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Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Winners Announced!
« on: March 23, 2017, 09:13:22 PM »
After talking it over with bearpaw (Dale; Bear Paw Outfitters big dog and the head cook and bottle washer at Hunting-Washington.com) its been decided that we'll do the 2017 Elk Calling Contest as a collaborative effort between WapitiTalk.com and Hunting-Washington.com. Should be a blast! We've already got a good handful of great sponsor prizes lined up with many more to follow I'm sure. Sooo, here it is folks... the official announcement. Dust those calls off and start practicing your sound clip for the first annual WapitiTalk.com and Hunting-Washington.com Elk Calling Contest!

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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 09:27:41 PM »
im getting excited now.  sounds like a lot of fun!
 will each contestant find out what they scored so we know what to work on?
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 09:31:47 PM »
Holy smokes. 20 seconds each is fast!
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 10:21:01 PM »
that is fast. 
one other question, are both diaphragm and external reed elk calls allowed? or does it need to all be done with a diaphragm?
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 08:12:31 AM »
will each contestant find out what they scored so we know what to work on?

Only final score tallies/rankings will be posted on the forum(s) but yes........ in past contests, I've captured and provided some of the judges comments to the contestants if they wish to receive them. 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 08:18:29 AM »
one other question, are both diaphragm and external reed elk calls allowed? or does it need to all be done with a diaphragm? 

Yes sir, any human operated calls are acceptable for submission.  I say that because I remember receiving a PM during one contest asking if they could use an electronic elk call for their submission, I kid you not  :rolleyes:   
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 02:43:20 PM »
Hoping for lots of entries, dig out your calls folks!  :tup:
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 03:11:03 PM »
one other question, are both diaphragm and external reed elk calls allowed? or does it need to all be done with a diaphragm? 

Yes sir, any human operated calls are acceptable for submission.  I say that because I remember receiving a PM during one contest asking if they could use an electronic elk call for their submission, I kid you not  :rolleyes:

Would my human operated electric call work  :chuckle: ;)
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 04:44:11 PM »
one other question, are both diaphragm and external reed elk calls allowed? or does it need to all be done with a diaphragm? 

Yes sir, any human operated calls are acceptable for submission.  I say that because I remember receiving a PM during one contest asking if they could use an electronic elk call for their submission, I kid you not  :rolleyes:

Note to self.... Require Ghunt to send in a video if he enters the calling contest.  ;)

Would my human operated electric call work  :chuckle: ;)
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2017, 05:50:33 PM »
Anyone want to volunteer tips for best way the easiest/best way to make an acceptable recording?  Iphone video ?

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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
Anyone want to volunteer tips for best way the easiest/best way to make an acceptable recording?  Iphone video ?

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Just for clarification, the three 20 second intervals have to be recorded in one shot? ex: hit record, perform all three calling topics then stop recording?  Trimming only allowed to cut dead "audio space" at beginning and end of recording?
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2017, 07:56:36 AM »
"Just for clarification, the three 20 second intervals have to be recorded in one shot? ex: hit record, perform all three calling topics then stop recording?  Trimming only allowed to cut dead "audio space" at beginning and end of recording?"

Yes, that is correct; one continuous recording from start to finish (total length not to exceed 1 minute +/- 5 seconds). 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »
I heard that the winner gets to join me on my weneha bull hunt. :rolleyes:

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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2017, 07:53:33 AM »
I heard that the winner gets to join me on my weneha bull hunt. :rolleyes:

Shrewd plan tonymoe  ;).
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 07:54:47 AM »
Judges have been locked in and I'm starting to get the prizes already! 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2017, 09:59:02 AM »
Flyer has been updated showing all the great sponsors for this year's calling contest.  Contest window opens in a bit over four weeks from today; hope everybody is dusting their calls off and starting to work on their sound clip!  This year's calling contest should be a blast! 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 05:52:55 PM »
I'm not the smartest cat in the woods but my fuzzy math computes that this event is starting in what, less than two weeks?  Holy heck, that's right around the corner!  I hope all the contestants have been working on their clip and are ready to get this thing rolling with a bang (I mean with elk sounds).  RJ   
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Re: Elk Calling Contest - Official Announcement!
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 07:50:25 AM »
The contest submission window opened today and runs through midnight 14 May (Pacific Standard Time).  Those who submit their contest clips earlier, rather than waiting until the end of the week, will have an opportunity to win an elk call or two (raffle prizes) from none other than Phelps Game Calls.  Good luck to everyone who is participating in the calling contest this year!       
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Submission Window Open Now!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2017, 08:03:40 AM »
Send em in folks; the judges need some clips to listen to.  As mentioned, those who submit their clips sooner than later during the submission week (8-14 May) will have a chance at some Phelps calls (raffles). 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Submission Window Open Now!
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2017, 07:08:33 PM »
All right you buzzards, get your clips sent in.  I don't want to flood the judges with all of them at the last minute. 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Submission Window Open Now!
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2017, 09:11:29 AM »
Happy Friday to all!  Tic tock, tic tock... only a few more days to get your clips in for the calling contest.  As of today, I've received a handful of clips but definitely have room for more contestants!  Some very, very nice prizes await those who participate and place in the top 6 finishers.     
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Submission Window Open Now!
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2017, 03:21:57 PM »
Any last day entries (contest window closes today at midnight, PST)?  Send a clip in if you'd like.
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Judging Begins...
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 08:48:52 AM »
All the clips are in and with the judges.  We received a total of 14 entries for this year's contest.  I'll try to have the results out by the middle of the week?  Thanks to all who entered. 
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Re: Elk Calling Contest; 8 - 14 May 2017; Judging Begins...
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2017, 04:04:32 PM »
So half are winners! i like the odds :chuckle:

 

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