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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-Season Hunting Primer | Episode 112

8/7/2023
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Randy and Corey are at the Total Archery Challenge in Utah to do a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. In this podcast cover many pre-season topics to include early season opener dates, tactics for pre-rut archery, hot weather issues and strategies, traveling bulls after velvet rub cow call or bugling, aggressive or passive, first legal elk or hold out for an old bull, elk hunter vision, focusing on forage or water, let the elk tell you what they prefer, and a ton of other points about pre-rut archery elk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:58

The Frontal Shot on Elk – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 7

8/3/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #7), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This week, Corey shares the story of an elk encounter – a most-unexpected elk encounter – while archery hunting for elk in Idaho in 2008. His hunting partner, Donnie, had forgotten a key piece of elk hunting equipment back at the truck on that particular morning, so Corey offered his gear to Donnie, leaving him quite unprepared for what happens next. But that’s not the lesson shared in this story. While remembering critical gear is always an important part of any hunt, the lesson learned on this hunt goes much deeper. And Corey tackles the topic, head-on. “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:00:30:38

Technology; Help, Hindrance or Ho Hum? | Episode 111

7/24/2023
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy get into a deep discussion of how technology forces game agencies to adapt to protect the resource. Topics mentioned cover digital maps, game cameras, long distance equipment, vehicles, ATVs, the internet, and many other tech topics. We embrace technology and always have. What does that mean for the elk herds we cherish? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:33:32

Expectations and Perspective – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 6

7/19/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #6), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This week, Corey shares the story of his first out-of-state elk hunt, a hunt that took place in a premiere unit in Arizona in 2005. He shares the details of how they filled 3 archery tags in 4 days on mature 6-point bulls, which includes many valuable lessons. But the biggest lesson of all, was one he learned the hard way. Fortunately, 3 years later, Corey again drew an archery elk tag in Arizona, and this time, was able to redeem the mistakes he made on his first hunt there… “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:00:36:43

The Madness of Midday Elk Hunting – “Reaching Your Peak” Episode 5

7/3/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #5), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This week, Corey shares the story of his Idaho archery elk hunt in 2010 with his hunting partner, Donnie Drake. A herd bull gives them the slip early in the morning, and they are tricked by the echoing bugles in the narrow canyon they are hunting. This leads them to the wrong side of the canyon, where they are met with silence...until 12:30 p.m. With the herd bull on the main ridge clear across the drainage, there is only one option, and it involves a lot of hiking. But with the bull being bedded down for the afternoon, their chances of getting in close have now increased, and they are in for an incredible "Midday Madness" experience! “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:00:37:01

Elk Hunter; A Lifetime Craft | Episode 110

6/28/2023
In this episode of Elk Talk Podcast, Corey and Randy are at the Total Archery Challenge where Corey is getting ready for the World Elk Calling Championship. Lots of topics covered; committing to a life of elk hunting, Elk Hunter v. those who want to go elk hunting, honing your craft, mental checklists, rifle hunting is easier, technology benefits, when to draw, perfecting the setup, how much to E-scout, using historical imagery, creating options, and lots of other good elk talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:42:31

“Reaching Your Peak” (Episode #4)

6/19/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #4), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This week, Corey shares the story of an Idaho archery elk hunt from 2004 with his good buddy, David Burdette. Frustration leads them to apply a lesson from high school geometry on a tight-lipped, uninterested bull elk. The results, and the ending to this story, just might surprise you... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:33

The Year 'Round Elk Hunter | Episode 109

6/12/2023
In this episode of the Elk Talk Podcast (Episode 109), Corey and Randy talk about many off season topics and answer listener questions. Topics covered include archery elk setups, Randy's amateur mistake, family hunting vacations, overcoming health issues, helping with predator management, teaching elk hunting, why cow elk are where they are, and many other rabbit holes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:39:38

“Reaching Your Peak” (Episode #3)

6/5/2023
In this Episode of the "Reaching Your Peak" mini-series, (Episode #3), we have another story/lesson from Corey Jacobsen. This week, Corey shares the struggles he faced trying to call in elk during his 2016 New Mexico hunt with Randy Newberg. His perseverance and persistence were challenged, and he had to dig deep to pull off a successful hunt. He shares the details of the hunt, as well as guidelines for when it might be time to switch gears... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:45