Rockie Jacobsen has owned Bugling Bull Game Calls, LLC (Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and Supplies now) since 1993. He and his son, Corey Jacobsen, along with Steve Chappell team up to produce the most versatile and realistic sounding calls on the market. These guys are public land hunters and know how to make calls to pull in pressured elk.
All of the Bugling Bull Game Calls are now available below with free U.S. shipping for orders $50 or more, or a flat rate of $5 for under $50.
Rockie is a several-time RMEF World Champion elk caller. He invented the Palate Plate design, which Primos uses on their calls.
Corey is a multiple-time World Elk Calling Champion. He won the new Champion of Champions division in 2013, barely edging out Rockie in two different tie breakers. He has finished in the top 5 in the Professional Division at the RMEF World Championship Elk Calling contest 14 times in the past 15 years.
Steve Chappell served as a member of the Primos Pro Staff for 11 years. You may have seen him on the popular “Truth” videos (Truth 4 & 5). Steve developed three mouth diaphragm calls for Bugling Bull Game Calls, including the Estrus Excited elk call. All are available below.
An elk hunting gear list that big game hunters will find helpful. This is a list and brief review of practical, useful, quality hunting equipment for elk hunters.
The Select-A-Bull Calling System has the Bugling Bull Game Calls Conqueror mouthpiece on it that allows the use of teeth on a rubber flap, instead of your tongue or lip, to vary the pressure to make the varied notes of elk sounds. (You can also just use a mouth diaphragm call with all of their tubes.)
The Select-A-Bull also incorporates the Tone Selector to "dial" small, medium, or large bull sounds, as desired. It has a quiet, extendable inside tube to provide for compaction to make it easier to carry. Rockie's patented "Tube Tamer" (on the Select-A-Bull and Bully Bull Grunt Tube) is a rubber vibration damper that helps to eliminate unnatural resonance from the plastic grunt tube.
The NEW Bully Bull ‘Extreme’ Grunt Tube is designed for use with diaphragm calls. With a new, larger diameter mouth-opening and tapered venturi design, you can put your lips inside the mouth-opening more easily. The Bully Bull ‘Extreme’ still creates consistent airflow with ideal back pressure for easier to obtain octave changes. (It does not include include the Tone Selector, but does have the same Tube Tamer described above.) The rest of the tube, besides the mouth-opening, is the same size as the Bully Bull above. Designed by world champion elk callers Corey Jacobsen and Rockie Jacobsen.
A smaller Bugline Bull Game Calls bugle made with the Conqueror external mouthpiece is the Pack-A-Bull System. The diameter of the tube is not as big and "throaty" as the other two, nor as long, but is made for reduced bulk.
The Who's Yrr Daddy is Bugling Bull game Calls most popular bite and blow reed. This call is easy to use and has two
features that allow for more variation and more realistic sound. There
is a button that is pressed with the finger to improve the nasally sound
that gets bulls' attention. You can also pinch the end of the call to
vary the tone and volume for up-close encounters. (If you prefer the wooden one let us know and we can get it to you: $30.95)
Designed by Rockie Jacobsen, the “Temptress” utilizes the innovative “Tone Cap”. This cow call was used by the winners of the Professional, Men’s & Women’s Division at the 2011 RMEF Elk Calling Championships.
The most realistic cow call ever for no-stick response every time.
To use, simply place your top lip over the reed, positioning your lip against the “Tone Cap”. Softly blow air over the reed to obtain sweet cow/calf mews. Firmer lip pressure creates higher pitches, while less lip pressure results in deeper pitches. The squeezable end cap , as well as the holes in the “Tone Cap”, can be used to change the tone, pitch, and volume of the call.
The "Trophy Wife" is made to produce the nasally, estrus sounds, but will produce all cow/calf mews. It can also produce and imitate the estrus scream. The plastic barrel produces a different sound than its counter partner, The Matriarch. The Trophy Wife is easy to blow and sensitive. Simply use your top lip on the reed and blow air across the reed. Firmer lip pressure creates higher pitches, while less lip pressure results in deeper pitches.
Cow mews start with a high pitch and taper smoothly to a lower pitch. Mews should be about 1 second in length. Chirps are shorter and higher pitched, lasting less than a second. Estrus mews are pleading and drawn out to 1½ seconds or longer. Practice on the call and listen to real elk on ElkNut's CDs and DVDs, since they are the best teachers of all! The Trophy Wife is part of the Steve Chappell Signature Series.
The "Matriarch" is the wood barrel version of the Trophy Wife, above. Wood gives you a little better tone quality than plastic. It is made to produce the nasally, estrus sounds, but will produce all cow/calf mews. It can also produce and imitate the estrus scream. It, too, is easy to blow and sensitive. Simply use your top lip on the reed and blow air across the reed. Firmer lip pressure creates higher pitches, while less lip pressure results in deeper pitches.
The Elk Herd 4 Pack calls produce all the sounds needed to communicate with bulls.They can be purchased separately below.
About Bugling Bull Game Calls Palate Plate Diaphragms: Unlike other diaphragms, the Palate Plate call is placed forward in your mouth, right behind your upper teeth. This keeps you from gagging and also gives you more control on the latex. Just relax and use your tongue pressure for your note changes. Start off with less tongue pressure for lower notes. As you want higher notes, increase tongue pressure and air flow. The latex is stopped by the Palate Plate so you can’t go any higher than the right note. On other diaphragms, if you apply too much pressure, or not enough, you lose the note you’re wanting to achieve.
