elk every year. Topics covered are the nuances of the NM draw system, use all three choices, mixing weapon types, no point system, glory tags, time horizons, mid-term plan, easier odds, harder conditions, get the most from your investment, spot and stalk, calling elk, rifle, muzzy, and archery options, and other topics on hunting elk in NM.
In this episode (18) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy continue the discussion of hunting elk every year. Topics covered focus on Montana elk hunting and cover the non-resident application system, deadlines, limited entry, general tags, archery options, long seasons, public land, hunting pressure, seasonal movements, grizzly bears, wolves, and many other topics related to Montana elk hunting. Hunt elk every year. Montana is a great option.
In this Episode (17) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy continue the discussion of how you can hunt elk every year while making short/mid/long-term plans in the process. Topics covered include the drawing systems of UT and NV, why these states are hard to draw, using UT and NV as long-term plans, allocating budgets, swinging for the fences, and a few stories from the lucky guys who have hunted elk in these states.
In this episode of the Elk Talk Podcast Corey and Randy go into great depth about the Arizona elk tag drawing system and application strategies to help you draw your tag. Topics include Arizona system overview, tips to improve your odds, mid-term and long-term strategies, point systems, deadlines, archery and rifle opportunities, unique ways to increase your odds, youth applications, some Arizona elk hunting stories from Corey and Randy, and a lot of other good ideas related to Arizona elk hunting.
In this Episode of the Elk Talk Podcast (EP 15), Corey and Randy are focused on helping every hunter acquire an elk tag for 2019. Topics covered include having a strategy, short/mid/long-term strategy, state application deadlines, how to allocate your tag budget, how each state fits your plan, fall back options, Randy's and Corey's application plan, new applicants, drawing multiple tags, and quirks of each system that will give you a better chance too hunt elk this year.
In Episode 14 of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy get into deep discussion about elk hunting in Wyoming. Topics covered are the Wyoming non-resident tag drawing system, strategies based on point levels, how to decide on a unit, point system, hunting near grizzly bears, tag allocations, public access in Wyoming, archery and rifle, Wilderness areas. special v. regular draw, and some stories of their Wyoming elk hunts.
In this episode (12) of the Elk Talk Podcast Corey and Randy give a wrap up of their 2018 elk seasons. Topics covered include hunting with your children, what are transition ranges, elk bugling in post-rut, early elk migrations, migration weather, locating elk on transition ranges, weather affecting rut, elk where you least expect them, bulls higher than cows, hunt elk every year, glory tag risks, low elevation hunters preparing for high elevation hunts, and other topics of the 2018 elk season experiences
In this episode (12) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are answering more questions from listeners. Topics covered include picking a general unit, glassing and movement during peak rut, late season tactics, weekend warrior tactics, hunting pressure as an ally, scouting day value, elk on transition ranges, migration due to snow or cold, pressure and migration, locating migration routes, bedding based on thermals, cow elk ideas, dismantling your elk, bone out or bone in, and other elk hunting topics.
In this episode (11) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy go through volumes of listener questions and provide the best answers they can muster. Topics are backcountry first aid, emergency kits, five periods of elk season, finding cow elk, elk ecology, finding post-rut elk, displacement from livestock grazing, glassing as a tactic, bugling in post-rut, late season locations, glassing set ups, scent control or wind discipline, new moon, fall equinox, calling, and other listener questions.
In this Episode of The Hunt Talk Podcast (Ep 10) Randy meets up with John Barklow, big game product manager at Sitka Gear. While Corey volunteers for a Hunt of a Lifetime, the topics discussed are John's Top 5 elk hunting mistakes, merino v. synthetic, garment engineers, Special Ops field testing, baking moisture from you clothes, windchilling, insulation layers, evaporation effects, performance clothing comforts, John's archery setup, and a host of other topics related to elk hunting and gear.
In Episode 09 of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey Jacobsen catches up with David Brinker to discuss their recent Roosevelt Elk hunt in western Oregon. Topics covered include hunting elk jungles, broadhead wounds, backcountry first aid, early Roosie rut, Rockies versus Roosies, early season calling, huckleberry grazing, accidents happen, and a hair-raising story of David impaling a broadhead in his calf while hunting deep in the woods.
In this Episode (08) of the Elk Talk Podcast, brought to you by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Corey and Randy are comparing notes after the first few weeks of elk season. Corey has been to Oregon and Wyoming. Randy has been to New Mexico. Hot weather has made the elk action a nightime activity. Topics discussed include backcountry first aid, mistakes made again this season, leaving elk to find elk, food patterns for peak rut, ignore sanctuaries in September, and other September elk hunting.
In this Episode (07) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy share the mic with Dirk Durham. Topics covered include Top 5 mistakes Dirk has seen in his life of elk hunting, #1 giving up too easy, #2 aggressive versus passive, #3 not being flexible when your plan isn't working, #4 be unorthodox, #5 not having your equipment working flawlessly, and a long list of other perspectives from a guy who has hunted, lived, and breathed elk for most his life.
Corey and Randy are joined by David Brinker, who is shooting a traditional bow at the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky, Montana. The crew talks about David's top 5 elk hunting mistakes, the difference between Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain Elk, and dealing with failure. Corey even shares his #1 Karaoke tip.
In Episode 5 of Elk Talk, Corey is joined by his elk hunting partner, Donnie Drake. They discuss the effects of the full moon on elk hunting, as well as hunting elk during the early season. They also discuss their 2018 elk hunting schedule, and share an exciting new video project they will be working on this fall.
In this Episode (02) of Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey each give their list of the Top 5 mistakes each of them made and still make. Elk hunting knowledge is acquired by making mistakes. Mistakes listed and most of them discussed were lack of elk knowledge, reliance on gadgets, not respecting the wind, lack of a plan, failure to experiment, getting stuck in a rut, setup mistakes, calling mistakes, and a few others that got discussed as part of the many tangents that come with Elk Talk.
In this Episode (01) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey Jacobsen and Randy Newberg explain how the Elk Talk idea came about, what the audience can expect for future content, the partners supporting the podcast, mistakes we commonly make, Top 5 topics every elk hunter must consider, wind and elk, rifle or archery, aggressive or passive, and setting the table for future content.