MISSOULA, Mont. — Beau Brooks of La Center, Washington, fought off a stacked field that included six other past world champions to defend his title and win the professional division of the 2023 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, in Big Sky, Montana. In doing so, he pocketed a first-place check for $5,000.
“It doesn’t feel real but it is truly so surreal,” said Brooks. “It’s super cool to be able to walk up there and be like, ‘You know, I might have a chance today.’ It was really, really special.”
Patrick Littrell of Peyton, Colorado, who finished third in both 2021 and 2022, held off the field to win $2,500 and his first men’s championship.
Jessi Jacobsen of Donnelly, Idaho, rallied by fighting her way out of the loser’s bracket to win her second women’s championship in three years and a $2,500 check.
Like Brooks, Sam Wolcott of Rexburg, Idaho, was the only other caller to go unbeaten in his division as he won $1,000 and his second consecutive pee wee division world title.
- Beau Brooks La Center, Washington
- Corey Jacobsen Donnelly, Idaho
- Ruben Hunt Anaconda, Montana
- Josh Fields Columbia Falls, Montana
- Patrick Littrell Peyton, Colorado
- Carson Hill Idaho Falls, Idaho
- Kelton Allman Santa, Idaho
- Shaun Boese Helena, Montana
- Jessi Jacobsen Donnelly, Idaho
- Ella Lees LaGrande, Oregon
- Marisa Pagano-Noteboom Anaconda, Montana
- Cheyenne Sloan Craig, Colorado
Pee Wee Division:
- Sam Wolcott Rexburg, Idaho
- Hunter Littrell Peyton, Colorado
- Kohen Garvin Elberta, Utah
- Wyatt Hedges Missoula, Montana
RMEF doled out more than $45,000 in cash and prizes to the top elk callers. In addition to Sportsman’s Warehouse, other sponsors were Bow Spider, Browning, Buck Knives, Eberlestock, Hoyt, Leupold, Montana Decoy, Nosler, Schnee’s, Sitka and Swagger.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Founded more than 39 years ago and fueled by hunters, RMEF maintains more than 225,000 members and has conserved more than 8.6 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.