A 12-year-old girl from La Grande is the World Elk Calling Champion! Learn more here.
Elk sounds vary from grunts, screams and coos to something like an excited chimpanzee – a sound human elk callers refer to as “chuckling.” None of it sounds like something that would emanate from a 12-year-old girl. But the new, youngest ever Women’s World Elk Calling Champion is Ella Lees, a middle schooler from La Grande.
She won the title in July at the Utah competition put on by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation and hunting organization.
The annual event brings together the best callers from around the globe, though most…