Contestant Conduct: All contestants must adhere to the rules and regulations of the contest. Any contestant who harass the announcer, calling officials, scorekeepers, or other contestants will be disqualified and forfeit their entry fee.
Registration: Contestants MUST be pre-registered 1 hour before the preliminary round they are competing in. Please email Carl if you plan to compete (no matter when you register) by Wednesday noon on February 19th. We need your name and participation division. Carl Swartz at CarlJSwartz@yahoo.com with subject line of "Elk Calling Contest"
Pre-Calling Meeting: Friday 6:00 pm & 12:30 pm Saturday
General Rules: Only vocal calling or sounds produced by handheld or breath operated instruments may be used. Electronic devices or props are prohibited.
Calls: Contestant will base their calls on the following sequence. The time sequence will be a maximum of two minutes, (one minute for cow/calf sounds, and one minute for bull sounds.) Each caller will be asked to produce both cow/calf sounds and bull elk sounds by the official. The official will signal to the caller when the minute has concluded.
Scoring: Judges will score each caller from behind a screen that prevents them from seeing the contestants. Each judge will evaluate each contestant on the following:
There will be three (3) judges.
Total possible score for contestant will be One Hundred and Twenty (120).
Ties: Contestant’s score by the highest Bull Sounds score will break all ties for 1st through 3rd. If scores are the same, a call off will result and judges will re-score the contestants.
Awards: Awards will be provided for First through Third place. Awards will be given directly after the competition is concluded and the scores tabulated.
Contestants Order of Competition: The contestants will draw numbers and call in the order of the draw.
Divisions: There will be four divisions: 1) Professional/Open** 2) Adult 3) Youth (15 -8 yrs) 4) Peewee (7 and under). ** any entrant who owns a calling business or works as a sales representative for a calling business must enter the Professional/Open division.
Special Note: All contestants must attend the meeting at 6 pm on Friday or 12:30 pm on Saturday. Contestants will be drawing numbers for calling positions at this time and reviewing the rules of the event.
If you have any questions please contact Carl Swartz at CarlJSwartz@yahoo.com