Elk NetworkBrooks Defends Title, Wins 2023 RMEF World Elk Calling Championship

News Releases | June 29, 2023

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.

Professional Division:

  1. Beau Brooks                           La Center, Washington
  2. Corey Jacobsen                      Donnelly, Idaho
  3. Ruben Hunt                           Anaconda, Montana
  4. Josh Fields                             Columbia Falls, Montana

Men’s Division:

  1. Patrick Littrell                        Peyton, Colorado
  2. Carson Hill                             Idaho Falls, Idaho
  3. Kelton Allman                        Santa, Idaho
  4. Shaun Boese                          Helena, Montana

Women’s Division:

  1. Jessi Jacobsen                       Donnelly, Idaho
  2. Ella Lees                                 LaGrande, Oregon
  3. Marisa Pagano-Noteboom    Anaconda, Montana
  4. Cheyenne Sloan                     Craig, Colorado

Pee Wee Division:

  1. Sam Wolcott                          Rexburg, Idaho
  2. Hunter Littrell                        Peyton, Colorado
  3. Kohen Garvin                        Elberta, Utah
  4. 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.