Mike Jenkins of “Up Front Outfitters” told me that Washington State’s Roosevelt elk are bigger bodied than Rocky Mountain elk but have smaller racks. Mike is a game calling expert and listen to what he has to say about how these elk communicate. “ Do these elk have the same sound? Do you call them the same way? Vocally they are a little quieter and I believe it is because they have been hunted so hard. It is over-the-counter tags for the most part. They are a lazier animal, they don’t have to travel nearly as far. The cow elk are very vocal, more so than Rocky Mountain elk have ever been. I think because they are in the thick cover all the time in the rain forest, they have to be vocal to keep contact. The Bulls seem to be a little less vocal. That’s like a typical domestic household. She does all the talking and he is, “yes dear”. Methods are a little bit different. I love hunting the Roosevelt because it is so thick, everything is close range but I hunt the deep, dark timber and I cut a lot of trails into the rain forest to get back deep where these bulls live and I let the herds do the work for me if I can.