World Elk Calling Championships Winners

By Bow StaffMarch 29, 2017

The 2017 World Elk Calling Championships are in the books. The event took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the International Sportsmen’s Expositions. The best elk callers in the world gathered for this annual event to battle it out for elk calling’s biggest braggin’ rights. When it all wrapped up, Bryan Langley was crowned the 2017 champion in the Pro division.

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The best callers in the world can be found at the World Elk Calling Championships.

“It feels pretty good,” 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.”

Langley is a three-time champion in the professional division having also won titles in 2012 and 2013. He also won the men’s division in 2009.  Check out the video below to witness some of the calling expertise displayed by this years’ contestants.

Langley’s family also shined in 2017. Bryan’s oldest son, Brayden, competed in the men’s division for the first time while younger siblings Moriah, Gavin and Abram dominated the pee wee division by finishing first, second and fifth respectively.

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The Elk Calling World Championships provides fun times and big opportunities for the whole family.

Seventy-eight contestants, the most to take part since 2005, competed in six different divisions.

2017 World Elk Calling Championships Winners

Professional Division

Bryan Langley, McMinnville, Oregon

Corey Jacobsen, Boise, Idaho

Cody McCarthy, Post Falls, Idaho

Men’s Division

Damian Pagano, Rexburg, Idaho

Dirk Durham, Orofino, Idaho

Matt Toyn, Harrisville, Utah

Women’s Division

Lydia Smith, Rigby, Idaho

Misty Jacobsen, Vacaville, California

Jamie McCarthy, Post Falls, Idaho

Voice Division

Hannah Holiday, Northglenn, Colorado

Paul Griffiths, Somers, Montana

Kailee Brimmer, Keno, Oregon

Youth Division

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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