World Elk Calling Championships


Yak…..Yaaaaak…..Yakkkkk

It’s not been confirmed yet whether the four time Elk calling world champion out of Miami Florida Ace Ventura will be entering this years competition, but one things for sure, the best of the best will be there to display their skills to the world.

This is not a joke (except the whole first part about Ace Ventura) the 2011 World Elk Calling Championships are set to take place Friday and Saturday at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center.

They even went as far as editing together the greatest collection of Elk Calling you can possibly imagine. There’s nothing more beautiful than the sweet sound of Elk’s mating set to Trans-Siberian Orchestra as background music….

Just in case your like me and super stoked about this competition, here’s some background info about the event.

The elk-calling competition will be held in six divisions: professional, men, women, natural voice, youth and pee-wee. Amateur-level callers have 30 seconds to mimic cow elk sounds, followed by bull sounds. Professionals are required to make specific calls such as barks, whistles and screaming bugles. Most callers blow across a latex reed placed inside the mouth. In the natural voice division, however, no reeds are allowed. A variety of plastic tubes are used like megaphones, giving the sounds realistic resonance. Judges score each competitor anonymously.

Preliminary rounds begin Friday at 9 a.m., and championship rounds begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Winners receive prizes and cash ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Elk Camp also includes seminars led by authorities on bowhunting and other hunting skills, horse packing, marksmanship, wild game cooking, game calling strategies and more. There will also be displays of record elk, plus a 450-booth expo hall filled with outfitted hunting and fishing opportunities, art, gear, firearms and everything elk.