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Tag: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation


Joel Turner of Eatonville second in Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation calling contest

Eatonville resident Joel Turner took second place in the professional division during the recent 2012 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation/Leupold World Elk Calling Championships.

In the professional division, competitors are required to make specific calls such as barks, whistles and screaming bugles. The amateur-level callers have 30 seconds to mimic cow elk sounds, followed by bull sounds.

The competition was held as part of the foundation’s annual convention and expo, which ended Feb. 4 in Las Vegas.

Bryan Langley of McMinnville, Ore., won the professional division, while Corey Jacobsen of Boise took third. Turner won the event in 2008.

Winners received

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation funds Washington projects

Wildlife conservation projects in 17 Washington counties have been selected to receive grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year.

The grants, totaling $186,270, will help with work in Pierce, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Jefferson, King, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman and Yakima counties.

Since 1984, the foundation’s annual grants have helped complete 433 different projects in Washington with a value of more than $101 million, said a news release.

Here are the projects that were funded:

Asotin County: Reduce decadent grasses and improve elk forage by prescribed burning 932 acres in the

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