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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, GOHUNT, MTN OPS, and OutdoorClass.

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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, GOHUNT, MTN OPS, and OutdoorClass.

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English


Episodes
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Listener Questions on Hunting Failures | Episode 129

7/9/2024
In this episode (#129) of Elk Talk Podcast Randy and Corey are taking a lot of viewer questions. Topics covered include their season plans for 2024, solo elk calling challenge, set-up mistakes, Randy's elk hunting E-Guide, two basics of elk calling, why elk bed where they do, elk depend on their nose, elk do nothing randomly, find elk where they are thermoregulating, not all ridges are equal, black bear predation on elk calves, quality habitat reduces predation impacts, and other audience questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:27:59

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Elk Calling, Elk Advocacy & Other Elk Topics | Episode 128

6/25/2024
Corey and Randy are at the Total Archery Challenge in Big Sky Montana. Corey and the best elk callers in the world are there for RMEF's world elk calling championship. Topics covered include elk calling, Colorado change to OTC archery elk tags, Colorado elk advocates, taking action, what advocacy looks like, state-based wildlife models in America, holding Trustees accountable, how to fund revenue lost from non-residents, balancing science and social demands, and many other tangents semi-related to elk hunting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:38:07

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Mentally Tough Elk Hunters with MTN TOUGH | Episode 127

6/4/2024
Corey and Randy host Dustin Diefenderfer of MTN TOUGH. Topics covered include Dustin's hunting passions, archery elk hunting, the "packout from hell," cardio versus strength, and the obvious benefits of physical preparation for elk hunting, yet goes far deeper into the mental aspects of hunting and health. Randy explains being an adult-onset fitness adopter, fitness for the busy traveler, and a mix of hunting issues through the lens of age, hunting, and mental challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:40:53

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Working For More Elk, Habitat, and Access | Episode 126

5/20/2024
In this episode (#126) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are taking up the discussion after a weekend with 600 of RMEF's volunteers. Topics include shed antler seasons and issues, winter ranges off-limits, access to elk, growing private land elk populations, shrinking public land elk numbers, one-size-fits-all really fits none, Wyoming and Nevada elk management examples, elk advocates where there are no elk, new age of fire cycles, and a ton of other topics related to putting more elk in the hills and creating more access to elk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:38:22

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RMEF Co-Founder Charlie Decker, American Treasure | Episode 125

5/8/2024
Corey and Randy share the mic with Charlie Decker, one of four co-founders of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Recorded at the 40th Anniversary of RMEF, the topics covered include how it all started, the early failures, rough times, near bankruptcy, strain on marriages, perseverance, doing what you say you'll do, amazing volunteers, seeing a dream come to fruition, all told in Charlie's hilarious manner and sense of humor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:49:29

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Our Crystal Ball Projections for Elk Hunting | Episode 124

4/22/2024
Corey and Randy explore many off-season topics related to elk hunting information, various state deadlines, money generated by point schemes, deflating your points, the future of OTC tags, changes to point systems and point creep, slanting the table to well-heeled hunters, Wyoming setting the bar for non-resident elk fees, population explosion in Rocky Mountain states, the folly of point systems, correlation between technology and success rates and opportunity, and many other tangents important to elk hunting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:50

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Are Wildlife Trustees Qualified? Or Not? | Episode 123

4/1/2024
Randy and Corey follow up on a listener email where a Colorado Wildlife Commissioner claimed that State Trusteeship of Wildlife is legal fiction. In addition to updates on the deadlines for MT, CO, and UT, topics covered include qualification to be a wildlife trustee, do we want a Federal wildlife system, the laws/cases/Constitutional basis for our current state-based wildlife systems, Trustees ignoring their duties, how we got the the current systems we have, and many other topics that impact how wildlife gets managed and how opportunity gets allocated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:03

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Our Five Elk Hunting Mistakes | Episode 122

3/21/2024
Corey and Randy discuss a variety of topics to include Randy's Top Five Elk Hunting Mistakes, scientific selection of a hunting unit versus choosing an area that fits your hunting style, what criteria to use for selecting a unit, hunter density, success rates can be deceiving, Montana's crazy draw structure, is everything the Game & Fish agency's fault, some examples of successful advocacy, Corey's wolf hunting update, and the usual string of distractions and tangents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:45:49

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Elk, Applications, Policy, Gear, and Fitness | Episode 121

3/4/2024
In this episode (#121) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey has recovered from his trade show virus and joins Randy to solve a lot of elk hunting issues. Topics covered include upcoming draws in New Mexico, Montana, and Colorado, updates on some legislation proposals in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming, more animals equal opportunity, potential loss of OTC in Colorado impacts every state, Randy's fitness update, mental fortitude, and a lot of other banter, most of which relates to elk hunting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:29:02

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Listener Q&A and Arizona Deadlines | Episode 120

2/5/2024
In this episode (#120) of Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey take a lot of listener questions and try to answer them by category. Also touched is a reminder of the Arizona draw deadline. Other topics are western state population increases, Randy's Arizona choices, non-resident fee increases, Washington wildlife commission craziness, Colorado ballot initiative, Randy's Marriage 101 seminar, fitness for aging hunters, No Plan B, and a ton of other rabbit holes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:03

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Wanna Hunt Elk in 2024; Listen Up! | Episode 119

