World elk calling champion launches new training for hunters
Ahead of elk season, Slayer Calls coach Cody McCarthy teaches the fundamentals of better bugling on the Call the Wild training platform.
EAGLE, Idaho — Slayer Calls has launched its second calling training course on Call the Wild — this time with a world champion caller teaching the lessons on elk calling.
“The elk calling courses are extremely detailed and cater to all experience levels, from beginner all the way to master class,” said Cody McCarthy, an RMEF world elk calling champion, longtime hunter and the instructor for the Call the Wild Elk Series.
Call the Wild puts expert guidance on calling at hunters’ fingertips — even offline, so hunters can practice while scouting terrain before the season begins. Each course comes with bite-size video lessons, demonstrations of each call or bugle, and exercises for calling practice.
McCarthy’s training program is designed for hunting — not competition calling — so archery and rifle hunters can slay bulls with more realistic sounds and a better grasp on elk communication.
The lessons in Call the Wild’s introductory and intermediate elk calling series provide a foundation for new callers and a refresher for longtime callers. It was created to help callers at any level build good calling habits and improve the odds of filling their tag.
Call the Wild gives hunters access to the beginner and intermediate levels of the Elk Series and Duck Series, taught by longtime waterfowler Matt Carey. More Call the Wild training courses in goose calling, turkey calling, and advanced elk and duck calling are in the works. The Call the Wild training platform launched in September 2022 and quickly collected five-star reviews.
“Everything in the series, from holding the call and technique to blow properly, is great and is well worth the money,” Call the Wild subscriber Darren posted with his review.
Callers get unlimited access to all available training courses on Call the Wild with an annual membership, which can be purchased or gifted for $24.99.
About Slayer Calls: CEO Bill Ayer founded Slayer Calls in 2018 in Eagle, Idaho. The longtime hunters and expert callers at Slayer are obsessed with crafting the best duck, goose, turkey and elk calls, all made in America. Slayer gives back to conservation and preservation efforts by donating 10% of every purchase.