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Learn How to Call Elk, Beginner Series
Hunting & calling elk
Meet your instructor, world elk-calling champion Cody McCarthy. He's been hunting elk in Idaho since he was a kid — but he's not kidding around when it comes to calling elk.
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Calls and Lingo
Learn what defines the three types of elk calls: elk diaphragms, bugle tubes and external calls.
Learn how bulls, cows and calves make sound, what time of year elk bugle, and what makes rutting season like a Friday night at a dive bar.
How to Use a Diaphragm
Using an elk diaphragm is foundational to every call, so don't skip this lesson even if you've been calling for years! Learn the right way to hold the diaphragm with your tongue, add pressure and blow hot air from your diaphragm.