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The right call: Idaho resident wins world elk calling championship

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Corey Jacobsen won his ninth career title at the 2018 competition. Jacobsen is from Donnelly, Idaho earlier this month. (Courtesy)
Corey Jacobsen won his ninth career title at the 2018 competition. Jacobsen is from Donnelly, Idaho earlier this month. (Courtesy)

An Idaho resident won the won the 2018 World Elk Calling championship earlier this month.

Corey Jacobsen won his ninth career title at the 2018 competition. Jacobsen is from Donnelly, Idaho.

105 callers competed in the competition which was held in Salt Lake City, according to a news release. The competition went from March 16 through 17.

“The RMEF World Elk Calling Championships have always been a solid foundation for exposing people to elk hunting and elk calling,” said Jacobsen in the release. “With the new head-to-head format, I think it will continue to become more engaging for spectators, which will help us grow and promote something we are passionate about – and that is the fact that hunting is conservation.”

In 2011, Jacobsen dispensed some advice to elk hunters via an Idaho Statesmen story: spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2011/jul/08/champion-elk-caller-advises-hunters-work-now-confidence/.

Here is the full list of the 2018 World Elk Calling championships winners:

Professional Division

1. Corey Jacobsen, Donnelly, ID

2. Tom Diesing, Loveland, CO

3. Beau Brooks, La Center, WA

4. Jason Neitzel, Rigby, ID

Men’s Division

1. Matt Toyn, Plain City, UT

2. Chris Pastor, West Haven, UT

3. John Simper, Tooele, UT

4. Brayden Langley, McMinnville, OR

Women’s Division

1. Marisa Pagano, Rexburg, ID

2. Jessi Sletten, Loveland, CO

3. Lydia Smith, Rigby, ID

4. Amy Morris, Springville, UT

Voice Division

1. Hannah Holiday, Northglenn, CO

2. Samuel Jacobsen, Donnelly, ID

3. Kailee Brimmer, Keno, OR

Youth Division

1. Jacob Simper, Tooele, UT

2. Joseph Simper, Tooele, UT

3. Carson Hill, Idaho Falls, ID

4. Dakota Dunlap, Aumsville, OR

Pee Wee Division

1. Isaac Simper, Tooele, UT

2. Gavin Langley, McMinnville, OR

3. Fisher Lewis, Herriman, UT

4. Ava King, Fruita, CO

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