Have You Ever Attended an Elk Calling Contest?
Elk hunting is a way of life for many. And for the rest, it's a dream. And the world elk calling championship is a way to celebrate that lifestyle and all those who are great at sounding like this big game animal.
The recent event, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Sportsmen's Exposition, took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elk hunters and callers gathered from all across the country to show off their calling abilities.
Bryan Langley, a three-time professional division champion, won 1st place in the professional division.
It feels pretty good. It's been awhile. Corey and I have gone back and forth every year, said Langley. The first sequence I felt that my call was breaking up a little bit so I switched to a different call and I felt like I hit all the notes I needed to.
His kids also competed and performed well in different divisions. His oldest son, Brayden, competed in the men's division. His younger three, Moriah, Gavin and Abram won first, second and fifth, respectively.
Click here for the full story on the 2017 elk calling championship. Check out the full list of winners in each category below.
2017 World Elk Calling Championships winners:
- Bryan Langley, McMinnville, Oregon
- Corey Jacobsen, Boise, Idaho
- Cody McCarthy, Post Falls, Idaho
- Damian Pagano, Rexburg, Idaho
- Dirk Durham, Orofino, Idaho
- Matt Toyn, Harrisville, Utah
- Lydia Smith, Rigby, Idaho
- Misty Jacobsen, Vacaville, California
- Jamie McCarthy, Post Falls, Idaho
- Hannah Holiday, Northglenn, Colorado
- Paul Griffiths, Somers, Montana
- Kailee Brimmer, Keno, Oregon
- Jacob Simper, Tooele, Utah
- Joseph Simper, Tooele, Utah
- Hunter Lewis, Herriman, Utah
Pee Wee Division
- Moriah Langley, McMinnville, Oregon
- Gavin Langley, McMinnville, Oregon
- Fisher Lewis, Herriman, Utah
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