Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jacobsens enjoy banner weekend at Elk Calling Championships
Pictured here (l to r) are: back row, Misty Jacobsen, Rockie Jacobsen, and Corey Jacobsen (all three graduated from Orofino High School); front row, Isaac Jacobsen and Sam Jacobsen.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation crowned a series of champions at the 25th annual World Elk Calling Championships in Las Vegas March 1-2, and it was a banner weekend for the Jacobsens, the “First Family” of Elk Calling.
Jacobsen family members took first place in the peewee and women’s divisions, and topped the field in the first-ever Champion of Champions competition, an invitational involving previous winners of the professional division.
This was the 25th year of the World Elk Calling championship by RMEF and they invited all previous winners in the Pro division to compete for the Champion of Champions.
There was a three-way tie between Rockie, Corey and Al Morris. They had a bugle off and there was another tie – between father and son, Rockie and Corey, with Corey being crowned Champion that evening at the grand banquet.
The winners listed below all use Bugling Bull Game Calls.
1. Isaac Jacobsen, 10, Boise. Isaac is the grandson of Rockie and Rena Jacobsen, Kamiah and the son of Corey and Jennifer Jacobsen, Boise. Isaac started competing when he was five years old.
Also competing in the PeeWee division and placing was Sam Jacobsen, Isaac’s six-year-brother.
1. Misty Jacobsen, Monterey, CA. This is Misty’s twelfth win, the most of any contestant.
1. Dirk Durham, Moscow. Dirk graduated from Orofino High School and works for Nightforce Optics in Orofino.
1. Bryan Langley, McMinnville, OR.
2. Corey Jacobsen, Boise.
3. Rockie Jacobsen, Kamiah.
Corey Jacobsen, Boise.
Several winners in the other divisions use Bugling Bull Game Calls which are manufactured in Kamiah by Rockie and Rena Jacobsen, owners of Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls & Supplies LLC.