World’s Best Elk Callers to Compete for $45,000 in Cash, Gear

From the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host the 32nd annual RMEF World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, at the RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival on July 22-23, 2022, in Park City, Utah. Participants will face off for the opportunity to win more than $45,000 in cash, hunting gear and other prizes.

“Last year, we had some amazing head-to-head competitions that resulted in talented, new champions crowned in five different divisions,” said Kyle Weaver, RMEF president and CEO. “We look forward to more dynamic calling showdowns this summer and invite elk hunters from across the country to join us and participate.”

The field will be seeded based on past performance with bracketed, head-to-head competition in all divisions–professional, men’s, women’s, voice, youth and pee wee. When narrowed down to the final eight competitors, the format will switch to double-elimination in the pro, men’s and women’s divisions while voice, youth and pee wee will remain single elimination from start to finish.

A number of past champions expected to compete include 10-time individual winner Corey Jacobsen as well as daughter Jessi, 2021 women’s champion, and defending professional division winner Cody McCarthy while defending men’s champ Tony Gilbertson will jump up a level to compete in the pro division.

Devoted public lands advocate, elk hunter and RMEF life member Randy Newberg will again serve as emcee.

There are no entry fees and the competition is open to any qualifying person. Go here to view the rules and register. All contestants must pre-register by Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 5 p.m. (MDT). Admission at the Canyons Village is free to the public both days.

In addition to presenting sponsor Sportsman’s Warehouse, other sponsors include Bow Spider, Browning, Eberlestock, Gerber, Hoyt, Leupold, Montana Decoy, Nosler, Schnee’s, Swagger and Traeger.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

Founded more than 37 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved nearly 8.4 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.

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