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Elk Calls

I'm going on my first ever Elk hunt to CO in September where I'll have my bow in hand during the rut.  I already bought the Hoochie mama and want to get some diaphram calls as well.  Does anybody have any recommendations? Which calls sound the most realistic and are the easiest to use? 

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From the experience of my

From the experience of my hunting party, Primos calls seem to be reliable and pretty easy to use. I carry a mini Bugle(8"-10") long that works well. You are able to bugle and cow call with it. The price at the time was good, I believe it was 15-20$. So for myself Primos calls are what I suggest. May you find what you are looking for be Blessed on your hunting trip here in sept!

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I carry a bugle tube along

I carry a bugle tube along with some diaphrams...I too recomend the Primos line.

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A couple of thing that you

A couple of thing that you should know is one don't over call and don't expect a reply to your call.  This being your first elk hunt I would keep quite for the most part.  If you want maby one evening try the bugle a try but don't expect any results or possibly even calling in another hunter.  I watched two hunters one year calling back and forth to each other thinking that they each had a bull on the other end. 

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funny

Critter wrote:

A couple of thing that you should know is one don't over call and don't expect a reply to your call.  This being your first elk hunt I would keep quite for the most part.  If you want maby one evening try the bugle a try but don't expect any results or possibly even calling in another hunter.  I watched two hunters one year calling back and forth to each other thinking that they each had a bull on the other end. 

Thas actually pretty funny, I've heard of that happening. I'm glad i get away from people, and hopefully that never happens to me

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I use E.L.K products. I personally think the E.L.K., Inc. Cow Talk Elk Call Model C is the best begginner cow call there is. As easy to use as Hoochie momma but sounds way better. Also I use their Power bugle though I tend to call far more cow and calf calls when elk hunting then Bugles. I do have a primos I like but like the E.L.K. band better and you can get three bands for it from soft through to  hyper agressive and raspy.

Anyway thier cow call is a n brainer to use and within a very short time is very realistic. That said I think its far more important to know WHEN to call, more so to know when not to then actual sound you make. I have called Bulls in squeeking my lips off the palm of my hand when reaching for call was to much movment.

Like said, less is more.

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Calls

Thanks for the help guys.

Romey

Is this the call you are referring to?

http://www.midwesthuntersoutlet.com/item.aspx?PID=142237&w=PQ%2BJDyOLrQE%3D

 

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Yes sir

Yes sir

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The diaphram calls take a bit

The diaphram calls take a bit to get use to. Get some and start using them. I think most the popular brands will do you fine. Remember each elk makes different sounds just like people. I think it's more of when and what type of calling you do to get the elk in

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