The Palate Plate makes the latex longer lasting and easier to blow. The tone of the call is also more realistic.
“Estrus Excited” Steve Chappell Signature Series: Single Latex Palate Plate Diaphragm. Produces excellent, Incredibly tone accurate cow calls and enticing Estrus sounds. This call has a very full, three-dimensional elk tone. Easy to blow right out of the package!
Mellow Yellow Momma Palate Plate Diaphragm: Single 3/4 racked latex. Designed with 2 notches in latex to create
easier obtained mews, chirps and nasal sounds of cows and calves. It's one of my wo go-to calls when I'm hunting elk.
Raging Bull (Brown) Single lite Latex Palate Plate: Bugling Bull Game Calls most popular call gives you the versatility of making all cow/calf & bull sounds. This and the Mellow Yellow are my two favorite Bugling Bull Game Calls for elk. I seem to lose a lot of these Raging Bull calls, because there's always one there in the heat of the moment!
The Remedy (Navy Blue) Palate Plate Diaphragm: Single lite latex. A very popular call, giving you great versatility for making cow/calf to bull sounds, spike to satellite.
“The Closer” Steve Chappell Signature Series Double Latex Palate Plate Diaphragm: The versatile, do-it-all elk call! The perfect all around call for all cow/calf sounds and full scale bugles and chuckles with incredible realism. Full, three-dimensional elk tone. Easy to blow right out of the package! “The Closer” is replacing the #104 Hot Coaxer as it has the same double latex with a “Y” cut.
“The Challenge” Steve Chappell Signature Series: Single Latex Palate Plate Diaphragm. Produces full spectrum bugles and chuckles with realism and cow/calf sounds. This call produces slightly higher tones and is very easy to control. Excellent reed for experts or beginning callers. Easy to blow right out of the package!
About Bugling Bull Game Calls Tone Top Diaphragms:
Accurately designed chambered Tone Top creates all Elk sounds with more ease, realism and comfort. These have Wider frames than “Palate Plates”.
“Signature Series” All Star Single light latex: Bull, cow & calf sounds. The most versatile
diaphragm elk call ever. A collaboration of designs by World Champion
Elk Callers Rockie and Corey Jacobsen, the “ALL-STAR” Tone
Top Diaphragm creates the most realistic, easy-to-obtain elk sounds with
Full Rut Tone Top: Double Latex… Medium to large bull, older cow estrus sounds. Better fit, more comfort, easy to achieve tone control.
Herd Master Tone Top Single Lite Latex: Small to medium bull, cow/calf sounds. Better fit…more comfort…easy to achieve tone control.
The Mini Master Tone Top Single: has a narrower frame for youth, women and men with a narrow roofed palate area. The tape is trimmed to fit more comfortably in your mouth. Single latex produces high pitched bull sounds and young cow/calf mews, chirps, etc. Single .004 latex.
About Bugling Bull Game Calls New Tone Slotted Technology:
TST (Tone Slotted Technology) – The Slotted Chambered Tone Top elk diaphragm call is designed to be placed further forward in your mouth behind your upper front teeth; this helps prevent gagging and gives you easier control of the latex. To operate the call, place the Slotted Chambered Tone Top upwards to the roof of your mouth, latex down and open end of the diaphragm towards the front of your mouth.
These calls were designed by Rockie Jacobsen. It features a unique lower profile Slotted Chambered Tone Top that is correctly designed to create more nasal cow sounds and higher pitched bull sounds with ease and realism. It sits up in the roof of your mouth with more comfort and quick positioning to obtain all the elk sounds.
Mistress: Single .003 latex. Made with narrow frame for youth, women, and men with narrow palate areas. Small to medium cow, calf, and bull sounds. Creates more nasal cow sounds and high pitch screaming bugles.
Rock Star: Single .004 latex. Made with medium frame for average-sized palate areas. Medium to large bull and cow sounds. Creates more nasal cow sounds and high pitch screaming bugles.
This call was designed by Rockie Jacobsen. It features a unique lower profile Slotted Chambered Tone Top that is correctly designed to create more nasal cow sounds and higher pitched bull sounds with ease and realism. It sits up in the roof of your mouth with more comfort and quick positioning to obtain all the elk sounds.
All American: Double .004 latex. Made with medium frame for average-sized palate areas. Creates older, more nasal cow sounds and older bull sounds. Great for high screaming challenge bugles.
The Wolf Pack Calling System from Bugling Bull Game Calls: Wolves decimating your elk herd? Do something about it! This kit includes Bugling Bull Game Calls Alpha Howler – open reed wolf howler & the Distemper predator call. The Alpha Howler is designed to produce the long eerie moans of all the wolf sounds made – the Alpha male, female in heat, pack location and young pup howls. It includes the NEW Tone Selector for obtaining the desired volume, pitch & note changes. The Distemper Predator call will produce all the notes and pitches giving you the versatility of all distressed animal sounds, ranging from cottontail, jack rabbit, rodent and distress yips of a coyote or young wolf pup.
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