1/16/2024
In this Episode (#119) Corey and Randy come back from the Holiday break to discuss big changes to the elk application process, specifically big changes in Wyoming. Also covered is the huge threat to hunting from a Colorado Ballot Initiative, how to increase tag numbers, a technology hiccup by Corey's computer, and the normal banter that any good episode deserves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:37

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Transition From Hunting Season To Tag Season | Episode 118

12/15/2023
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy cover the transition from hunting season to planning season. Topics covered include draw seasons, Alaska elk, Wyoming fee increases, Randy's problem with floor jacks, trends in Idaho elk applications, hunting tactics for late season elk, Randy's hope that Arizona elk cooperate, and the normal host of tangents and other obscure stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:10

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The Most Brutal Packout Ever – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 10

11/29/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #10), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. Randy joins Corey once again in this episode, as Corey shares the story of an tough archery elk hunt in Oregon from 2014. The hunt itself was tough, but getting the elk back out to the road proved to push Corey’s limits. There may be been more extreme packouts, but none with as heavy of a pack for as long of a distance as Corey experienced on this hunt. “Reaching Your Peak” will be published every other week, to fill in the gap between regular ElkTalk Podcast episodes. In this new mini-series, Corey will be sharing stories from his past elk hunts, and then detailing a strategy or tactic that was instrumental in the success of that hunt – or a lesson learned that has helped shape the way he hunts elk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:09

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Singing The Post Rut Blues | Episode 117

11/13/2023
In this episode (#117) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy talk about their post-rut rifle hunts and the common observations. Topics covered include why the post-rut is so difficult, the many forms of sanctuary, technology and success rates, non-resident elk tags in Idaho, making your dream hunts reality, increasing your draw odds, who gets first shot, and a lot of other tangents stemming from listener emails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:50:47

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Transition From Archery To Rifle Season Tactics | Episode 116

10/31/2023
In this episode (#116) of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy finally match calendars and give updates about Kentucky, Idaho, and some other trips. Topics focus on the transition to rifle seasons of the post-rut and late season. A few tangents get drawn out concerning motorcycle wrecks in the mountains, marital and premarital advice for elk hunters, and the principles of elk hunting applied to coaching basketball. Fun stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:06:51

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Early Season Update 2023 | Episode 115

9/18/2023
In this episode of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey has returned from New Mexico and Randy has returned from Idaho. These two hunts are covered in detail, along with hunting in grizzly country, cooking grouse, and having a great hunting partner like Donnie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:48:37

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Perseverance Pays Off – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 9

9/11/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #9), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. And by popular demand, Randy joins Corey once again, as Corey shares the story of an unforgettable Idaho archery elk hunt from 2007. The hunt was brutal, and it came down to the last day, when Corey decided to go deep in search of elk. In fact, he ended up 7 miles from the truck before encountering an elk, an encounter that he rushed and messed up. Defeated, he hangs his head and starts the long, painful hike back to the truck… “Reaching Your Peak” will be published every other week, to fill in the gap between regular ElkTalk Podcast episodes, from now until the first part of October. In this new mini-series, Corey will be sharing stories from his past elk hunts, and then detailing a strategy or tactic that was instrumental in the success of that hunt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:29

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Elk Season Needs to Get Here, Soon! | Episode 114

9/4/2023
In this episode (#114) of the Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are getting ready for archery elk season. Topics covered are a influenced by Randy's pre-season elk fever, and include fat summer elk, lush forage and elk dispersal, E-scouting challenges on wet years, calling in heavily roaded areas, cow elk forage options, summer shooting practice, packing an elk with broken collar bone, Randy's dog story, empty freezers make for hungry hunters, remaining tag options for this season, budget priorities for elk hunting, roll your own coffee, and a ton of other topics to pass the time until season opens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:29:43

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The Bump and Charge Calling Tactic – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 8

8/28/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #8), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This time, Randy joins Corey, and is able to press Corey to share more details from the hunt, as well as the tactic that brought the bulls close to Corey. And the tactic they discuss in this episode is one that evolved from an “almost” botched hunt that took place nearly 25 years ago. During that hunt, Corey had been chasing a herd bull and his cows up the mountain, and as he was hiking up the ridge behind the herd, he unknowingly ended up above a completely different herd. With the thermals moving down the mountain, the cows in that herd winded him and busted down the mountain. Unsure what was going on, the bull that was lagging behind that herd bugled to his cows, and Corey learned a valuable lesson about a herd bull and his scattering cows… “Reaching Your Peak” will be published every other week, to fill in the gap between regular ElkTalk Podcast episodes, from now until the first part of October. In this new mini-series, Corey will be sharing stories from his past elk hunts, and then detailing a strategy or tactic that was instrumental in the success of that hunt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:31

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Herd Bulls Are A Different elk | Episode 113

8/21/2023
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are joined by Donnie Drake and his repertoire of Dad Jokes. Topics covered include how Donnie and Corey set up their team calling situations, when to cow call versus bugle, calling satellites versus herd bulls, motorbike wrecks, Randy crashing his Dad's truck, Corey's new elk film, where bulls stage in pre-rut, explanation of bull behavior through the entire rut phase, big bulls getting chased off by smaller older bulls, and a lot of other nuggets for archery elk season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:47:13