2019 World Elk Calling Championships Dominated by Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls

The finest elk callers on the planet recently took part in the annual World Elk Calling Championships, and this year many of the winners used Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls.

2019 World Elk Calling Championships Dominated by Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls

Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls have a strong following among hunters and competitive callers alike, and the company was well represented recently in Park City, Utah, at the 2019 World Elk Calling Championships (WECC), which was hosted at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Mountain Festival on July 11-12.

Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls were used to win first and third place in the event’s Professional Division; first, second, third and fourth in the Men’s Division; second, third and fourth in Women’s Division; first and third in Voice Division; and first in Peewee Division.

Corey Jacobsen won his 10th World Elk Calling Championship by winning the Professional Division with his ELK101 signature series Bully Bull Extreme bugle tube, Temptress cow/calf call, All-Star and Champ diaphragms. Josh Fields used the Reaper and Black Magic diaphragms and Wapiti Whacker bugle tube to win third place in the Pro’s at his first-ever calling competition. (Click here to read the Bowhunting World article, “Elk Hunting the Corey Jacobsen Way.”)

Corey Jacobsen
Corey Jacobsen

Jermaine Hodge took first place in the Men’s Division using the Black Magic and Reaper diaphragm at his first WECC experience. Cory Christman placed second with his Wapiti Whacker and Champ diaphragm, improving upon his Sweet 16 finish in 2018. Cole Dunegan achieved third place using the combination of the Bully Bull Extreme, All-Star and Contender diaphragms. Rustyn Fu rounded out the top four in Men’s with his Bully Bull Extreme along with the Champ and All-Star diaphragms.

Lydia Smith placed second in the Women’s Division using her Wapiti Whacker with Black Magic and Reaper diaphragms. Third place went to Kate Forest using a Wapiti Whacker and Black Magic diaphragm. Jessi Jacobsen used a Bully Bull Extreme and All-Star diaphragm to secure fourth place in the Women’s Division.

Hannah Holiday used the Wapiti Whacker and Bully Bull Extreme bugle tubes to amplify her natural voice to take her third World Championship in the Voice Division. Sam Jacobsen secured third place in the Voice Division with the help of his Bully Bull Extreme.

First-place winners Chris Fong (Peewee Division) and Corey Jacobsen (Professional Division) at the 2019 World Elk Calling Championships.
First-place winners Chris Fong (Peewee Division) and Corey Jacobsen (Professional Division) at the 2019 World Elk Calling Championships.

Ten-year-old Chris Fong wowed the crowd all week with his calling ability. He took first place in the Peewee Division with his Bully Bull Extreme bugle tube and Mini Master diaphragm.

About Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls

Used to win more titles at the RMEF World Elk Calling Championships than all other call companies combined, Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls is based in Kamiah, Idaho. Founder Rockie Jacobsen has 30-plus years of experience building game calls. In 1994, Rockie started Bugling Bull Game Calls and in 2012 changed the name to Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls. For more information, visit

www.rockymountainhuntingcalls.com.

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