A realistic call can make all the difference on an elk hunt. Learn the right way to use an elk diaphragm and how to vary your bugle from a world elk calling champion so you can fill your tag.

Elk Series

Beginner & Intermediate courses available now!

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Your Call the Wild subscription gives you yearlong access to all available Slayer trainings.


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World elk calling champion Cody McCarthy is your guide so you can learn how to call elk like a pro.

Talk Like an Elk

Elk communication is most complex during the rut. Decipher what they’re saying and how to talk back.

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Hunting & calling elk

Elk Communication

When you hear elk bugle

Elk Calls & Lingo

How elk calls work

How To Use a Diaphragm

Master the elk mouth call

Basic Bugle, Pt. I

How to use a bugle tube

Basic Bugle, Pt. II

Add in vocal inflection

Start With the Basics

Learning how to call elk begins with a mouth reed. For new callers and longtime hunters, getting both the air and tongue pressure right is foundational to every bugle, chirp and mew you’ll master later on.


Basic Cow Call

Year-round elk call

Calf Calling

Low-pressure chirp

Location Bugle

‘Hey, where are you?’


Bull-to-bull grunting

Challenge Bugle

Pick a fight with a bull elk

Lip Bawl

The bull calls his cows


Sound the alarm

Estrous Buzz

A demanding cow call

Estrous Mew

A pleading cow call

Variations in Bugling

Listen to elk in your area

External Calls

Enchantress push button call


See What Our Subscribers Are Saying


Love the course!! Been calling a few years now and it’s hard to find simple but complex instructions like this. The grunt thing has been a habit I picked up from a buddy and I like how you said it’s a bad habit and showed why. The ut and hut I’m struggling on but it’s a good course overall so far!


The calling series videos are great!!! I AM BY NO MEANS A GOOD CALLER and the videos I have watched so far have really helped me break some really bad calling habits I was taught from people who said "oh this is how you blow a duck/goose call." ... Everything in the series, from holding the call and technique to blow properly is great and is well worth the money.


The course has been a great help. I had no experience starting out but am starting to actually sound like a duck!


I have been hunting ducks for over 20 years and have always just used the hunting season as my duck call “learning” and experience. Almost like on the job training. I have always wanted to get better but never really understood how. I really enjoyed the first couple courses on learning about the duck call and how to generate the right “air” for blowing into a call. It turns out that I have practiced bad habits for many years and it will take an off season of practice to learn the right way. I am hoping that this will improve my success as a waterfowl hunter.


I am very happy with the course. It is easy to follow and seems like it is built for a beginner but also if you are a seasoned caller it is a great refresher. The price tag is a great deal.


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