LAS VEGAS, Nev.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation crowned a series of champions at the 25th annual World Elk Calling Championships in Las Vegas.
It was a banner weekend for the Jacobsens, the “First Family” of Elk Calling. Jacobsen family members took first place in the peewee and women’s divisions, and topped the field in the first-ever Champion of Champions competition, an invitational involving previous winners of the professional division.
Justus Bomley (age 7) called a bird in for his dad, Dustin Bomley, this morning... He used the strutter box. Justus was pretty excited to call a bird in. It was only a 5" beard jake, but it was his calling, I had to shoot it for him! He can make that strutter box sing!!! By Dustin Bomley
Rogue Chapter RMEF Youth Turkey Hunt
This past weekend was my annual Rogue Chapter RMEF Youth Turkey Hunt that you gave the turkey call donation to. Everything went perfect with 9 year old Spencer. He literally hunted daylight to dark on Saturday and was dead serious until days end about hunting. All of us “grown-ups” were talking a bit too much or Spencer and he finally looked at us and said “Are we talking or hunting?”. This kids attention span and intensity was second to none. I was very impressed. Spencer even learned how to use his turkey calls prior to the hunt!
On Sunday, Jeff Heil, Life Member and Volunteer called in three jakes and Spencer sat completely still for 17 minutes while these three jakes took turns beating up the jake decoy.
For 17 minutes the turkeys were grouped together too close for him to take an ethical shot and he kept it together the entire time, unmoving. When the birds finally split up a bit, he took one perfectly placed shot and his bird was down. I have footage of the entire hunt from two angles. The blast from his shotgun nearly knocking him over. Spencer may be 9, but he is the size of a 4 or 5 year old kid, he is tiny! We had a great trip and I can’t wait to share the footage with you. Such a remarkable little boy!!!
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Facebook Contest - We Have a Winner!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Facebook contest. A Big Congratulations goes out to the winner of our Facebook contest. Mark Eric Brooks from Council Grove Kansas. Mark will get A Montana Decoy, Alpine Quiver, One Armed Bandit, Scratch Pad Slate call, Strutter Box call and a Grand Slam 4-pack of our mouth diaphragms. Keep your eyes out for our next Facebook contest for your chance to win!!