Hunter’s Specialties® Pro Staff Member Al Morris Wins World Elk Calling Title
Cedar Rapids, IA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Al Morris, a member of the Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff, emerged from a pack of professional callers at the 25th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation World Elk Calling Championships with the first place crown in the Professional Division.
“This is an awesome feeling,” said Morris. “I have had several second and third place finishes at the World Championships over the years, so to finally win first place is a dream come true. As always, there was another tough field of competitors this year. All my years of hunting, guiding and entering calling contests have really paid off.”
Contestants in the professional division are required to make specific calls such as cow and calf calls, barks, whistles, growls and screaming bugles before a panel of judges. Each contestant is then given 60 seconds for free-style cow and bull calls.
“The new Infinity Latex that we’re using in our Wayne Carlton’s Calls has really helped me to make quality elk sounds,” said Morris. “It’s so consistent and durable that I don’t have to worry about the sound of my calls changing in the middle of a competition.”
“We’re excited for Al,” said Hunter’s Specialties co-owners David and Carman Forbes. “We’ve been a big supporter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation over the years and the great conservation work they do. It’s special to see one of our own do so well in the competition.”
The World Elk Calling Championships are held to help raise awareness of elk habitat and conservation initiatives of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. To date, the RMEF has helped to protect or enhance more than 5.5 million acres. Winners receive prizes ranging from $500.00 up to $2500.00 for first place.
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