Elk NetworkSelecting a Well-Rounded Calling Set Up for the Elk Woods

Gear 101 , Sponsored Content | July 29, 2022

Elk season is right around the corner…do you know what elk calls are the best choice for you?  Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls offers a variety of diaphragms, open reed cow calls, and bugle tubes to give you a well-rounded arsenal of calls.  The following will get you started on picking the best diaphragm call for you as well as set you up with your desired choice of open reed cow call, and bugle tube.

Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls prides itself on offering elk hunters three different choices of diaphragm frame widths and three different palate or dome heights. The size and shape of your palate (roof of your mouth) will vary slightly from person to person.

Most people can use our medium-width frame with medium-height dome. The GTP frame is used to build these calls. The most popular calls in the GTP series are Raging Bull, Black Magic, Mellow Momma, Reaper, and Tines Up.

People with a narrow palate, typically also have a higher palate. For those people, we have the TST/Elk101 frame. It is our narrowest frame with our tallest dome. The most popular calls in the TST/Elk101 series are: All-Star, Champ, Rock Star and Contender.

Specialty Diaphragms

While most people are into the GTP or TST categories, not everyone does. RMHC has four specialty diaphragms for people with unique palate shapes and sizes.

The Mini Master uses the TST frame but has a large portion of the tape cut away. This call tends to fit youth the best and people that have a bad gag reflex.

The Remedy uses the original Palate Plate design. The plate is raised slightly, but is flat…there is no arch. This call fits people that have a very shallow palate.

The Wild Fury has a small frame with a slight dome. This call was designed with Kristy Titus to fit women callers.

Herd Master uses our widest frame and the tallest dome. This call fits people with a large mouth/palate.

Studies show that around 10% of the general public have latex allergies to some degree. For those people, using a standard diaphragm is out of the question. RMHC has created a non-latex diaphragm call, Da Bull, that all hunters can use. The medium-width frame and medium-height dome will fit the majority of callers and is made of non-latex materials.

The Voo Doo cow call was designed to put a spell on the majestic bull elk. With its unique soundboard of vented holes and tone-quality acrylic barrel, this call will produce realism, accuracy and ease of use in elk call sounds. With its pleading estrus sounds, easy-to-obtain mews and chirps of both cows and calves will make the Voo Doo hard to beat for calling in your next elk.

The Seducer has a polished black acrylic barrel with the RMEF logo engraved on it. The sound board has 2 holes that create very mellow sounds. The combination of acrylic barrel, sound board and reed produce very clear notes of cow and calf mews and chirps. The Seducer will also make great estrus sounds.

One of the most realistic cow calls ever produced with a no-stick response every time. The holes in the “Tone Cap”, can be used to change the tone, pitch, and volume of the call.

Like many of our products, there is a wide selection of tubes to pick from.  Each one has its own qualities.  Each tube creates different back pressures, tones, and pitches when you add a diaphragm, or use our conquer mouthpiece or surefire adapter.  The Wapiti Whacker will create all the sounds, even the high pitch screaming challenge, location, and display calls of a bull elk. With all of these innovative ideas all wrapped up in one unit, you can now expect the accuracy, realism and ease of use in this Bugle Tube.

The Bully Bull Extreme creates an even flow of air for back pressure and easier to obtain octave note changes.  It has been used by Corey Jacobsen as part of his signature series for several years and has been a staple product in our bugle tube line.

The Bull Basher Bugle Tube is the first production hybrid bugle tube produced using an aluminum mouthpiece and molded barrel. The aluminum mouthpiece and throat create high screaming pitches and more dynamic sounds. It has a new helical “splitter” inserted into the mouth opening to help stabilize air flow, easier octave changes, and volume control. The throat design gives optimal back pressure. The short 18” length makes it easy to carry, yet creates great volume and the molded barrel gives deeper growls and chuckles.

We hope that this information is helpful in selecting your call setup for this year.

Best of luck in Elk Country!


For more information visit www.rockymountainhuntingcalls.com